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Former 911 Operator Who Cut Short Thousands Of Calls Is Sentenced To 10 Days

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:39

"Ain't nobody got time for this. For real," Williams reportedly was recorded saying after ending a call in which a security guard tried to report cars racing on a Houston-area interstate.

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To Curb Ocean Pollution, U.K. May Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers And Cotton Swabs

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:31

Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world." The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.

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'Fearless Girl' Statue Will Face Down Stock Exchange, Not 'Charging Bull'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:26

The statue — installed in 2017, on a temporary basis, to honor International Women's Day — will stay in New York City permanently. But it will relocate, shifting around the corner from the bull.

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The Blessed Burden Of Consolata Agunga

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:15

She is a community health worker in Kenya. She is paid next to nothing. It's a tough job. And she loves it.

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Who Is The Mystery Man Behind @realDonaldTrump? (Besides The President)

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:54

Journalist Robert Draper says "no one understands Trump's base" better than White House social media director (and former caddie) Dan Scavino.

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Most Still Favor Stricter Gun Laws, But It's Fading As A 2018 Voting Issue

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:28

The number of voters in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll who say a candidate's position on gun policy will be a major factor in deciding whom to vote for has dropped 13 points since February.

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Trump Attorney Cohen Drops Dossier Lawsuits Against Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:52

Michael Cohen says he still feels he has been defamed by the infamous, unverified dossier, but he has too much on his hands for the suits to move forward.

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Cuba, Long Led By Castros, Hails A New President Outside The Family

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:23

When Raúl Castro passed Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez the job, the Communist Party stalwart became Cuba's first president not named Castro in decades. But don't expect radical reforms.

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Alabama Serial Bomber Walter Leroy Moody, 83, To Be Executed Thursday

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:51

Moody killed a federal judge at his home in Alabama and a civil rights attorney at his office in Georgia. He would be the oldest U.S. inmate executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

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Veterans-Turned-Brewers Help Others Who Served Develop New Skills

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:35

Vermont veterans cook up a brewery and a bourbon distillery that not only lifts spirits, but gives back to the community and creates a model that may encourage other vets to try entrepreneurship.

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Skipping The 2020 Census Citizenship Question? You'll Still Be Counted

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:26

Anyone who doesn't answer the controversial citizenship question would still be included in the upcoming U.S. headcount — and may get a phone call or follow-up visit, the Census Bureau's head says.

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Case Against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:50

Many of Gov. Eric Greitens' fellow Republicans have urged him to resign, after he was accused of photographing the woman he had an extramarital affair with without her consent. He has refused.

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Sanctions Targeting North Korea Ripple Into Russia

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:19

Sanctions require Russia to expel about 30,000 North Korean migrant workers. In this city in Russia's Far East, some business owners say they will be sorely missed.

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Top Stories: FAA Seeks Jet Engine Checks; Some GOP Lawmakers Want Mueller Protected

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:48

Also: The students who created the National School Walkout; Facebook will offer users a privacy opt-out; and after Sen. Duckworth (D-Ill) gives birth, the Senate votes to allow babies on the floor.

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After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:29

Homeland Security and the FBI have blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks on U.S. power plants. The industry is stepping up efforts to protect the electric grid.

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FAA Orders Inspections Of Engine Type That Blew Apart On Southwest Flight

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:03

The Federal Aviation Administration says CFM engines, which power many Boeing 737s, need to be ultrasonically inspected after a certain number of takeoffs and landings.

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Meet The Students Who Dreamed Up Friday's National School Walkout

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:27

Thousands of students across the country are expected to walk out of class Friday to protest violence in schools. And the idea came from a group of kids who live far from Florida.

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Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller, Without McConnell's Support

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:00

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the legislation is unnecessary, but those who want to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired say the point is to send a message.

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Reducing Voters' Paperwork Might Expand The Voter Rolls

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:00

By next year, more than a quarter of all Americans will live in states where they no longer have to fill out registration forms in order to cast a ballot.

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Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:00

One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.

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