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Polar Photographer Shares His View Of A Ferocious But Fragile Ecosystem

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:42

Paul Nicklen has spent decades documenting the Arctic and the Antarctic. He often finds himself in frigid waters, just a camera's length away from deadly predators. Originally broadcast June 6, 2017.

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Klobuchar Qualifies For September Democratic Debate, Campaign Announces

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:36

The next debate has a tougher threshold than the past two. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is the eighth presidential candidate who appears to have made it to the stage.

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In Starr County, Texas, Trump's Border Wall 'Still Highly Unpopular'

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:48

Some residents are deeply skeptical of the border wall, fearing it will aggravate flooding problems and cut them off culturally from the Rio Grande river that has defined this landscape.

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NYPD Judge Recommends That The Officer Involved In Eric Garner's Death Be Fired

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:22

NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo was found guilty of using a banned chokehold but not guilty of intentionally restricting Garner's breathing in 2014. The department says he has now been suspended.

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Charles And Ray Eames Made Life Better By Design; Their Home Was No Exception

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:01

Built in 1949 in the Pacific Palisades, the Eames House is considered among the most important post-war residences in the U.S. Now, the family is working to preserve the home for generations to come.

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'Strange Harvests' Turns Nature's Fairy Tales Inside Out

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:50

Edward Posnett's book is more than an impressive add to the modern travelogue: it refuses to accept the landscape at face value as it paints remote terrain in visceral and breathtaking prose.

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Historic Arms Control Treaty Ends With Washington And Moscow Blaming Each Other

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:41

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The U.S. has long accused Russia of refusing to comply with its terms.

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R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges In New York

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:31

The R&B singer — who currently faces 18 federal charges related to the sexual abuse of girls and women — once again asserted his innocence, as he has for almost two decades.

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Sesame Allergies Are Likely More Widespread Than Previously Thought

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:18

New research suggests allergies to sesame are comparably prevalent as those to some tree nuts. The findings come as the FDA weighs whether to require sesame to be listed as an allergen on food labels.

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Poll Finds Trust In Science Is Rising

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:58

The proportion of people who say they have a "great deal" of confidence in scientists to act in the public interest increased from 21% in 2016 to 35% in 2019, according to the Pew Research Center.

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A High School Star Isn't What He Seems In The Psychological Drama 'Luce'

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:40

Kelvin Harrison Jr. plays a popular teenager who was adopted from Eritrea as a kid. But underneath Luce's charming smiles and polished speeches is the trauma of a former child soldier.

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Japan Drops South Korea From Favored Trade List As Long-Simmering Tensions Flare

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:00

South Korea's finance minister said Seoul, in turn, will take Tokyo off its own list of trusted partners. Experts worry the dispute could undermine U.S. security ties with chief Asian allies.

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A Robot Might Take His Job — And That's Good News

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:51

Cleaning sewers by hand is a profession in India that has been banned but still persists. Mechanical devices, including robots, are emerging as a possible solution.

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Homeland Security's Civil Rights Unit Lacks Power To Protect Migrant Kids

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:00

A former official in the civil rights office says the unit seems afraid to offend U.S. Customs and Border Protection and ICE. Meanwhile, the complaints of abuses of families continue to pile up.

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With Jobs Numbers Like These, It's Hard To See Why The Economy Is Slowing

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:34

The U.S. economy is slowing down, but it keeps creating jobs at a healthy pace. Employers added 164,000 jobs last month — as analysts had projected — and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7%.

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