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Alex Jones To Pay $15,000 In Pepe The Frog Copyright Infringement Case

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 04:11

The suit stemmed from a promotional poster put out by conspiracy website Infowars featuring an image of the Pepe character, as well that of Jones and President Trump.

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Southern Baptists To Confront Sexual Abuse And Role Of Women In The Church

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 20:40

The largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. faces allegations of sexual abuse by ministers and controversy over its refusal to allow women to preach in church.

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California's Budget Proposal Would Expand Health Care To Some Undocumented Immigrants

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 19:46

The Democratic-controlled Legislature agreed to let low-income residents under 26 to receive Medi-Cal regardless of immigration status. It could cover up to 138,000 people — a cost of $98 million.

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Opioid Crackdown Could Lead To More Drug Company Bankruptcies

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 19:18

Many of the industry's biggest companies, such as Johnson & Johnson, are tangled up in litigation. The latest filing was by Insys Therapeutics after a $225-million settlement agreement.

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Trump Administration Taps Hardliner Cuccinelli For Top Immigration Job

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 18:03

The administration named high-profile immigration hawk Ken Cuccinelli to lead the agency in charge of citizenship and visas, raising concerns among immigrant rights advocates.

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Vatican Issues Document During Pride Month Denying Gender Identity Is A Choice

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 17:26

The document entitled "Male and Female He Created Them," laments what it calls an "educational crisis" around sexuality and reaffirming the church's traditional stance on gender identity.

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A Musical Brain May Help Us Understand Language And Appreciate Tchaikovsky

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:38

Compared with monkeys, humans have a brain that is extremely sensitive to a sound's pitch. And that may reflect our exposure to speech and music.

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Indian Court Convicts 6 Men In Rape And Murder Of 8-Year-Old Girl

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:30

Three of the men were sentenced to life, while the other three were given five-year prison terms for their roles in the January 2018 crime that horrified the country and sparked nationwide protests.

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Insys Files For Chapter 11, Days After Landmark Opioid Settlement Of $225 Million

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:30

The maker of a highly addictive fentanyl-based drug wants to sell its assets to pay some $250 million in debts. The move could let the company out of part of the settlement deal reached last week.

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University Of Alabama Releases Emails Regarding Donor's Rejected Gift

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:04

"Our decision was never about the issue of abortion," the university said as it released emails that are from, to and about mega-donor Hugh Culverhouse Jr.

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Justice Breyer Says It's 'Past Time' To Confront Guantanamo's 'Difficult Questions'

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 15:34

Supreme Court declines to hear appeal from Gitmo detainee but Breyer warns of court consensus unraveling 18 years after 9/11 okayed detentions.

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Helicopter Crashes On Roof Of New York City Skyscraper

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 15:08

The New York City Fire Department says at least one person was said to have died in crash Monday afternoon. It's not clear what caused the crash.

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U.N. Says At Least 95 People Killed In Attack On Mali Village

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 15:00

It's the latest in a spate of deadly attacks in a region that has seen escalating tensions between ethnic groups. The U.N. says a group of armed men poured into the village Sunday evening.

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We Drink Basically The Same Wine As Ancient Romans — And That's Not So Great

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:51

Many of today's most popular wine varieties are extremely genetically similar to wines that may have existed for thousands of years, a new study finds. In the face of climate change, that's risky.

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Santa Anita Park Resists Call To Suspend Racing After 2 More Horses Die

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 13:45

The weekend deaths of the two horses bring the number of animals that have died at the track since December to 29. But the California park says it will remain open until racing season ends June 23.

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House Democrats To Get Some Mueller Report Material, But Contempt Vote Is Still On

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 13:43

The Justice Department reached an accord on Monday with the House Judiciary Committee, but members of Congress are nonetheless expected to press ahead with authorizing potential lawsuits on Tuesday.

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Carlos Santana Brings Hope, Courage And Joy To A World 'Infected With Fear'

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:47

The guitar legend recorded 49 songs in 10 days for his latest album, Africa Speaks.

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Bushwick Bill, Of Houston Rap Group Geto Boys, Dead At 52

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 11:27

The Houston-based dancer-turned-rapper, part of the successful trio Geto Boys, was one of the first to bring cinematically macabre imagery to rap lyricism.

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Raytheon And United Technologies Merge To Create A New Aerospace Giant

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 09:29

The new defense and aerospace company would be second only to Boeing in the U.S., according to the most recent Forbes rankings.

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Why A $790 Balenciaga Hoodie Has A World Food Programme Logo

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 09:13

The U.N. agency partnered with the luxury fashion label so more people will find out about its mission to provide food aid. Some in the humanitarian community say it's a risky deal.

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