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When Technology Can Be Used To Build Weapons, Some Workers Take A Stand

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 18:23

Tech workers have increasingly been asking ethical questions about their industry's involvement with the military. One such worker took her company's CEO to task.

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States Sue Drugmakers Over Alleged Generic-Price-Fixing Scheme

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 17:50

A new lawsuit brought by 44 states and Puerto Rico alleges an "industrywide" conspiracy by generic drug manufacturers to collude on prices and divide up the market.

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Why It's So Hard To Stop Women From Sleeping In A Menstrual Shed

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 17:27

In western Nepal, women often sleep in a hut outside the house during menstruation because of beliefs about impurity — and sometimes die. The government is trying to end the practice.

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How Public Health Outreach Ended A 1990s Measles Outbreak And What's Different Now

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 16:31

This year's measles outbreak is the largest in recent memory. But from 1989 to 1991, more than 55,000 people people got measles. Federal funding, and parents embracing vaccines, halted the outbreak.

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CIA Recruiting Comes Out Into The Open

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 16:25

Under CIA Director Gina Haspel, the spy agency is reaching out in very public ways it's never done before, from social media to superhero conventions.

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With Hurricane Season Approaching, Researchers Work To Better Predict Storm Intensity

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 16:25

Florida's experience with Hurricane Michael shows how difficult it is to accurately forecast a hurricane's intensity. Forecasters say more accurate forecasts are coming soon.

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Former President Jimmy Carter Suffers Broken Hip

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 16:21

The Carter Center said the former president was preparing to go turkey hunting when he fell in his home. It added that he is now "recovering comfortably" after undergoing surgery.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Apple, As Kavanaugh Sides With Liberal Justices

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:20

The Supreme Court says iPhone users' antitrust lawsuit against Apple can continue. The decision divided President Trump's two appointees, Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.

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Afghan TV Journalist Shot Dead In Kabul

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:21

Mina Mangal, who worked for several Afghan television channels and then became an adviser in parliament, was apparently en route to work early Saturday morning when she was attacked.

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'Fleabag' And 'Killing Eve' Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is Full Of Surprises

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:11

Waller-Bridge writes female characters who are flawed and unpredictable. Her Fleabag character struggles to maintain a facade of confidence, while her characters on Killing Eve hide other secrets.

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The National Premieres 5 New Songs With Stirring Short Film 'I Am Easy To Find'

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:01

I Am Easy to Find takes a sprawling glance at life's totality, starring Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl).

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Free Gun Violence Prevention Course Launches To Educate Young Activists

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:01

Researchers want new activists to lean on decades of public health research when engaging in work with policy makers and candidates seeking elective office.

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Actress And Singer Doris Day, Hollywood's Girl Next Door, Dies At 97

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 09:36

Day took on meaty roles in films like The Man Who Knew Too Much and Love Me or Leave Me, but in the late '50s she settled into romantic comedies and a persona that would stick: the good girl.

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Sweden Reopens Inquiry Into Julian Assange Over Rape Allegations

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 08:06

Swedish prosecutors will file a European arrest warrant for the WikiLeaks founder. They had idled the case while Assange was holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

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San Francisco Police Raid Journalist's Home After He Refuses To Name Source

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:06

Police obtained a warrant to search the home of freelance videographer Bryan Carmody, as part of an investigation into a leaked police report concerning the death of public defender Jeff Adachi.

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Why Some Wineries Are Becoming 'Certified B Corp' — And What That Means

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:00

To be certified, a business must operate according to three principles of sustainability: people, planet and profit. B Corp wineries are investing in farmworkers, but some stay it's still not enough.

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'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 5: 'Let It Be Fear'

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 05:17

In the series' penultimate episode, the quality of mercy gets seriously strained. And stabbed. And set aflame. And razed. And several characters meet their final fates.

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On Mother's Day In Puerto Rico, Hope To Visit A Mother's Grave Turns To Anguish

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 05:01

The municipal cemetery in Lares, Puerto Rico, has been closed since Hurricane Maria hit. Residents flocked to visit when a portion of the cemetery was opened for Mother's Day, but many were unable to reach their loved ones' graves.

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We Gossip About 52 Minutes A Day. That May Not Be As Toxic As It Sounds

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 05:01

Gossip has a bad rap. Sure, it can be catty and mean, but research is turning up ways it helps groups build cohesion — and can nudge some individuals to make positive changes in their lives.

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Executive Privilege Fight Inches Democrats Closer To Impeachment

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 05:00

Congressional Democrats are warming to the idea of beginning impeachment proceedings if it is a mechanism to get the Trump administration to cooperate with their oversight efforts.

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