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A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:34

Christian Picciolini spent eight years as a member of a violent, white power skinhead group. He eventually withdrew and co-founded a nonprofit to help extremists disengage.

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Sugar And Sleep: More Rest May Dull Your Sweet Tooth

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:44

When study participants who routinely got less than seven hours of sleep were coached to extend their sleep time, they also changed their diets, without being asked — taking in less sugar each day.

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India Tests Long-Range Missile, Lauding 'Major Boost' To Military Capability

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:23

The intercontinental ballistic missile has a range of some 3,100 miles. Its launch Thursday comes at a particularly fraught time in India's relationship with neighbors Pakistan and China.

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'12 Strong': When The Afghan War Looked Like A Quick, Stirring Victory

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:06

Many Americans may be weary of the war in Afghanistan. But a new movie is betting big on the true story of Green Berets on horseback who made the early days of the fight look deceptively easy.

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2017 Among Warmest Years On Record

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:00

The planet's global surface temperature last year was second warmest since 1880, NASA says. And scientists say the five warmest years on record have been since 2010.

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Trump Admin Will Protect Health Workers Who Refuse Services On Religious Grounds

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:53

The Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom is being established to aid health workers with objections rooted in conscience or religion to treating certain people and performing some procedures.

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Here Are The 20 Cities Still In The Running For Amazon's Second HQ

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:43

Amazon says it reviewed 238 proposals in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. It says it will invest $5 billion in building the new headquarters, which could create up to 50,000 high-paying jobs.

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Confusion Reigns As GOP Scrambles To Avert A Government Shutdown

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:41

The president indicated in a morning tweet that he opposed House Republicans' bill to extend long-term funding for a popular children's health care program as part of a short-term spending agreement.

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Repeated Head Hits, Not Just Concussions, May Lead To A Type Of Chronic Brain Damage

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:01

Scientists believe they have solid evidence that repeated direct hits to the head can cause the degenerative brain disease seen in some athletes, even if there are no signs of concussion.

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This Man Has Freed Hundreds Of Yazidis Captured By ISIS. Thousands Remain Missing

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:11

His phone rarely stops ringing. Most calls and messages are from other Yazidis in Iraq's Kurdistan region, asking for help to find their relatives. Others are from people threatening to kill him.

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Director Hugh Wilson, Creator Of 'WKRP In Cincinnati,' Dies At 74

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:08

Wilson also worked in movies, directing the first Police Academy as well as Guarding Tess and The First Wives Club. Wilson had been battling lung cancer and emphysema.

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China Reports Its Fastest Economic Growth In 7 Years

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:17

China's economy, the second-largest in the world, grew by 6.9 percent in 2017. It's the first time since 2010 that the speed of China's economic growth went up rather than edging down.

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Russian Athletes Withdraw From Competition When Drug Testers Arrive

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:00

More than 30 athletes that were to compete at the Siberian Indoor Championships last weekend suddenly pulled out of the event claiming various illnesses.

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Apple Plans To Create 20,000 Jobs, And Build New Campus

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:26

Apple says it's bringing billions of dollars back to the U.S. and using it to build a new campus and create 20,000 jobs. Analysts say the announcement is a mix of politics and economics.

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Top Stories: Poll Judges Trump's First Year; Trump's View Of Border Wall

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:27

Also: A winter storm across the South turns deadly; Secretary of State Tillerson says the U.S. won't build a Turkey-Syria border force; and a thief steals millions in casino chips in Macau.

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Lawmakers Testify At Hearing: Bring Earmarks Back

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00

There is strong bipartisan support in the House to overturn the 7-year-old earmark ban in order to give lawmakers a greater say in directing federal dollars.

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Another Fusion GPS Transcript? House Intel Panel Votes On Whether To Unveil It

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00

House Intelligence Committee members are scheduled to vote on Thursday about whether to make public the transcript of their hearing with the founder of Fusion GPS. A Senate panel's is already out.

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From Taxes To The Swamp: Trump's Promises, Kept And Incomplete, 1 Year In

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00

In 2016, Donald Trump offered a list of things he wanted to accomplish as president. As his first anniversary in office approaches, here is what he can check off and what is incomplete.

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Majority Of Americans See Trump's First Year As A Failure

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey finds Americans believe Trump has divided the nation in his first year as president. But people who backed him in 2016 continue to be firmly behind him.

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From The Frontlines Of A Sexual Assault Epidemic: Two Therapists Share Stories

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00

Two psychologists both have a rare specialty: counseling sexual assault survivors who have intellectual disabilities. The stories of sexual violence in their clients' lives have striking similarities.

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