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Tribune Media Pulls Out Of $3.9 Billion Sinclair Merger

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:47

Tribune Media has called off a $3.9 billion merger deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group. CNN's Hadas Gold joins NPR's David Greene to discuss what the termination means.

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New York City Temporarily Halts More Uber And Lyft Cars On The Road

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:42

The New York City Council voted to put new licenses for Uber and Lyft cars on hold for a year to study the services' effect on traffic congestion and look at how drivers are paid.

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Tribune Media Spikes Merger Deal With Sinclair, And Sues Its Former Suitor

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:30

Tribune CEO Peter Kern said Thursday that the deal unraveled because Sinclair chose to follow a strategy that was only in its own self-interest.

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Is it Still Springtime For Putin And Republicans?

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:37

For those who take their cues directly from Trump, all tales of Russian influence and interference are distractions that border on being a conspiracy against the Trump regime.

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How A Labor Of Love Grew Into An 'Enchanted Forest' In Oregon

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:02

A family road trip in 1963 inspired Roger Tofte to build a fairy tale theme park. At first, he made everything on his own, by hand. Now, more than 100,000 people a year visit his dream come to life.

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Mourning And Instagramming The Death Of A Pet

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:01

Photographer Preston Gannaway posted photos of her cat for 100 days on Instagram to grieve after she died. The series, called #100daysofisis, shows the relationship between photography and memory.

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After Nearly 30 Years In Exile, This Kashmiri Singer Has A Hit Song Of The Summer

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 07:00

A love song about wildflowers is the song of the summer on both sides of Kashmir's much-disputed border, after getting a push from a popular Pakistani television program funded by a soda company.

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'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 06:00

James Loewen's 1995 book explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong. Now, in a new edition, Loewen champions critical thinking in the age of fake news.

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Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza After Hamas Launches Rocket Attacks

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 05:48

At least three people are reportedly dead and a dozen injured in the Gaza Strip, while at least 11 people reportedly wounded when Hamas rockets landed in the southern Israeli city of Sderot.

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An Orphanage That Doesn't Seem Like An Orphanage

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 05:01

If you were to build a franchise-type structure for raising orphans, what would it look like?

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It's Not The Deep State That Hurts Trump — It's The Shallow State

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 05:00

President Trump and his supporters have often complained about the deep state — a cabal of hostile bureaucrats. But maybe the biggest impediment to the president comes from his cabinet.

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Medicaid Officials Target Home Health Aides' Union Dues

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 05:00

The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would prohibit some home health workers from having union dues deducted from their paychecks. The rule would likely undercut unions' power, all agree.

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What A Justice Kavanaugh Could Mean For The Mueller Investigation And Trump

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 05:00

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh opposes limiting the power of the presidency. That opinion could have profound consequences for the special counsel investigation.

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U.S. To Impose New Sanctions On Russia For Nerve Agent Attacks

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 02:32

The move, which comes months after the attack in the U.K. on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, follows pressure on the Trump administration from lawmakers in both parties.

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Sons Get 'Certitude' After Receiving Their Missing Father's Korean War Dog Tag

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:16

After decades of ambiguity, "We have certitude," Charles McDaniel Jr., said on Wednesday, adding that he and his brother are "the most fortunate because we're the only ones that have a name now."

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West Virginia House Panel Votes To Impeach Entire Supreme Court

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 19:26

The articles of impeachment recommend the entire bench, including its chief justice, be impeached "for maladministration, corruption, incompetency, neglect of duty, and certain high crimes."

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A Flourishing Region, A Withered Paper: Denver Post's Run Of Bad News

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 19:02

Deep cuts threaten The Denver Post's ability to cover a metro region of 2.9 million people. A group of former Post journalists are establishing a digital rival as fears rise over the paper's future.

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Amid Spat With Saudis, Trudeau Vows That Canada 'Will Always Speak Strongly'

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:59

Since Canada's top diplomat criticized Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Saudis have hit back hard. Still, despite the retaliations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sees no need to say sorry.

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Beloved Baby Eaglet In D.C. Euthanized After Suffering West Nile Disease

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:36

Valor was one of two young eaglets in a nest at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. The tree is monitored 24/7 by a popular webcam. He fell from the nest late last month, and died on Tuesday.

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U.S. Military Aid To Egypt Gives A 'Green Light' To Repression, Say Rights Advocates

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:11

The Trump administration's release of $195 million for the Middle Eastern nation's security spending, frozen last year over rights concerns, has left experts stunned and deeply worried.

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