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Results Of At-Home Genetic Tests For Health Can Be Hard To Interpret

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 04:58

As home genetic testing continues to boom, more people are getting their DNA tested for health reasons. The tests may signal future disease, but there are many limitations that might falsely reassure.

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Colombia Elects Right-Wing Populist Ivan Duque As President

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:31

The young former senator won the first election since a peace accord ended the country's 50-year-old rebel war. Duque, who defeated former leftist rebel Gustavo Petro, promised to overhaul the accord.

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A 50-Year-Old Popcorn Machine Feeds Nostalgia At The Movies

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 17:58

In Lexington, Tenn., a century-old cinema is celebrating an important birthday: The Princess Theatre's popcorn machine is turning 50.

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Stay-At-Home Dads Still Struggle With Diapers, Drool, Stigma And Isolation

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 17:37

It's hard to find other stay-at-home dads to hang out with, and working men worry you'll hit on their stay-at-home wives. Meanwhile, bosses still expect new fathers to work full-time. What's changed?

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Trump's Decision To Separate Families Heats Up Immigration Debate

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 13:41

House Democrats converged on an immigration detention facility Sunday, as the Trump administration continued to shift blame elsewhere for the growing crisis.

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Hundreds March To Texas Tent City Holding Detained Immigrant Kids

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 13:35

Rep. Beto O'Rourke organized the Fathers' Day march in just a couple of days. Hundreds of people showed up to protest the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border.

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Mexico Calls Trump's Immigration Policies 'Un-American'

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 08:12

Roberta Jacobson, who resigned as ambassador in May, says the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration agenda is "draconian."

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Some Survivors Of Category 5 Hurricane Irma Want A Category 6

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 08:12

Some top researchers now say that climate change has led to stronger hurricanes. Now, there's a push to expand the wind scale to include a Category 6 for winds as powerful as those seen last year.

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For Women In Papua New Guinea, Income From Selling Betel Nut Can Come At Heavy Price

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:00

Selling betel nut is a popular way for women to earn income. But their husbands sometimes beat them or force them to hand over their earnings.

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17 Die After Tear Gas Leads To Stampede In Caracas Nightclub

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 06:31

The country's interior minister said someone set off a tear gas canister after a fight broke out inside the nightclub, where more than 500 people were gathered for a graduation celebration.

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President Trump To Tap Mulvaney Associate To Lead Consumer Bureau

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 23:03

The White House says Trump plans to nominate Kathy Kraninger to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Under Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, the CFPB has lost much of its watchdog role.

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Tronc's Sale Of 'LA Times' Set To Close, Bringing End To Newsroom Crisis

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 20:56

The sale of the paper is expected to be finalized this weekend, transferring ownership from troubled parent company Tronc to billionaire California inventor and investor Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.

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Afghan President Extends Ceasefire, Despite Suicide Bombing

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 17:43

The attack, claimed by ISIS, disrupted a historic moment when national security forces were celebrating a temporary truce between the Taliban and national security forces.

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Jefferson's Monticello Makes Room For Sally Hemings

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 17:31

As part of a restoration initiative to interweave Monticello's dynamic history, a new exhibit at Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate gives humanity to an enslaved woman who bore six of his children.

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Faith Leaders Oppose Trump's Immigration Policy Of Separating Children From Parents

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 15:19

They condemn a border practice of tearing children away from their parents. It is an attempt to "weaponize children," Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski tells NPR's Weekend Edition.

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Former British Army Sergeant Sentenced After Parachute Murder Attempt Of Wife

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:47

Out of love and deeply in debt, he devised a plan: Make it so his wife would plunge to her death, cash in on her life insurance and run away with his new girlfriend. Except his wife survived.

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Domestic Violence Expert Resigns From NFL Players Association Commission

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 08:18

The Commission on Violence Prevention was created in response to several cases of alleged domestic violence by NFL players. Law professor Deborah Epstein says the effort was essentially a "fig leaf."

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Parkland Survivors Launch Tour To Register Young Voters And Get Them Out In November

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 08:10

Student survivors from the shooting in Parkland, Fla., embark on a 20-state bus tour aimed at registering young people to vote, but this demographic typically sits out mid-term elections.

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Shortage Of Rural Veterinarians Puts Farmers, Food Supply At Risk

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 08:02

The scarcity of rural vets, who are the first line of defense against diseases that can spread from animals to humans, means sick and infected animals could increasingly go untested.

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Teaching Children To Ask The Big Questions Without Religion

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 07:04

Religion offers answers to big questions about life and death, right and wrong, and who we are. But some unaffiliated parents are finding power in not knowing those answers.

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