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Human Rights Barely Registers In Meeting Between Trump, Philippines' Duterte

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:50

Trump declined to say if meeting with Philippine president touched on human rights over Duterte's bloody war on drugs, but the White House says it did come up, briefly.

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Is There A Way To Keep Using Opioid Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:48

As a result of the opioid epidemic, doctors are being urged to turn to other medications to treat chronic pain. But that can be a challenge for people who have used opioid painkillers for years.

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Is There A Way To Keep Using Opiod Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:48

As a result of the opioid epidemic, doctors are being urged to turn to other medications to treat chronic pain. But that can be a challenge for people who have used opioid painkillers for years.

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Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:47

The search is on for opioid alternatives that can block pain without causing addiction. One promising candidate: snail venom.

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Is A Corporate Tax Cut Really What The Economy Needs Right Now?

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:44

Supporters of the tax cut say it will lead to more hiring and faster growth. But the evidence isn't so clear-cut.

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Strong Quake Hits Near Iran-Iraq Border, Killing More Than 200

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:06

Iranian state media reports that 200 people are dead and nearly 1,700 injured in that country alone. But the quake struck at night and officials say the death toll was likely to rise.

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Liz Smith, Longtime Gossip Columnist, Dies At 94

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:58

Smith gave millions a peek into the private lives of the rich and famous through her columns. While she scored big scoops, her insider's take allowed her to shirk the usual salacious brand of gossip.

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A List Of Loss: Newspaper Collects Tragic Tally Of 33,293 Dead Migrants

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 16:46

The full list of migrants and refugees dates back to 1993. "We want to show that every line tells a story," wrote the editors of Der Tagesspiegel, "and that the list keeps getting longer, day by day."

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Lebanon's PM Says He May Rescind Resignation, Will Return

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 16:23

Saad Hariri said in a TV interview that he would be back in his country soon. The departure shocked his country with many speculating interference from Saudi Arabia.

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Hundreds Gather For First Sunday Service Since Texas Church Shooting

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 15:12

A week after 26 people were killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Pastor Frank Pomeroy told parishioners that unlike the gunman, they had chosen "life."

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Ex-Intel Heads Respond As Trump Muddles Message On Russian Influence In Election

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 13:41

James Clapper and John Brennan appeared on CNN on Sunday, criticizing the president's comments that he believed Putin sincerely "feels" his country didn't interfere with the 2016 U.S. Election.

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3-Plus Tons Of Supplies Headed To International Space Station After Virginia Liftoff

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 10:18

The Sunday launch of an Antares rocket from Wallop Islands has some 7,400 pounds aboard. The rocket was developed by private firm Orbital ATK, which conducts supply missions for NASA.

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Digging Up Land Mines: 'If You Say You're Not Afraid, You're Lying'

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 08:57

Colombia is one of the world's most heavily mined countries. Now that the rebels and the government have reached a peace deal, the slow process of de-mining is underway.

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Instagram Crowds May Be Ruining Nature

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 07:31

When a particularly scenic shot gains traction on Instagram, visitors flood in. Travel photographer Brent Knepper tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that can lead to permanent changes in the landscape.

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Is It Insulting To Call This A 'Hut'?

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 07:00

Dictionary.com says a hut is "a small or humble dwelling of simple construction, especially one made of natural materials." But some say it has additional connotations.

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The Russia Investigations: Sessions Under Pressure; More Questions For Trump Aides

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 07:00

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has another appointment on Capitol Hill Tuesday and questions are piling up about contacts between Russians and Trump campaign aides.

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More Jurisdictions To Provide Legal Defense For Immigrants At Risk Of Deportation

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 06:14

More cities and counties across the U.S. will now be using public funds to provide representation for immigrants at risk of being deported.

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A Week After Mass Shooting, Texas Church To Open As A Memorial

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 01:26

The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs will reopen to pay tribute to the victims of Sunday's massacre. "It is our hope that this will be healing for everyone," the associate pastor says.

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Pittsburgh's Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way For Green Energy

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 01:11

Pittsburgh wants to become a model for cutting edge energy supply. Researchers in the city are planning a network of microgrids.

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South Korea's Sex Ed Guidelines Suggest Victims Are To Blame for Date Rape

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 17:50

When South Korea issued its sex education guidelines for public schools in 2015, there was an outcry and there were calls for them to be withdrawn. Two years later, the guidelines remain in place.

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