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Wreckage Of WWII Aircraft Carrier Found In The South Pacific Ocean

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:01

The Hornet played a role in several key events in the war – including the Doolittle Raid on Japan and the Battle of Midway. Researchers have located it 3 miles below the surface.

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Trump Calls On Rep. Ilhan Omar To Resign Over Remarks Criticized As Anti-Semitic

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:51

"Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress," President Trump said. "I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the foreign affairs committee."

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Suspected U.S. Spy 'Is Holding Up Surprisingly Well' In Russian Jail, Lawyer Says

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:56

The brother of Paul Whelan, the American arrested in Moscow in late December, says Russia has given the family no information for why he is being accused of spying.

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A Neuroscientist Explores The Biology Of Addiction In 'Never Enough'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:50

Growing up, Judith Grisel struggled with alcohol, marijuana and cocaine. Now as a neuroscientist, she's working to understand the biological basis of addiction. Her new book is Never Enough.

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'El Chapo,' Notorious Drug Kingpin, Found Guilty After Dramatic Trial In New York

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:39

Joaquín Guzmán was convicted on all 10 counts he faced related to his leading of Mexico's infamous Sinaloa cartel.

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Trump Says He's Not 'Happy' With Budget Deal But Thinks Shutdown Unlikely

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:35

Congressional negotiators are close to a budget deal, but it provides less than what the president wants for a border wall and limits the number of people immigration officials can arrest.

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Tyndall Air Force Base To Be Rebuilt As 'Air Base Of The Future'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00

When Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle last October, it caused widespread destruction at Tyndall Air Force Base. The rebuilding of the base is expected to cost $3 billion.

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To Prevent Pregnancy-Related Depression, At-Risk Women Advised To Get Counseling

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:27

An influential expert panel recommends pregnant women at risk of depression get referred to counseling to prevent the illness. But for many women and their doctors, it may be easier said than done.

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Trump Supporter Violently Shoves BBC Cameraman At El Paso Rally

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:30

"The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy" against the media, a BBC producer says of President Trump's rally in El Paso, Texas.

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'I Rue The Day We Ever Became Farmers': In Rural India, A Struggle To Survive

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:07

"The farmer dies feeding this country, but no one fights for the farmer," says a 60-year-old woman whose son, an onion farmer, committed suicide. He was $40,000 in debt. Her husband died days later.

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Woman Who Provoked Suicidal Boyfriend Via Text Message Begins Prison Sentence

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 07:03

The Massachusetts woman sent her boyfriend a barrage of texts encouraging him to kill himself. He did, and she was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. A state supreme court has upheld the sentence.

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To Protect Imperiled Salmon, Fish Advocates Want To Shoot Some Gulls

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 07:00

Biologists think gulls are eating more juvenile salmon than they thought, and fish advocates are proposing to kill problem gulls. But opponents say dam modification is what's needed to protect salmon.

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Government Can Waive Environmental Laws To Build Border Wall Prototypes, Court Rules

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:38

Environmental groups and the state of California had argued that the Trump administration overstepped its authority when it waived the environmental laws to build border barriers. A court disagrees.

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Lawsuit Claims Denver Teacher Strike Could Harm Special Needs Students

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:09

The lawsuit alleges that children with severe disabilities might hurt themselves without trained teachers and caregivers present. The school district says the suit is based on "speculation."

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder Close To 2020 Decision As He Heads To Iowa

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:00

The former Obama AG will decide whether he's running in the next two weeks. The speech he plans to give certainly sounds like the building blocks of a possible campaign to challenge President Trump.

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'Church Of Safe Injection' Offers Needles, Naloxone To Prevent Opioid Overdoses

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 05:18

The group says it has 18 chapters in eight states, all of them funded by private, anonymous donations. Members distribute free and clean drug-use supplies even at the risk of being arrested.

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Soul-Searching After Parkland, Dick's CEO Embraces Tougher Stance On Guns

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 05:02

Ed Stack is a gun owner who was a longtime Republican donor. A year after Dick's Sporting Goods became an unlikely corporate face of gun control, it sees the fallout from its policy and lobbying.

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Trump Took Fight For Border Wall To El Paso — Where O'Rourke Was Ready For Him

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:33

In a near-showdown that seemed to mirror the ongoing dispute over the border, Trump was greeted by a counter-rally led by former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who has criticized Trump on immigration.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Optimistic About U.S.-China Trade Talks

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 23:12

"Both sides are talking and I always think that is always the essential thing to reaching an agreement," Cook tells NPR. The U.S. has set a March 1 deadline for the talks, which resume this week.

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California Judge Orders Planned Parenthood Workers' Names To Remain Sealed

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 23:06

Two anti-abortion activists are being prosecuted for secretly recording Planned Parenthood workers. The group wants their names to remain confidential out of fear for their safety.

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