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Will NAFTA 2.0 Really Boost Mexican Wages?

2 hours 39 min ago

The new trade deal signed by the U.S., Mexico and Canada says much of a car should be built by workers making at least $16 an hour. Some experts are skeptical that will happen anytime soon in Mexico.

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New York City Had Its First Weekend Without A Shooting In 25 Years

3 hours 24 min ago

"A city of 8.6 million people — not a single shooting for three days," Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday. The NYPD says it's been focusing on preventing retaliatory violence.

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Pakistan Executes 'Serial Killer' Who Raped And Murdered 7-Year-Old Zainab Ansari

3 hours 33 min ago

Zainab's death triggered rioting in Pakistan and was reported throughout the world. Her murderer, Mohammad Imran, was reportedly hanged in the presence of Zainab's father.

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Scotland's $2 Billion Salmon Industry Is Thriving — But At What Cost?

3 hours 42 min ago

The growth of the country's farmed salmon sector has reached such a critical point that, if not addressed, may cause "irrecoverable damage to the environment," a government report says.

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Pompeo Arrives In Turkey After Discussing Khashoggi Disappearance With Saudis

5 hours 41 min ago

The secretary of state is in Ankara, where the Turkish government alleges journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents, a charge Riyadh denies.

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Poll: Rural Americans Rattled By Opioid Epidemic; Many Want Government Help

6 hours 43 min ago

A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds opioid abuse a top issue for rural Americans.

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Early Voting Changes In North Carolina Spark Bipartisan Controversy

6 hours 44 min ago

At a time when early voting is becoming increasingly popular nationwide, a new law passed by the North Carolina's GOP-controlled legislature cuts early voting sites by nearly 20 percent.

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Midterm Election Could Reshape Health Policy

6 hours 44 min ago

The fate of Obamacare may hinge on which party wins the midterm elections.

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Survey Finds Widespread 'Moral Distress' Among Veterinarians

6 hours 44 min ago

Most of the 800 veterinarians surveyed feel ethical qualms when pet owners ask them to euthanize animals that could be treated, or when owners ask to keep pets alive who will suffer needlessly.

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New York City Creates Gender-Neutral Designation For Birth Certificates

7 hours 2 min ago

People who were born in the city and don't identify as male or female can change the gender on their birth certificate to a third category of X, without acquiring approval from a physician.

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It's Legal. In Canada, Recreational Marijuana Gets Green Light

9 hours 58 sec ago

Pot sales begin today in Canada, which is only the second country after Uruguay to legalize the drug for recreational use.

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Chief Justice Roberts Tells Audience Supreme Court Will Work For 'One Nation'

11 hours 42 min ago

Roberts says history shows the court has made great decisions when it doesn't yield to political pressures or passions.

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FCC Chief Calls For Investigation Of Florida Cellphone Service Outages

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 19:47

One cellphone company says it already had begun crediting customers for the lack of service due to outages in Florida counties hit by Hurricane Michael.

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After Barrage Of Criticism, USA Gymnastics Interim President And CEO Resigns

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 19:20

"My withdrawal comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization," Mary Bono said in her resignation letter on Tuesday.

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Man Booker Prize For Fiction Goes To 'Milkman' By Anna Burns

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 19:01

For the first time, a writer from Northern Ireland has won the prestigious award. The story draws on Burns' own experiences during "the troubles."

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Brothel Owner And Trump-Inspired Candidate Dennis Hof Dies At 72

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 18:30

He was best known as a legal pimp whose business was profiled on a reality TV show that aired on HBO. He had recently turned to politics, running for state assembly in Nevada.

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Once A Regional Stabilizer, Saudi Arabia Becomes A Disrupter

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:13

Saudia Arabia has long seen its role as keeping the turbulent Gulf region steady and calm. But under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom has become far more aggressive.

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#MeToo Movement Gathers Force In India

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:31

A year after sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein kicked off the #MeToo movement in the U.S., women in India are using Facebook and Twitter to tell their stories.

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Excavation Of Lithuania's Great Synagogue Highlights A 'Painful Page' From History

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:55

The synagogue is "very important," says an archaeologist, "not only for Jews but all people living in Lithuania." Just 3,000 Jews are left in the capital, compared to some 70,000 before World War II.

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After Paul Allen Co-Founded Microsoft, He Changed Brain Science Forever

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:32

In 2003, Paul Allen created an institute to figure out how the human brain works. That institute has already made contributions that may turn out to be part of his greatest legacy.

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