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Mugabe's State Funeral Proceeds, But His Burial Plan Has Been Mired In Controversy

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 11:03

Zimbabwe's longtime president Robert Mugabe was honored with a state funeral on Saturday — put on by the president and military leaders who had forced him out of office just two years ago.

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Air Ambulances Woo Rural Consumers With Memberships That May Leave Them Hanging

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 07:59

State regulators and even one medevac company have raised doubts about prepaid subscriptions and promised benefits offered by air ambulance companies. Gaps in coverage can be a problem.

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Alaska Villages Run Dry And Residents Worry 'If This Is Our Future Of No Water'

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 07:59

The remote community of Nanwalek on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is accessible only by boat or sea plane. Now, it's running out of water due to lack of rainfall and low snowpack.

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Democrats Get Closer To Serious Field Of Trump Challengers

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 07:00

Something happened this week that was hard to pin down, but palpable. Not the contrast of night and day, but perhaps the difference between dusk and dawn.

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Missouri AG Refers 12 Ex-Priests For Prosecution Of Suspected Sexual Abuse

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 23:05

An investigation that looked back to 1945 identified 163 cases of abuse. However, many of the alleged offenders are now dead or the statute of limitations on their alleged crimes has passed.

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Bahamanian Government Revises Number Of Missing After Dorian, Down To 1,300

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 21:06

"The number of people registered missing with the Bahamas government is going down daily," a spokesman for NEMA told reporters, adding that many could be unaccounted for in shelters.

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Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against Fox News Over Seth Rich Story

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 19:09

A federal appeals court reinstated a lawsuit against Fox News and two other defendants over its coverage of the death of Seth Rich, a 27-year-old Democratic Party aide who was murdered in July 2016.

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New York AG Says Sacklers Transferred $1B From Pharma Accounts To Themselves

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 18:10

The revelation comes after almost two dozen states reached a tentative settlement with the maker of Oxycontin.

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Latinx Advocacy Groups Sue To Block Citizenship Data Release By Trump Officials

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:45

The lawsuit extends a legal fight over the Trump administration's efforts to produce data that a GOP strategist said could be used to politically benefit "Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites."

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Uber To Pull Jump Bikes From Atlanta And San Diego

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:44

Shareable bikes and electric scooters have continued to create issues for cities, prompting some to implement bans and regulations.

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FDA Committee Recommends Approval For New Peanut Allergy Treatment

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:42

Many parents testified that their children's allergies had been brought under control by the treatment. But some experts are still concerned about its safety.

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Actress Felicity Huffman Sentenced To 14 Days In College Admissions Scandal

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:44

The TV and film star is the first parent to be sentenced in connection with the years-long, multimillion-dollar scheme. The case has resurfaced questions about college access, race and privilege.

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Greta Thunberg To U.S.: 'You Have A Moral Responsibility' On Climate Change

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:23

The young Swedish activist led a protest at the White House on Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside: "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the science," she says.

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A Brush With Death Propelled A 9-Year-Old To A Muhammad Ali Award

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:18

As a poor, sick village boy in Ghana, Shadrack Frimpong remembers "praying and saying if I can keep these legs, then I will use them and work to help other people." And that's exactly what he did.

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Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake. Regulate Big Tech

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:18

Brad Smith says governments need to step in and set rules for the Internet giants. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says.

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The Who Announces First New Album In 13 Years, Shares 'Ball & Chain'

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:57

The veteran band's new single is a gritty swamp-rock critique of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the powers that have kept it open.

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Eddie Money, Archetype Of Rock Radio, Dies At Age 70

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:04

The singer, whose singles "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Two Tickets to Paradise" helped define a certain 1980s pop sound, died Friday of esophageal cancer.

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How A Proposed 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Could Help Prevention Efforts

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:39

The current suicide hotline — 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 — has helped many people. But it's long and tough to remember in a crisis. The FCC is proposing a new national, three-digit number.

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PG&E To Pay $11 Billion Insurance Settlement Over Wildfires In Paradise And Elsewhere

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 09:59

California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will pay $11 billion to resolve insurance companies' claims over money they paid out for the 2017 Northern California wildfires and the 2018 Camp Fire.

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In 'Permanent Record,' Edward Snowden Says 'Exile Is An Endless Layover'

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 09:02

In his memoir, the former NSA contractor says he believes he's been proven right as the U.S. has amended laws regarding government surveillance. But the government still wants to prosecute him.

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