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Turkey Frees Honorary Chair Of Amnesty International Turkey After Year In Jail

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:30

Although Turkey released Taner Kiliç, it refused to free an American pastor whose detention has sparked a diplomatic dispute between the two countries.

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Turkey Counterpunches By Raising Tariffs On U.S. Goods

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:37

Ankara has increased tariffs on U.S. products ranging from liquor to automobiles to beauty products, in some cases more than tripling them.

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Los Angeles Is Deploying Body Scanners To Screen Metro Riders

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:57

LA's public transit system says it is the first in the U.S. to buy passive millimeter wave scanners for metro stations. The Transportation Security Administration has been doing tests for a year.

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Death Toll In Genoa Bridge Collapse Rises To 39

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:57

Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said a private company responsible for maintaining the Ponte Morandi Bridge did not do its job and was responsible for the collapse.

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FACT CHECK: White House Apologizes For False Claim About African-American Jobs

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:48

The White House backtracked this week on claims that President Trump has overseen more job gains among African-Americans than his predecessor, Barack Obama.

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Wisconsin Reservation Offers A Climate Success Story And A Warning

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:07

Climate change is causing more severe flooding around the country, and a disproportionate number of Native American communities are on the front lines.

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FACT CHECK: Can Trump Legally Keep Former Staff Quiet? Probably Not

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:06

The Trump campaign says former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman broke a nondisclosure agreement. But an employment lawyer says, "She's going to be able to continue with what she's doing."

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A Big Night For Democratic Diversity, And 3 Other Primary Takeaways

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:20

For the first time, a transgender candidate won a major party nomination for governor. Plus, a possible new chapter in the #MeToo era; education as a major theme; and high Democratic turnout.

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Catholic Sexual Abuse Crisis Deepens As Authorities Lag In Response

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:27

History, legal issues and doctrine all contribute to the continuing failure of Catholic authorities to recognize and respond more effectively to sexual abuse scandals.

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New Mexico Compound Members Are Granted Bail; Judge Receives Death Threats

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 05:47

Prosecutors allege that a child's body recovered at the site is a compound member's disabled son. Defendants' bail is set at $20,000 each.

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Overcoming A Shameful Past, VA Plans Haven For Homeless Vets In West Los Angeles

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 05:06

The West Los Angeles VA Medical Center was supposed to be a home for old and disabled soldiers. After decades, it's being transformed into a community for at least 1,200 chronically homeless veterans.

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Supreme Court Fight Focuses On States That Could Decide Senate Control

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 05:00

Judge Brett Kavanaugh meets Wednesday with Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp, who are both up for reelection in red states while under intense — and expensive — pressure by activists.

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Australian Lawmaker's Speech Calling For Muslim Immigration Ban Sparks Outrage

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 03:56

In his maiden speech, newly minted Sen. Fraser Anning of the far-right Katter's Australian Party called for a revival of long-rescinded racially based immigration policies.

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Nearly A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Officials Claim Power Is Totally Restored

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 02:22

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority says all homes without power from the devastating hurricane now have electricity. Other reports say some residents are still waiting.

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Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 22:54

Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities.

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Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist Is First Transgender Nominee For Governor

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 21:37

Christine Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. Primaries were also decided Tuesday in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Trump Ally Kris Kobach Wins Primary For Kansas Governor, As GOP Incumbent Concedes

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 21:12

Kobach led incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes, with provisional ballots still being counted. Democrats hope his controversial positions on immigration and voter fraud will give them an opening.

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University of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:29

President Wallace Loh admitted at a news conference on Tuesday that the school's athletic training staff "misdiagnosed" Jordan McNair's collapse and that their failures led to his death.

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Tinder Co-Founders Sue App's Owners For At Least $2B, Saying They Were 'Cheated'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:09

The lawsuit also says the parent companies "whitewashed" sexual harassment claims against an executive carrying out a plan to hide Tinder's full value. The companies blast the suit as "sour grapes."

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Former Baltimore Officer Charged With Assault After Viral Video

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 17:05

Arthur Williams has been indicted by a grand jury for criminal charges including first-degree assault after a video surfaced on social media that showed him repeatedly punching a man in the face.

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