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Should TV Drug Ads Be Forced To Include A Price? Trump's Team Says Yes

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:17

With high drug prices a hot election issue, drugmakers and the Trump administration are jockeying over how to bring prices down. But critics say the proposed fixes don't have enforcement teeth.

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Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Trump In Stormy Daniels Defamation Lawsuit

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 19:50

The lawsuit was filed over a tweet President Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011 not to go public with her story of an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:34

Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Seattle on Monday, according to his company, Vulcan Inc.

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'Rogue Killers' May Have Murdered Saudi Journalist, Trump Suggests

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:04

The Saudis have denied any knowledge of Jamal Khashoggi's whereabouts. "We're going to try getting to the bottom of it very soon," Trump said. He dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Riyadh.

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Critic Of Federal Public Lands Management To Join Department Of The Interior

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:47

The Department of the Interior has chosen a prominent property rights attorney in Wyoming as their new deputy solicitor. Its a controversial appointment for environmental groups.

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If Your Medical Information Becomes A Moneymaker, Could You Get A Cut?

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:45

Sometimes discoveries derived from patients' medical data become the foundation of new profit-making companies. A fledgling industry wants to help patients get a cut of the cash.

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Colorado's Anti-Fracking Measure Would Keep Wells Farther Away From Homes And Schools

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:28

A ballot measure would keep new oil and gas wells 2,500 feet away from homes and schools, the strictest setback in the nation. The oil and gas industry says that threatens its very existence.

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Trump Visits Areas Slammed By Hurricane Michael

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:23

The president observed some of the worst-hit areas during a helicopter tour, including Florida homes that had been ripped from their foundations. "Some of them have no trace of a home," Trump said.

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Ex-Senate Intelligence Staffer Who Dated Reporter Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:30

James Wolfe reached a plea agreement with prosecutors after he was charged with three counts of lying to investigators. He faces as many as six months in prison when he is sentenced.

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Report: World Support For Mental Health Care Is 'Pitifully Small'

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:12

A major report points out the lack of resources for mental health issues — and offers some possible solutions.

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Idaho Game Commissioner Criticized For Killing 'Family Of Baboons' In Africa

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:52

Blake Fischer is under pressure to resign after sharing photos from a hunting trip to Africa showing him posing with baboons that he said he killed.

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To Prevent Wildfires, PG&E Pre-Emptively Cuts Power To Thousands In California

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:47

The temporary outages could hit some 87,000 customers in Northern California. The impacted areas are forecast to have risky weather conditions, including low humidity and gusty winds.

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Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Are Expecting A Baby

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:05

The announcement ended breathless speculation in the British tabloids since Friday, when Markle had the audacity to wear a coat and leave it partly unbuttoned. The baby is due in the spring.

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In 'Them,' Sen. Sasse Aims To Find Ways To Move America Beyond Divisive Politics

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:04

Them doesn't read like a campaign book — there's no humble-bragging about accomplishments. Sasse instead focuses on building relationships, but doesn't go deep enough or propose tangible solutions.

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Flash Floods Reportedly Kill At Least 13 People In Southwest France's Aude Region

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:57

Three months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours, France's Interior Ministry says. One resident called it "the apocalypse."

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Will Americans Embrace A Zeal For Eel? This Maine Entrepreneur Hopes So

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:02

Most catches are exported to unagi-loving Asian nations, which pay up to thousands of dollars per pound. But one woman is raising and marketing eels for U.S. buyers: "Why not keep that value at home?"

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On '60 Minutes,' Trump Talks Possible Mattis Exit, Climate Change And Kim Jong Un

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 07:16

The president sat down with CBS' 60 Minutes for the first time since entering the White House. In the wide-ranging interview, he also discussed his views on NATO and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Blue And Red Companies: How CEO Activism Is Reshaping Workforce Politics

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:04

More workers are demanding their leaders take stands on hot-button issues, and some CEOs don't shy away from the controversy. But they also must navigate the risks and benefits for their workforce.

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In Prison, Discipline Comes Down Hardest On Women

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:00

Data from 15 states reveal that female inmates are disciplined at higher rates than men for smaller infractions of prison rules — often with harsh consequences.

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Long-Secret Watergate 'Road Map' May Soon Be Public. Could It Guide Mueller's Team?

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:00

A federal judge has paved the way to publish one of the last remaining secrets of the Watergate investigation. Experts said the materials could inform how special counsel Robert Mueller proceeds.

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