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In Politics, No One Can Call You Out Like Your Family

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:46

GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte's son has publicly criticized his father in recent days. The Goodlattes join a growing list of political families airing their differences in public.

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What's The Deal With The Deepening Dispute Between U.S. And Turkey?

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:28

With the tariffs, sanctions and insults, these longtime allies are looking like anything but. As the Turkish lira falls, you may wonder what's going on here — and why it matters. We have answers.

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Ben Carson Moves Forward With Push To Change Fair Housing Rule

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:06

HUD Secretary Ben Carson is moving to overhaul an Obama-era rule intended strengthen the 1968 Fair Housing Act and combat housing segregation.

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An Iraq Veteran, Heroin Addict, Bank Robber And Debut Novelist

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:32

Nico Walker is currently in federal prison for bank robbery. That's given him plenty of time to write his semi-autobiographical novel Cherry, which has received glowing advance reviews.

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West Virginia House Votes To Impeach 2 State Supreme Court Justices

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:17

The votes come one week after the state House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against the entire bench of the state Supreme Court of Appeals.

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French Theme Park Asks: Crows Can Pick Up Trash, Why Can't You?

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:31

A team of six trained birds — rooks, actually — is collecting paper and cigarette stubs at the Puy du Fou park in western France. They drop the trash into a container in exchange for food.

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Surprise Taliban Attack Leads To Days Of Fighting, Hundreds Of Deaths

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:05

Afghanistan's military was launching a counteroffensive aimed at flushing militants out of the strategically vital city of Ghazni, which was attacked on Friday.

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Tens Of Thousands Of Romanians Protest Corruption, Demand New Government

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:58

Rallies in Bucharest and other cities were largely organized by expatriates who came home to demonstrate en masse. Police responded violently on Friday, but protests continued on Saturday and Sunday.

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Congressman Accused Of Domestic Abuse By Former Girlfriend

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:29

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat who represents the Minneapolis area, denies the accusation. Ellison is running for state Attorney General and the primary election is Tuesday.

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Elon Musk Says Saudi Investment Fund Could Help Him Take Tesla Private

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:02

The Tesla CEO, reportedly under scrutiny by federal regulators for earlier statements, says the Saudi fund is looking to diversify away from oil with a bigger investment in the electric car company.

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FBI Fires Agent Peter Strzok

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:01

FBI agent Peter Strzok, who served on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server and whose texts with another FBI employee were found to contain anti-Trump sentiments, has been fired.

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FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Political Lightning Rod Who Criticized Trump

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:36

The embattled former special agent lost his place in the Russia investigation over text messages that criticized then-candidate Trump and has been under a political bullseye ever since.

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In Presidential Tweet, Trump Says Former Aide Was 'A Loser' And 'Vicious'

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:46

On the eve of Omarosa Manigault Newman's book release, Trump tweeted scathing criticism of his former top-level aide.

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Baltimore Officer Resigns After Video Shows Him Repeatedly Punching Man

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:46

The Baltimore Police Department said it suspended the unnamed officer within hours of Saturday's incident, and that late Sunday the police commissioner accepted had accepted the officer's resignation.

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2 Koreas' Leaders Will Hold New Summit In Pyongyang Next Month

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 09:22

"For peace and prosperity of the world as well as those of the Korean peninsula," read a short statement issued by South Korea's Blue House on Monday

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Ben & Jerry's 'Milk with Dignity' Pact With Farmworkers Seems To Be Paying Off

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 08:02

Some workers say wages and living conditions have improved. Farms have also committed to providing five annual paid sick days, five paid vacation days and to meet housing health and safety standards.

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Boardwalk Collapses In Spain, Injuring 316 People At Oceanside Concert

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 07:56

The collapse occurred shortly after the headliner at a concert tried to pump up the crowd by telling people to jump, witnesses told a local news site.

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With Syria's War Nearly Over, Victims Take The Battle To European Courts

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 05:06

Syria's President Bashar Assad is on the verge of winning the war. But refugee activists are waging new battles against the regime from Europe.

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To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 05:06

In the past century, many Americans have lost the ability to sit in a way that doesn't strain their backs. Specialists say we could take a lesson from excellent sitters from other cultures.

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White House Takes Aim At Financial Protections For Military

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 05:00

Documents obtained by NPR show proposed changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when they buy cars.

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