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ICE Almost Deported Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 21:06

As explosive allegations were coming to light about immigrant women who say they've been subjected to unwanted hysterectomies and other procedures, one of those detainees was nearly deported.

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'I Trust Vaccines. I Trust Scientists. But I Don't Trust Donald Trump,' Biden Says

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 18:30

In remarks, Joe Biden details his plan to distribute a vaccine for the coronavirus, which he said must be based solely on science.

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Scientists Say A Mind-Bending Rhythm In The Brain Can Act Like Ketamine

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 18:30

Researchers were able to mimic the mind-altering effects of the drug ketamine by inducing a particular rhythm in one area of the brain.

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HHS Spokesperson Takes Leave of Absence After Disparaging Government Scientists

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 18:27

Michael Caputo is taking a two-month leave of absence after a social media outburst alleging an unfounded "deep state" conspiracy involving government scientists.

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Firefighters Battle To Save LA's Historic Mount Wilson Observatory

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:17

The Bobcat Fire came within 500 feet of the observatory on Tuesday. The same dry, isolated conditions that make Mount Wilson susceptible to fire also made it perfect for stargazing.

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Jon Stewart Uses His Celebrity To Bring Attention To Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:00

The comedian and activist is helping to launch a new campaign to fight for war veterans who say they are sick because of exposure to burn pits and other toxins in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Trump Administration Appeals To Supreme Court Over Blocked Census Memo

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:11

The administration is trying to overturn a court ruling in New York that blocks it from trying to omit unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers used to reallocate seats in Congress.

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New York City Mayor Announces A Furlough Week As City Faces Shortfall

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:04

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he and other staff will take an unpaid furlough week. He faults the federal and state governments for not doing more to ease the financial burden.

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Stanley Crouch, Towering Jazz Critic, Dead At 74

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:37

Crouch's engagement with American culture spanned over five decades, numerous mediums and many dustups. His influence on the life and shape of jazz will remain unquantifiable.

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As Economic Recovery Slows, Fed Pledges Full Support At Least Until 2023

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:04

The Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero Wednesday and pledged it was ready to use all of its available tools to support an economic recovery that appears to be weakening.

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Backup Driver Of Autonomous Uber SUV Charged With Negligent Homicide In Arizona

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:58

Rafaela Vasquez was watching the television show The Voice when the car struck a pedestrian walking her bike across a Tempe street at night.

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CDC Director Says COVID-19 Vaccine Likely Won't Be Widely Available Until Next Year

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:52

Emphasizing the continued importance of masks, Robert Redfield said that while first responders may have early access to a vaccine, broader access is not likely for six to nine months after approval.

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As Campuses Become COVID Hotspots, Colleges Strain Under Financial Pressures

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:06

Scott Carlson, a writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, says COVID has strained the finances of some colleges: "Over the next year or two, we will start to see these colleges fall away."

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Yoshihide Suga Becomes Japan's Prime Minister, Pledging To Follow Abe's Course

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:05

The former chief Cabinet secretary and government spokesman was sworn in as the country's first new prime minister in almost eight years, after Shinzo Abe stepped down citing health concerns.

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U.S. Diplomat Asks Belarus To Release Her Jailed Husband, Vitali Shkliarov

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:03

Heather Shkliarov warns that her Belarusian-American husband's health is in "immediate danger" following his late-July arrest by security forces of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

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Politics And Football Mix Again, As Trump Cheers Return Of Big Ten Play

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:56

The Big Ten conference announced that the college football season would resume at the end of October with new coronavirus protocols. President Trump had been calling for the games to start up again.

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Big Ten Reverses Decision, Will Start Football Season In October

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:31

Facing pressure from athletes, parents, coaches and President Trump, the Big Ten said it will return to football with new precautions, reversing its decision last month to postpone the season.

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Celebs Disdain Facebook And Instagram - For A Day

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:35

Some of the social media platforms' most prominent users called for a 24-hour boycott of the sites to protest Facebook's failure to control disinformation and hate speech.

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People Are Spending More On Furniture, Clothes, Restaurants And Bars

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:50

But U.S. shoppers spent more prudently in August and retail sales grew a tepid 0.6% from July, after extra federal jobless benefits expired and families faced a confusing back-to-school season.

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Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall As A Category 2 Near Alabama-Florida Line

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:04

Some isolated areas in the storm's path could see nearly 3 feet of rain. Forecasters say the flooding will be "historic" and will affect areas far inland.

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