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A Rare Sight At Brigham Young University As Students Protest The Honor Code Office

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:49

Students allege that the university is mistreating victims of sexual assault and harassment, especially women and LGBTQ students.

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David Brion Davis, Who Helped Remake The Study Of Slavery, Dies At 92

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:40

The historian's trilogy, The Problem of Slavery, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, among others. More than that, though, a colleague says Davis' work "shook up the field of history."

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As Officials Assess Damage, Macron Aims For 5-Year Renovation Of Notre Dame

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:42

President Macron said he wants to see Notre Dame rebuilt within five years. Hundreds of millions of dollars were raised toward that effort one day after a fire damaged the cathedral.

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Dog Saved By Workers On Oil Rig, 135 Miles Off Thai Coast

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:30

It's not clear how the animal ended up stranded in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. But the pup, now named Boonrod, is gaining strength and looks happy and well-fed.

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Georgia Engel, Sweet-Voiced Star Of 'Mary Tyler Moore Show,' Dies At 70

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:22

Engel played Georgette, the wide-eyed girlfriend of anchorman Ted Baxter. She had a long career on television, including roles on Everybody Loves Raymond, Coach, and Hot In Cleveland.

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Paradise, Calif., Water Is Contaminated But Residents Are Moving Back Anyway

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:36

Despite public health warnings about benzene contamination in the town's water supply, some Paradise residents say they have no choice but to return.

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How Well Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work?

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:31

These job-based programs can motivate employees to make some changes in behavior, research finds, but don't seem to move the dial on workers' health status or employer spending on health care.

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First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Gene-Editing Human Trials Get Underway

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:01

This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness, and sickle cell disease.

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N.J. Woman Pleads Guilty In Homeless GoFundMe Hoax, Faces 4 Years In State Prison

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:08

Katelyn McClure pleaded guilty to theft by deception in state court. $400,000 was raised to help a homeless man, but prosecutors say McClure and her then-boyfriend spent most on themselves.

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Congress Subpoenas Deutsche Bank As Part Of Democrats' Probe Of Trump Finances

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:59

It's the latest sign that Democrats will continue to seek information on potential criminal activity by President Trump and his businesses after special counsel Robert Mueller's report is made public.

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Colorado's Oil And Gas Regulators Must Now Consider Public Health And Safety

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 07:52

After years of tension over expanded oil and gas drilling, including a deadly explosion that galvanized critics, the state is moving to tighten regulations on the booming industry.

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How Notre Dame, 'Vast Symphony In Stone,' Weaves Its Way Through Parisian History

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 07:30

Victor Hugo wrote Notre Dame de Paris in the 19th century to draw attention to the cathedral, which had fallen into neglect and disrepair. It worked.

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Red Cross Releases Name Of Nurse Taken Hostage; New Zealand Fears For Her Safety

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 05:38

For years, New Zealand's government and international media worked to keep Louisa Akavi's name secret. Now the Red Cross hopes that releasing it will lead to information on her whereabouts.

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Boeing Slow To 'Own' Recent Air Disasters, Analysts Say

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 05:05

After a second 737 Max jet crashed in Ethiopia, it took Boeing weeks to speak openly about the role its flight control software may have played. Critics say that's too long.

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Supreme Court Dances Around The F-Word With Real Potential Financial Consequences

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 05:00

Is a clothing line called "FUCT" entitled to trademark protection? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said no. Now the Supreme Court must decide.

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Trump Begins Effort To Flip Minnesota, Which Was A Democratic Holdout In 2016

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 05:00

No Republican presidential candidate has claimed the state's 10 Electoral College votes since Richard Nixon in 1972 — the longest blue streak in the country.

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What Does Julian Assange's Arrest Mean For WikiLeaks And U.S. Elections?

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 05:00

Julian Assange probably won't have access to his laptop computer for a while, but that may not mean that the organization he created won't still release secrets and, potentially, affect elections.

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An Unusual Family Of Bald Eagles Adds 3 Eaglets

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 02:28

Valor I, Valor II and Starr, a trio of bald eagles in Illinois, hatched three eaglets this year. No such luck for the closely watched eagle couples of Washington, D.C.

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Tracking The Money Race Behind The Presidential Campaign

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 00:00

See which 2020 presidential candidate has raised the most money, who has spent the most, where the candidates' funding comes from — and how the Democrats stack up against President Trump.

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Images: Notre Dame Cathedral

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 20:55

Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris burned on Monday. Its spire fell. But the French Gothic structure was not fully lost, especially in memories of beloved national symbol.

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