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Highlights: Top U.S. Diplomat In Ukraine Delivers Explosive Statement To Congress

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 19:47

Ambassador William Taylor said U.S. aid to Ukraine was contingent on the country undertaking investigations that would help President Trump politically. Here are key parts of his written statement.

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Astros Executive's Rant at Reporters Draws Firestorm On Eve of Series

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 19:46

As the Houston Astros prepare for Game 1 of the World Series, the front office grapples with fallout from assistant general manager Brandon Taubman's profane rant targeting female reporters.

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More LOLs, Fewer Zzzs: Teens May Be Losing Sleep Over Social Media

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 19:06

Research yet again shows teens are glued to their phones to an unhealthy degree. In fact, they may be choosing social media over sleep. But maybe it's not all sad face, researchers say.

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Iraqi Security Forces Killed 149 People In Recent Protests, Inquiry Concludes

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 19:01

A government review says most of the dead were killed by gunshot wounds to the head or chest. Over 3,000 people were wounded.

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New Charges Against Lori Loughlin And 10 Other Parents In Admissions Case

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 18:41

New federal charges were filed Tuesday against a total of 18 defendants accused of being part of a conspiracy to cheat their children into top colleges.

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Turkey, Russia Reach Deal To Control Syrian Areas Once Patrolled By The U.S.

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to jointly patrol an area in northern Syria previously controlled by Kurdish forces with U.S. support.

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From The U.S. To Ukraine, 2 Giuliani Associates' Ties To Impeachment Inquiry

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:40

Little-known businessmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are facing campaign finance charges. The case sheds light on the Soviet-born men's involvement in events at the heart of investigations into Trump.

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Anonymous Author of Explosive Trump Administration Insider Op-Ed To Publish Book

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:39

The book will be called A Warning. The author will be identified as A Senior Trump Administration Official. It will be published by Twelve Books on Nov. 19.

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It's Superhero Time On Podcasts: Star-Lord And Black Widow To Step Up To The Mic

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:32

A Marvel deal with SiriusXM and Pandora marks a deeper investment by the companies to claim a stake in the growing realm of podcasting, now on pace to become a $1 billion industry.

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More California Blackouts To Avert Wildfires May Start Wednesday, PG&E Says

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:32

The utility giant warned over 200,000 customers in 16 California counties that gusty winds and low humidity may bring more proactive power shutoffs starting Wednesday.

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Trump Plan Weakens Protections For California Fish, Diverts Water To Farms

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:19

The move fulfills a Trump campaign promise to help California's farmers. But it ignores the warnings of federal biologists who were sidelined.

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In Chile, Protesters Decry Troop Deployment As A Pinochet Tactic

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:08

The country has been gripped by mass demonstrations and planned union strikes over economic inequality.

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Protesters Continue To Fill Streets Of Lebanon, United By Their Calls For Change

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:58

The government has taken notice and announced some changes: No new taxes. Halving officials' salaries. Approving new power plants. But the demonstrators say they're not going away.

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Is It A Meth Case Or Mental Illness? Police Who Need To Know Often Can't Tell

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:21

Calming techniques officers learn during training for intervening in a mental health crisis don't seem to work as well when a suspect is high on meth. Police say meth calls can be much more dangerous.

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A Gambian Nurse Fights Pain Without Pills

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:21

As the U.S. grapples with the opioid crisis, pain medication is in short supply in some other parts of the world. One nurse in the Gambia explains how she addresses pain with tools other than drugs.

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Boeing Exec Out As Company Prepares To Report More Post-Crash Losses

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:19

The news comes on the eve of Boeing's release of third-quarter financial results, continuing the repercussions from two 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people.

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Democrats Say Ambassador William Taylor's Testimony On Ukraine Is 'Disturbing'

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:07

Longtime diplomat Taylor is testifying on Capitol Hill as part of the House impeachment inquiry. Details are not yet public, but Democrats say Taylor's account squares with their allegations.

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London Says Air Pollution Fell By Roughly A Third After New Emissions Rules

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 14:25

If vehicles in central London don't meet emissions standards, their drivers must pay a daily fine. Six months into the new program, the city says the regulation is decreasing toxic air pollution.

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Hospitals Around The World Have A Dire Shortage Of Blood

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 13:52

The first global analysis of blood supply and demand finds that many developing countries are relying on risky emergency donations.

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U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Leaves A 'Tangled Mess,' Journalist Says

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 13:47

Washington Post Beirut Bureau Chief Liz Sly has covered the Syrian civil war since it began in '11. "There is an inevitability that Russia is going to emerge as the dominant power in Syria," she says.

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