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Florida's Gulf Coast Battles Deadly And Smelly Red Tide

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 17:04

A toxic algae bloom is killing fish, turtles and dolphins and discouraging tourists from visiting Florida's Gulf Coast. It's not the first such event, but it is especially intense.

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Report Reveals Widespread Sexual Abuse By Over 300 Priests In Pennsylvania

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:36

A long-awaited grand jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse details decades of misconduct and cover-up in six of the state's eight Roman Catholic dioceses.

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Nope, Those Aren't Mailboxes: Paris Rolls Out Sidewalk Urinals

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:08

The urinals are not at all subtle. They're bright red and placed in heavily trafficked areas — for example, directly next to the Seine near the Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Trump Campaign Targets Omarosa Manigault Newman Over Tell-All Book

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:52

The president's campaign arm has filed a complaint against the former White House aide, saying she violated a 2016 agreement with her book and publicity tour.

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Defense Rests In Paul Manafort Case Without Calling Him Or Other Witnesses

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:42

Prosecutors wrapped on Monday. The move by defense attorneys to rest their case on Tuesday signals the tax and fraud trial is set to move into its final phase.

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Lunch Lady Larceny? Cafeteria Workers Allegedly Stole Half A Million Dollars

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:24

After Connecticut officials found "irregularities" at two school cafeterias, authorities traced the stolen lunch money back to two unusual suspects: two sisters behind the counter.

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Dozens Of Cars Torched By Masked Youths In Western Sweden, Authorities Say

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:29

"What the hell are you doing?" Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven asked the arsonists in an interview on Swedish radio. Authorities say the car fires may have been coordinated.

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Nebraska Prepares To Carry Out First Execution Using Fentanyl

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:10

A federal three-judge panel denied a drug company's request to halt the execution set for Tuesday morning over concerns about whether the state obtained the drugs improperly.

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Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:00

Research shows that 400 female blue orchard bees are as effective at pollinating almonds as the more than 10,000 bees in a honeybee hive. But they reproduce slowly and are prone to wandering.

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Span Of Busy Highway Bridge Collapses In Italy; 11 Deaths Reported

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 07:38

A suspension bridge collapsed in Genoa on Tuesday, sending cars and trucks that had been driving on the A10 highway crashing down below.

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How To Make A Civics Education Stick

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:00

In the age of fake news, civics learning involves a lot more than reading the Constitution. One teacher says she encourages her students to "question everything."

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What's In Your Shopping Cart? A Battleground For Global Trade

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 05:03

As a trade war brews between the U.S. and its major trading partners, we looked into the carts of back-to-school shoppers to see how global trade might show up in their baskets

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What To Watch In Tuesday's Primaries: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut And Vermont

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 05:00

The 2018 midterms have been dominated by talk of Democratic gains, but today Republicans will pick nominees in several places they hope to flip House seats and even governors' mansions.

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Uh Oh, Germany Is Rapidly Running Out Of Beer Bottles

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 05:00

In Germany, beer consumption is up as temperatures remain unusually high. This is good and bad news for the beer industry.

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India Aims For The World's Biggest Health Care Overhaul

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:57

Posh private hospitals give world-class care — and serve lattes. At government facilities, cancer patients sleep on the sidewalk. But the prime minister has a plan to help the poor.

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Car Crashes Into Security Barriers At U.K. Parliament

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 03:51

Authorities say at least two people were injured in what London police say they are treating as a terrorist incident.

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Firefighters Make Gains Against California Fires

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:10

As more than a dozen blazes continue to decimate massive swaths of the state, firefighters took advantage of cooling temperatures to make progress before another heat wave hits the state.

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Prosecutors Conclude Arguments Against Paul Manafort In Bank And Tax Fraud Trial

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:59

The government called more than two dozen witnesses in its bid to prove Manafort had allegedly violated tax and banking laws. His defense team will have a chance to call witnesses next.

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Impact Of Facebook's False Posts Is Difficult To Measure

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:56

Facebook determined that some of the event pages organizing last weekend's counter-protests were fake and took them down. How that affected genuine organizing efforts is hard to assess.

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Despite FDA Caution, Doctors Say Lasers May Help With Vaginal Pain And Dryness

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:55

The FDA recently warned against using lasers for so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" treatments to reshape or tighten the vagina. But one kind of laser treatment might have gotten a bad rap.

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