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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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To Deter Foreign Hackers, Some States May Also Be Deterring Voters

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 05:00

States are blocking foreign IP addresses from their election websites. But it won't stop determined hackers and it could frustrate voters who live overseas.

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A 'Voice For The Voiceless': Sainthood For El Salvador's Archbishop Óscar Romero

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 04:58

Romero was an outspoken champion of the poor who pleaded for social justice during a time of widespread violence. On Sunday, Romero will be canonized as a saint at the Vatican.

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Following Crash, All F-35s Temporarily Grounded For Inspections

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 03:24

The grounding for all U.S. F-35s and those operated by international partners follows the crash of an aircraft last month in South Carolina, in which the pilot safely ejected.

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No Longer Daily, White House Press Briefings Fade As Trump Does The Talking

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00

The briefings, which were must-see TV early on in the Trump administration, are now shorter and less frequent. But reporters are getting more chances to ask the president questions directly.

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Congress Really Can Demand, And Get, Trump's Tax Returns. Here's How

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:27

Three House and Senate committees have "the unqualified right" to request taxpayers' returns from the IRS. There's no provision exempting the president.

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McConnell Warns Of 'Scary Prospect' If GOP Loses Senate Control In Midterms

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:39

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and the upcoming midterm elections.

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Faces Increasing Scrutiny As Crises Mount

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:32

Mohammed bin Salman was initially seen as a leader who could modernize the kingdom. But critics now say he is being repressive at home and reckless abroad.

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'Proud And Relieved': Matthew Shepard's Remains To Be Interred At National Cathedral

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:28

The move comes two decades after the young gay man's brutal murder in Laramie, Wyo. "This is incredibly meaningful for our family and for everyone who has known him," his parents said Thursday.

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Washington State Strikes Down Death Penalty, Citing Racial Bias

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:13

"We are confident that the association between race and the death penalty is not attributed to random chance," the state's Supreme Court justices wrote in a majority opinion.

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Parents Search For Lost Children After Indonesia's Disaster

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:00

They were separated in the chaos after the earthquake and tsunami. There's still hope that families can be reunited — but many obstacles loom.

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Commerce Secretary Now Recalls Discussing Citizenship Question With Steve Bannon

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:12

Wilbur Ross says he spoke with the former White House adviser and the U.S. attorney general months before a 2020 census citizenship question request became public, according to a court document.

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To Help Immigrants Feel Safer Around Police, Some Churches Start Issuing IDs

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:12

"No one in our city should live in fear," said Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. The Catholic archdiocese program is modeled on one in Dallas, which aims to alleviate immigrants' fears of police stops.

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Easy DNA Identifications With Genealogy Databases Raise Privacy Concerns

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:58

A majority of Americans of European descent could be linked to third cousins, or closer relatives, using genealogy databases, a study finds. Soon it may be possible to identify nearly everyone by DNA.

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'Quite Something': Kanye West Makes A Statement In The Oval Office

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:13

During a meeting at the White House, Kanye West spoke for 10 minutes on a range of topics. His stream-of-consciousness remarks left President Trump saying, "That was pretty impressive."

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Human Retinas Grown In A Dish Reveal Origin Of Color Vision

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:01

Our ability to see colors develops in the womb. Now scientists have replicated that process in the lab using human cells that grow into a functioning retina.

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Search and Rescue Efforts In Indonesia To Wind Down, With Thousands Still Missing

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:58

The official death toll for the disasters stands at 2,073. But the number of those still missing could be as high as 5,000, after the quake caused the ground to liquefy.

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How Notions Of Sex, Power And Consent Are Changing On College Campuses

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:26

Blurred Lines author Vanessa Grigoriadis says female college students were once told to protect themselves from sexual assault by learning self defense. Now, the focus is on changing men's behavior.

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