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Exxon Is On Trial, Accused Of Misleading Investors About Risks Of Climate Change

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 13:13

New York's attorney general argues that Exxon used shady methods of calculating carbon costs, affecting its share price and defrauding shareholders. Exxon says the lawsuit is politically motivated.

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Trump Administration Withdraws Huge Fines For Some Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 13:07

The Trump administration is withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines against some immigrants in the country illegally who have sought refuge in churches.

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'The Price We Pay' Argues Rising Health Care Costs Undermine Public Trust In Medicine

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 13:00

Surgeon and researcher Marty Makary traveled the country talking to people about their experiences with health care. He learned that costs are poisoning Americans' relationships with medicine.

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Trump Calls Impeachment Inquiry A 'Lynching'

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 10:50

In a Tuesday morning tweet, the president lashed out at the process underway in the House that may lead to an impeachment vote.

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Where You're Born Even Within A Country Still Matters

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 10:48

Fewer children are dying globally, but a new study finds geographic disparities still exist within many countries.

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A Half Million 2020 Census Jobs: Will They Be Filled In Time?

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 09:30

The Census Bureau hopes to hire around a half million workers by next spring to complete the national head count. But it's running into trouble with low unemployment and background-check delays.

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Jimmy Carter Fractures Pelvis, Is Hospitalized After Fall

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 09:09

The former president, 95, was admitted to a Georgia hospital "for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture," the Carter Center says. It adds that Carter "is in good spirits."

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In Male-Dominated Pizza Circles, Women Are Grabbing A Bigger Slice Of The Pie

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:00

Men have long commanded the pizza-making scene, creating what one female champ calls a "macho problem." But that's starting to change as more women open pizzerias and gain recognition in the field.

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The IMF Warns About Rising Regional Inequality

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 06:30

A new study by the International Monetary Fund finds that advanced nations have seen a rise in regional inequality since the 1980s.

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Astros And Nationals Set To Face Off As World Series Starts Tuesday In Houston

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 06:05

The Astros won their second pennant in three years and hope to cement themselves as one of the best teams of the decade. The Nationals are making their first-ever Series appearance.

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In Ancient Ceremony, Japan's Emperor Naruhito Proclaims His Enthronement To The World

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 05:18

The new emperor wore an orange robe in a 30-minute ceremony attended by representatives from some 180 countries. His father, Emperor Akihito, abdicated in April.

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Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Resumes With Diplomat Who Warned Of 'Nightmare'

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 05:01

Ambassador William Taylor talked with compatriots in real time about his objections to President Trump's policy. Now he's scheduled to meet behind closed doors with members of Congress.

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VIDEO: The Military Discovered A Way To Boost Soldiers' Memories, And We Tried It

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 05:01

Researchers have found that giving your brain an electrical stimulation while you sleep can lead to quicker learning and improved memory. Future You's episode 6 explores what this will mean in 2050.

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'I Am Back': How Bernie Sanders' Revolution Is Proving Resilient

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 05:00

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been scrutinized for his age and his health, but his campaign has proven remarkably durable in the last week.

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Woman Detained In Hospital For Weeks Joins Lawsuit Against New Hampshire

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 05:00

She was detained because she couldn't get a court hearing. She couldn't get a hearing because they are available only to people in psychiatric beds and the state's psychiatric facilities are full.

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Syria Envoy To Face Bipartisan Grilling

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 05:00

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with U.S. diplomat James Jeffrey comes as Congress appears primed to consider new sanctions against Turkey.

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In Canadian Vote, Trudeau's Liberals On Top, But Lose Absolute Majority

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 02:56

Trudeau's Liberal Party defeated the Conservatives, but still fell short of an outright majority. It will need to reach out to smaller rival parties to form a new government.

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Committee Backs Suspension of Broward Sheriff Over 2018 High School Shootings

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 23:12

Gov. Ron DeSantis charged Scott Israel with incompetence and dereliction of duty before and after the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A state Senate panel backs the governor.

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A Push To Have Cars Say 'No' To Drunk Drivers

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 19:20

All new autos would be outfitted with alcohol detection technology, under legislation being proposed by U.S. lawmakers. That would make it impossible to drive if you're over the limit.

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The Placebo Effect Works And You Can Catch It From Your Doctor

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 18:59

Doctor-patient interactions can make a big difference to the effectiveness of treatments. In a new study, even a fake pain treatment helped when doctors believed it was real.

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