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Sudanese Rejoice As Opposition, Military Agree To Power-Sharing Deal

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 10:35

The preliminary agreement, reached a month after a deadly military crackdown on protesters, calls for control to rotate between military and civilian leaders for three years, until elections are held.

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Iranian American Small Businesses Struggle Under Rising Tensions

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 09:01

In Southern California's Tehrangeles, business owners feel the effects of the travel ban, sanctions and increasing White House threats of war against Iran.

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Migrant Caregivers Separated From Children At Border, Sent Back to Mexico

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 05:16

Among the migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are extended family members with children in tow, hoping to give them a better life. But many of them may never join those children in the U.S.

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'We Are Americans': Somali Refugee Family Reflects On Making A Life In The U.S.

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 05:16

Aden Batar directs a refugee resettlement program in Utah. It is the same organization that helped resettle his family 25 years ago, when they fled a harrowing civil war in Somalia.

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Rebound In Job Growth Expected In June

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 05:00

Forecasters expect to see a modest pickup in job growth Friday when the Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report. Despite uncertainty surrounding trade, unemployment remains low.

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Doctors Slow To Adopt Tech Tools That Might Save Patients Money On Drugs

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 05:00

A pricing tool embedded in many prescribing and medical records systems lets doctors see how much each patient is likely to pay out-of-pocket for medicine. But the tools could be better, doctors say.

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In Fourth Of July Address, Trump Hails Military As Fighter Jets Fly Above

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 20:34

Washington observers wondered if the president would take the highly-publicized remarks into politics, but instead he highlighted the military and implored Americans to "stay true to our cause."

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Celebrating The Fourth Of July In The Nation's Capital

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 19:46

People decked out in red, white and blue celebrated in the rain during the National Independence Day Parade. There were also demonstrators, drummers and a whole lot of flags.

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A 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern California, Rattling A Large Swath Of State

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 16:46

Officials did not immediately report any deaths or major injuries in connection with the earthquake.

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Declaring His Independence, Rep. Amash Leaves The GOP

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 13:11

The 39-year-old, whose father was a Palestinian refugee, wrote in The Washington Post that he supported Republican candidates throughout his early adult life and was elected as a Republican.

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In Rural Areas, Homeless People Are Harder To Find — And To Help

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 12:25

Homelessness is often considered an urban problem. But rural Americans often experience homelessness as well. Advocates struggle to reach homeless rural residents and connect them with services.

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Satirical Staple 'MAD' To Exit Newsstands And Recycle Its Classic Material

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 12:16

At MAD magazine's peak in the early 1970s, more than 2 million people subscribed to it. After two more issues, the magazine will reprint collections of old content with new covers.

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Australian Student Alek Sigley 'Released From Detention' In North Korea

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 08:03

The 29-year-old smiled at reporters upon arriving at the airport in Beijing Thursday, telling them he felt "great." But he declined to elaborate on his whereabouts since he was first reported missing.

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Good News About Democracy: It's Good For Your Health

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 07:17

A study finds that for countries worldwide, the "democratic experience" — through free and fair elections — plays a larger role than GDP in easing the burden of chronic diseases.

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'He's A Flawed Character And They Do Not Care': The Rise Of U.K.'s Boris Johnson

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 07:05

The larger-than-life British politician is expected to replace Theresa May as prime minister.

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New Markers For Alzheimer's Disease Could Aid Diagnosis And Speed Up Drug Development

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 05:18

Researchers are using brain scans, blood and spinal fluid to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease. These "biomarkers" may also offer a quicker way to test new Alzheimer's drugs.

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'I Want To Get The Hell Out Of Here': Thousands Of Palestinians Are Leaving Gaza

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 05:18

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have left Gaza in the past year, as conditions there have worsened.

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Netflix Promises To Quit Smoking On (Most) Original Programming

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 04:27

The streaming content giant said it will stop showing smoking or e-cigarette use in future shows unless it is "essential." New research finds tobacco imagery on popular shows has skyrocketed.

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Memphis Hospitals Suspend Debt Collection Suits, Including Suits Against Employees

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 19:27

After an investigation by journalists found the Methodist hospital system had filed 8,300 lawsuits in five years, the hospital announced it will be "reviewing" its policies in the next 30 days.

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University Of Alaska Readies For Budget Slash: 'We May Likely Never Recover'

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:44

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy slashed $130 million, or 41%, from the budget of a university system that serves more than 26,000 students. Layoffs, elimination of programs and campus closures are likely.

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