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Measles Cases Mount In Pacific Northwest Outbreak

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 13:10

So far this year, 55 measles cases have been confirmed in Washington state, most of them in unvaccinated children. The outbreak's epicenter is Clark County, Wash., just north of Portland, Ore.

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Humanitarian Aid Arrives For Venezuela — But Maduro Blocks It

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:17

The military, which backs President Nicolás Maduro, has barricaded a bridge from Colombia. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó, along with the U.S., is demanding that the aid convoy be allowed to pass.

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Thai Princess Registers As A 'Commoner' Candidate To Be Prime Minister

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:00

Princess Ubolratana Mahidol hopes to shatter a long-observed division between royalty and politics. But the king, her brother, says her candidacy is "inappropriate."

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Watch Live: Acting Attorney General Whitaker Faces House Judiciary Committee

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 08:59

Democrats are expected to press the interim boss of the Justice Department about his oversight of the Russia investigation, border security and immigration enforcement.

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Hungary's New Holocaust Museum Isn't Open Yet, But It's Already Causing Concern

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 08:02

The government-funded House of Fates, set to open this year, has been criticized by Holocaust survivors, scholars and others for presenting a distorted view of Hungary's role during the Holocaust.

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Supreme Court Lets Alabama Execute Muslim Murderer Without Imam By His Side

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:08

Domineque Ray said the state was violating his constitutional rights by only offering a Christian chaplain. The high court ruled 5-4 that the execution could go ahead as planned.

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Resume Issues? Need An Internship? This Organization Can Help

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:00

The nonprofit Year Up connects community college students with internships — and gives them vital skills along the way.

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A Water Crisis Is Growing In A Place You'd Least Expect It

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 06:50

The Great Lakes are one of the world's largest sources of fresh water, but many Americans in surrounding cities face a dark irony: They can't afford their rising water bills.

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Utah Voters Approved Medicaid Expansion, But State Lawmakers Are Balking

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 05:12

Political fights over health care continue to flare. In Utah, angry voters say lawmakers are disregarding their wishes by trying to limit the scope of a ballot referendum that expanded Medicaid.

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Democratic Governors Pitch Pragmatism On Sidelines Of 2020 Presidential Campaign

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 05:00

The early days of the 2020 Democratic primary are being dominated by progressive candidates in Congress, but a crop of governors considering bids would run on records of bipartisan governing.

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To Halt HIV, Advocates Push For PrEP Outreach To Black Women

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 05:00

After gay and bisexual men, black women are the group at highest risk for HIV transmission. Here's how women are teaching each other about the most effective ways to prevent infection.

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Despite Few Details And Much Doubt, The Green New Deal Generates Enthusiasm

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 05:00

The Green New Deal to address climate change is short on specifics and wildly ambitious. But even seasoned energy experts admire the enthusiasm it's generating.

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Ahead Of 2020 Election, Voting Rights Becomes A Key Issue For Democrats

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 05:00

Whether the party's focus on voting issues has an effect on the nuts and bolts of the next presidential election remains to be seen.

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Arizona Facility Where Incapacitated Woman Was Raped And Gave Birth Is Shutting Down

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 04:17

The board of directors made the decision to close the facility after state officials ordered third-party oversight of daily operations, following the unexpected pregnancy of a patient.

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Canadian Diplomats Suing Government For $28 Million Over Mysterious Illness

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 23:35

The lawsuit alleges the government knowingly exposed them to "extremely serious and debilitating attacks" in Cuba that have resulted in brain injuries and that it was slow to remove them.

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Supreme Court Stops Louisiana Abortion Law From Being Implemented

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:08

The high court effectively blocked the restrictive law pending a decision on whether the court will hear the case. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal justices for the temporary stay.

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Former Rep. John Dingell, Longest-Serving Member Of Congress, Dies At 92

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 21:36

Undefeated in 30 elections, Dingell served for 59 years in the House. He was a champion for nationalized health care and in retirement became known for his playful and pointed tweets.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Of Extortion Over Personal Photos

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 21:28

In purported emails posted online by Bezos, executives for National Enquirer parent company AMI threaten to publish intimate photos of Bezo if the Washington Post publishes a story about the tabloid.

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Baseball Hall Of Famer And Pioneer Frank Robinson Dies At 83

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:49

Robinson, the only player to win the Most Valuable Player award in both major leagues, was the game's first African-American manager.

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Transcript: Former New York Times Editor Jill Abramson Addresses Book Allegations

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:41

The former New York Times executive editor and author of Merchants of Truth tells NPR's Michel Martin: "I will do everything within my power to correct anything that is imperfect in my book."

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