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Antarctic Veggies: Practice For Growing Plants On Other Planets

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:00

We may cultivate crops in space one day, so scientists are running an Antarctic greenhouse to prepare. They've harvested the first crop, but like any space mission, it's a bit tricky.

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In A Puerto Rican Mountain Town, Hope Ebbs As The Hardship Continues

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:14

Six months after Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, patience in the remote mountain village of Castañer is wearing thin. Mental anguish persists among people still waiting for reliable electricity.

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What Adult Learners Really Need (Hint: It's Not Just Job Skills)

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:36

The focus shouldn't be "quick-and-dirty" paths to a degree, argues one scholar and activist, but deep learning experiences and strong support.

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Besides Cohen, Other Trump-Connected Attorneys Linked To Sean Hannity

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:36

The Fox News host had earlier been identified as a client of the president's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, whose offices and hotel room were raided by federal prosecutors earlier this month.

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After Lawmaker Gives Birth, Senate Poised To Allow Infants In For Votes

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:00

The U.S. Senate is likely to change its rules to allow children under one year on the floor during votes. Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth became the first senator to give birth in office last week.

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NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Pushing Impeachment Would Backfire On Democrats In 2018

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:00

With the president's low approval ratings, Democrats have an advantage heading into the midterms. But Republicans could use the threat of impeachment to motivate their voters to get to the polls.

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NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Pushing Impeachment Would Backfire On Democrats In 2018

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:00

With the president's low approval ratings, Democrats have an advantage heading into the midterms. But Republicans could use the threat of impeachment to motivate their voters to get to the polls.

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Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:57

Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added 7.4 million subscribers globally in the first quarter. But a big entertainment rival could challenge the service that made binge-watching popular.

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GOP Groups Pour Money Into Upcoming Arizona Special Election

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:57

The election is for a U.S. House seat. While Republicans are taking nothing for granted in a conservative district, Democrats are hoping for another upset like the one last month in Pennsylvania.

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Anguished Families Shoulder The Biggest Burdens Of Opioid Addiction

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:29

Nationally, the economic toll of the opioid crisis is in the hundreds of billions. For families of addicts, the losses can include their life savings, peace of mind and a sense of hope.

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'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:26

Journalist Ronan Farrow worked for years in the State Department. In his new book, he describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.

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'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:26

Journalist Ronan Farrow worked for years in the State Department. In his new book, he describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.

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Shark Attacks Force Cancellation Of Australian Surfing Competition

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:54

The World Surf League announced it was shutting down the Margaret River Pro in West Australia after two recreational surfers were attacked. The event was to have run through this weekend.

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CIA Director Pompeo Reportedly Made Secret Trip To North Korea

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:37

The secretary-of-state designate reportedly met with Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend to pave the way for direct talks between the North Korean leader and President Trump.

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2 More Lawsuits Join Legal Fight Over 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:09

The city of San Jose, Calif., plus individuals from Maryland and Arizona are suing to remove the controversial question. Some two dozen other cities and states are suing separately.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:47

Barbara Pierce Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. Her death was confirmed by a family spokesman. She promoted reading skills across America and was also a best-selling author.

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Sandy Hook Parents Sue Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Over Claim Shooting Was 'Fake'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:57

The defamation cases chronicle instances in which the right-wing host alleged the 2012 school massacre was a "giant hoax" staged by the federal government to undermine Second Amendment rights.

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Campaigns Workers Could Increase Membership In Labor Unions

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:01

Campaign workers often face long hours and low pay. Now, some Democratic campaign operatives are unionizing.

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Runner Tells Herself 'Just Show Up For One More Mile' — And Wins The Boston Marathon

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:37

Desiree Linden fought through wind and rain on Monday to become the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. Her victory came after she nearly bailed out during the race.

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T-Mobile Fined $40M Over 'False Ring Tones' That Masked Failed Calls

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:59

The Federal Communications Commission says the company had inserted such sounds in "hundreds of millions of calls." But not every FCC commissioner felt the settlement with T-Mobile was penalty enough.

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