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Sen. Grassley Says Report On Sexual Harassment In Judiciary Simply Kicks The Can

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:34

On Wednesday, the Legislative and Judicial branches of the federal government clashed over who should direct how one body deals with sexual harassment complaints.

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London Lights Grenfell Tower Green A Year After Deadly Fire

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:29

72 lives were lost in the fire. The incident has come to symbolize poor living conditions in public housing and what is perceived as a slow and distant government response.

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Chilean Police Raid Offices of Catholic Church In Sex Abuse Scandal

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:46

The raid came days after three bishops in Chile resigned over the church's decades-long sex abuse and coverup.

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Pence Speech Riles Some As Southern Baptists' Moderates Gain Strength

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:31

The largest Protestant denomination in the country closed its annual meeting Wednesday with a partisan speech from the vice president. The group's new leader quickly sought to distance it from Pence.

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Former Banker, Now Regulator Wants To Allow Banks To Make Payday-Style Loans

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:16

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting is a former bank executive testifying before Congress this week about reshaping some banking rules. He wants big banks to start making small-dollar loans.

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At Issue In Florida Senate Campaign: Who's Fighting For Puerto Rico?

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:00

Florida has a growing bloc of Puerto Rican voters in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and his main challenger, GOP Gov. Rick Scott, are fighting over recovery efforts.

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World Cup 2018 Preview: What You Need To Know

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:00

The soccer tournament kicks off in Moscow on Thursday. From new stars to controversial stadiums, here's our guide on what to follow.

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Looking To History To Combat Wildfires

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:00

After decades of modern fire prevention some forests are much thicker than they've been historically. New research offers a guide to thinning that could keep wildfires smaller and shorter.

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Report Expected To Condemn FBI Violations In 2016 Clinton Email Investigation

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:00

The Justice Department's inspector general is expected to conclude that James Comey ignored official guidelines in investigating Hillary Clinton's private email server.

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FEMA Blamed Delays In Puerto Rico On Maria; Agency Records Tell Another Story

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:00

Internal documents shed light on the federal government's slow response to Hurricane Maria: FEMA failed to get enough supplies to Puerto Rico before the storm and then scrambled to supply them after.

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Flipping The Script — Red State Democrats Campaign On Health Care

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:00

Democrats see a focus on health care as one way to hold onto Senate seats in red states in the November midterms. That's despite being repeatedly beaten on health care messaging in recent elections.

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San Francisco Elects First African-American Woman For Mayor

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 03:35

London Breed is a native San Franciscan who grew up in public housing. Her opponent, a former state senator, would have been the city's first openly gay mayor.

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Wildfires Blaze Across Parts Of Southwest

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 02:30

The fires have shut down the San Juan National Forest and destroyed homes in the tourist hub of Moab, Utah.

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U.S. Suicides Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:01

You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and girls, but that difference has narrowed.

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Teen Allegedly Framed By Town's Police To Preserve Perfect Arrest Statistics

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:27

The Miami-area boy was intentionally and falsely arrested in Florida for four burglaries that he did not commit, federal prosecutors said in an indictment filed Monday.

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Pompeo: North Korea Will Take Major Steps To Disarm In Trump's First Term

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:58

He told reporters in Seoul on Wednesday that the country will take steps to disarm in two and a half years. But details of the agreement between President Trump and Kim Jong Un remain vague.

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Farmworkers In California Fearful After Immigrant Couple Dies While Fleeing ICE

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:57

In March, two undocumented farmworkers died in a car crash after speeding away from ICE agents. But ICE had the wrong people. The accident has immigrant farmworkers and their employers on edge.

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Errors Trigger Retraction Of Study On Mediterranean Diet's Heart Benefits

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:03

An anesthesiologist who taught himself statistics identified flaws in an influential study that claimed to prove the Mediterranean diet has cardiovascular benefits. The 2013 paper is being retracted.

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'Shaking The Hand Of Peace': Unpacking Trump's North Korea Movie Trailer

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:57

A four-minute fake movie trailer created by the Trump administration for Kim Jong Un is decidedly odd; culture critic Glen Weldon asks National Security Correspondent David Welna what it all means.

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Russia Welcomes 2018 World Cup, Clamping Down On Dissent And Hooligans

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:45

Russian law enforcement has taken "preventative measures" and will work to prevent "bad ideas" from being put into action, officials say.

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