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With Rural Health Care Stretched Thin, More Patients Turn To Telehealth

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 08:09

Advances in online tech are revolutionizing health care, with patients now emailing doctors, filling prescriptions or even getting therapy via a video session. But what if you can't afford broadband?

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How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 07:00

In neighborhoods with limited access to healthy foods, school gardens can help close the gap — for students and the wider community. Some schools are now expanding the season by growing indoors.

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Reports: Jeffrey Epstein Arrested On Sex Trafficking Charges

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 02:23

The multimillionaire financier was arrested Saturday in the New York area and charged with sex trafficking relating to allegations from the early 2000s, multiple media outlets report.

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João Gilberto, Master Of Bossa Nova, Dies At 88

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 18:07

The Brazilian singer and guitarist, who won wide acclaim for his abundant technical skill and minimalist style, was behind one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, 1964's Getz/Gilberto.

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Suspected Gas Explosion Injures At Least 20 People In South Florida Shopping Center

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 15:19

No fatalities have been reported in the immediate aftermath of the explosion, which occurred Saturday at the Fountains shopping complex in Plantation, Fla.

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Reports From On The Scene Of California's Latest Earthquake

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 14:01

Friday night's powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake was centered near Ridgecrest, Calif., about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. There are reports of damage, power outages, but no loss of life.

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What's Happening In The Aftermath Of Latest California Earthquake

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 13:54

NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with KGET reporter Eytan Wallace on the latest updates on a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Ridgecrest, Calif.

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Cori 'Coco' Gauff Continues Sensational Wimbledon Run

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 13:40

The 15-year-old was down a set and two match points, but she defeated Slovenia's Polona Hercog to advance to the tournament's round of 16. She is the youngest woman to advance this far since 1991.

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Iran Could Surpass Uranium Enrichment Limits On Sunday, According To Top Aide

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 11:36

The increase in enrichment levels would be Iran's second violation of the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has already exceeded the limit, also set by the deal, for its stockpile of enriched uranium.

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A Day's Work On Delhi's Mountain Of Trash

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 08:04

It's almost as tall as the Taj Mahal. It smolders and festers. And it's a source of income for slum dwellers nearby.

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Women In National Security Push To Move Beyond 'The First' And 'The Only'

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 07:00

For years, women have fought for inclusion in the high-stakes world of national security. Now, they say, the effort to build a pipeline of qualified women leaders is paying off.

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Southern California Hit With Another Big Earthquake Friday Night

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 23:58

Initial reports said it was magnitude 7.1, but that was later lowered to 6.9. It was centered near the same Mojave Desert site as the 6.4 quake on Thursday.

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Judge To Review Claims Of Census Citizenship Question's 'Discriminatory' Origins

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 19:54

While the Justice Department continues exploring possible ways to add a question about citizenship to the census forms, a federal judge in Maryland is moving ahead with reopening two cases against it.

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UNESCO Adds Ruins Of Ancient Babylon To Its List Of World Heritage Sites

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 17:00

The city, condemned in the Bible and a source of black magic in the Quran, has been ravaged by war and neglect. For decades, preservationists have pushed for the site to be restored.

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Police Identify The 'Blue Bell Licker' In Viral Video

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 16:52

A woman in a viral video of her licking a carton of Blue Bell ice cream before placing it back on a store shelf could face legal repercussions.

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World Cup Final: It's The Juggernaut Vs. The New Kid As U.S. Takes On The Netherlands

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 16:43

For two soccer-crazed nations, just one question remains: Will the U.S. continue its march of greatness undaunted, or can the Dutch pull off an upset for the ages?

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American Billionaire Among 7 People Killed In Bahamas Helicopter Crash

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 15:05

Chris Cline, a West Virginia native who came to be called the King of Coal, was en route to Florida when the copter went down in the waters off Grand Cay.

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Puerto Rico Harnesses The Power Of The Sun For A Renewable Energy Future

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:58

Puerto Rico has a plan to rebuild its energy grid and move to 100% renewable power by 2050. Many communities are working toward that themselves, without help from the government.

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It Was A Balmy 90 Degrees Yesterday In Anchorage — For The First Time On Record

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:52

The Alaskan city just had its hottest and driest June ever, with average daily temperatures 5 degrees above normal. Crews are also battling wildfires across the state.

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Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping Kids Hear The Better Angels Of Their Nature

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:10

A hardwired, us-vs.-them mentality can easily pull kids away from kindness, toward cruelty. Here's what parents can do about it.

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