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7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Of Dehydration And Shock In Border Patrol Custody

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 22:32

The girl's death underscores the crisis precipitated by large groups of families seeking asylum where there are inadequate facilities to detain them.

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Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman On Plane Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 20:36

Prabhu Ramamoorthy cried after the sentencing in Detroit on Thursday. His lawyers had called for leniency from the judge arguing, "He will suffer long after this sentence is done."

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A Trans Man Steps Into The Ring – And Wins

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:26

After an injury forced Patricio Manuel to withdraw from the women's Olympic boxing trials, the fighter faced a reckoning. He decided to start living as a man – and to rebuild his boxing career as one.

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Yum and Yuck: The Psychology Of What We Eat...And What We Spit Out

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:00

This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, we dig into the culture and psychology that determines the foods that make us salivate and the scents that make us squirm.

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'An Indescribable Feeling': Virgin Galactic Makes Historic Trip To Edge Of Space

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:55

Four years after another test flight ended tragically, the company is celebrating a milestone: Its manned spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 51 miles.

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To Help The Homeless, Some In LA Are Opening Their Doors And Inviting Them To Stay

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:20

Until recently, Helen and Bryan Lopez had been homeless in LA County. Then they moved in with the Rapkin family as part of a small program that places homeless youth in people's homes, not shelters.

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Suspected Strasbourg Shooter Reportedly Killed By Police

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:01

The suspect had been the target of a massive manhunt since Tuesday.

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Trump Defends Hush-Money Payments In Fox News Interview

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:59

The president says he never directed his onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen to do anything wrong. Cohen pleaded guilty Wednesday to making illegal payments before the 2016 election.

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Kotex Recalls Some Tampons After Reports Of 'Unraveling' Inside Body

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:53

Some boxes of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, regular absorbency, have a "quality-related defect" that left pieces of the tampon inside the bodies of some consumers — in some cases causing infection.

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Scientists Say Gene-Edited Babies Claim Is 'Wake-Up Call' For World

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:02

U.S. National Academy of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Sciences call for international gene-editing standards. Critics blast statement as inadequate.

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As 'Springsteen On Broadway' Closes, Its Excellent Film Welcomes A New Audience

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:33

Springsteen has performed his one-man show over 230 times since its debut last year. But, just as the Boss bids adieu to Broadway, a new film documenting the show is set to premiere on Netflix.

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Kentucky Supreme Court Strikes Down Pension Law That Sparked Teacher Protests

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:16

The decision is a major victory for state employees, as well as for state Attorney General Andy Beshear as he runs to unseat Gov. Matt Bevin, who championed the controversial law.

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Voting Equipment Goes Up In Flames In Congo's Capital As Election Approaches

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:48

The blaze destroyed voting machines and booths for 19 of Kinshasa's 24 polling stations. But with 10 days to go, the Democratic Republic of the Congo plans to proceed with its presidential election.

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Maria Butina Pleads Guilty In Foreign Agent Case, Admits Clandestine Influence Scheme

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:13

The Russian gun rights activist had sought to establish back-channel ties between the Russian government and leading U.S. conservative groups, including the Trump campaign and the NRA.

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'Congo Does Not Take Any Orders From Anybody': Interview With President Joseph Kabila

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:10

Joseph Kabila is barred from seeking a third consecutive term as president of Congo, where elections are scheduled later this month. But he doesn't rule out running again in the future.

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A Virus Can Eavesdrop On Bacterial Communication

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:04

A researcher had an idea about viruses that was wild. And it turned out to be true.

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Warring Sides In Yemen Agree To Cease-Fire In Key Port City

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:07

After week-long peace talks at a castle in Sweden, the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have agreed to a cease-fire in Hodeidah, a strategically significant city held by the rebels.

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Apple Will Build $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Adding 5,000 Jobs

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:13

Apple says the move is expected to make it the largest private employer in Austin. The city already has the most Apple employees outside of the company's headquarters in California.

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Major Project To Identify Long Nameless Korean War Dead Begins

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:02

Advances in DNA and other forensics now make identification of Americans who died in the Korean War highly likely. The Pentagon is exhuming hundreds of remains in a Honolulu military cemetery.

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The Bitter Boom-And-Bust Tale Of Colorado's Bet On Local Beer Hops

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:02

Even with the backing of state-based beer giant Coors, small farmers just couldn't compete with the Pacific Northwest. And with more people choosing wine and spirits, some craft brewers are closing.

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