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Trump Administration Ratchets Up Tariffs, So Far Without Retaliation From China

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 03:39

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow admitted Sunday that it's U.S. businesses and customers that pay tariffs levied on Chinese goods, in contrast to President Trump's line on the matter.

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In Trump, Hungary's Viktor Orban Has A Rare Ally In The Oval Office

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 03:29

When the Hungarian prime minister meets with President Trump on Monday, it will mark a coming together of two leaders known for their nationalist worldviews and hardline immigration policies.

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In Arizona, It's No Longer A Felony To Own Nunchucks

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 18:15

A 1970s ban on nunchucks was lifted in Arizona on Friday. Nunchucks were taken off the state's list of deadly weapons, making it no longer a felony risk to carry them in public.

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World War II Veteran and Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr. Dies At 97

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 18:01

Begaye was one of hundreds of Navajos recruited to develop a miltary code based on their native language during World War II.

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Transplants A Cheaper, Better Option For Undocumented Immigrants With Kidney Failure

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 17:09

Across the country, there are about 6,500 undocumented immigrants with kidney failure, according to the National Institutes of Health. What kind of care they get depends on where they live.

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Royals Show Off New Baby Archie's Arches In Honor Of Mother's Day

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 15:49

Meghan Markle celebrated her first Mother's Day since giving birth six days ago. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a photo of their new baby, with a nod to the late Princess Diana.

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The Decelerator: How Do You Shutdown A Startup?

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 14:45

By one measure, between 30% to 40% of all startups fail. So how do you actually go about closing down shop?

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Peggy Lipton, Star Of 'The Mod Squad' And 'Twin Peaks', Dies At 72

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 12:47

The singer and actress was best known for her roles in the 1960s counterculture police show and the 1990s crime drama. She died Saturday from cancer, "with her daughters and nieces by her side."

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How You (And Your Dog) Can Avoid Snake Bites — And What To Do If You Get Bitten

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 09:00

It was a warm, wet winter this year across much of the country, which means more snakes and a higher risk of bites. Here are some tips for avoiding vipers and their venom.

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Rihanna Disrupts Luxury Fashion World, Joining LVMH With 'Fenty' Brand

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 08:54

The singer will become the first woman to start a new fashion line with the luxury group, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and the first woman of color to lead one of its fashion houses.

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'A Million Elephants' No More: Conservationists In Laos Rush To Save An Icon

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 08:01

The Laos government and conservationists estimate there are only about 800 elephants left in all of Laos, just half of them living in the wild.

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Penguins and Seals Create Invertebrate Hotspots On Antarctica...With Poop

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 07:00

In Antarctica, researchers have found patches of life, sustained in large part by droppings from seals and penguins. Changes in those populations could have ripple effects down the ecosystem.

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How Did Chickpea Flour, A Staple Of Indian Cuisine, Become A Health Food Sensation?

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 07:00

Indians, along with the Nepalese, Pakistanis and many others, have been cooking with it for centuries. As Americans now embrace this ingredient with gusto, will its culinary heritage get blurred?

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A New Spy Museum That Tackles Torture And Other Tough Questions

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 17:09

The International Spy Museum, in a sparkling new building just off the National Mall, presents both heroic moments in espionage as well as the country's worst intelligence failures.

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Houthi Rebels In Yemen Say They Have Begun Withdrawing From 3 Strategic Ports

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 16:40

The move would be the first step towards implementation of a ceasefire agreed to by the Houthis and Saudi-backed government forces in December. The ports serve as a lifeline for humanitarian aid.

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Lawyer Made Famous In O.J. Simpson Trial Steps Away From Nipsey Hussle Case

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 16:01

Christopher Darden prosecuted O.J. Simpson. He, until Friday, was defending the man accused of killing rapper Nipsey Hussle in March. Darden cited threats to his family adding: "Cowards never change."

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In Largely Catholic Philippines, A Muslim Woman Shakes Up Senate Campaign

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 11:05

Samira Gutoc, a critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, is fighting an uphill battle in Monday's election. But she has already won a loyal following.

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South Africa's President Ramaphosa, ANC Hold On To Power In National Elections

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 10:39

President Cyril Ramaphosa will argue he's got a mandate to unify the country and struggling economy. South Africa's stagnant unemployment rate is hovering at 27%.

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In 'The British Are Coming,' Rick Atkinson Turns His Gaze To The American Revolution

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 08:16

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian says there are lessons from the Revolution that hold true even today, 244 years after the shot heard 'round the world.

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6 Months After Paradise Burned, Trauma Endures For Kids And Adults

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 08:16

Mental health specialists working in the area of the deadly Camp Fire are seeing a second wave of trauma from survivors. But counseling services are in short supply.

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