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Putin To Russian Military: 'Prepare A Symmetrical Response' To U.S. Missile Test

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 09:59

His remarks come after a U.S. Defense Department test of a modified Navy Tomahawk cruise missile, and the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between Washington and Moscow.

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The Invisible Children With Cancer

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 09:30

A study looks at the toll of cancer on children around the world. Co-author Dr. Lisa Force of St. Jude hospital says: "An important prognostic indicator for survival is where that child is living."

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Trade War Heats Up Again As China Sets Tariffs On $75 Billion In U.S. Goods, Autos

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 09:08

China says it will slap tariffs on autos and thousands of other U.S. goods. It's an escalation of a trade war that has rippled through the world economy and raised U.S. recession fears.

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Returning To Lady: A Reflection On Two Decades 'In Search Of Billie Holiday'

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 08:01

Farah Jasmine Griffin's 2001 book on Billie Holiday posed a challenge to biographers and our understanding of Holiday. Here, she reflects on her changing connection to Lady Day since its release.

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Macron Urges G7 Members To Put Amazon Fires At Top Of Agenda

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:50

In a tweet, the French president called the 2,500 active fires in the Amazon an "international crisis" and urged fellow G7 members to "discuss this emergency first order" at their upcoming summit.

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As Texas Suburbs Diversify, Democrats See An Opportunity For 2020

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:01

As Republican retirements stack up, Democrats are bullish about gains in Texas, with rapid demographic shifts among Hispanics and Asians. Plus, a backlash against President Trump.

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Meltdown On Main Street: Inside The Breakdown Of The GOP's Moderate Wing

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:01

House GOP moderates clashed with the Republican Main Street Partnership following the 2018 midterms, leading many lawmakers to sever ties with an outside group that's been a fixture since the 1990s.

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Tide Rolls Back In: Alabama Hopes To Not Squander Last Year's Championship 'Failure'

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:00

Clemson walloped the University of Alabama in college football's national championship last season. Now perennial powerhouse Alabama is trying to learn from the loss.

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Nation's Largest Hispanic Journalist Group Drops Sponsorship By Fox News

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 04:10

The conservative network ignored the Hispanic journalists group's concerns about its immigration coverage, NAHJ says. The break came when a Fox pundit compared migrants with Nazis who invaded Europe.

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YouTube Channels Suspended For 'Coordinated' Influence Campaign Against Hong Kong

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 03:46

The announcement by Google, which owns YouTube, comes days after Facebook and Twitter suspended accounts for an alleged campaign to manipulate public opinion about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.

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Phone Companies Ink Deal With All 50 States And D.C. To Combat Robocalls

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 18:37

In the plan, service providers will provide technology to combat a practice known as "spoofing" to aid state attorneys general in locating and prosecuting the fraudulent robocallers.

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A Dead Cat, A Lawyer's Call And A 5-Figure Donation: How Media Fell Short On Epstein

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 18:06

Why did it take some of the nation's biggest news organizations so long to take seriously the accusations against the late Jeffrey Epstein? Allegations about his behavior go back more than a decade.

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Did A Hong Kong Tycoon Hide A Protest Message In His Innocuous Newspaper Ads?

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 17:40

The ads by Li Ka-shing, a billionaire known as Hong Kong's richest man, seem to express bland sentiment. But at least one scholar says they secretly sound a note of support for the protest movement.

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Police Seize Rifles, High-Capacity Magazines From Man Wanting To 'Shoot Up' Workplace

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 16:42

Authorities say Rodolfo Montoya, 37, told a co-worker at the Long Beach Marriott that he was planning a mass shooting there.

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Tales Of Corporate Painkiller Pushing: 'The Death Rates Just Soared'

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:34

Washington Post journalist Scott Higham says recently released evidence shows the drug industry purposely shipped big quantities of opioids to communities without regard for how they were being used.

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70 Mayors Reject Trump Food Stamp Proposal, Saying It Puts Kids At Risk

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:36

Mayors from 70 American cities send a letter to the Trump administration, saying a plan to push millions of people out of the federal food stamp program would punish some of the country's neediest.

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Lack Of Diversity In Genetic Databases Hampers Research

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:23

Scientists around the world are working to correct a problem with genetic health information — too much of it is currently based on samples of Europeans.

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A Perfect Summer Book, 'Late Migrations' Reminds Us Of Life's Beauty And Fragility

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 12:19

Margaret Renkl's vivid and original essays capture the cycle of life in a new book that will make you want to stay put, reread and savor everything about the moment.

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Face Recognition Lets Palestinians Cross Israeli Checkposts Fast, But Raises Concerns

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:25

Israel has begun using the technology at its West Bank checkpoints to verify Palestinians' identities as they cross into Israel. The new system means shorter wait times but is drawing criticism.

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Look What They Made Her Do: Taylor Swift To Re-Record Her Catalog

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:14

The pop star said Thursday she plans to record new versions of her self-titled album, Fearless, Speak Now, Red and 1989.

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