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Comcast Makes Bid For 21st Century Fox In Big Hollywood Power Play

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:43

Comcast Corp. on Wednesday made a $65 billion offer for much of the Hollywood holdings of 21st Century Fox. The bid tops the $52.4 billion offer made by Disney in December.

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World Cup 2018: How To Watch The Matches Online And On TV

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:31

The World Cup begins on June 14 and runs through July 15. So, how do you watch? Our story runs down the options, online and through broadcast.

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FBI Agent Charged After Dance Move Resulted In Accidental Shooting

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 15:45

After an agent's gun was fired inside a Colorado bar, he's now facing consequences and an internal FBI investigation.

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California? Or Cali-Three-Nia? Proposal To Split State Will Be On Ballot In November

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 15:06

The ballot initiative says the state of California is so enormous and diverse that it is "nearly ungovernable." Long a billionaire's pet project, the idea will go before voters this fall.

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Antarctica Has Lost More Than 3 Trillion Tons Of Ice In 25 Years

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:52

Antarctica's ice is melting faster than was thought, say scientists who recently completed the most exhaustive assessment of the ice sheet to date.

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Massachusetts Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma, Saying It 'Peddled Falsehoods'

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:40

The civil lawsuit is just one of many the opioid drug manufacturer now faces — but the complaint filed Tuesday adds an unusual wrinkle: It also singles out the Sackler family, which owns Purdue.

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How Mexico's López Obrador Has Become The Man To Beat In His 3rd Run For President

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:32

Andrés Manuel López Obrador looked to broaden his voter base, reaching out to more voters, even conservatives, angered by epic crime and corruption. Polls show it is working.

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Enormous Dust Storm On Mars Threatens The Opportunity Rover

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:26

With the sun entirely blocked out by dust, the solar-powered rover has presumably fallen asleep to wait out the storm. NASA scientists say they are "very concerned," but that they hope for the best.

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Trump's Ban On Funding For Overseas Abortions Has Some Little-Known Exceptions

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:08

These exceptions could allow a huge number of groups to provide abortion referrals without losing U.S. aid.. Now critics of the ban are trying to spread the word.

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Saudi Arabia's Ambitious Economic Overhaul Hinges On Reducing Its Oil 'Addiction'

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:19

The government has ambitious plans to diversify the oil kingdom — and that means revamping the world's biggest petroleum producer.

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To Rinse Or Not To Rinse: How Washing Some Foods Can Help You Avoid Illness

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:20

Rinsing foods doesn't always prevent foodborne illness and can sometimes make the risks worse. Here's what the science says about which foods you should run water over and why.

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Interest Rates Expected To Go Up, With More Hikes To Come

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:18

The Fed has signaled that a total of three increases are likely in 2018. This would be the second. But, with unemployment low, the Fed could add more rate hikes to avoid sparking higher inflation.

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Raccoon Is Trapped In Minnesota, After Capturing Fans Worldwide

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:34

A raccoon that mesmerized people by climbing a tall building in St. Paul, Minn., has reportedly been trapped.

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Seattle Repeals Tax On Big Business After Opposition From Amazon, Starbucks

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 07:24

The companies funded opposition to the tax that would have raised money to help with Seattle's ongoing homeless problem. Critics worried about homelessness growing despite millions spent already.

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North Korea's Media Tout Trump Concessions You Won't Find In The Joint Statement

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 07:08

The official reporting coming out of Pyongyang suggests the president and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached more verbal agreements than they put on paper.

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U.S., Mexico And Canada Win Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 07:02

The united bid was selected over a competing bid from Morocco, in a vote among some 203 FIFA members that was held in Moscow.

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Saudi Arabia And Its Allies Strike Yemen's Main Port City

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 06:58

The U.S.-backed coalition says it aims to oust Iranian-sponsored Houthi rebels, but aid groups warn of potentially high civilian casualties.

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Auditions Begin For 'Hamilton' In Puerto Rico

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 05:27

Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has promised to play the lead in a January 2019 production.

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Friend Or Foe? Trump Takes On Allies As He Warms Up To North Korea

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 05:01

In the past week, President Trump has praised North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un, while criticizing allies in Canada and Europe.

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Medicare Takes Aim At Boomerang Hospitalizations Of Nursing Home Patients

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 05:00

One in 5 Medicare patients who leaves the hospital for a nursing home ends up back in the hospital. The federal government will soon use bonuses and penalties to try to lower readmissions.

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