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Three Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historians Aim To Put American Politics In Context

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:19

In new books, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Joseph J. Ellis — also Jon Meacham whose tome hit shelves in May — aim to contextualize or contrast the Trump era with the leadership of previous presidents.

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Soyuz Rocket Failure Forces Astronaut And Cosmonaut To Make 'Ballistic Landing'

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 07:30

Astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were headed to the International Space Station when their Soyuz MS-10's booster failed.

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In A Drying Climate, Colorado's Water Cop Patrols For Water Thieves

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 05:08

A deputy sheriff in Colorado patrols his county looking for water thieves and settling sometimes violent disputes over water. He's known as the "water cop," and his job is more important than ever.

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'First Man' Considers Glory, Grief And A Famous Walk On The Moon

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 05:01

Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in a story about the noise, heat and struggle it takes to overcome forces to which you're meant to surrender.

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'Dancing Queen': Alyssa Edwards Doesn't Let Dance Moms Drag Her Down

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 05:00

The Netflix reality series follows drag queen Alyssa Edwards (and her alter ego, Justin Johnson) through her/his offstage life as a dance instructor in Texas.

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Republicans Seize On 'Angry Mob' Mantra To Keep Their Midterm Base Fired Up

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 20:57

President Trump warned about a "radical Democrat mob" at his rally in Pennsylvania. He used the term over the weekend, and other Republicans have echoed such strong language in the run-up to Nov. 6.

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Emotional Support Squirrel A No-Go On Frontier Flight

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:06

A woman who tried to fly to Ohio from Orlando with her rodent companion ultimately agreed to exit after the other passengers were required to deplane and police were called.

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Mexico's Morgues Are Overflowing As Its Murder Rate Rises

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:24

Several cities have resorted to storing dead bodies in refrigerated trailers, including Guadalajara. That sparked a national scandal, after some residents complained about the stench.

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Video: Georgia Woman Calls Police On Black Babysitter

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:25

Corey Lewis runs his own child care and mentoring business, but he still came under suspicion, he says, because the white children he was watching "don't look like me."

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How To Prevent Brain-Sapping Delirium In The ICU

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:25

People who suffer from prolonged delirium in the hospital are likely to develop long-term mental problems like dementia. Doctors have come up with techniques they say can reduce delirium in the ICU.

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'Come And Arrest Me': Former Pa. Governor Defies Justice Department On Safe Injection

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:17

A nonprofit in Philadelphia is making plans to open a supervised drug injection site — which is against the law. Their response to justice department threats of a crackdown? "Bring it on."

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Son Of Limo Company Owner Arrested, Accused Of Homicide After Deadly Crash

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:11

New York State Police charged Nauman Hussain just days after an accident killed 20 people in New York. His father's company has a record of failed inspections.

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Trump Administration Presses Saudis For Information On Missing Journalist

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:04

"We're going to get to the bottom of it," Trump said Wednesday. Turkish officials say a squad of Saudi men killed Jamal Khashoggi shortly after he arrived at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week.

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U.S. Charges Alleged Chinese Government Spy With Stealing U.S. Trade Secrets

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:02

Alleged Chinese spy Yanjun Xu was extradited from Belgium to the U.S. to face prosecution. He faces four charges, including conspiracy to conduct economic espionage and steal trade secrets.

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FACT CHECK: Trump's False Claims On 'Medicare For All'

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:02

President Trump packed a lot of disinformation into his op-ed column for USA Today attacking a Democratic health care proposal. Here are five points to know.

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Why Inmates Set Free After The Indonesia Quake Are Returning To Their Prison

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 15:34

Prisoners at the Donggala District Prison rioted as the earthquake and tsunami hit last month. The warden opened the doors — but now, after checking on their families, many inmates have come back.

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Suspect In Rape And Killing Of Bulgarian Journalist Arrested In Germany

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:44

Viktoria Marinova's death sparked an international outcry over the dangers journalists face. Bulgarian officials say the evidence shows she was the victim of a sex crime and not targeted for her work.

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She Was Too Poor To Stay In School. Now She's An Inspiration To Rihanna

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:04

Angeline Murimirwa is lauded as one of the world's most influential women for her work with a charity that gives scholarships to poor girls in Africa. She herself was once one of those girls.

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'Her Radiant Rolls' Put Her Over The Top: Alaska Park Names Its 'Fattest Bear'

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:16

It's the bear body-positive competition you didn't know you needed.

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Opinion: How China Challenges America's World Leadership

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:47

Chinese President Xi Jinping is ready for a change — specifically the transformation of the international system and China's role within it, writes author Elizabeth Economy.

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