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DACA's Cloudy Future Casts A Shadow On A Young Chef's Dream

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:24

Alfonso Verdis came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 15, working his way from dishwasher to chef in an industry that relies heavily on immigrant labor. But his DACA status in the U.S. will soon expire.

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Trump Reiterates Openness To Talks With North Korea At 'Appropriate Time'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:20

President Trump said any talks with North Korea would have to be "under the right circumstances." He spoke to South Korea's leader on Wednesday, after the two Koreas held high-level talks.

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Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:40

A Louisiana teacher questioned whether the school's superintendent should receive a raise. Then she was handcuffed. The city's attorney says the teacher will not face charges.

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In France, A Debate About Kissing A Traditional Custom Goodbye

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:40

Mayor Aude Picard-Wolff told 73 municipal counselors she would no longer greet them with the customary two-cheek kiss, known as "la bise," which she said wastes time and is unhygienic and sexist.

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Trump's Lawyer Sues BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS Over Russia Dossier

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:52

Michael Cohen declared "enough is enough" calling the dossier "lie-filled." NPR has not detailed the allegations in the document because it remains unverified.

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Search Efforts Continue After California Mudslides Killed At Least 15

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:29

Rescuers are looking for trapped and injured people in Santa Barbara County, where rain storms hit hills that were recently devastated by wildfires, causing deadly mudslides.

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Adding Citizenship Question Risks 'Bad Count' For 2020 Census, Experts Warn

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:28

The Justice Department has asked the Census Bureau to reinstate a question about citizenship on the census. But some say that kind of question could jeopardize the headcount's accuracy.

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Rwanda Ranks In The Top 5 For Gender Equity. Do Its Teen Girls Agree?

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:16

The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report gives high marks to Rwanda in its country-by-country rundown. An all-female debate team offers their perspective.

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James Franco Denies Sexual Misconduct Claims, Saying They're 'Not Accurate'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:51

Several claims against Franco have surfaced on Twitter. In a TV appearance Tuesday, he rejected them — but he also said, "I can't live — if there's restitution to be made, I will make it."

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Fallout From 'Nuclear Button' Tweets: Jump In Sales Of Radiation Drug

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 09:00

After a war of words between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un over the ability to launch nuclear attacks from their desks, orders rose for pills to protect against radiation.

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#MeToo Movement Has Gone Too Far, Catherine Deneuve Says

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:57

A debate is raging in France after prominent female actresses and performers penned an open letter, saying the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal was hurting innocent men.

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Catalan Separatists Back Puigdemont, Reviving Prospect Of Independence Push

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:28

Fugitive former leader Carles Puigdemont says he'd likely govern from abroad if he's re-elected. He says he would do so remotely by a video link; a stand-in could read his speeches in parliament.

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Rep. Scalise To Undergo Another Surgery As Part Of Shooting Recovery

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 06:20

Scalise was wounded in June when a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing in a Washington, D.C. suburb for a charity baseball game.

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N.C. Gerrymandered Map Ruled Unconstitutional By Panel Of Judges

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:39

The federal judges gave lawmakers until Jan. 29 to show them a new map. The deadline is important because candidates for the November congressional elections begin filing for the primaries on Feb. 12.

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Top Stories: Judge Blocks Trump's DACA Decision; GOP Lawmakers Retiring

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:24

Also: California mudslides leave at least 13 dead; the Supreme Court considers voter roll purges; and Rome's "mangy" Christmas tree will be cut up for souvenirs.

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'She Can't Tell Us What's Wrong'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:02

Many people with intellectual disabilities can't talk or have difficulty speaking — and are unable to report when they've been raped or sexually assaulted.

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How The Fusion GPS Founder's Testimony Fits In The Russia Saga

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:00

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., made a big splash by releasing the roughly 300-page paper bomb — a tactical win for Democrats in Washington, D.C.

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GOP Retirements Hit Record Level Ahead Of Midterm Fight

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:00

There are 30 House Republicans leaving their seats open this fall. The last time a party had nearly that many retirements during a midterm year was when Democrats lost control of Congress in 1994.

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Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Ohio's 'Use-It Or Lose-It' Voter System

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:00

The justices will hear a challenge to an Ohio law, which allows the purging of voter registrations because of a failure to vote in two consecutive elections.

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Pakistan's Transgender Women, Long Marginalized, Mobilize For Rights

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:00

Activists have won victories like the right to inherit property and inclusion in the census. Parliament is considering a rights bill sponsored by an unlikely ally, an ultra-conservative Islamic party.

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