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Trump To Meet With 'Chuck And Nancy.' Expectations Are Low

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:01

With a partial government shutdown on the horizon, President Trump and Democratic leaders are set to discuss border funding and other issues at the White House.

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Poll: Americans Want Trump To Compromise On Border Wall Amid Possible Shutdown

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:00

Fifty-seven percent don't think demanding funding for the wall is worth the gridlock, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll finds. Many do not consider the wall a top priority for the next Congress, either.

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Macron Promises Minimum Wage Hike And Tax Cuts To End 'Yellow Vest' Protests

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:03

In a speech on Monday, France's president declared "a state of social and economic emergency," offering some concessions to his critics. Among them, tax relief for the middle class and pensioners.

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Maria Butina, Accused Of Being Russian Agent, Reaches Plea Deal With Feds

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:42

The Russian woman apparently was part of an effort to build clandestine ties between Moscow and important parts of the conservative establishment.

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Lawsuits Say Australia Subjects Asylum Seekers To Torture And Crimes Against Humanity

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:21

The class actions represent more than 1,000 migrants detained by the government on islands belonging to other countries, under contract with Australia.

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Voyager 2 Bids Adieu To The Heliosphere, Entering Interstellar Space

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:05

The milestone makes the 41-year-old NASA probe just the second human-made object, after Voyager 1, to reach such distant regions. Now, Voyager 2 is over 11 billion miles from the sun — and counting.

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How Congress Handles Sexual Harassment Claims Needs Fixing, But No Deal Yet On Bill

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:28

Leaders have vowed to pass a bill changing how Congress handles claims, but the House and Senate versions have big differences. Taxpayers are still paying for any settlements involving lawmakers.

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Research Gaps Leave Doctors Guessing About Treatments For Pregnant Women

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:26

To protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials. But that limits the safety evidence, too.

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Winter Storm Wallops Parts Of Southeastern U.S.

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:13

The National Weather Service warned of continued hazards as wintry conditions linger, particularly in Virginia and the Carolinas.

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Roger The Buff Kangaroo, Beloved Online, Dies At Age 12

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:55

Roger, who lived at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia, was an orphan who grew up to be an impressively ripped alpha male. Photos of his physique were popular online.

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Break Rules, Clean Up Gutters: The To-Do List Of A Rookie Mayor In Sierra Leone

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:38

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the first female mayor in Freetown in years, is trying to clean up the perpetual mess caused by rain and garbage — a first step in her plan to revive the beleaguered city.

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The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:29

Autonomous vehicles could be the "most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car," says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz.

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Dueling U.S. Agendas As U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:27

The U.S. hosted an event on coal and refused to endorse the findings of a dire climate science report. And yet, in official negotiations, the U.S. is working out how to implement the Paris agreement.

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Help Wanted: White House Chief Of Staff

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:22

President Trump is hunting for his third chief of staff in less than two years. So far, he is not finding many takers. "You have to wonder who would want to take this job," said one scholar.

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As Climate Changes, Is Eating Raw Oysters Getting Riskier?

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:57

Tighter regulations on oyster harvesting have helped reduce the number of people affected by the deadly bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, but warming waters have allowed the bacteria to expand and thrive.

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Ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Indicted On Charges Of Underreporting Income

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:59

Ghosn was arrested last month — and ousted as chairman of Nissan — after he was accused of concealing income from the Japanese government.

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Supreme Court Declines Key Planned Parenthood Case

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:54

Two states had tried to block the use of Medicaid money for non-abortion, pregnancy-related health care services at Planned Parenthood. The action is a big win for Planned Parenthood.

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Theresa May Delays Critical Vote On Brexit Deal Amid Fears Of Its Defeat

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:33

"If we held the vote tomorrow, the deal would be rejected by a significant margin," the U.K. prime minister admitted, hours after a European Union court ruled the U.K. can still back out of Brexit.

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After More 'Yellow Vest' Protests, France's President Macron To Address Nation

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:57

Much of the movement's popular anger has crystallized around President Emmanuel Macron, seen as arrogant and out of touch. He will make a televised address Monday evening to try and quell the crisis.

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A U.N. Migration Pact Is Dividing Europe — And Has Become Fodder For Nationalists

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 07:36

The pact, set to be approved this week, is meant to help the European Union navigate its most politically sensitive issue. The pact is non-binding, but several countries have pulled support.

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