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Planned Parenthood Out Of Title X Over Trump Rule

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 14:55

The organization says it is leaving the federal family planning program because of rule changes that prohibit Title X grantees from providing or referring most patients for abortion.

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New California Law Says Police Should Kill Only When 'Necessary'

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 14:46

The legislation is a response to police killings of unarmed black men such as Stephon Clark. But critics say it doesn't go far enough.

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In Congo, Even Ebola Can't Stop Lovers From Dancing

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 14:18

The city of Goma is trying to keep the Ebola outbreak at bay. But as night falls, Congolese rumba fills the air, and people dance close together.

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Maybe The Way To Control Locusts Is By Growing Crops They Don't Like

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 13:42

A lab at Arizona State University tries to find new ways to combat the global scourge of locusts. One solution may have to do with farming practices.

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NYPD Fires Daniel Pantaleo, Who Used Banned Chokehold On Eric Garner Before His Death

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 13:07

The decision backs the recommendation of an NYPD administrative judge earlier this month that Pantaleo should be fired for his role in Garner's death in 2014.

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Cave Diver Risks All To Explore Places 'Where Nobody Has Ever Been'

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:54

"The big picture of survival is sometimes so hard to see, but we always know what we can do to make the next best step toward survival," says cave diver, photographer and memoirist Jill Heinerth.

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Trump Dismisses Recession Fears, Saying Fed Must Help The Economy

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:49

The Trump administration pushed back hard against warnings of an economic slowdown. But the president is also calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again to help boost growth.

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Can Maternal Fluoride Consumption During Pregnancy Lower Children's Intelligence?

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:19

A Canadian study suggests that fluoride consumed by pregnant women can affect the IQ of their children. No single study provides definitive answers, but the findings will no doubt stir debate.

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The End Is Nigh For FogCam, Billed As The Internet's Oldest Running Webcam

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:04

The webcam at San Francisco State University has been in operation since 1994. Now, its creators say they plan to sunset the Internet landmark by the end of the month.

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Spicy With A Twist: Nearly 4 Tons Of Pot Found In Jalapeno Shipment

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 11:41

Hundreds of bulky green packages were discovered amid the spicy chilies. The drugs seized at a San Diego cargo facility were valued at $2.3 million.

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U.S. Gives Huawei Another 90-Day Reprieve Amid Concerns Of Rural Service Disruptions

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:49

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the decision was made in part to minimize disruption in parts of America that rely heavily on Huawei's equipment to serve remote areas.

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Why European Restaurants Are Much More Vigilant About Food Allergies

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 07:00

Dining out can be fraught with hidden perils for people with food allergies. European allergen disclosure laws have made restaurants highly aware of the issue. But U.S. rules lag.

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Seized Iranian Ship Steams From Gibraltar After U.S. Loses Legal Fight

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 06:16

The vessel, which was intercepted by British Royal Marines on July 4, left Gibraltar after a court there ruled that it had no authority to enforce U.S. sanctions against Iran.

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Amid A Brewing Royal Scandal, Prince Andrew Distances Himself From Epstein

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 06:09

The Palace has issued a statement saying Andrew is "appalled" by Epstein's crimes after a British tabloid published video it says shows the prince with a young woman outside Epstein's mansion in 2010.

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Amid Homelessness Crisis, Los Angeles Restricts Living In Vehicles

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 05:04

Nearly 10,000 people in Los Angeles live in vehicles. The city council recently extended a ban on sleeping overnight in cars, vans or RVs in residential areas and near parks or schools.

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Trolled Online, Women In Politics Fight To Hold Big Tech Accountable In The U.K.

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 05:04

The move in Europe to get tough on tech is partly thanks to an awakening that began with the experiences of women in politics.

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Got Pain? A Virtual Swim With Dolphins May Help Melt It Away

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 05:04

A recent study found virtual reality experiences were better at easing pain than watching televised nature scenes. Immersive distraction seems key to the success, scientists say.

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How Much Hotter Are The Oceans? The Answer Begins With A Bucket

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 05:04

Scientists need to track the history of sea temperatures precisely to model climate change. A newly discovered clue in measurements taken by sailors in the 1930s could have far-reaching implications.

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No Joke: Trump Really Does Want To Buy Greenland

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 02:32

The president confirmed a recent report in The Wall Street Journal that he'd asked his advisers to look into purchasing the Arctic island. But Denmark's prime minister says Greenland is not for sale.

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Protests In Hong Kong Continue, Remain Peaceful Throughout The Weekend

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 18:00

Pouring rain did not deter the 11th weekend in a row of mass protests, which caused roads to shut down and traffic to reroute as streets flooded with people.

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