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Does More Federal Aid Raise Tuition Costs? Not For Most Students, Research Says

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 06:00

Experts say there isn't solid evidence that federal aid drives up college prices, except in one sector: for-profit colleges.

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Judges Ask ICE to Make Courts Off Limits To Immigration Arrests

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 05:53

Courts should be added to the list of "sensitive locations" that ICE officials are to avoid, judges say, arguing the justice system depends on safe and equal access to the court system.

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As Election Fraud Probe Centers On N.C.'s 9th District, A Cynical Cloud Settles In

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 05:01

"We'll never have any decent people run for office again," said one lifelong Bladen County resident. The district might have to rerun the primary and general elections for Congress.

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What You Need To Know About Another Wild Week In The Russia Investigation

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 05:01

The president's former personal lawyer is going to prison. A Russian woman is set to plead guilty to acting as a foreign agent. A former Trump national security adviser will soon learn his fate too.

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Nurse Denied Life Insurance Because She Carries Naloxone

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 05:00

The U.S. surgeon general has called on "bystanders" to be equipped with the opioid reversal drug to save lives. But when a nurse answered that call, her application for life insurance was denied. Why?

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Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 05:00

With government shelters across the country nearing capacity, officials are considering a range of options from releasing the children more quickly to building more tent cities.

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China Detains Second Canadian Citizen

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 03:05

Chinese authorities have detained another Canadian citizen this week, allegedly for harming national security. The detentions appear to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a Huawei executive.

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Nancy Pelosi Cuts Deal With Democratic Rebels To Ensure Return To Speakership

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 20:23

Nancy Pelosi is poised to once again be speaker of the House, after cutting a deal with several House Democrats who had previously opposed her. Pelosi will serve a maximum of four years in the post.

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Report Condemns Australian Prison For Forcing Woman To Give Birth Alone In Cell

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 20:00

"I wanted to understand how such a distressing, degrading and high-risk set of events could have occurred in a 21st Century Australian prison," the head of a prison watchdog said on Wednesday.

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Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:16

When fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect on the overdose rate.

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Top Cardinals Embroiled In Sexual Abuse Scandal No Longer On Papal Council

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:20

Javier Errázuriz had been accused of ignoring sexual abuse in Chile. George Pell has reportedly been found guilty of sexually assaulting children in Australia.

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Evelyn Berezin, Computer Scientist Behind Groundbreaking Word Processor, Dies At 93

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:01

Berezin studied physics but, despairing of the job market in physics, she turned to the rapidly transforming computer industry. She invented the first truly computerized system for word processing.

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Congress To Make Members Pay Out Of Pocket For Sexual Harassment Settlements

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:50

Lawmakers are expected to vote this week to overhaul how Congress handles accusations of sexual misconduct. The deal follows a nearly yearlong standoff over member liability and other issues.

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Remembering Rosanell Eaton, An Outspoken Advocate for Voting Rights

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:30

Remembering Rosanelle Eaton, the North Carolina woman who in her 90s became the face of efforts to overturn laws that civil rights activists said discriminated against black voters.

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Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:28

The U.S. government says warming ocean temperatures and melting ice have resulted in the "most unprecedented transition in history" in the Arctic, leading to extreme weather events across the globe.

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Senate Poised To Vote To End U.S. Military Support For War In Yemen

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:54

A bipartisan resolution directs the administration to end military assistance to the Saudi-led conflict. It draws on the Vietnam-era War Powers Act, marking the first debate on this war authority.

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Tribune, Tronc And Beyond: A Slur, A Secret Payout And A Looming Sale

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:43

Tribune Publishing secretly started to pay more than $2.5 million to a fired news executive to settle a lawsuit. It sought to keep a slur by controlling owner Michael Ferro from becoming public.

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Sleepless No More In Seattle – Later School Start Time Pays Off For Teens

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:21

American teens are chronically sleep deprived, in part because of early school start times. But how much difference can a later start make? As Seattle's school district found out, it can help a lot.

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From Convict To Criminal Justice Reporter: 'I Was So Lucky To Come Out Of This'

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:59

Keri Blakinger spent nearly two years locked up on narcotics charges before becoming a journalist. "I've been so privileged in so many ways to end up with hope and second chances," she says.

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What To Know About The No-Confidence Vote Facing British Prime Minister Theresa May

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:19

Britain's prime minister faces a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday evening. Why do members of her own party want to sack her?

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