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'One Of The Darkest Hours': Sri Lanka Roiled By Prime Minister's Abrupt Dismissal

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 16:30

President Maithripala Sirisena fired and replaced his former ally with a controversial former leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa. But lawmakers have rejected what they call a subversion of the constitution.

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Pentagon: 5,000 Troops Will Be Deployed To U.S.-Mexico Border

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 16:06

The troops will likely be active-duty Army personnel. As U.S. troops are prohibited from performing law enforcement activities within the United States, they will be in support roles only.

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President Trump To Visit Pittsburgh After Deadly Synagogue Shooting

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 15:38

A spokeswoman dismissed suggestions that Trump's rhetoric has contributed to a hostile climate. She said Trump won't shy away from drawing distinctions with Democrats before the midterm elections.

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Killing Of 2 At Kentucky Supermarket Is Being Investigated As Hate Crime

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 15:28

The police chief of Jeffersontown, Ky., says the attack was racially motivated, and federal prosecutors say they're investigating whether the murders are hate crimes.

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Eli Saslow Traces A 'Straight Line' From White Nationalism To The Synagogue Shooter

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 15:26

"In the horrific hierarchy of white nationalist beliefs, they really consider Jews their primary enemy," the journalist says of the suspect in the Pittsburgh shooting Saturday.

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China Tries To Woo A Sprawling Global Chinese Diaspora

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 14:08

China is extending its reach into emigre communities overseas in remarkable ways. Harnessing their energy, know-how and capital is one more facet of President Xi Jinping's "Chinese dream."

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Food Stamps For Soda: Time To End Billion-Dollar Subsidy For Sugary Drinks?

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 13:23

SNAP provides nutrition assistance for about 42 million Americans, but critics say now is the time to restructure the $70 billion annual program in a way that promotes healthier food choices.

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World's Biggest Pork Producer Pledges To Cover Manure Ponds

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 13:22

Smithfield Foods says it will pay farmers to cover their manure ponds with plastic on more than 1,000 U.S. farms. Those "lagoons" have become increasingly controversial.

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Opioid Antidote Can Save Lives, But Deciding When To Use It Can Be Challenging

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:57

Public health officials says it's simple to save the lives of people experiencing an opioid overdose: Give an antidote. But for a bystander, that intervention can be daunting.

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'Another Suspicious Package' To CNN Is Intercepted In Atlanta

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:39

The announcement comes as bomb suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc is due to appear in court on Monday, accused of sending packages to CNN and others last week.

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Jimmy Carter Calls For Georgia Secretary Of State's Resignation In Personal Plea

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:14

Brian Kemp isn't just overseeing Georgia's gubernatorial election, he's also the GOP nominee. And the former president says that double role — among other controversies — endangers voter confidence.

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Germany's Angela Merkel Says She Won't Seek Re-Election, Will Leave Party Role

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:30

Merkel announced that she will step down from leading the Christian Democratic Union after her party struggled in a regional election. Her current term as chancellor runs into 2021.

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Bill Of The Month: A $48,329 Allergy Test Is A Lot Of Scratch

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 05:04

A California college professor never imagined that trying to figure out what was causing her rash could wind up costing so much.

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Devin Nunes' Re-Election Tests Whether All Politics Are Now National

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 05:00

Rep. Devin Nunes easily won his last reelection. Now the chair of the House Intelligence Committee is in for the tightest race of his political life, thanks to his views on the Russia investigations.

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As More Democrats Embrace 'Progressive' Label, It May Not Mean What It Used To

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 05:00

More Democratic candidates who call themselves progressive entered the ring in 2018 than in the past several campaigns, but they're not all running on the full Bernie Sanders agenda.

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Brazil's Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro Wins Presidential Runoff

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 01:34

The retired army colonel has expressed admiration for the country's brutal 1964-1985 dictatorship, made incendiary remarks about women, gays and minorities, and decried "fake news."

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Indonesia Airliner Crashes With 188 Aboard

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:39

The Lion Air Boeing 737-800 disappeared from radar over the sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta's international airport. Indonesian television showed video of an oil slick and a debris field.

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Boston Red Sox Beat LA Dodgers To Win World Series

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:15

The Red Sox closed the series game 5-1 on the Dodgers' home turf Sunday. A leadoff home run from Steve Pearce and strong pitching from David Price helped Boston land their fourth title in 15 years.

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In Major Acquisition, IBM Will Acquire Open-Source Software Company Red Hat

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 17:42

IBM will acquire Red Hat for $190 per share, in a deal worth approximately $34 billion. Both companies took pains to say the Red Hat ethos and commitment to open source would continue.

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A Look At Gab, The 'Free Speech' Social Site Where Synagogue Shooting Suspect Posted

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 15:24

The website where the synagogue shooting suspect posted anti-Semitic messages has served as a home for the far-right online in Gab's quest to have few restrictions on speech.

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