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Buoyed By Fresh Support, Rep. Al Green Plans New Call To Impeach Trump

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 05:01

Green says he'll bring his articles of impeachment to the House floor for a fourth time. More than 120 House Democrats now say they support an inquiry.

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To Honor John McCain, His Wife Says, Americans Could Be Nicer To One Another

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 05:01

Cindy McCain, the Arizona senator's widow, marks the first anniversary of his death by asking Americans to engage in acts of civility. "We're missing John's voice of reason right now in so many ways."

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Employers Struggle With Hiring Undocumented Workers: 'You Cannot Hire American Here'

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 05:00

Unauthorized immigrants often do manual, low-paying jobs, and employers say they have no choice but to hire them. But the White House and advocates for lower immigration say the law is the law.

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Florida Could Serve As Example For Lawmakers Considering Red Flag Laws

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 05:00

Florida adopted a red flag law last year after the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Since then, courts there have approved about 2,500 risk protection orders.

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Australian Court Upholds Sex Abuse Verdicts Against Cardinal Pell

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 04:23

The former archbishop of Sydney and high-ranking Vatican official was sentenced in March to six years in prison for abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s.

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Trump To Skip Visiting Denmark After Prime Minister Says Greenland 'Not For Sale'

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 01:39

The president said he would postpone a planned trip to the Scandinavian country after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his idea of buying the island "absurd."

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Abruptly Resigns

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:53

An aide to Philadelphia's mayor said Ross failed to act on allegations of sexual, racial and gender harassment and discrimination in his department.

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Former Arkansas VA Doctor Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter In 3 Deaths

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:41

A former pathologist was under scrutiny after being found drunk on the job. A review of his work found more than 3,000 misdiagnoses of patients.

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Ex-MLB Players Luis Castillo, Octavio Dotel Linked To Alleged Dominican Drug Lord

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:53

The Dominican attorney general said Tuesday that the former professional baseball players supported a drug running and money laundering network led by César Emilio Peralta.

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Italy's Premier Resigns In Fight Within His Coalition Government

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:58

In a scathing speech to the Senate, Giuseppe Conte railed against his right-wing coalition partner Matteo Salvini, who wanted to hold a vote of no-confidence against him.

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Want To Know What's In Your Sweat? There's A Patch For That

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:39

Scientists are getting closer to developing a wearable patch that can measure hydration and other health markers — in sweat. The hope is it could give athletes more data to boost their performance.

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U.S. Recycling Industry Is Struggling To Figure Out A Future Without China

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:27

China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.

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2 Condos Were Illegally Converted Into 18 Micro Apartments In NYC

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:44

"The ceiling heights were 4.5 feet to 6 feet tall on each level, depending on where you were standing," says a spokesperson for the New York Department of Buildings.

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El Salvador Woman Who Lost Her Pregnancy Is Acquitted Of Homicide In Retrial

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:14

Evelyn Beatriz Hernández was originally sentenced to 30 years in prison in El Salvador, which has one of the strictest abortion laws in the world.

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Notre Dame Repair Crews Are Back To Work, But Paris' Lead Concerns Remain

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:27

Environmental and labor groups complain the cleanup should have begun sooner, and they are concerned about health risks in Paris.

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A Guide To What's Happening In Hong Kong

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:38

For months, Hong Kong has been at a boiling point, teeming with protesters and police officers. Here's an overview of what's been going on and why.

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Julián Castro Is 10th Democrat To Qualify For September Presidential Debate

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:33

The former HUD secretary made the cut just over a week before the deadline to hit polling and fundraising benchmarks. Less than half the field is likely to make it on stage in Houston next month.

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Ironic, Informal And Expressive, 'New Rules Of Language' Evolve Online

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:30

A lively new book by Gretchen McCulloch dissects the common vernacular that forms the cornerstone of online communication. Because Internet parses emojis, lols and punctuation — or lack thereof.

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Restrictions On Abortion Medication Deserve A Second Look, Says A Former FDA Head

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:04

The FDA heavily restricted mifepristone — a drug that ends early pregnancies — when it approved it 19 years ago. A former FDA commissioner asks whether the current restrictions should be revisited.

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Kim Gordon Announces 'No Home Record,' Her First Solo Album

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:48

Hear the album's opening track.

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