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Academy Awards Live Broadcast To Include 4 Cinematography Categories After All

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:33

In its latest reversal, the Academy Awards restores four awards to its live broadcast. It had tried to shorten the program by handing them out during commercial breaks.

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Tribune Publishing Recognizes 'Hartford Courant' Newsroom Union

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:12

The parent company of the Hartford, Conn., newspaper has agreed to recognize a new union representing nearly 60 journalists. The move comes just four days after they petitioned to unionize.

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U.S. Agency Tightens Immigration Rules To Spotlight Child Marriage

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:07

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released new rules for officers to identify visa petitions in which spouses are minors. No minimum age requirement for such requests currently exists.

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Senate Panel Launches Bipartisan Probe Into Think Tank Linked To Butina, Torshin

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:42

Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee sent letters to the Center for Public Interest, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department asking for information about meetings with Russians in 2015.

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Federal Judge Imposes Gag Order In Roger Stone Case

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:00

Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that lawyers and others in the case must refrain from statements that risk creating "material prejudice" but neither they nor Stone must keep completely silent.

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At Least 1 Killed In Aurora, Ill., Shooting; 4 Police Officers Wounded

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:20

A suspect has been apprehended after a shooting at a manufacturing company. Several civilians also were injured.

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Behind The Border 'Crisis': More Migrant Families Risk Dangerous Remote Crossings

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:47

Large groups of migrants are crossing isolated parts of the Southwest border. Border Patrol agents call it a crisis, and advocates say immigration officials underestimate the migrants' desperation.

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This City Told Amazon And Google: No Incentives For You

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:25

Amazon canceled plans for a New York City HQ after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.

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Many Presidents Have Declared Emergencies — But Not Like Trump Has

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:19

When President Trump declared a national emergency on the Southern border on Friday, he claimed the move was routine — even as he acknowledged the administration is likely to face legal challenges.

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Sierra Leone's President Declared Rape A National Emergency. What Happens Now?

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:47

Women's rights groups have welcomed the declaration, but are concerned whether the new policies can impact the lives of the country's women and girls.

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Colin Kaepernick Reaches Agreement With The NFL, His Lawyer Says

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:40

The attorney for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted that after discussions, the "parties have decided to resolve their pending grievances." The terms are not public.

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Americans Who Were Detained After Speaking Spanish In Montana Sue U.S. Border Patrol

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:32

"I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here," a CBP agent told two women in a convenience store. The two friends were born in California and Texas.

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Supreme Court To Decide If 2020 Census Includes Citizenship Question

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:33

The high court agreed to a speedy review of a lower court's ruling that stopped Trump administration plans to use the census to ask whether every person living in the country is a U.S. citizen.

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Nigerian Election Has 70 Candidates, Just 2 Front-Runners

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:07

In Africa's most populous country, current President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to hold onto his position, and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar is his fiercest challenger.

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India Vows 'Befitting Reply' After Attack On Security Forces In Kashmir

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:45

The government says it is taking steps to isolate Pakistan, which it blames for Thursday's fatal bombing. Pakistan calls the violence a result of "brutalities of Indian occupied forces in Kashmir."

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Former Gov. Bill Weld Considers A Republican Primary Challenge To Trump

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:13

Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, told an audience in New Hampshire that he is launching a 2020 exploratory committee.

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Venezuela's Health Crisis Spills Over To Neighboring Countries

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:54

Refugees are fleeing to try and get health care. And disease outbreaks across Latin America are being linked back to Venezuela.

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Trump Wants To Use Iraqi Base To Watch Iran. Now Iraqi Parties Want U.S. Forces Out

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:48

Parliamentary groups are pushing for a vote on the U.S. military presence in Iraq after President Trump said its Ain al-Asad base would serve as an Iran watch post.

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'Do Not Travel To Haiti,' U.S. Tells Citizens, Citing Violent Unrest

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:22

The advisory comes after anti-corruption protests exploded over allegations about billions of dollars in development money. Haiti's President Jovenel Moise is refusing to resign.

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Journalist's Arrest In Philippines Sparks Demonstrations, Fears Of Wider Crackdown

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:10

Maria Ressa, the CEO of the news outlet Rappler, which has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested earlier this week and charged with violating the country's cyber law.

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