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South Korea To Scrap Military Intelligence-Sharing Agreement With Japan

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:11

A South Korean security official says the pact "does not serve our national interest." Japan's foreign minister says Seoul's decision "completely misreads the security situation."

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What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In One Hour Every Week?

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 07:00

An educator and entrepreneur believes he's found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.

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Fact Check: Did Harry Truman Really Try To Buy Greenland Back In The Day?

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 06:00

The Truman administration saw huge strategic value in the island as a geographic bulwark against the Soviet Union. Ultimately, the U.S. got access to Greenland without needing to purchase it.

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No Link Between Fines And Safety In Mines, Government Audit Says

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 06:00

A Labor Department audit found no correlation between the federal system that fines mining companies for unsafe conditions and safety in mining operations.

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Australia Joins U.S.-Led Maritime Force Protecting Persian Gulf Shipping

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 05:36

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Canberra would commit a frigate, patrol plane and specialist defense force personnel to the security flotilla escorting commercial shipping from Iranian attacks.

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Scientists Attempt Controversial Experiment To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 05:04

NPR visited the only lab in the world known to be trying to use the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify the DNA in human sperm. If successful, it could be used to prevent genetic disorders.

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Trump's 'Disloyalty' Claim About Jewish Democrats Shows He Doesn't Get How They Vote

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 05:00

"In my opinion, you vote for a Democrat, you're being very disloyal to Jewish people, and you're being very disloyal to Israel," Trump told reporters outside the White House Wednesday.

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In Vermont, A Case of One Man Whose Gun Was Seized Under Red Flag Law

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 05:00

While the political focus may be on mass shootings, states are far more often using red flag laws to prevent cases of individual gun violence, including suicide.

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Mental Health Toll Of Hurricane Maria Still Palpable In Puerto Rico

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 05:00

More than three million Puerto Ricans saw their communities — and families — devastated by the deadly Category 4 hurricane. Many people here are still emotionally fragile.

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Activists Push Democrats On Climate Change, A New Priority For Party's Base

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 05:00

The Sunrise Movement is holding rallies and registering voters, aiming to boost turnout among young voters. For the first time, polls show climate change is a top priority for the party's base.

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Addiction Clinics Market Unproven Infusion Treatments To Desperate Patients

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 05:00

Some addiction treatment clinics offer IV infusions of a mix of supplements — including something known as NAD. The treatment isn't proven to work and is not FDA-approved for addiction.

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In Soccer's Equal Pay Suit, A May 2020 Trial Is 'Good Overall,' Says Alex Morgan

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 05:00

The co-captain of the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's National Team says the earlier-than-expected trial date for the team's gender discrimination lawsuit won't be a distraction for players.

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WHO Study Finds No Evidence Of Health Concerns From Microplastics In Drinking Water

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 02:57

The World Health Organization says that the tiny particles of plastic found everywhere in the environment do not appear to pose any significant risk to human health.

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Gov. Jay Inslee, Who Ran On Climate Change, Withdraws From Presidential Race

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 21:26

"It's become clear that I'm not going be carrying the ball, I'm not going to be the president," Inslee said on MSNBC.

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Iceland's Prime Minister To Skip Meeting With VP Mike Pence

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 20:31

Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir denies she means to snub Pence. Her scheduling decision was made before President Trump canceled his trip to Denmark.

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Captain Who Rescued Migrants At Sea Refuses Paris Medal, Calling It Hypocritical

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 19:29

"Your police [steal] blankets from people that you force to live on the streets, while you raid protests and criminalize people that are standing up for rights of migrants," said Pia Klemp.

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Miami Police Arrest Suspect In Shooting After He Reports His Gun Was Stolen

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 17:08

Police say Carlints St. Louis went to a police station hoping to create an alibi for a shooting he allegedly committed, but he ended up setting the stage for his own arrest.

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Tens Of Thousands Of Fires Ravage Brazilian Amazon, Where Deforestation Has Spiked

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:57

Researchers say there's been a huge rise in the number of fires compared to last year. That's likely linked with a similar leap in deforestation since President Jair Bolsonaro took office.

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'The Government Is Very Afraid': Meet Moscow's New Opposition Leader, Lyubov Sobol

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:30

Lyubov Sobol's tenacity in standing up to the authorities, combined with a savvy use of social media, has put her at the center of attention as a new protest leader.

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Tomato Truce: U.S. And Mexico Strike A Deal On Imports

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 15:49

The U.S. agreed to lift tariffs on imported tomatoes from Mexico. But importers warn that stepped-up inspections could still create bottlenecks, limiting supplies and raising produce prices.

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