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A Shaky Coalition Government Takes Office In Israel

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 06:04

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu begins a record fifth consecutive term, but in 18 months he switches places with rival Benny Gantz, per their coalition agreement. Gantz for now is defense minister.

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Trump Wants Fight With Obama — 'Careful What You Wish For'?

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 05:01

President Trump has alleged criminal activity by the Obama administration, while former President Barack Obama said Saturday that some "so-called grownups" are falling down on the job.

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'It Seemed Apocalyptic' 40 Years Ago When Mount St. Helens Erupted

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 05:01

Howard Berkes covered the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens for NPR, and has returned to the volcano for multiple stories over the years. He recalls the massive blast and its aftermath.

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Medicaid Clinics And Doctors Have Been Last In Line For COVID-19 Relief Funding

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 05:00

Congress authorized $100 billion to reimburse health care providers for losses linked to the pandemic, but much of that money has gone for Medicare patients, with low-income families left behind.

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Congress Gave Colleges A $14-Billion Lifeline. Here's Where It's Going

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 05:00

Like so many sectors of the economy, higher education is taking a big hit from the pandemic. The U.S. Department of Education has so far distributed more than $10 billion in relief funds to colleges.

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Kevin Harvick Wins As NASCAR Returns Without Fans

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 20:26

NASCAR is the first major sport to return since the coronavirus shutdown. "We miss the fans," driver Kevin Harvick said as he emerged victorious from his car.

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Denied Release From Prison To Research Coronavirus Cure

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 16:19

Shkreli argued that his pharmaceuticals experience qualified him to help seek a treatment or cure. Probation officials called that claim "delusional self-aggrandizing behavior."

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Democrats Launch Probe Into Trump's Firing Of State Department Inspector General

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 14:50

Steve Linick is the fourth government watchdog President Trump has fired or sought to remove in the last six weeks.

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'Unprecedented' World Health Assembly Convenes Online As Pandemic Rages

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 14:00

The 73rd annual World Health Assembly, which begins Monday, will be held virtually for the first-time ever. It will also be focused on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Kentucky County High School Honors Class Of 2020 With A Drive-Through Ceremony

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 12:15

Webster County High School officials couldn't hold the big annual graduation event in the gym this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic — so the idea for a drive-through graduation was born.

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Arthur, 1st Named Storm of Season, Moves Toward North Carolina Coast

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 11:43

The tropical storm developed Saturday off the Florida coast and is expected to inch up along the mid-Atlantic region. It's the sixth straight year that such a system has developed before June 1.

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With 19 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases And No Deaths, Laos To Loosen Lockdown

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 08:01

Starting Monday, the Southeast Asian country will open some schools and more businesses. It will also allow its citizens to travel domestically.

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'A Lot To Be Hopeful For': Crisis Seen As Historic, Not Another Great Depression

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 08:00

The speed and scale of the economic crash have drawn comparisons to the Great Depression. But this downturn should be shorter, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and other economic historians say.

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Senegal Pledges A Bed For Every Coronavirus Patient — And Their Contacts, Too

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 07:10

Despite a less than robust health system, the African nation has been praised for its efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19.

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Yellowstone National Park Set To Reopen — But With Caveats

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 07:01

There is growing economic pressure to reopen national parks and ease travel restrictions even as many states are still seeing a rise in coronavirus cases.

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COMIC: A Lost Boy, A Snake Bite, A Lesson In Resilience

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 07:01

He'd been separated from his parents. He was living in a refugee camp in Sudan. And then a snake bit him.

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Texas Café Owner Markets Corona Killa, Corona-ritas To Survive Shutdown

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 07:00

Restaurants in Texas are reopening slowly, but nothing is quite the same after the coronavirus shutdowns. Owners have to be creative to survive and ensure the safety of customers and staff.

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Coronavirus May Mean Lights Out For Summer Camps This Year

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 07:00

Summer camps are mulling their options for keeping kids and counselors safe amid the coronavirus crisis — or whether it's just not possible.

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Home But Not Safe, Some LGBTQ Young People Face Rejection From Families in Lockdown

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 07:00

For many young people, going to college allows them to finally express their sexual orientation or gender identity. Now with schools closed, many are suffering with families that don't accept them.

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11 Firefighters Injured In Los Angeles Blaze, Explosion

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 05:39

All firefighters were stable after being taken to the hospital, officials said. The fire chief said an investigation into the incident will take several days.

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