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Judge Dismisses Murder Charges Over Boy's Death On Kansas Waterslide

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 10:48

Caleb Schwab, 10, was decapitated in 2016, when the raft he was riding down the Verrückt waterslide went airborne and hit a metal pole. The slide was the tallest in the world when it opened in 2014.

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Restrictions On Deployed U.S. Troop Data Could Put 2020 Census 'At Risk'

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 08:08

New security measures limiting access to military records may prevent the Census Bureau from accurately counting service members, according to a newly released internal memo obtained by the NAACP.

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Judge Rules Male-Only Draft Violates Constitution

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 07:50

Now that women serve in combat roles, it's no longer justified to exclude them from draft requirements, a federal judge ruled. The case was brought by a men's advocacy group.

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Come Work For Us: We'll Help Pay Down Your Student Loans

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 07:22

Some employers are offering benefits that pay down student loans. They say it's a popular way to recruit younger workers who are struggling with college debt.

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Anger Can Be Contagious - Here's How To Stop The Spread

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:05

Emotions circulate through social networks — the good, bad and ugly. And these days the feeling that seems most viral is anger. Sometimes it takes just one act of kindness to stop the vicious cycle.

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Cross Clash Could Change Rules For Separation Of Church And State

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:01

This week, the newly-constituted conservative Supreme Court majority will weigh how to the federal government should treat religious symbols paid for with taxpayer funds.

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CEO Of U.S. Gun-Maker Faces Jail In Germany

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:01

A decade after Sig Sauer inked a deal to sell up to $306 million worth of pistols to Colombia's National Police, company CEO Ron Cohen is facing jail time in Germany for making the sale.

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Beyond 'Bumper Sticker' Slogans: 2020 Democrats Debate Details Of Medicare-For-All

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:00

Presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar are giving details of their health care proposals, the first big issue where 2020 hopefuls are differentiating themselves.

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Would-Be Hijacker Killed In Bangladesh

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 02:53

The man allegedly pulled out a gun and tried to hijack the plane shortly after takeoff. After the aircraft made an emergency landing, military commandos shot and killed him.

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With No Host Directing Traffic, 'Green Book' Drives Away With Best Picture

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 00:40

Sunday night's Oscars were the first in a long while to go without a host. It didn't stop the accolades from coming, though, and the kinda sorta part-true Green Book won best picture.

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