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NRA Sues San Francisco After Lawmakers Declare It A Terrorist Organization

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 09:55

The pro-gun group says the city and county are trying to discriminate against people "based on the viewpoint of their political speech."

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What Saudi Arabia's Energy Shake-Up Says About Its Oil Plans

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 09:19

In a break from tradition, the king appointed a prince to run the energy ministry and the head of the Public Investment Fund to chair oil giant Saudi Aramco.

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This Rising Star Chef Is Black, Vegan — And Only 11 Years Old

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 07:00

UK tween Omari McQueen began to cook at age 7, when his mother suffered from paralyzing migraines. It wasn't long before he appeared on TV, opened a trendy food hall booth and sat on an expert panel.

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Why We Should All Watch 'American Factory'

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 06:30

It's one of the most honest and interesting looks at trade between China and the U.S.

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U.K. Parliament Recesses As Boris Johnson Reels From String Of Defeats

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 05:15

Lawmakers barred the prime minister from pursuing a no-deal Brexit, then rejected his bid to call early elections. Now, as Parliament begins a suspension he requested, Johnson is in a tight spot.

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Congress Considers Gun Control Bills But Asks, 'What Does Trump Want?'

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 05:01

The bills being considered by the U.S. House would limit access to high-capacity gun magazines and block any person convicted of a hate crime from obtaining a firearm.

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Health Care: See Where The 2020 Democratic Candidates Stand

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 05:00

Policies related to public vs. private health insurance coverage have divided the presidential field, but there is more agreement on drug pricing.

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In North Carolina, The Last Election Of 2018 Is Also The First Election Of 2020

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 05:00

A do-over congressional election in North Carolina may test whether suburban voters who were once reliably Republican are still loyal.

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NOAA Chief Scientist Says Move To Contradict Agency And Back Trump Was 'Political'

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 20:54

It "was not based on science but on external factors including reputation and appearance, or simply put, political," the agency's acting chief scientist wrote.

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Esketamine Nasal Spray Eases Depression Symptoms In Suicidal Patients

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 18:24

Spravato, a nasal spray of the anesthetic ketamine, has been shown to help people with major depression. Now studies show it can relieve depressive symptoms in people actively considering suicide.

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Federal Watchdog Warns EPA Is Failing To Enforce Lead Paint Abatement Rules

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 17:23

Home renovations can kick up dangerous dust from lead-based paint. A new report finds the Environmental Protection Agency is not adequately enforcing rules meant to protect kids from lead exposure.

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Abaco After The Hurricane: To Stay Or To Go?

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 17:20

After Hurricane Dorian devastated two islands in the northern Bahamas, people are debating whether to leave their homes. On hard-hit Abaco Island, people are discovering it's not a clear-cut decision.

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U.S. Sows Confusion Over How Bahamas Residents May Enter After Hurricane Dorian

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:52

The acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner said no one fleeing the destruction will be refused entry to the U.S. But he was contradicted a few hours later by President Trump.

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With Next Goal To Secure 2020 Elections, Feds Seek To Absorb Lessons From 2016

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:39

The FBI and other intelligence and security agencies say they're combing the active measures playbook run against the 2016 presidential election to defend the next one.

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In Afghanistan, A Mix Of Surprise And Relief After Trump Cancels Taliban Talks

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 15:34

The leader of a pro-democracy group in Kabul says most of his friends "are supporting the decision of Trump." The president called off a potential deal with the Taliban in a series of weekend tweets.

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Telepsychiatry Helps Recruitment And Patient Care In Rural Areas

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 15:01

A telemedicine initiative at Meridian Health Services is making it possible to offer psychiatric care to more patients in remote areas. It's also helping recruit doctors in a tight labor market.

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The CIA's Secret Quest For Mind Control: Torture, LSD And A 'Poisoner In Chief'

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 14:50

Journalist Stephen Kinzer reveals how CIA chemist Sidney Gottlieb worked in the 1950s and early '60s to develop mind control drugs and deadly toxins that could be used against enemies of the state.

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House Judiciary Tees Up For Impeachment, But Democrats Divided On Moving Ahead

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 14:42

The committee is readying rules that will guide its impeachment probe of President Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., opposes formally moving forward, saying public support isn't there yet.

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She Tweeted About Medical Waste On A Beach — And It Had An Impact

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 14:36

Shaniera Akram, the wife of the legendary Pakistani cricket star Wasim Akram, took a walk on a Karachi beach and saw hazardous medical waste. So she issued a plea for action on social media.

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48 States Investigating Whether Google's Dominance Hurts Competition

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 14:35

The top legal officials of 48 states, led by Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, announced a major investigation into Google's dominance in search and advertising.

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