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Pain Meds As Public Nuisance? Oklahoma Tests A Legal Strategy For Opioid Addiction

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:49

The first civil trial against an opioid manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, has ended in Oklahoma. The verdict could affect lawsuits filed by other local and state governments coping with addiction.

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Planned Parenthood Removes Leana Wen As President After Less Than A Year

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:47

"I am leaving because the new Board Chairs and I have philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood," Wen said in a statement.

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Florida's Corals Are Dying Off, But It's Not All Due To Climate Change, Study Says

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:26

A new study from the Florida Keys shows that a lot of the stress on corals comes from local sources, providing hope that community action can help save them.

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Diver Swims Alongside A Jellyfish That's As Big As A Human

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:07

"It was the size of my body, and it was the best thing I've ever done," says biologist and wildlife host Lizzie Daly.

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Google's Search Bias On Trial In Washington

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:00

A Senate panel is looking to see if the company is keeping conservative media and bloggers out of top search results. Google has previously denied political bias.

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Roger Stone Barred From Using Social Media As Judge Tightens Gag Order

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:50

Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the political consultant not to post, like, retweet or forward following what she ruled was a breach of a gag order from earlier in his case.

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R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Charges

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:26

The embattled R&B star, who was also charged with obstruction of justice, is being held without bond in Chicago.

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Johnny Clegg, A Uniting Voice Against Apartheid, Dies At 66

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:16

The pioneering South African singer, songwriter and activist died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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The Doctor Who Helped Israeli Spies Catch Eichmann But Refused Recognition For It

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:42

Dr. Yonah Elian played a key part in spiriting Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel. His family couldn't understand why he never spoke about the heroic role he served.

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Amid Furor Over Racist Tweets, White House Announces Immigration Bill

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:40

The White House has been quietly working to draft a bill that aims to unite Republicans on the issue. It doesn't deal with the millions currently in the country.

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Rooted In History, 'The Nickel Boys' Is A Great American Novel

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:24

Colson Whitehead's deeply affecting new novel is based on the true story of a segregated reform school in Florida where African American boys were brutalized and possibly murdered.

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Chance The Snapper Is Snared: Alligator Caught After A Wild Week In Chicago Park

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:09

It took some 36 hours of looking in Humboldt Park's lagoon, but a Florida alligator specialist finally brought in an animal that had become something of a celebrity in Chicago.

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Irate Over Military Exercises, North Korea Threatens To Resume Nuclear, Missile Tests

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:08

Pyongyang accused the U.S. of "unilaterally reneging on its commitments" and said North Korea is "gradually losing our justification to follow through" on its own promises.

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Regulations That Mandate Sepsis Care Appear To Have Worked In New York

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:14

Sepsis, the body's overreaction to infection, strikes more than a million Americans a year and kills more than 250,000. Evidence suggests that regulations can improve its diagnosis and patient care.

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NYPD Officer Will Not Face Federal Criminal Charges In Eric Garner's Death

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:47

Officer Daniel Pantaleo could still face disciplinary action by the New York Police Department. In 2014, Garner's dying words, "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry in national protests.

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Tech Firms To Face Lawmakers Over Antitrust, Digital Currency

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:42

Lawmakers in the Senate and House will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including whether they're so big they stifle competition.

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READ: Here's The Resolution Condemning Trump's Racist Comments About Congresswomen

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:00

The House will vote Tuesday evening on a resolution "condemning President Trumps racist comments directed at Members of Congress"

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Terry Crews Lip Syncs Brittany Howard's 'Stay High'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:52

When you have a voice like Brittany Howard, just about anybody looks good singing along. But when that person is Terry Crews, it's even sweeter.

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With Latest Nativist Rhetoric, Trump Takes America Back To Where It Came From

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:45

By repeating that these immigrants are "not you" the president defined them as "the other" in stark terms. The battle lines could not be clearer, and the battle is nearly as old as America itself.

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The Dawn Of Low-Carbon Shipping

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:38

The shipping industry is starting to move away from pollutant-intensive heavy fuel oil. Scientists and private companies are betting on a clean replacement technology: hydrogen fuel cells.

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