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In France Man Arrested After Video of Harassment Goes Viral

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 17:28

The video shows a man punching a woman in front of a Paris cafe, French media reports the assailant was taken into police custody after leaving a hospital where he was receiving psychiatric treatment.

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Need To Track A Submarine? A Harbor Seal Can Show You How

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:27

Harbor seals use sensors in their whiskers to help discern predator from prey. It's all about the way the water whirls, say scientists who are now training computers to be better trackers, too.

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Record High Number Of STD Infections In U.S., As Prevention Funding Declines

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:04

The U.S. has the highest rates of sexually transmitted disease cases in the industrialized world, say health trackers, with chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reaching 2.3 million cases in 2017.

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A New 'Taxonomy Of Corruption' In Nigeria Finds 500 Different Kinds

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:08

A researcher has developed a tool to document all the forms corruption takes in Nigeria. What can it teach us?

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French Environment Minister Quits In Live Interview: 'World Is Not Doing Enough'

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:21

"I don't want to give the illusion that my presence in government means we're answering these issues properly," Nicolas Hulot said, criticizing President Emmanuel Macron's environmental policies.

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Too Frail To Retire? Humans Ponder The Fate Of Research Chimps

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:14

Lab chimps used in medical studies are being retired to a forested sanctuary. But scientists and workers who care for the animals say some older chimps aren't healthy enough to make the transition.

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For $450, This Japanese Company Will Quit Your Job For You

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:10

Workers in Japan who want to leave their jobs — but don't want to face the stress of quitting in person — are turning to a company called Exit.

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Chick-Fil-A Pecks Its Way Into The Meal Kit Game

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:56

People choose fast-food restaurants for a quick and easy meal. Now one national chain is betting that its customers will buy a meal-kit and make branded dinners at home.

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Momentum Slows For Renaming Senate Building For McCain

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:41

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing to rename the Russell Senate Office Building after Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday, but the top Senate Republican wants to look at other ideas.

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Madden Tournaments Canceled After Deadly Shooting In Jacksonville

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:00

Two players were killed when a shooter opened fire at a Florida tournament. Police say the shooter took his own life. The CEO of game-maker Electronic Arts says he has canceled three upcoming events.

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Hurricane Maria Caused 2,975 Deaths In Puerto Rico, Independent Study Estimates

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:53

The number from a study commissioned by Puerto Rico's government is much higher than the government's official death toll of 64.

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Panel: Docs Should Focus On Preventing Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:01

A U.S. health panel says physicians should identify pregnant women and new mothers who are at high risk of depression and refer them to talk therapy before they show worsening symptoms.

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Agriculture Dept. Will Pay $4.7 Billion To Farmers Hit In Trade War

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 08:21

Most of the money – more than $3.6 billion – will go to soybean farmers. Last year, China bought nearly a third of all soybeans grown in the U.S.

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A Vet's Suicide Pushes The VA To Do Better

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:22

Former Army Sgt. John Toombs was thrown out of the residential drug treatment program at the Murfreesboro, Tenn., VA - and died by his own hand. The center's new building may be named in his memory.

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Esperanza Spalding Is The 21st Century's Jazz Genius

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:00

The ways in which Spalding's music is the most radical are perhaps the most easily overlooked: how, through her singing and playing, she challenges gender norms across styles.

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McCain Death, Florida Shooting Cast Shadows On Tuesday's Primaries

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 05:00

A Senate candidate in Arizona raised eyebrows with comments about McCain a day before he died. A Trump ally is vying to be governor of Florida, where a gun debate was reignited by a weekend tragedy.

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Haute Pot: How High-End California Chefs Are Cashing In On Marijuana

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 04:52

From TV series to cookbooks to cannabis-infused menus at upscale restaurants, pot cuisine is becoming an increasingly lucrative niche — and state and local laws are struggling to catch up.

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China's Newest Aircraft Carrier, 'Type 001A,' Reportedly Begins Sea Trials

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 04:27

The vessel, China's second aircraft carrier and the first to be domestically produced, is expected to spend up to a year in sea trials before being handed over to the Chinese navy for commissioning.

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Anti-Immigrant Protest Turns Violent In Eastern German City Of Chemnitz

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 02:32

The incident, with right-wing protesters, some thrusting Nazi salutes, as well as leftist counterprotesters, was triggered by the arrest of a Syrian and Iraqi man in connection with a fatal stabbing.

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Kushner Companies Fined For Falsifying Construction Permits

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 00:10

Jared Kushner was CEO when New York says his real estate company filed false paperwork. A company owned by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is also under scrutiny for allegedly falsifying permits.

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