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The Russia Investigations: Unanswered Questions In The Eye Of The Storm

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 07:01

The president and his lawyers may be close to submitting a take-home exam of sorts to special counsel Robert Mueller, but so many other points about this imbroglio remain unresolved.

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Germany's AfD Party Finds A New Stronghold In Bavaria, And It's Costing Angela Merkel

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 07:00

A booming economy and ever fewer migrants crossing the border haven't eased a populist backlash against the German chancellor's political allies in the wealthy alpine state of Bavaria.

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Sommelier Cheating Scandal Leaves Bitter Taste In The Wine World

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 23:43

Someone apparently revealed secrets about the test for aspiring Master Sommeliers. Organizers can't tell who got the unfair edge, so they dumped results for 23 applicants.

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Arizona Prison Denying Basic Hygiene Needs To Women, Say Inmates

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:29

Women at Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville, outside Phoenix, say they were without toilet paper for days. The Department of Corrections blamed some inmates and a budgeting problem.

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Same-Sex Penguin Couple Fosters An Egg In Sydney

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 17:08

The new penguin couple are named Sphen and Magic, and the two males are about to take the leap into parenthood. They are often spotted together, waddling or going for a swim.

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Meet The Internet Researchers Unmasking Russian Assassins

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 17:06

The group Bellingcat seeks to unmask covert operations, rogue groups and corruption around the globe. But can it keep its independence?

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Saudi Economic Summit Suffers Exodus Of Guests After Journalist's Disappearance

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 17:03

Dubbed "Davos in the Desert," the Future Investment Initiative is set to host dozens of the world's business leaders. But many are pulling out to protest Jamal Khashoggi's suspected murder.

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Why MSF Had To Stop Offering Mental Health Care To Refugees In Nauru

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:45

Doctors Without Borders spent 11 months treating asylum seekers and refugees as well as locals. In early October, the government of the tiny island nation told them to shut down their operation.

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The Hijacked Hearse: Dispatches From The Ebola Outbreak In DRC

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:24

Almost every day, the Democratic Republic of the Congo issues regular reports on the Ebola situation, There are facts, figures — and today, a harrowing tale.

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'We're Survivors': Cleanup Begins On Florida's Devastated Coast

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:04

"We've done it before. It's just the price we pay for living where we live," said a woman who runs an oyster restaurant in an area that was pounded by dangerous storm surge from Hurricane Michael.

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California Democrats Hope Asian-American Voters Can Help Flip Red Districts

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:01

In conservative Orange County, a growing Asian-American population could have an impact on some key competitive House races in the midterms.

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Turkey Releases U.S. Pastor After Two Years In Prison

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:08

Andrew Brunson was one of thousands arrested in Turkey after a failed coup attempt in 2016. A court in western Turkey says he is now free to leave the country.

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Goats And Sheep (Indirectly) Fight Fires In Heartwarming BBC Video

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:46

The animals are part of a collaboration with shepherds and firefighters [apstyle one word] to stop the spread of wildfires in northern Spain.

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GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, Under Indictment, Launches False Attacks On Opponent

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:39

The California lawmaker, indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses, is running an ad accusing his Democratic challenger of having terrorist ties and trying to "infiltrate" Congress.

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Rate Of C-Sections Is Rising At An 'Alarming' Rate, Report Says

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:59

A report in The Lancet says the rate of cesarean sections has tripled globally since 1990. In some hospitals, more than 70 percent of births occur by C-section, putting moms and babies at risk.

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'You Look Perfect:' Princess Eugenie Of York Marries In Another Royal Wedding

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:10

Prince George, the 5-year-old son of Prince William served as page boy, and 3-year-old Princess Charlotte was a bridesmaid.

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No Wonder It Works So Well: There May Be Viagra In That Herbal Supplement

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:59

Hundreds of nutritional supplements contain unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients, according to an FDA database. So why isn't the agency doing more to get them recalled?

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'This Is A War Zone': Hurricane Michael Leaves Deadly Trail Through Southeast

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:26

More than a million people are without electricity, and areas along the Gulf Coast report severe outages of cellphone service and other communications.

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Canada's Wild Salmon Caravan Connects Future Of Fish And Indigenous People

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:02

Warming oceans and development threaten the West Coast's wild salmon. So activists started a traveling celebration to draw attention to the plight of the sockeye in Canada's Fraser River.

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Pope Accepts Resignation Of D.C. Archbishop Donald Wuerl Amid Sex Abuse Crisis

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 07:00

Two months ago, a Pennsylvania grand jury detailed how Wuerl learned of credible abuse allegations against priests under his supervision — and still gave the men new parish assignments.

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