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Jerry Brown's Exit Interview: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:39

The outgoing governor of California spoke about climate change, nuclear proliferation, capitalism and more in a wide-ranging interview with NPR.

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Mystery Blast Sank The USS San Diego in 1918. New Report Reveals What Happened

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:35

A team of researchers had been trying to determine whether the armored cruiser was lost to sabotage, an accident or an attack.

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Huawei Executive Granted Bail In Canada, Former Canadian Diplomat Is Detained In China

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:31

Michael Kovrig reportedly was taken into custody but China has not acknowledged it. Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou faces extradition from Canada to the U.S. to be tried on fraud charges.

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OPINION: What My Dad And I Learned In Hunting Class

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:15

A father and son are part of the majority of Americans who don't hunt and didn't learn from their parents. So they take a class, and learn a little about hunting and a few things about themselves.

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Yemen's Warring Sides Shake Hands On Deal To Swap Thousands Of Prisoners

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:12

Both sides in Yemen's conflict are meeting in Sweden for their first face-to-face talks since war broke out in 2015. Yemenis face the "worst humanitarian crisis in the world," according to the U.N.

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Charlottesville Jury Recommends 419 Years Plus Life For Neo-Nazi Who Killed Protester

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:18

After two days of deliberation, jurors said James Alex Fields Jr. should spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering Heather Heyer and injuring 35 others at the Unite the Right rally last year.

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Iowa College Becomes Battleground For Student Worker Unionization

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:42

Students with campus jobs at Grinnell College want to unionize, but the college is pushing back and asking the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider an Obama-era ruling allowing such unions.

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Lots Of Antibiotics Are Used In Beef Production. McDonald's Vows To Change This

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:35

The fast-food giant, one of the world's biggest beef buyers, announces plans to use its might to cut back on antibiotics in its global beef supply. Environmentalists are applauding the commitment.

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Russians Pay Last Respects To Human Rights Defender Lyudmila Alexeyeva

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:57

Alexeyeva, who died Saturday, was a longtime Kremlin critic who lived in exile for 16 years during the Soviet era. President Vladimir Putin tried to co-opt her legacy during her lifetime.

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U.S. Navy Sends Hospital Ship To Colombia To Treat Venezuelan Migrants

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:18

The USNS Comfort spent a week in the Caribbean caring for ailing Venezuelans who couldn't get treatment in their troubled home country.

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Trump EPA Proposes Big Changes To Federal Water Protections

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:55

The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.

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Scramble For Shingles Vaccine: How To Cope With Shingrix Shortage

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:53

This holiday season the must-have item for people of a certain age is a vaccine to protect against shingles, the painful skin condition caused by a reawakening of the chickenpox virus.

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U.S. Marines Declare 5 Service Members Dead, Ending Search After 'Aviation Mishap'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:14

The decision Tuesday follows five days of search and rescue efforts off the coast of Japan, following an accident last week that involved seven crew members. Only one Marine ultimately survived.

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'Time' Person Of The Year For 2018: Journalists Under Attack In 'War On Truth'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:13

Time calls them "guardians" in a struggle against lies and misinformation that has pit news agencies against political groups and governments.

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Google CEO Says He Leads 'Without Political Bias' In Congressional Testimony

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:06

Sundar Pichai, in his public debut in Congress, is expected to address privacy, allegations of anti-conservative bias, a censored search tool for China and a scuttled Pentagon contract.

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Farm Bill Compromise Reached With SNAP Changes Out, Industrial Hemp In

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:31

While much of the farm bill draft mirrors current law, there is a major change coming for farmers: industrial hemp will be legalized. Forestry and food stamps became sticking points.

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With 52.5 Million Users' Data Exposed On Google+, Google Quickens Shutdown

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:29

Users' name, date of birth, email address, work history and other information were exposed for nearly a week in November, Google says.

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For December, 3 Romantic Holiday Escapes

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:00

Get away from holiday stress and crummy weather with our romance picks for December. We've got great contemporary stories and a charming inversion of that classic Regency trope, the forced engagement.

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News Brief: Trump Meets Democratic Leaders, Brexit Deal, U.N. Climate Talks

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:05

As a partial government shutdown looms, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi meet the president to discuss border wall funding. Britain seeks changes to Brexit. U.N. climate talks continue in Poland.

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Often Quiet On Wars, Congress Challenges White House Over Yemen

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:04

Something rare is stirring in Congress. There's growing sentiment to force the president to end U.S. involvement in a war, in this case Yemen, where the U.S. military has been aiding Saudi Arabia.

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