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A Smart Home Neighborhood: Residents Find It Enjoyably Convenient Or A Bit Creepy

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 15:04

Smart homes let homeowners turn on lights and unlock doors from a mobile phone. But the technology also sends incredible amounts of data to big tech companies.

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Republicans Ask For Whistleblower, Hunter Biden to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 13:20

Republican Rep. Devin Nunes said that calling these witnesses would help ensure the impeachment probe "treats the President with fairness." Democrats are unlikely to approve the entire request.

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Instagram Will Test Hiding 'Likes' On Some U.S. Accounts Starting Next Week

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 13:10

"The idea is to try to 'depressurize' Instagram, make it less of a competition," the company's CEO Adam Mosseri announced on Friday.

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3 Dead In Australian Bushfires As Country Braces For Summer

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 12:38

Several fires across New South Wales continue to burn as conditions in the area — two years or more of drought, hot and dry winds, little to no rainfall — have spurred the blazes.

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Indian Supreme Court Rules Disputed Territory Belongs To Hindus

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 10:51

The territory, in northern India, was the site of a 16th-century mosque, torn down in 1992 by Hindu extremists. Judges paved the way on Saturday for a Hindu temple to be built there.

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The Camp Fire Destroyed 11,000 Homes. A Year Later Only 11 Have Been Rebuilt

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 10:11

A year after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history devastated Paradise, the state grapples with tough questions about how to rebuild in the era of worsening wildfires.

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A 'National Challenge': Pete Buttigieg On Racial Inequity In Policing

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 08:12

If elected president, the South Bend., Ind., mayor says he will prioritize building more trust between law enforcement and marginalized communities across the country.

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Mexican Official Tries To Move Asylum-Seekers Stuck In Tent Camps

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 08:12

At one point a child welfare official threatened to take custody of the kids and families refused to let them go. "I told them I couldn't, that I wouldn't let my kid go," one woman said.

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The Berlin Wall Fell And Thousands Left This East German City. Now Some Are Returning

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 08:01

Picturesque Goerlitz has appeared in films like The Grand Budapest Hotel and Inglourious Basterds. But a lack of jobs led thousands of residents to go elsewhere. The city is trying to woo them back.

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William Barr Emerges As The Attorney General Trump Wanted. Democrats, Not So Much

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 07:01

One year after the ouster of Jeff Sessions, it's become clear that his replacement, William Barr, enjoys the president's confidence in a way Sessions never did. Not everyone is pleased.

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The Lake That Feeds The Mekong Basin Is Facing A Shortage Of Fish

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 07:01

As Cambodia kicks off a three-day water festival, fishermen are struggling to make a living in the face of climate change and hydropower dams.

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The Whistleblower Complaint Has Largely Been Corroborated. Here's How.

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 07:01

Read an annotation of the complaint that set off the formal impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives, with references to congressional testimony, public statements and news reports.

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What We Learned From Reading Thousands Of Pages Of Impeachment Inquiry Transcripts

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 07:00

Here are eight things that stood out from the past week's release of closed-door deposition transcripts.

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Stress Over Mass Shootings, Health Care Access High Among Latinos, Survey Finds

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 05:00

A national survey by psychologists shows a significant rise in U.S. stress in 2019. Mass shootings, the election campaign and concerns about health care costs and access top the list of stressors.

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What Would You Like To Know About The Impeachment Inquiry?

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 19:45

Maybe you're curious about the process and timing. Or maybe you want to know more about how this topic connects with your day-to-day life. We want your questions.

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With Blackouts, California's Electric Car Owners Are Finding New Ways To Charge Up

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 18:03

Nearly half of all the electric cars in the country are owned in California. But the recent wildfires and power outages are inspiring some drivers to use their cars to power their homes.

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Wildfires Rage In Australian State: 'We've Simply Never Had This Number Of Fires'

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:53

Officials say persistent drought caused a massive outbreak of fires in New South Wales, which is the country's most populous state. Dangerous conditions are expected to continue in the coming months.

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After Democrats Seize Power In Virginia, Gov. Northam Focuses On Gun Control

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:21

Democrats will soon control Virginia for the first time since 1993. Gov. Ralph Northam tells NPR: "With a Democratic Senate and House, I believe we can move forward with common sense gun legislation."

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Paradise Bobcats Football Team Gives California Town Hope After Fires

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:53

One bright spot for the fire-devastated town of Paradise, Calif., is the high school football team. The Paradise Bobcats finished the regular season undefeated.

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'Lula,' Brazil's Popular Ex-President, Freed From Prison — For Now

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:06

A court ordered the release of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, one day after a Supreme Court decision cleared the way. Now, he can remain free as long as appeals of his corruption conviction unfold.

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