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Thousands Left Homeless In Bangladeshi Capital After Fire Burns Hundreds Of Shanties

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 13:04

The fire broke out Friday in a Dhaka slum while many were away celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, leaving about 10,000 people uncertain of their future.

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Leaked Brexit Document Depicts Government Fears Of Gridlock, Food Shortages, Unrest

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 10:39

A government source told the Sunday Times, which obtained the document, that "this is the most realistic assessment of what the public face with no deal."

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No Mercy: After The Hospital Closes, How Do People Get Emergency Care?

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 07:55

The loss of the longtime hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., has forced a change in the way ER care is provided, including a greater reliance on air ambulances.

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My Grandfather, A Killer

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 07:55

Denise Guerra, a second-generation Filipino American, never met her grandfather. When she finally learned a long-held family secret, it shattered her view of the quintessential immigrant narrative.

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This App Aims To Save New Moms' Lives

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 07:55

The startup Mahmee hopes to help OB-GYNs, pediatricians and other health providers closely monitor a mother and baby's health so that any red flags can be assessed before they become life-threatening.

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How To Handle A Massive Seaweed Invasion? Yucatán Towns Get Creative

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 07:00

Sargassum, a stinky algae, is choking beaches in Mexico and the Caribbean and wreaking havoc on the ecosystem — and tourism. From fertilizer to food, locals are experimenting with new uses for it.

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Suicide Bomber Kills 63, Injures 182 At Wedding Reception In Kabul

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 01:35

More than 1,000 people had gathered at a hall in a Shiite neighborhood to celebrate a wedding.

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Pa. Workers Forced To Choose Between Watching Trump, No Pay Or Using Paid Time Off

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 20:12

A memo instructed workers at a Pennsylvania plant to show up at 7 a.m., scan their ID cards and stand for hours through lunch in order to watch a speech by the president.

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Marium, The Dugong That Charmed Thailand, Dies After Ingesting Plastic

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 17:08

Marium became an internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines.

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U.S. Attorney Slams Philadelphia DA Over 'Culture Of Disrespect For Law Enforcement'

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:26

Larry Krasner, considered one of the country's most progressive district attorneys, has left U.S. Attorney William McSwain "fed up."

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El Paso Shooting: Hundreds Of Strangers Come To Mourn With Widower At Wife's Funeral

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:49

"Never had so much love in my life," Antonio Basco said Friday as countless people, whom he had never met, showered him with hugs, blessings and support.

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Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What's Up With That?

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 08:00

TV networks have standards that minimize tobacco use on shows, and Netflix now does, too. But streaming companies lack public policies about smoking cannabis onscreen, and doctors say that hurts kids.

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How Does 1 Man Have So Much Power Without Being President?

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 07:00

Mitch McConnell's status stems from his post as the Senate majority leader. But few who have held this office before have been able to wield it with this kind of result.

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PHOTOS: 'African Spirits,' From A Guy On A Bike To Cardi B

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 07:00

The images at an exhibit at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York are infused with the spirit of African identity.

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Peter Fonda, Hollywood's 'Easy Rider,' Dies At 79

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 20:12

Fonda was born into Hollywood royalty as the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda. His 1969 classic, Easy Rider, earned him an Oscar nomination.

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Customs and Border Protection Computer System Shut Down

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:27

International travel is being manually processed. There is no indication yet how long the outage might last.

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What's Behind A Cluster Of Vaping-Related Hospitalizations?

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:27

Dozens of people in the Midwest have been hospitalized with severe lung damage in the past month. It's unclear what exactly is causing the issue but the common link appears to be vaping.

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Jeffrey Epstein's Death Ruled A Suicide By New York Medical Examiner

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:07

The findings come nearly a week after the wealthy financier was found unresponsive in his cell. Epstein had been facing federal sex trafficking charges.

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Maryland Court Rules Marijuana Odor Not Enough To Search A Person

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 16:43

The state's Court of Appeals said officers violated a man's Fourth Amendment rights by conducting a warrantless search of his person, after he was approached in a car that smelled of pot.

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Greenland Says It's 'Not For Sale' After Reports That Trump Wants To Buy It

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 14:25

The president was reportedly considering purchasing the island, which a Greenlandic politician says has strategic value. But "it sounds a little bit like a joke," Aaja Chemnitz Larsen told NPR.

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