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To Safely Study Volcanoes, Scientists Bring The Blast To Them

18 hours 6 min ago

Studying active volcanoes can be dangerous. Which is why a group of scientists from around the world came together to simulate volcanic blasts. What they're learning will help them at a real eruption.

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Poll: Many Rural Americans Struggle With Financial Insecurity, Access To Health Care

18 hours 7 min ago

A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural communities live on the edge financially.

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6 Themes To Pay Attention To In Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions

18 hours 7 min ago

From the Census citizenship question and political gerrymandering to the separation of church and state, the high court will make some rulings of consequence over the next month.

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After Grim Deaths In The Borderlands, An Effort To Find Out Who Migrants Were

18 hours 7 min ago

More than 200 migrants die attempting to cross the Southwest border each year. Slowly, scientists at a Texas laboratory are seeking the story of their bones.

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3-Time Formula One Champ Niki Lauda Is Dead At 70

18 hours 59 min ago

Lauda survived a major crash during the 1976 German Grand Prix, racing again just weeks later. Lauda later went into the aviation business.

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Top Reason For CEO Departures Among Largest Companies Is Now Misconduct, Study Finds

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:05

Nearly 40% of the 89 CEOs who departed in 2018 left for reasons related to unethical behavior brought on from allegations of sexual misconduct or other types of ethical lapses

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Whitney Houston Hologram Tour And New Album In The Works 7 Years After Her Death

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:42

The mega-star sold tens of millions of records and had 11 number 1 hits throughout her career. And in less than year, Houston, or at least a light-projected version of her, could be at it again.

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The Other Reasons Kids Aren't Getting Vaccinations: Poverty and Health Care Access

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:52

Religious and ideological opposition to vaccines has fueled the current measles outbreak. But there's another factor driving low vaccination rates in some communities: poverty.

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Teenager Is Latest Migrant Child To Die In U.S. Custody

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:50

The 16-year-old boy was found unresponsive after a routine welfare check at a facility near the U.S. border with Mexico. He was the fifth migrant child since December to die after being detained.

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California Teachers Pay For Their Own Substitutes During Extended Sick Leave

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:24

A teacher battling cancer has to pay for her own substitute. Now some lawmakers are calling for a change in the state education code to eliminate this hardship.

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White House Says It's Blocking Don McGahn From Testifying In Congress

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:14

A Justice Department legal opinion cites what it calls the ample precedent for a top White House adviser to enjoy immunity from being called up to Congress via subpoena or otherwise.

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FCC Chairman Endorses T-Mobile Merger With Sprint

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:45

"This is a unique opportunity to speed up the deployment of 5G throughout the United States and bring much faster mobile broadband to rural Americans," said chairman Ajit Pai.

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North Korea's State Propaganda Gets A Makeover

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:40

The nation's broadcaster revamped its style and format — but not its message — after authorities ordered propagandists to "disregard the established customs," in the face of an influx of foreign info.

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1st Named Storm Of Atlantic Hurricane Season Could Develop Monday Night

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:02

The low-pressure system is currently a few hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. It's expected to become a tropical storm well before the official hurricane season starts on June 1.

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Hot Job Market Is Wooing Women Into Workforce Faster Than Men

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:43

Over the past three years, women returned to the workforce at more than double the rate of men. Growth in industries that rely on women and heavy recruitment of women might help explain why.

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'SNL' Musical Guests, Ranked From No. 1 To Greta Van Fleet

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:00

BTS! DJ Khaled! Paul Simon! Kanye West dressed as a bottle of sparkling water! This season of Saturday Night Live had it all, and now all 21 performances have been cruelly ranked for your enjoyment.

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Ford Slashes 10% Of Its Global Salaried Workforce

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:15

About 7,000 white-collar jobs are being eliminated as part of Ford's massive organizational restructuring. The automaker says it will save $600 million per year as a result.

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Ukraine's Comedian President Takes Office, Says He's Dissolving Parliament

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:25

"Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in his inauguration speech, quoting Ronald Reagan.

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Capping A Stunning Political Rise, Chicago To Inaugurate Lori Lightfoot As Mayor

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:35

Lightfoot will be the city's first black female and first openly gay mayor. She has promised to put an end to Chicago's political machine "once and for all" and shine a bright light on corruption.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan For Everything — Including Your Love Life

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:51

A comedian wondered on Twitter if the presidential contender has a plan for her love life. To the amazement and delight of many, Warren promised to "figure this out."

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