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Heat Wave Blankets Much Of The U.S. This Week

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 19:46

It is bringing dangerous, record-breaking temperatures to the Central and Eastern states.

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Border Protection Disputes Account Of 3-Year-Old Asked To Choose Between Parents

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 19:41

Customs and Border Protection officials are denying an NPR report that a Border Patrol agent asked the girl to choose which of her parents would be sent back to Mexico.

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Trump To Nominate Eugene Scalia, Late Supreme Court Justice's Son, As Labor Secretary

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 19:35

The president offered the Washington attorney the job, and he accepted. He's 55 and a partner at a firm where he handles labor and employment cases.

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Acting Head Of Customs and Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In 'Pilot' Phase

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:36

"Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the Southwest border, we're not going to do that," Mark Morgan told NPR.

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U.S. Overdose Deaths Dipped In 2018, But Some States Saw 'Devastating' Increases

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:56

Provisional overdose data for 2018 show a note of hope in an overall bleak picture. But in some states, the numbers actually got worse. What explains the disparities?

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'I'm Drowning': Those Hit Hardest By Student Loan Debt Never Finished College

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:25

Some of the people struggling the most to pay back their debt are the millions of students who took out student loans but never finished a degree.

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Rare New Zealand Parakeet Population Doubles After 'Epic' Breeding Season

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:20

The orange-fronted parakeet, known locally as the kākāriki karaka, is in the midst of a prolonged mating season due to a beech seed boon. So far, more than 150 chicks have been born in the baby boom.

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Is Aerobic Exercise The Right Prescription For Staving Off Alzheimer's?

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:04

Researchers are testing exercise in people at high risk for Alzheimer's. The goal of a federally funded study is to learn whether aerobic physical activity can protect the brain.

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U.S. Navy Ship Destroys Iranian Drone Over Strait Of Hormuz

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:46

President Trump says that after the drone closed to approximately 1,000 yards of the U.S. warship and ignored calls to stand down, it was "immediately destroyed."

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Loses Appeal, Will Stay In Prison

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:07

In addition to ordering Shkreli to stay in prison, a fedeal appeals court also affirmed that he must forfeit more than $7.3 million, along with paying restitution of $388,336

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Journalist Digs Into Years Of Corruption, Dysfunction At Border Protection Agency

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:00

Trump said he would hire 5,000 new border patrol agents, but has fallen short of that promise. Garrett Graff discusses the leadership vacuum that's plagued the agency and worsened the border crisis.

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Trump Spoke With Cohen As They, Aides, Sealed Hush Money Deals In 2016

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:49

New court documents describe Trump's direct involvement with negotiations that led to a $130,000 payment to an adult film star to buy her silence about her alleged extramarital affair with Trump.

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Jeffrey Epstein Is Denied Bail In Sex Trafficking Case

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:29

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman ordered the 66-year-old multimillionaire to remain in jail until trial. Federal prosecutors had called Epstein a flight risk.

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New 'Lion King' Remake Is More Creative Dead End Than Circle Of Life

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:23

Disney's Lion King is so realistic-looking that, paradoxically, you can't believe a moment of it. The computer-generated blockbuster feels like the world's most expensive safari-themed karaoke video.

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Kennedy Center Announces 2019 Honorees

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:00

Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street and Michael Tilson Thomas will be recognized for their lifetime contributions to the performing arts at a gala in December.

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Brother Of Suicide Bomber In Manchester Concert Attack Faces Murder Charges

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:28

Hashem Abedi has denied involvement in the 2017 bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people in Manchester, England. He was charged with murdering all of them.

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Iran Says Its Revolutionary Guard Seized Foreign Oil Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 10:39

Iran alleges that the small Panama-flagged tanker was smuggling some 264,000 gallons of fuel.

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Miranda Lambert Shares Two (Really Fun) New Songs

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 09:28

Miranda Lambert shares a cute-as-hell country bop and a total barnburner. "It All Comes Out In The Wash" and "Locomotive" are Lambert's first solo offerings in three years.

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Meet John Houbolt: He Figured Out How To Go To The Moon, But Few Were Listening

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 08:00

In the early 1960s, NASA was considering three different ideas for landing a man on the lunar surface. Houbolt's plan ultimately won out despite concerns within NASA that it was too risky.

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Japanese Anime Studio Hit With Suspected Arson, Killing At Least 16

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 07:50

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the apparently deliberate act in Kyoto is "too appalling for words." The death toll is likely to rise, and a suspect has been taken into custody.

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