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Paradise Bobcats Football Team Gives California Town Hope After Fires

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:53

One bright spot for the fire-devastated town of Paradise, Calif., is the high school football team. The Paradise Bobcats finished the regular season undefeated.

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'Lula,' Brazil's Popular Ex-President, Freed From Prison — For Now

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:06

A court ordered the release of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, one day after a Supreme Court decision cleared the way. Now, he can remain free as long as appeals of his corruption conviction unfold.

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CDC Finds Possible Culprit In Outbreak Of Vaping-Related Lung Injuries

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 15:38

In every lung fluid sample tested from patients inflicted with lung injury, the scientists found traces of a chemical called vitamin E acetate. It's seen as a breakthrough in the investigation.

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'First-Gen' Proud: Campuses Are Celebrating An Overlooked Group. But Is That Enough?

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 14:02

With T-shirts, pins and posters, campuses are drawing attention to first-generation students. The next step, experts say, is to actually give those students the knowledge and support they need.

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How The Fugitive Slave Act Paved The Way For The Civil War

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:51

Author Andrew Delbanco says Northerners began to realize slavery wasn't just a Southern issue after the passage of the 1850 law. His book is The War Before The War. Originally broadcast Nov. 6, 2018.

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White House Broke From 'Normal Process' Handling Trump-Ukraine Call, Witness Said

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:11

A top White House attorney placed records about President Trump's now-famous Ukraine call in a system few could access, Alexander Vindman testified. His is one of two transcripts released Friday.

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Grief Sweeps Through Hong Kong, Where Protester's Death Portends Further Unrest

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:39

A student died Friday of injuries suffered in a fall as police dispersed protesters from a parking garage. Across the region, protesters mingled grief with grievance, renewing their calls for change.

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READ: Testimony Of Alexander Vindman, The White House's Ukraine Specialist

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:36

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is a foreign affairs expert who serves on the national security council. He's been described as having told investigators he worried immediately about the Ukraine affair.

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READ: Testimony Of Fiona Hill, Ex-White House Russia Policy Official

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:31

Hill, a well-known specialist in Russia and its president, was said to have told House investigators that she objected to the Ukraine pressure plan — as did her then-boss, John Bolton.

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Nike To Investigate Mary Cain's Claims Of Abuse At Its Nike Oregon Project

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:26

The sports company responds after former teen phenom Mary Cain told a harrowing account of mental and physical abuse under disgraced distance running coach Alberto Salazar.

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Murderer 'Dies,' Is Resuscitated, Then Says He Completed His Life Sentence

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:07

But the Court of Appeals of Iowa doesn't buy that logic. A panel of judges said the inmate is "either alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is dead, in which case this appeal is moot."

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High-Ranking Dog Provides Key Training For Military's Medical Students

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:52

Service dogs are a common sight at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, near Washington, D.C. But this special canine trains would-be healers how to pick the right dog for a wounded veteran.

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As Delhi Chokes On Smog, India's Health Minister Advises: Eat More Carrots

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:01

Residents of one of the world's most polluted cities are getting fed up with government inaction — and a few questionable tweets aren't helping.

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As Pence Puts Trump On New Hampshire Ballot, His GOP Opponents Visit The State

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:00

The vice president's visit comes as Trump's GOP challengers see the first-in-the-nation primary as a place where they'll make a stand against Trump.

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Going For A Beer Run? Could A Brew Be Your Post-Exercise Recovery Drink?

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:00

More lower-alcohol, lower-calorie beers are being marketed as part of an active lifestyle, and are even being offered after long runs or sporting events. Here's how the science adds up.

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The Water Is Already Low At A Florida Freshwater Spring, But Nestlé Wants More

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 06:00

Nestlé wants to increase the amount of water it withdraws from Ginnie Springs to nearly 1.2 million gallons a day, to the dismay of environmental groups and local activists.

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David Hasselhoff Is Still Big In Germany 30 Years After His Berlin Wall Show

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:02

The Hoff recently sat down with NPR in Berlin and told the story of how he became a rock star there.

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Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:01

Brain scans of 104 boys and girls doing basic math tasks found no gender differences. The finding adds to the evidence that boys and girls start out with equal ability in math.

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'Just The Right Policy': Pete Buttigieg On His 'Medicare For All Who Want It' Plan

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:00

The South Bend, Ind., mayor explains his health care overhaul plan — "Medicare for all," as well as private insurance — and differentiates it from other Democratic presidential candidates' plans.

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Feds Say Self-Driving Uber SUV Did Not Recognize Jaywalking Pedestrian In Fatal Crash

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 22:57

The death of a pedestrian struck by the self-driving vehicle in Arizona last year highlights safety concerns and calls for regulating the testing of such vehicles.

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