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Brunch Query: What Does It Really Mean To 'Go Dutch'?

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:22

On this week's Word Watch, we take a look at how the term "going Dutch" went from insult to the norm.

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CEO Of Cathay Pacific Airways Resigns, Amid Hong Kong Protests

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:47

Cathay's chairman says new leaders can "reset confidence." The resignation comes after anti-government protesters filled Hong Kong International Airport, and Beijing pressured the carrier.

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Fresh Starts, Guilty Pleasures And Other Pro Tips For Sticking To Good Habits

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:00

For most of us, sticking to a good habit is a battle of will. But the researchers who study habit formation turn to science to help curtail their own tendency to slack off.

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A Lost Album From John Coltrane Is Found, Thanks To A French-Canadian Director

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:00

Coltrane recorded the album in New Jersey, at the admiring behest of a Québécois filmmaker named Gilles Groulx, who used it to score his docufictional film Le chat dans le sac.

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Israel Says It Will Grant Visa To Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Reversing Earlier Ban

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:32

Israel said it would allow the congresswoman a "humanitarian visit" to visit her aging grandmother in the West Bank, reversing an earlier decision that came amid pressure from President Trump.

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Months Of Flooding On Mississippi River Marooned Midwest Trade

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:00

Long-term flooding along major waterways stranded barges up and down the Mississippi River this summer and caused havoc with river transportation and the economy that depends on it.

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North Korea Calls Off Further Talks With South, Launches More Projectiles

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 02:53

Following a speech by South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowing to reunify the Koreas, Pyongyang said it would no longer pursue peace with Seoul.

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Appeals Court Rules Detained Migrant Children Should Get Soap, Sleep, Clean Water

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 23:02

The Trump administration had challenged a court order setting the rules for how detained migrant children should be treated.

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Trump Shifts From Background Checks To Mental Illness Reform At N.H. Rally

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:07

"There is a mental illness problem that has to be dealt with. It's not the gun that pulls the trigger — it's the person holding the gun," Trump said to a standing ovation.

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New Look For Cigarettes? FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings On Packages And Ads

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 19:10

The Food and Drug Administration has rolled out a proposed rule to require tobacco companies to include graphic warnings, depicting some of the lesser known health risks of smoking tobacco products.

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VIDEO: Car Speeds Into Crowd Of ICE Protesters Outside Detention Facility

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 18:49

"The driver stepped on the gas and revved up and started plowing forward," said a protest organizer. A correctional officer from the facility has been placed on leave.

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Boeing Delays Launch Of Long-Haul Jet As 737 Max Crisis Remains The Focus

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 18:34

The news is of interest to travelers looking forward to the world's longest commercial flight, from Sydney to London, which was expected to launch in 2023.

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Washington Wheat Farmers Could Be Toast If Dams Are Removed To Help Hungry Orcas

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 16:25

Washington's orcas are hungry, because there aren't enough salmon for them to eat. State officials want to take out some dams to help them, but that would hurt Washington's wheat farmers.

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These Experimental Shorts Are An 'Exosuit' That Boosts Endurance On The Trail

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 16:22

No ordinary pair of shorts, these were designed by Harvard scientists to work with the wearer's own leg muscles when walking or running, and might make a soldier's heavy loads easier to carry.

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Trump Tweets On 'Disgusting' Baltimore Bring Activist Trash Collectors To City

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 15:55

Last month, the president bemoaned the grime and litter in Baltimore on Twitter. Now activists, some with conservative leanings who live outside Maryland, are hosting clean-up efforts in the city.

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India's Modi Defends Moves In Kashmir As Lockdown Continues

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:36

India has split the state into two territories and shut off phone, Internet and cable TV service in the disputed region since early August.

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Former Gov. John Hickenlooper Drops Presidential Bid As Beto O'Rourke Recasts His

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 13:10

Hickenlooper painted himself as a relative centrist in the crowded, progressive presidential field. But he wasn't able to gain much traction. O'Rourke will now focus on President Trump.

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Reps. Omar And Tlaib Barred From Visiting Israel After Trump Insists On Ban

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:57

Israeli officials reversed a decision to allow Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to visit the country.

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In A Pro-Beijing Neighborhood Of Hong Kong, Protesters Are Unwelcome

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:29

Many residents of a politically conservative neighborhood were born in China's Fujian Province and came to Hong Kong for greater opportunities. They accuse protesters of hurting the local economy.

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Judge Says Georgia Must Scrap Outdated Electronic Voting Machines After 2019

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:46

The outdated machines can stay for 2019 elections, but a federal judge says Georgia must transfer to paper ballots for 2020.

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