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Who Made The Cut: DNC Announces Primary Debate Contenders

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 17:46

A total of 20 candidates will debate over two nights in late June. Among those who didn't qualify: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who is arguing that the party should let him in.

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New York Lawmakers Pass Measure Ending Religious Exemptions For Vaccines

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 17:26

The New York Legislature, amid a "health crisis," completed action and sent the bill, which also eliminates other nonmedical exemptions for schoolchildren, to the governor for his signature.

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Press Secretary Sarah Sanders To Leave The White House

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 16:18

President Trump announced the departure in a tweet on Thursdays.

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What Medicine Can Learn From Doctors And Researchers With Disabilities

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 16:13

Bonnielin Swenor has dedicated her life to helping vision-impaired patients. She also has low vision herself — and she's fighting to increase the presence of disabled people in science and medicine.

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How Almonds Went From Deadly To Delicious

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:28

In a new study, researchers pinpoint the genetic mutation that transformed almonds from toxic and bitter to tasty and sweet.

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Why Your Local Weather Forecast Is Going To Get Better

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:14

"Virtually any aspect of the weather forecast — whether it is temperature, or precipitation — will see overall improvement with this upgrade," a National Weather Service scientist said.

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Over-Enrolled, Virginia Tech Offers Some New Students Financial Incentives To Wait

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:29

The university is making 1,500 incoming freshmen eligible for options to delay enrollment, such as a gap year stipend. Now, students are trying to decide whether to take the offers.

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Hackers Demanding Ransoms Paralyze City Computer Systems In The U.S.

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:18

NY Times cybersecurity correspondent Nicole Perlroth says hacking tools developed by the NSA were stolen, posted online and are now being used in cyberattacks, including one on the city of Baltimore.

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FACT CHECK: Foreign Interference And 'Opposition Research' Are Not The Same

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:06

President Trump says he might be open to taking information from a foreign government in a future election, calling it a part of politics. But the law draws a distinction when foreigners are involved.

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Kellyanne Conway Should Be Fired For Violating Ethics Law, Oversight Office Says

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:56

Conway disregarded the Hatch Act by repeatedly criticizing Democratic candidates while speaking in her official capacity as White House adviser, the Office of Special Counsel finds.

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Chris Froome's 6-Hour Surgery 'A Success,' Team Says; Cyclist Crashed At 34 MPH

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:50

"First things first, the surgery was a success," Team INEOS doctor Richard Usher said a day after Froome, the four-time Tour de France winner, suffered multiple fractures during a training ride.

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'Giants Of The Monsoon Forest' Explores The Lives Of Working Elephants In Asia

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:29

With details at once compelling and disturbing, geographer Jacob Shell describes the lives of the elephants of mountainous Myanmar and northeastern India that haul timber or transport people.

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At Least 24 Memphis Police Officers Hurt In Protests After Deadly Shooting

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 07:54

The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. local time, as officers from the U.S. Marshals Service tried to take a man into custody in the Frayser community in Memphis, Tenn.

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Tankers On Fire In Gulf Of Oman After Suspected Attack

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 06:52

All 44 crew members from both vessels were reportedly rescued and sustained only minor injuries. The incidents come weeks after reports of attacks on four tankers that the U.S. has blamed on Iran.

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WHO Weighs Debating Global Health Emergency As Ebola Spreads In Africa

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 05:37

The latest outbreak has killed nearly 1,400 people in Democratic Republic of the Congo, but new cases in neighboring Uganda have raised further concern at the World Health Organization.

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Ban On Abortion Funding Stays In House Bill As 2020 Democrats Promise Repeal

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 05:01

Presidential candidates oppose the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for abortion services. But House Democrats kept it in a spending package that's expected to pass Thursday.

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Federal Grants Restricted To Fighting Opioids Miss The Mark, States Say

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 05:00

The U.S. government has doled out at least $2.4 billion in state grants since 2017, specifically targeting the opioid epidemic. Yet drug abuse problems seldom involve only one substance.

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As Legal Battle Persists, Census Citizenship Question Is Put To The Test

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 05:00

Close to a half million households in most of the U.S. are receiving letters for a last-minute experiment gauging how adding a citizenship question could affect how people respond to the 2020 census.

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A Tense Calm Settles Over Hong Kong In Wake Of Violence Between Police And Protesters

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 03:54

Most people appear to have abandoned the protests after riot police moved in with tear gas and rubber bullets to break up demonstrations against a proposed extradition law.

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Citizenship Question Lawsuit Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court To Delay Ruling

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 21:03

In a last-minute request, plaintiffs' attorneys led by the ACLU are asking the justices to wait to rule on the census question in light of documents that show an alleged Trump administration cover-up.

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