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Prosecutors Expected To Rest Friday After Scrutiny Of Paul Manafort's Finances

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:01

The jury got a granular look at Manafort's alleged use of offshore bank accounts and multiple loan applications on which prosecutors say he lied.

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Families Choose Empathy Over 'Tough Love' To Rescue Loved Ones From Opioids

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:01

Families are starting to adopt an approach that stresses compassion instead of harsh consequences for loved ones with addiction. Their goal? Keep them alive long enough to recover.

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Democrats Seize On GOP Ethics Scandals In Midterms, Because It's Worked Before

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:00

Taking a page from their own 2006 playbook, House Democrats hope to capitalize on the insider trading allegations against Rep. Chris Collins and other GOP scandals to regain a majority in November.

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It's Hard To Miss The Historical Weirdness Of Trump Embracing A 'Red' Wave

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:00

On Election Night 1976, TV maps had the GOP in blue, Democrats in red. The same color scheme prevailed in 1980 when Ronald Reagan turned most of the map blue before the West Coast got home for supper.

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Electing More Women Would Change Congress (But Not Make It More Bipartisan)

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:00

There's a common stereotype that women lawmakers are more bipartisan in their work than men. But as record numbers of women run for Congress, a new study says that's not true.

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For Abortion Activists In Argentina, A Campaign Waged Online Faces A Disconnect

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 04:51

This week, Argentina's Senate rejected a bill to legalize abortion. The decision came as a letdown for feminist organizations that conducted their battle largely on social media.

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First Lady's Parents Become U.S. Citizens Thanks To 'Chain Migration'

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 02:25

Melania Trump's Slovenian-born parents, Amalija and Viktor Knavs, were sworn-in at a private ceremony in Manhattan on Thursday.

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Trump Administration To Overhaul A Program Designed To Save Medicare Money

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 20:40

The federal government will overhaul accountable care organizations, an Obama-era innovation. The change could lead to a dramatic decrease in hospitals and doctors participating in the program.

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Judge Orders Return Of Deported Asylum-Seekers

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:04

The federal judge issued the order after learning a mother and daughter involved in a lawsuit challenging new asylum rules had been deported despite assurances to the court they would not be removed.

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Saudi-led Coalition Strikes School Bus In Yemen, Killing At Least 29 Children

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 18:24

The children were on a field trip when the airstrike hit their bus in Saada province, aid groups say. The coalition, which is backed by the U.S., says the strike was a "legitimate military action."

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California Wildfires Set Off Political Fight Over Who Should Pay For Damage

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:32

One controversial topics is whether utilities should have to pay for damage their equipment causes — even if the companies followed state safety regulations and laws.

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'Unite The Right' Rally Forced Charlottesville To Rethink Town's Racial History

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:32

Charlottesville, Va., is bracing for the anniversary of last summer's deadly white nationalist rally. A violent clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters resulted in a car ramming into a crowd, killing counter-protester Heather Heyer.

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U.S. Army Stops Discharging Immigrant Recruits Seeking Citizenship

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:47

In recent weeks, dozens of military recruits had their enlistment contracts canceled. They had joined the military as part of a program to recruit foreign nationals with critically needed skills.

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NASA Braves The Heat To Get Up Close And Personal With Our Sun

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:25

A new NASA probe will get closer to our sun than ever before, to try to solve mysteries like why its atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface.

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Death Toll For Indonesian Quake Rises Into The Hundreds

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:19

Damaging aftershocks continue to shake the island of Lombak, which suffered a deadly earthquake on Sunday. Rescue workers are struggling to reach the injured in some remote areas.

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White House Describes Military 'Space Force,' Aims To Create It By 2020

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:15

Vice President Pence said in a speech Thursday that the Space Force, which would be the military's sixth branch, will "prepare for the next battlefield" and "a new generation of threats."

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Julian Assange 'Seriously Considering' Testifying Before Senate Panel

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:11

The founder of WikiLeaks received a request to testify in person before the Senate intelligence committee about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, his lawyer says.

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Journalist: Fear Is A 'Very Powerful Tool' In Trump's Approach To Immigration

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:26

Atlantic writer Franklin Foer says President Trump has "radicalized" Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), opening the door for the agency to deport any undocumented immigrant.

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Former Tyson Foods CEO Brings Chicken Farming To Rwanda — But Can It Last?

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:47

The Smith family foundation aims to build a chicken business in Africa, but the extensive project is costly and difficult, and Rwanda cannot yet support a modern poultry industry without aid money.

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Opinion: Why The Term 'Deep State' Speaks To Conspiracy Theorists

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:15

Linguist Geoff Nunberg says it's common for citizens of democracies to express concerns about the government. But the term "deep state" refers to something more nefarious — and conspiratorial.

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