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President Trump Names Mark Morgan, Former Border Patrol Chief, To Lead ICE

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 17:37

Morgan led the Border Patrol during the final months of the Obama administration, but he has emerged as a vocal supporter of the president's immigration policies.

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Netanyahu Orders Continued Pounding In Gaza As 600 Rockets Fired Into Israel

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 13:45

Violence between the countries stretches into a third day amid mounting casualties and fatalities, with no immediate end in sight. Three Israeli men and nine Palestinians have been killed thus far.

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From Gloom To Gratitude: 8 Skills To Cultivate Joy

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 09:06

Taking time each day to note positive moments and personal strengths; mindful breathing and reaching out in kindness are all part of program that reduces anxiety and depression. But it takes practice.

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At The Baltimore Aquarium, Climate Change Presents Challenges Both Inside And Out

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 07:37

Three years ago, the aquarium decided it would find a sanctuary in the wild for its prized pod of dolphins. But then climate change complicated the plan entirely.

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Seafood Without The Sea: Will Lab-Grown Fish Hook Consumers?

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 07:00

The seafood industry has some well-publicized problems: from overfishing to contaminants that make their way into fish. Now, a handful of startups aim to offer a "clean" alternative grown from cells.

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What A Midwife Wishes People Knew About Her Job

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 05:00

In many countries, midwives get little respect. Selamawit Lake Fenta of Ethiopia tells why she is proud of her profession — and how she's advancing rights for midwives.

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Country House, A 65-1 Long Shot, Wins Kentucky Derby After Historic Disqualification

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 20:02

Maximum Security, the favorite, outpaced the competition on the muddy track and appeared to have won. But the horse was disqualified after a tense objection period.

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Rachel Held Evans, Christian Writer Who Questioned Evangelical Beliefs, Dies At 37

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 18:00

Evans had been placed in a medically-induced coma after a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. She was known for her progressive writings about Christianity and her own faith journey.

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Factory Explosion Rocks Illinois Town, Killing At Least 1 Person

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 12:53

Two people are still missing and presumed dead after the blast, which occurred Friday night at a silicon manufacturing plant north of Chicago, officials say.

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Setting Precedent, A Federal Court Rules Jail Must Give Inmate Addiction Treatment

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 10:32

Many jails and prisons refuse to offer medication for opioid addiction, even to inmates who had been in treatment before incarceration. A recent ruling in a federal court says that's not acceptable.

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'Prayer Can't Be Our Only Form Of Defense': Mosques Eye Security For Ramadan

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 07:52

Mosques around the U.S. are taking security seriously in the aftermath of the New Zealand massacres and other attacks on houses of worship.

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The Birthplace Of Country Music's First Hit Is Being Threatened By Modern Construction

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 07:52

A grassroots drive to preserve a historic building in downtown Atlanta is highlighting the city's somewhat forgotten role in early country music.

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This Woman Fought To End Minnesota's 'Marital Rape' Exception, And Won

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 07:52

This week, Minnesota's Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill removing protections for individuals who rape their spouses. About a dozen states still shield spouses from prosecution in sexual assault cases.

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