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Drug Distributor And Former Execs Face First Criminal Charges In Opioid Crisis

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:43

A DEA official said the indictments are meant to send "shock waves" through the pharmaceutical industry to remind it of its responsibility to help control prescription medications.

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World's First Malaria Vaccine Launches In Sub-Saharan Africa

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:54

It took more than 30 years to develop. The hope is it will eventually save tens of thousands of lives each year. But there are a few issues.

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See 200 Years Of Twists And Turns Of Census Citizenship Questions

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:20

A citizenship question has not been included among the census questions for every household in almost 70 years. The Trump administration wants to change that with the upcoming 2020 census.

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Egypt Approves Constitutional Changes That Could Keep Sissi In Office Until 2030

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:56

The amendments, which were approved by nearly 90% of voters, further entrench the power of the military and extend the power of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

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Mass Funerals Begin In A Grieving Sri Lanka

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:24

Mourners and religious leaders gathered to say goodbye to more than 300 people who died in a string of bombings on Sunday at churches and hotels. Among the dead are 45 children.

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India Is Changing Some Cities' Names, And Muslims Fear Their Heritage Is Being Erased

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:21

Officials have been altering names to become more Hinducentric. "It is very dangerous for national integrity and unity," says a historian. The changes accelerated ahead of this year's elections.

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Timeline: The Census Citizenship Question's Unusual Journey To The Supreme Court

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:03

A trail of internal emails, memos and other court filings show how the Trump administration pushed to get a citizenship question on the 2020 census despite warnings of how it may undermine the count.

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After Two Hurricanes, A 'Floodgate' Of Mental Health Issues In The Virgin Islands

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:00

The new governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands has issued a territory-wide mental health state of emergency, after two hurricanes in 2017 caused widespread trauma and stress among islanders.

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Drowning In Parenting Advice? Here's Some Advice For That

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:47

In her new book, Cribsheet, economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby.

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'The Moment Of Lift' Is More Of A Whisper Than A Call To Action

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:52

If Melinda Gates had fully owned her goal — writing a book that would strengthen some readers' abortion-rights convictions and open others' minds — she would have called for greater advocacy.

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Glenda Jackson On Playing King Lear: Gender Barriers 'Crack' With Age

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:45

The 82-year-old British actor is currently playing Shakespeare's famed tragic figure on Broadway. "Doors have opened for women that were firmly locked many decades ago," she says.

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2 Earthquakes Shake The Philippines; At Least 16 Dead

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:44

Rescuers continue to search for survivors of Monday's quake, which trapped people in a collapsed supermarket in Pampanga province and caused panicked office workers to flee buildings in Manila.

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FAA Certifies Google's Wing Drone Delivery Company To Operate As An Airline

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:55

Wing's drones are made to deliver a wide range of items — including coffee, chocolate and burritos — from local merchants to their customers.

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The Doctor Killed In Friday's Ebola Attack Was Dedicated ... But Also Afraid

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:33

Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung of Cameroon arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just four weeks ago – and was increasingly worried about his safety.

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Democrats Consider: Is A White, Straight Man The Safe Bet Against Trump?

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:06

Six months after electing a diverse wave of women to Congress, "electability"-minded Democrats fear the country isn't ready for a woman, person of color or LGBTQ presidential candidate.

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Bob Mould Reflects On Albums He Loved As A Youth With 'Sunshine Rock'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:04

The influential musician to the punk and hardcore scene returns with new latest album, Sunshine Rock.

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More Democrats Call For Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:32

A number of the 2020 Democratic candidates, like their colleagues in Congress, are debating how to hold President Trump accountable for his actions following the release of the Mueller report.

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The Affluent Homeless: A Sleeping Pod, A Hired Desk And A Handful Of Clothes

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:02

Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and they rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others, a necessity.

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Court Says Using Chalk On Tires For Parking Enforcement Violates Constitution

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:20

Physically marking a tire without a warrant is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled. The amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures.

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The Cranberries' Final Album Celebrates The New Beginning Dolores O'Riordan Wanted

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 08:00

When Dolores O'Riordan died in 2018, she left behind vocal tracks of what was intended to be The Cranberrie's new album. Now, remaining band members have completed the album in her memory.

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