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Trump Threatens Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Chinese Goods

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:46

In the latest move in a nascent trade war, the president announced he wanted to impose a 10 percent tariff on more Chinese products, in addition to the $50 billion announced Friday.

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Summer Melt: Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:00

As many as 40 percent of students who intend to go to college don't show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon "summer melt," and it has long been a puzzling problem.

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After An Overdose, Patients Aren't Getting Treatments That Could Prevent The Next One

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:11

An overdose is a wake-up call for many people with addiction. So why aren't patients being offered medications that could keep them from looking for the next dangerous hit of drugs?

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How The Opioid Crisis Is Depressing America's Labor Force

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:49

The U.S. lags behind other countries in workforce participation because more opioids are prescribed in this country, says a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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The Science Behind South Korea's Race-Based World Cup Strategy

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:17

South Korea's men's soccer team tried to confuse scouts from Sweden's team by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn't tell the players apart. But could a strategy like that actually work?

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Trump Calls For 'Space Force' To Defend U.S. Interests Among The Stars

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:13

The president wants a "separate but equal branch" of the military to watch over the final frontier, but only Congress can make it happen.

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This Apple Update Could Prove To Be A True Lifesaver

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:10

Apple says it's working with a startup to automatically share the locations of iPhone users with 911 operators in an emergency. Only 911 centers will have access to the information, Apple said.

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After Crackdown, Egypt's LGBT Community Contemplates 'Dark Future'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:22

Homosexuality isn't illegal in Egypt but human rights groups say other laws have been used to target LGBT Egyptians. "Prison killed me. It destroyed me," says an Egyptian woman jailed after a concert.

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House GOP Immigration Bill Would Modify — But Not End — Child Detentions

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:08

Under the legislation, children would be held in the same place as their parents if the parents are detained. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., says he'd back a compromise bill.

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World Cup 2018: What's Happened So Far

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:27

If this weekend's big matches had one lesson, it was that even great teams don't win every game. The Davids were stronger than expected, and the Goliaths were weighed down by sky-high expectations.

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Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering, Leaving Status Quo In Place

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:26

The court on Monday, in twin partisan gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin and Maryland, said either that challengers didn't have standing or didn't weigh in on the merits of the case.

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New 'LA Times' Owner Wants To Compete With 'New York Times' And 'Washington Post'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:36

Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over the Los Angeles Times on Monday. He said he hopes it will be perceived "not just as a regional paper, but indeed a national paper and hopefully an international paper."

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'Cutting-Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:11

With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof for its effectiveness.

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'We Do Not Have A Policy' Of Separating Families, DHS Secretary Nielsen Says

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:42

On Sunday, former first lady Laura Bush said, "this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart."

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Bureaucracy And Politics Slow Election Security Funding To States

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:28

Congress is giving states $380 million to bolster the security of the 2018 elections. But getting that money out to local election officials has been a slow and laborious process.

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At Least 5 Dead After Border Patrol Car Chase Ends With A Crash In Texas

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:10

The SUV topped 100 mph before the driver lost control and more than a dozen passengers were ejected from the mangled vehicle. Officials said nearly everyone involved is undocumented.

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Magnitude 6.1 Quake Strikes Japan, Killing 3, Injuring Hundreds

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:04

The temblor caused severe damage to roads: bursting water mains and setting fires across the prefecture. Crumbling concrete walls killed two people, while another was struck by a bookshelf.

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A Guide To Parental Controls For Kids' Tech Use

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:00

All the major tech companies offer parental controls — Apple is the latest. For parents, making the best of them can be tricky.

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DOJ Inspector General, FBI Director To Testify Monday About IG Report

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:01

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to grill Michael Horowitz and Christopher Wray about how the FBI and Department of Justice handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

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WATCH LIVE: DOJ Inspector General, FBI Director Testify Monday About IG Report

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:01

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to grill Michael Horowitz and Christopher Wray about how the FBI and Department of Justice handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

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