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How Some Schools Restrain Or Seclude Students: A Look At A Controversial Practice

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 06:01

It's supposed to be a last resort when students pose a danger to themselves or others, but laws and policies vary widely around the country.

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Hong Kong Leader Suspends Controversial Extradition Bill

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 05:46

The bill, to allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China, triggered massive protests in the territory. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she was concerned about further unrest.

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Pass The Brazier: Early Evidence Of Cannabis Smoking Found On Chinese Artifacts

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 04:21

Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls exhumed from ancient tombs in western China.

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Emails Connect Census Official With GOP Strategist On Citizenship Question

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 04:16

A Census Bureau official privately discussed the citizenship question issue with Thomas Hofeller, who plaintiffs in the census lawsuits argue drove the Trump administration's push for the question.

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A Woman Will Lead Naval War College For First Time In School's 135-Year History

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 21:09

Selecting Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, a helicopter pilot who now heads a military command in Guam, as the college's next leader was a "historic choice," according to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

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Bald Eagle Caught Elegantly ... Swimming?

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 18:11

A viral video shows another side of the U.S. national bird. As it turns out, bald eagles frequently swim, and move through the water using an avian-style butterfly stroke.

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Mexico's Migration Chief Abruptly Resigns

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 18:02

The resignation comes as Mexican officials are trying to address criticisms from the Trump administration about the flow of migrants to the U.S. through Mexico from Central America.

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Be Careful Of Fecal Transplants, Warns FDA, After Patient Death

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 17:22

The FDA has strengthened oversight of experimental fecal transplants after a patient died of an infection. The donor's stool contained disease-causing pathogens, but was not tested before use.

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Retailers Ask Trump To Stop Tariff Threats On China

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:43

More than 600 companies — such as retail giants like Walmart, Target, Macy's and Gap — and trade groups fear tariffs will lead to job loss and will harm both consumers and the U.S. economy.

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Judge Sets Julian Assange Extradition Hearing For February

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:43

The founder of WikiLeaks faces charges from U.S. prosecutors that include conspiracy to hack government computer networks.

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Women's World Cup: First Week Brings Big Wins, Gorgeous Goals — And Some Controversy

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:34

A U.S. squad that just might be the best ever is already making history. Italy is doing better than expected, while Brazil and Australia have had rockier paths.

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Why A Fearless Dad-To-Be Was Scared Of Fatherhood

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:21

Kennedy Odede was frightened by the prospect of becoming a dad: "I should do it the right way. But by the way ... what is the right way?"

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'Wages. Time. Respect': Swiss Women Go On Strike

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:58

The action comes 28 years after the country's first national strike for women's rights. Estimates suggest Swiss women make about 20 percent less than men, and many women say they're fed up.

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Mexico Is Overwhelmed By Asylum Claims As It Ramps Up Immigration Enforcement

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:11

Mexico pledged to ramp up immigration enforcement and let asylum-seekers wait on its side of the border. But on its own southern border, migrant detention centers are already overcrowded.

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Trump Blocked Congress From Seeing These Emails About The Census Unredacted

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:06

President Trump has claimed executive privilege over emails and memos that Democratic lawmakers say may reveal the real reason why the administration pushed for a census citizenship question.

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WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Is Not An International Public Health Emergency

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:52

The agency says that while the outbreak is taking a heavy toll, there is still a low threat that it will spread beyond its current region.

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How A Baby Caused A Revolutionary Change In Pakistan

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:35

It all began when a member of the Balochistan assembly brought her 8-month-old son to a session.

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Countries Are Ranked On Everything From Health To Happiness. What's The Point?

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:03

Nonprofits and advocacy groups use the rankings as a tool to name and shame countries into improving their policies. But the indexes do have some drawbacks.

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Democratic Debate Lineup: Sanders And Biden To Face Off

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:02

The former vice president and Vermont senator will be together on the second night of the Democratic debate. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar will share a stage the night before.

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Possessing Marijuana In Prison 'Is Not A Felony,' California Court Says

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:50

A three-judge panel ruled that because it's legal to have small amounts of pot in California, the same is true inside prison. They also say it's still illegal to smoke or ingest cannabis in prison.

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