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Judge Says A 'Well-Planned Conspiracy' In Kim Jong Nam's Death

1 hour 50 min ago

Two women who are accused of an attack on the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using a nerve agent are to remain in custody after a judge said there was enough evidence of a "conspiracy."

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Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?

3 hours 7 min ago

Many employers use online ads to attract younger workers. Several pending lawsuits are testing whether employers using highly targeted recruitment ads can be sued for age discrimination.

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Colorado Baker Sues State Again, After Refusing To Make Cake For Transgender Woman

4 hours 8 min ago

Jack Phillips, who prevailed in a Supreme Court case about his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, is suing Colorado in a case involving a cake celebrating gender transition.

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Bills And Bulletproof Backpacks: Safety Measures For A New School Year

4 hours 19 min ago

As summer draws to a close, schools are beefing up security, and some parents are buying bulletproof school supplies. In Washington, one agency wants to students to learn about traumatic injuries.

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Till Victory Is Won: The Staying Power Of 'Lift Every Voice And Sing'

5 hours 14 min ago

Beyonce sang it at Coachella. Kim Weston sang it at Wattstax. The song often called the "black national anthem" is still with us — in part because the struggle it describes never went away.

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Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

5 hours 15 min ago

To outwit cancer, researchers are working on better ways to teach patients' immune system to root out and kill malignant cells. A promising approach involves cells that attack cancer two ways at once.

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Heitkamp Stresses Independence As Path To Re-Election In Trump Country

5 hours 19 min ago

Republicans say North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's emphasis on her points of agreement with Trump won't wash away the fact that she's a Democrat in a solidly red state.

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In Matt Groening's Fantasy Series 'Disenchantment,' The Humor Is Elf-Referential

5 hours 19 min ago

The Netflix series features lush animation and strong voice work, but its three core characters are so reminiscent of Futurama's central trio they struggle to stand on their own.

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Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

6 hours 29 min ago

Editorial staff at The Boston Globe coordinated a campaign for hundreds of papers to simultaneously publish opinion pieces defending the role of the free press.

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Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

6 hours 36 min ago

More than 70 people fell ill in or around a historic park in New Haven, near the Yale University campus. Police believe the synthetic cannabinoid K2 laced with fentanyl caused the rash of overdoses.

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1st Day Of School At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, 6 Months After Mass Shooting

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 21:51

Students returned to the building for classes for the first time since 17 people were killed in a shooting rampage at the Florida school.

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Where's The Beef? Wyoming Ranchers Bet On Blockchain To Track It

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:56

By tagging cattle and updating their data about their free-range, grass-fed quality of life using blockchain, some ranchers are hoping to solve paper tracking pitfalls and sell their beef for more.

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Purged By Turkey, An Ex-NATO Officer Speaks Out About Detention Under Erdogan

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:32

Cafer Topkaya describes how he went from unassuming Turkish NATO officer to one of the thousands of targets in the Turkish government's sweeping crackdown after the 2016 coup attempt.

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New Zealand Bans Home Sales To Most Foreigners: 'It's Not A Right, It's A Privilege'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:21

Squeezed by high prices and low home ownership, the country's housing market has become a big concern for New Zealanders. As part of their solution, lawmakers took aim at buyers beyond their borders.

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Senior Chinese Monk Resigns After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:17

A top Buddhist monk in China was accused by multiple nuns in a report that circulated on social media. He has publicly denied the reports of misconduct.

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Bombing In Kabul Targets Educational Center, Kills Dozens Of Young People

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:26

A suicide bomber reportedly struck a classroom in a Shiite neighborhood where teenagers, male and female, were studying for college entrance exams. Authorities say the death toll is at least 48.

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Trump Revokes Clearance Of Ex-CIA Boss Brennan, Puts Other Critics On Notice

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:26

In addition to revoking the clearance of former CIA Director and outspoken Trump critic John Brennan, Trump called for a review of the clearances of nine current and former government officials.

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Alex Jones Penalized By Twitter

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:55

Last week, the company was a notable exception after a wave of other major tech companies banned Jones and his main channels. Jones cannot tweet on his main account for one week.

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How To Get Women To Trust The Police? 'Gender' Desks

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:59

In Tanzania and Zanzibar, the rate of sexual assault is high. And even the police admit they don't do a good job responding to complainants. So they came up with a plan.

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With Scarce Access To Interpreters, Immigrants Struggle To Understand Doctors' Orders

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:41

Despite laws guaranteeing access to health care, non-English speakers in the U.S. often rely on family and friends as ad-hoc interpreters — and may misunderstand what doctors think they're conveying.

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