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White House Physician Says Trump Is In 'Excellent Health'

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:34

The White House physician made public comments on Tuesday about President Trump's checkup at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Last week, the doctor said the president is in "excellent health."

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BlackRock CEO Says Companies Need To Do More Than Deliver Profits

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:34

Laurence Fink, CEO of the investment firm BlackRock, is telling other CEOs they need to do more than just deliver profits. In a letter published by The New York Times, Fink says companies must show how they are making positive contributions to society.

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Myanmar And Bangladesh Agree To 2-Year Timeframe For Rohingya Return

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:01

Over 655,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, where alleged ethnic cleansing is underway. Now, the two countries have agreed to a schedule for repatriation — but will the Rohingya actually return?

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In An Industry Rife With Substance Abuse, Restaurant Workers Help Their Own

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:34

Food service is fueled by high stress and late hours; it's easy to see how people in the industry can be susceptible to alcohol and drug abuse. Some who've been there are now offering help to others.

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Gymnastics Doctor's Victims Speak, As Simone Biles Says She Was Also Abused

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:44

Women began speaking in court on Tuesday about the devastating impact of abuse at the hands of sports doctor and admitted sexual assaulter Larry Nassar. The list of accusers is growing longer.

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Mormon Church Names Russell M. Nelson As New Leader

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:07

"My brethren of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles laid hands upon my hands, ordained me, set me apart as president of the church. It was a sacred and humbling experience," Nelson said Tuesday.

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8 Congressional Chairmen Are Calling It Quits. Here's Why And What It Could Mean

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:07

In past generations, committee chairs were masters of the agenda, ruling based on their seniority and longevity. They kept their grip on the gavels until they, or the Almighty, decided otherwise.

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Students Across D.C. Graduated Despite Chronic Absences, An Investigation Finds

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:31

An official investigation into Ballou High School and other high schools in the District of Columbia found that students received diplomas despite missing more than 30 days in at least one class.

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Manafort Case Drags As Judge Puzzles Over Legal Positions

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:52

President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort may not face trial until the fall. The judge in his case says she's befuddled about some of his arguments in the case.

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When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In '3-D'?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:51

A newer type of breast imaging costs more. It's not yet clear if the three-dimensional approach is more effective at catching cancers that will kill.

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Prosecutors Charge Peter Madsen With Murdering Kim Wall Aboard His Private Sub

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:44

The Danish inventor set out in his submarine with the Swedish journalist in August — but she never returned alive. On Tuesday, after months of shifting stories, he was charged with homicide.

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Japan Also Sends Out, Then Retracts, A False Missile Warning

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:27

"North Korea appears to have launched a missile ... The government urges people to take shelter," Tuesday's false alert read. Hawaii sent out a similar message three days ago.

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Trump's Insults Will Nudge African Nations Closer To China

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:02

The danger for the U.S. is that Trump's reported slurs make China an even more enticing partner for African nations, writes Somali-British journalist Ismail Einashe.

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Top Stories: Calif. Child Abuse Case; Fresh Produce In Food Stamp Program

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:47

Also: Pope Francis is in Chile, facing anger over clergy sex abuse cases; ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon will speak privately to a House committee; and gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies.

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Fugu Freakout: Don't Eat The Blowfish, Japanese Officials Warn

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 06:51

A supermarket in central Japan sold several packages of the fish containing potentially deadly parts. Officials have issued a warning to residents.

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Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:00

A federally funded experimental program is partnering with a Latino grocery chain to reward people who use their food stamps to put more fresh produce on their tables.

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It's An Easy Crime To Get Away With, But Prosecutors Are Trying To Change That

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:00

The sexual assault of a person with an intellectual disability is one of the most difficult crimes to prosecute, but some prosecutors are tackling the tricky cases.

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Gospel Star Edwin Hawkins, Known For 'Oh Happy Day,' Dies At 74

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:05

In 1970, the Edwin Hawkins singers won a Grammy for best soul gospel performance for "Oh Happy Day." It became an unexpected hit when a San Francisco disc jockey began playing the song.

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On Visit To Chile, Pope Faces Anger Over Sex-Abuse Scandal

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:48

At least five churches have been vandalized since Friday ahead of Francis' visit, some with firebombs as anger persists years after a major sex-abuse scandal that many see as a coverup by the Vatican.

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Couple Arrested After Children Found 'Shackled To Their Beds' In California Home

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:34

Authorities said a daughter who managed to escape and dial 911 alerted police to the house of horrors in a Los Angeles suburb: 12 of her siblings, restrained in "dark and foul-smelling surroundings."

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