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Thousands Freed From Prison Custody As DOJ Implements Sentencing Reform Law

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:23

More than 3,100 are moving out of the Bureau of Prisons system on Friday and the Justice Department is making other changes to comply with a law passed by Congress last year.

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A Young Jeffrey Epstein Made An Impression On His High School Students

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:15

Former students at the Dalton School in Manhattan remember Epstein as a young, charismatic teacher. More than four decades later, Epstein stands accused of sexually abusing dozens of underaged girls.

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Rogue Weedkiller Vapors Are Threatening Soybean Science

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:26

Scientists at four leading universities have seen their soybean experiments injured by a stealthy vandal: drifting fumes from a weedkiller called dicamba, now popular among farmers.

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U.S. Has Evidence That Iranian Drone Was Destroyed, Senior Official Says

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:58

President Trump said a U.S. Navy warship took down the drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. But Iranian has denied that it lost a drone.

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Trump's 'Go Back' Rhetoric Is Sign Of A Racially Divisive And Turbulent Year To Come

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:49

President Trump has used white grievance to fuel his candidacy since he first came onto the political scene. So what he's doing now with four congresswomen of color is hardly a surprise.

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Dutch Troops Were 10% Liable In Srebrenica Massacre, Supreme Court Says

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:34

The case centers on the deadly days after the city of Srebrenica fell on July 11, 1995, when some 25,000 refugees sought safety with Dutch U.N. peacekeepers.

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Hoping For Improved U.S. Ties, Pakistan's Prime Minister Set To Visit White House

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:08

Tensions have beset the U.S.-Pakistan relationship for years. The planned July 22 meeting between President Trump and Imran Khan comes as the U.S. tries to finalize Afghanistan peace negotiations.

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Listen: Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby Are The Highwomen

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:00

The country supergroup will release its self-titled debut on Sept. 6. Hear the first single, "Redesigning Women."

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Hollywood Shoots The Moon: 117 Years Of Lunar Landings At The Movies

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:01

Motion pictures went to the moon long before Apollo 11 did, and they keep going back. Critic Bob Mondello reflects on the many films, from 1902 to today, that have made the journey.

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Beyoncé Enlists Hip-Hop A-List And Global Artists For 'The Lion King: The Gift'

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:00

The musical superstar continues to challenge herself while elevating global artists for an album inspired by the new remake of The Lion King, in theaters now.

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Comic-Con 2019, Day 1: Sleepless In San Diego

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:00

San Diego Comic-Con kicked off Thursday, with more than 130,000 attendees expected. Big draws of the day were Lin-Manuel Miranda and Arnold Schwarzenegger — and a surprise appearance from Tom Cruise.

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25 Years After Scoring 'The Lion King,' Hans Zimmer Returns To Pride Rock

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:00

Twenty five years after he scored the original The Lion King, which won an Oscar, Hans Zimmer returns to Pride Rock to revisit the classic musical themes for a re-imagined tale.

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Committee Democrats Prepare For Highly Anticipated Robert Mueller Hearings

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 06:01

Members of Congress and their staffs are studying old film, reviewing the special counsel report and preparing for a lot of terse responses, they told reporters.

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How A 10-Year-Old-Boy Helped Apollo 11 Return To Earth

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:04

Greg Force was just a boy when his father, the director of a NASA tracking station in Guam, called home with an important mission for him: To help the crew of Apollo 11 return safely to Earth.

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Do You Need That Surgery? How To Decide, And How To Pick A Surgeon If You Do

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:00

When you have a serious health problem that calls for surgery, the last thing you need is the stress of navigating the health care system to find a skilled surgeon. We have tips to make it easier.

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Refinery Explosions Raise New Warnings About Deadly Chemical

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:00

Chemical experts say recent refinery explosions could have been far more devastating if deadly hydrogen fluoride was released. Some are calling for a ban on the chemical.

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VIDEO: Man Scales Down At Least 14 Stories Of High-Rise After Fire Reported

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 04:50

It's not clear why the Philadelphia man left the building this way. It is clear that he's a very skilled climber, scaling more than a dozen floors in about three minutes.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Receives Hero's Welcome Home Amid Trump Attacks

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 04:32

"We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president," she said into a megaphone, "because his policies are a nightmare to us. We are not deterred, we are not frightened, we are ready."

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Toys"R"Us Is Coming Back But With A Different Approach

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 21:57

More than a year after filing for bankruptcy, the chain is relaunching in Texas and New Jersey. Its new stores will feature spaces for toy demonstrations and events.

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2nd Democratic Primary Debate Matchups Set: Sanders Vs. Warren and Biden Vs. Harris

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:58

The debates will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on July 30 and 31 in Detroit. Moderators will be CNN's Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper.

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