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U.S. Opens Trade Talks With China

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:07

President Trump has threatened to increase and expand on about $250 billion in tariffs, but he agreed to hold off until early March, while negotiators try to hammer out a deal.

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'Putin's Chef' Has His Fingers In Many Pies, Critics Say

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:02

Yevgeny Prigozhin, a high-end caterer with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election and is linked to Russian mercenaries in Syria and Ukraine.

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Nepalese Rice Farmers Boost Yields By Sowing Fewer Plants And Cutting Water

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:43

As the climate gets drier, researchers are looking again at an alternative method to grow rice — a crop that feeds millions of people — that uses less water. But support for the technique is mixed.

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Benefits For Navy Victims Of Agent Orange – Just 50 Years Later

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:23

Navy veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam were long denied benefits for exposure to Agent Orange. A federal appeals court now has ruled that service at sea was the same as service on land.

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Survey Finds Higher Risk Of Stroke Among E-Cigarette Users

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:17

New findings about the health effects of e-cigarettes add to a small but growing body of research that undercuts the widely presumed safety of the alternative to conventional cigarettes.

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Trump Faults Spy Bosses As Break Widens Between What They Advise And What He Does

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:01

The president complained that his chiefs of the intelligence services were too "passive" and "naive" after a Senate hearing that underscored how often the White House rejects their assessments.

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Border Security Talks Begin On Capitol Hill

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:22

House and Senate lawmakers formally kick off negotiations today. They are facing a Feb. 15 deadline to come up with a spending bill the president will sign to avoid another shutdown.

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Pressure On Maduro Intensifies As Venezuela Braces For More Protests

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:11

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has called for nationwide rallies a week after he declared himself interim president and demanded Nicolás Maduro step down or call new elections.

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When The Principal Cancels School ... With A Song-And-Dance Number

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:45

As temperatures plummet, school administrators from Michigan to Mississippi are finding creative ways to announce snow days. Some of their music videos have gone viral.

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USPS Suspends Mail Delivery In Parts Of 10 States Due To Dangerous Polar Vortex

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:20

"Some places could see wind chill readings as low as 60 below zero," the postal service said as it halted delivery for a day in parts of the Great Plains and Midwest.

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Oil Prices Edge Upward After U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:26

The sanctions are meant to put pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who allegedly diverts billions in oil profits to pay off military officers and help prop up his government.

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Opinion: Foreign Forces Did Not Start Venezuela's Transition. Venezuela Did

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:00

Venezuela's government and opposition triggered the political standoff that's drawing an international response. Latin America expert Javier Corrales explains how.

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Award-Winning R&B Singer James Ingram Dies At 66

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 06:32

The Grammy-winning artist rose to prominence in the 1980s and enjoyed several successful collaborations with other artists. He had two No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts.

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Polar Vortex Causes Midwest States Of Emergency As Cold Pushes Farther South

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 05:45

Wind chill warnings stretch from the Dakotas into Western Pennsylvania. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights and the governors of Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois have declared emergencies.

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'Run, Bernie, Run'?: N.H. Progressives Divided By Another Bernie Sanders Bid

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 05:00

The Vermont senator's 2016 presidential campaign took off in New Hampshire. But in 2020, some progressive voters in the state say there are plenty of other alternatives.

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Patients Suffer As Insurers And Big Health Systems Spar For Market Share

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 05:00

As hospital chains and insurers across the U.S squeeze each other, hoping to increase their market share, many patients are suddenly finding the doctors and hospitals they prefer are out of network.

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FBI Finds No Motive In Las Vegas Shooting, Closes Investigation

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 21:44

"Throughout his life, [Stephen] Paddock went to great lengths to keep his thoughts private, and that extended to his final thinking about this mass murder," officials said on Tuesday.

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Trump Administration Begins 'Remain In Mexico' Policy, Sending Asylum-Seekers Back

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 20:59

The new procedure is designed to prevent applicants from remaining in the U.S. while they await a hearing before an immigration judge.

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