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Aug 14, 2018

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer concedes GOP primary to Trump ally Kris Kobach
The concession in the contest held on Aug. 7 came after a tally of provisional ballots showed Kobach's lead increasing.

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Aug 14, 2018

A devout woman thought she found her true love online. Then she got busted for cocaine at the airport.
Exactly how much the woman knew about the contents of her suitcase is the subject of an ongoing dispute.

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Aug 14, 2018

Cardinal Wuerl's actions in Pittsburgh scrutinized by Catholic sexual abuse investigation
The Washington archbishop served for 18 years as bishop of Pittsburgh, making him one of the church officials whose actions were examined by a grand jury.

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Aug 14, 2018

Omarosa claims Betsy DeVos wants to ‘replace public education with for-profit schools' — and that Trump calls her ‘Ditzy DeVos'
It's in her new book, "Unhinged."

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Aug 14, 2018

New lawsuit challenges Trump administration's support for Medicaid work requirements
After a judge has blocked a plan in Kentucky, opponents go to court over one in Arkansas.

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Aug 14, 2018

Extreme rain in Upstate N.Y. turned a peaceful waterfall into a thundering torrent
Videos show the water crashing down behind a home and then, seemingly, disappearing.

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Aug 14, 2018

‘It's not a home anymore.' Duck boat survivor who lost husband, children, attempts to cope and raise awareness of dangers
Tia Coleman lost everyone in her immediate family in the July duck boat accident in Branson, Mo.

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Aug 14, 2018

Florida declares a state of emergency as red tide kills animals and disrupts tourism
The spread of toxic algae has killed a whale shark and countless fish, threatening to upturn Florida's vital summer tourist season.

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Aug 14, 2018

An Ohio judge blocked transgender teens' new names, so they set out to change the system
The judge "chose to substitute his own view for the views of the expert about what's in the child's best interest," the teens' lawyer said.

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Aug 14, 2018

A Mexican businesswoman went to visit her parents in Maryland. Border agents confiscated her visa.
Michelle Nicoll Gutierrez was questioned about health services she received on a previous visit, then was barred from the United States for five years.

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Aug 14, 2018

A Mexican businesswoman went to visit her parents in Md. Border agents confiscated her visa.
Michelle Nicoll Gutierrez was questioned about health services she received on a previous visit, then was barred from the U.S. for five years.

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Aug 14, 2018

Nebraska becomes the first state to use fentanyl in an execution
Nebraska experienced a series of firsts: its first execution in 21 years, its first lethal injection and the first ever fentanyl execution.

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Aug 14, 2018

Garbage from Washington state's booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills
Marijuana packaging and other waste is putting the state's environmentalist credentials to the test.

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Aug 14, 2018

How climate change is making ‘red tide' algal blooms even worse
It's not just warmer oceans — sea level rise, droughts and floods all play a role in worsening toxic algal blooms.

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Aug 14, 2018

Red-tide algae's deadly trail of marine animals has triggered a state of emergency in Florida
The spread of toxic algae has killed a whale shark and countless fish, threatening to upturn Florida's vital summer tourist season.

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Aug 14, 2018

Wildfires have gotten bigger in recent years, and the trend is likely to continue
There are currently 110 large fires burning in the U.S., all of them located in western states.

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Aug 14, 2018

A Colorado couple adopted a child from Peru. Now they fear she could be deported.
A citizenship application for 4-year-old Angela Becerra was denied without explanation, her parents say.

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Aug 14, 2018

How Aretha Franklin's ‘Respect' became an anthem for civil rights and feminism
The Queen of Soul, now gravely ill, took the song written and first recorded by Otis Redding and made it her own.

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Aug 14, 2018

‘My dad taught us some moves': Girls used kicks and coffee to escape a kidnapper, police say
Bruce Hipkins was arrested on numerous charges, including kidnapping, police said.

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Aug 14, 2018

In Florida, a fight over dog racing pits a waning generation of gamblers and trainers against animal rights advocates
If passed, a state ballot measure would close most of the nation's remaining tracks.

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Aug 14, 2018

It's been 6 years since freelance journalist Austin Tice went missing in Syria
The former Marine, who was attending Georgetown Law School, traveled to the war-torn country in May 2012. His family and the U.S. government believe he is still alive.

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Aug 14, 2018

The next five years will be ‘anomalously warm,' scientists predict
A new scientific tool predicts a boost to the planet's temperature over the next five years, above and beyond what global warming will already produce.

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Aug 14, 2018

A traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of suicide, study says
"People should not be sent out of ER without a follow-up."

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Aug 14, 2018

Man charged in 'stand your ground' killing has history of gun threats, prosecutors say
Michael Drejka faces up to 30 years in prison in the July shooting death of Markeis McGlockton.

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Aug 14, 2018

New Jersey police rescued this bride from atop a car stranded in flood water
"Unfortunately due to the quickly rising flood waters, this bride, her new husband and wedding party friends, got a rough start on things," posted the Bogata Police Department on its Facebook page.

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Aug 14, 2018

New Jersey police rescued this bride from atop a car stranded in floodwater
"Unfortunately due to the quickly rising floodwaters, this bride, her new husband and wedding party friends, got a rough start on things," posted the Bogota Police Department on its Facebook page.

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Aug 14, 2018

Nebraska becomes first state to use fentanyl in an execution
The synthetic painkiller — which has been a driving force behind the country's opioid epidemic — was part of a drug combination used to carry out the death sentence of Carey Dean Moore.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 13, 2018

Last year, she ran for Congress. Now, she's accused of murdering her campaign treasurer
The woman who was charged had been a candidate for the Democratic slot to challenge a Republican incumbent in the 2018 midterms.

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Aug 13, 2018

Last year, she ran for Congress. Now, she's charged with murdering her campaign treasurer
The woman who was charged had been a candidate for the Democratic slot to challenge a Republican incumbent in the 2018 midterms.

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Aug 13, 2018

Last year, she ran for Congress. Now, she's charged with murdering her campaign treasurer.
The woman who was charged had been a candidate for the Democratic slot to challenge a Republican incumbent in the 2018 midterms.

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Aug 13, 2018

Antifa protesters couldn't find any fascists at Unite the Right — and harassed the press instead
The Antifa movement has always condoned violence against "fascists." This weekend, its members attacked reporters and tried to destroy cameras.

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Aug 13, 2018

Do children have a right to literacy? Attorneys are testing that question.
After losing cases in Detroit and California, lawyers take a different approach.

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Aug 13, 2018

From JFK to Omarosa: The White House Situation Room's history-making moments
Before Omarosa Manigault Newman's claims that she spirited out a recording of being fired, the Situation Room was the scene of everything from national security crises to pumpkin-carving contests.

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Aug 13, 2018

Paul Manafort trial Day 10: Special counsel's office calls its final witness in fraud case
The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case in chief against former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort.

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Aug 13, 2018

Tdap vaccine given to pregnant women did not increase risk of autism in children, study says
Researchers studied more than 80,000 children and determined that there was no link between the prenatal Tdap vaccine and autism.

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Aug 13, 2018

How this Chicago after-school program helped shift the arc of kids' lives — for the long term
"You Can't Be What You Can't See," Stanford emeritus professor Milbrey W. McLaughlin's important new book, describes how a program that places a heavy emphasis on academics, if designed carefully and carried out thoughtfully, carries the prospect of rewriting the script of children's lives, not just improving their grades or test scores.

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Aug 13, 2018

Sheriff called parking spot shooting legal under ‘stand your ground' laws. Prosecutors disagreed.
Michael Drejka faces up to 30 years in prison in the July shooting death of Markeis McGlockton.

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Aug 13, 2018

Kenyan officials did little when a hippo killed a local, critics say. Then a foreigner was mauled.
Recent construction has encroached on habitat that had belonged to hippos. The hippo that killed a Chinese tourist was tracked and killed. It was unclear what, if anything, authorities did about the killer of a local fisherman.

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Aug 13, 2018

4 myths about ticks, and how to deal with them
Don't try to burn them off, and be aware that natural repellents aren't better than DEET.

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Aug 13, 2018

Are rich people more likely to lie, cheat, steal? Science explains the world of Manafort and Gates.
"The effect of power is sadly one of the most reliable laws of human behavior."

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Aug 13, 2018

Dragonflies are more active this summer. Blame it on the rain.
Because of the wet soil, mosquitoes and other insects have flourished, providing dragonflies a flying smorgasbord for feasting.

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Aug 13, 2018

The time a president deported 1 million Mexican Americans for supposedly stealing U.S. jobs
During the Great Depression, President Hoover enacted a "American jobs for real Americans" program and swiftly deported as many as 1.8 million Mexicans and Mexican Americans.

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Aug 13, 2018

A Mennonite Democrat hopes her faith helps her connect with conservative voters
Democrats are far less comfortable talking about faith. Some candidates are trying to open up that conversation.

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Aug 13, 2018

A woman found human ashes in a novelty she bought at Goodwill. Her daughter went searching for the rightful owner.
The woman realized she'd mistakenly bought the ashes, and she asked her daughter: should I bury them or take them to a river? Instead, her daughter posted a photo on Facebook.

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Aug 13, 2018

Listen to music composed to calm stressed-out shelter dogs
A big-time songwriter and music producer once worked with the Supremes and the Temptations. Now he makes music played at shelters nationwide.

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Aug 13, 2018

TSA tests scanners to allow travelers to keep electronics and liquids in their bags during security screenings
Fifteen airports, including two in the Washington area, have received the new 3-D technology.

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Aug 13, 2018

TSA tests scanners to allow travelers to keep electronics, liquids in bags during screenings
Fifteen airports, including two in the Washington area, have received the new 3-D technology.

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Aug 13, 2018

The Pentagon is rethinking its multibillion-dollar relationship with U.S. defense contractors
A new strategy would seek to protect sensitive weapons and technology from foreign theft and sabotage.

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Aug 13, 2018

Pentagon rethinks its multibillion-dollar relationship with U.S. defense contractors
A new strategy would seek to protect sensitive weapons and technology from foreign theft and sabotage.

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Aug 13, 2018

Trump praises Harley-Davidson boycott, escalating feud with company in the crosshairs of his trade war
In response to Trump's steel tariffs, the motorcycle company said it plans to move production of bikes destined for Europe to overseas facilities.

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Aug 13, 2018

Paul Manafort trial Day 10: Banker says Manafort omitted two NY mortgages in $16 million loan applications
The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case in chief against former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort.

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Aug 13, 2018

A horse was neglected by its owner. Now the horse is suing.
The horse is seeking at least $100,000 for veterinary care, as well as damages "for pain and suffering," to fund a trust that would stay with him no matter who is his caretaker.

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Aug 13, 2018

Sheriff called parking-spot shooting legal under ‘stand your ground' laws. Prosecutors disagreed.
Michael Drejka faces up to 30 years in prison in the July shooting death of Markeis McGlockton in Florida.

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Aug 12, 2018

White-supremacist rally near White House dwarfed by thousands of anti-hate protesters
The group was met by thousands of protesters chanting "Go home, Nazis!" "No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!"

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Aug 12, 2018

Once a rising star, Scott Walker is still looking for his path in Trump's Republican Party
The Republican governor of Wisconsin won praise for taking on labor unions, but now he is emphasizing different issues.

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Aug 12, 2018

New Native American farm fund to distribute $266 million in landmark civil rights settlement
The major philanthropic effort flows from a settlement after the United States acknowledged discrimination in a farm program.

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Aug 12, 2018

She's world-renowned for studying empathy. Her colleagues say she's an intimidating bully.
Former colleagues say Tania Singer's harshest words were directed at women who told her they were pregnant.

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Aug 12, 2018

Richard Russell: Details emerge of a ‘compassionate' man after Seattle plane heist and fiery crash
Family described Russell, the man who stole a plane from Seattle's airport and plunged it into an island, as a "warm, compassionate guy."

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Aug 12, 2018

Orca abandons body of her dead calf after a heartbreaking, weeks-long journey
The whale, known as Tahlequah, had pushed the body of her dead calf for at least 17 days in what researchers called an unprecedented act of mourning. The whale appeared healthy and "remarkably frisky" when researchers observed her without the body of her the calf on Saturday.

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Aug 12, 2018

Update: Orca abandons body of her dead calf after a heartbreaking, weeks-long journey
The mother appeared healthy and "remarkably frisky" when researchers observed her without the body of her the calf.

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Aug 12, 2018

When a child is extremely short, should a parent consider growth hormone?
There are risks to treatment and it can be hard to figure out whether there is underlying disease.

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Aug 12, 2018

There's a simple way to make children more fit. It's called the Daily Mile.
All you have to do is take children outside for 15 minutes in the school day and let them run or walk.

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Aug 12, 2018

Your child is nervous about the new school year, which may be normal — or not
Worry can be useful, but parents need to watch to see if the anxiety rises to dangerous levels.

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Aug 12, 2018

Widow sues American Airlines over husband's clash with baggage handler
Richard Cardarelli wanted to retrieve eye drops from a carry-on bag he had just given a baggage handler. The baggage handler accused him of making a bomb threat.

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Aug 12, 2018

NASA's Parker Solar Probe launches on a mission to study the sun and its dangers
The Parker Solar Probe could help us understand and protect ourselves from solar eruptions.

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Aug 12, 2018

Details emerge of a ‘compassionate' man after Seattle plane heist and fiery crash
Family described Richard Russell, the man who stole a plane from Seattle's airport and plunged it into an island, as a "warm, compassionate guy." There appears to be no manifesto or digital trail of warning signs from him.

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Aug 11, 2018

Anti-racist protesters and activists march through the streets of Charlottesville
A year after deadly a white supremacist rally, protesters and residents chafe at heavy police presence aimed at avoiding a repeat of last year's bloody melee.

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Aug 11, 2018

Hurricane Maria: Thousands of displaced Puerto Ricans might be pushed out of temporary housing
Federal authorities are trying to end the transitional housing program 10 months after the island was devastated; a lawsuit is challenging eviction of refugees from mainland housing.

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Aug 11, 2018

Seattle hijacker's plane heist, midair stunts and fatal crash expose gaps in aviation security
Airline executives say their system is designed to secure employees, not planes.

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Aug 11, 2018

Seattle hijacker's plane heist, midair stunts and fiery crash expose gaps in aviation security
Airline executives say their system is designed to secure employees, not planes.

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Aug 11, 2018

A surprising grass-roots upheaval is shaking Maryland's Democrats
Progressives' victories in 3 primaries highlight nationwide effort to revive party at state and local levels.

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Aug 11, 2018

Authorities identify man who stole Horizon Air plane from Seattle airport and crashed it into an island
"It was unfathomable; it was something out of a movie," one witness told the Seattle Times.

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Aug 11, 2018

Florida candidate tried to prove she's a college graduate. The school says her diploma is fake.
Melissa Howard claimed she graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing from Miami University, which said it offers no such degree and Howard did not graduate.

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Aug 11, 2018

NPR teaches listeners about the proper care and feeding of white nationalists
If you are going to talk to white nationalists on air, here's how not to do it.

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Aug 11, 2018

Plane stolen by ‘suicidal' airline worker crashed as fighter jets pursued it outside Seattle
"It was unfathomable, it was something out of a movie," one witness told the Seattle Times.

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Aug 11, 2018

Federal agency halts all work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline after judges revoke permits
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sent a letter late Friday to Dominion Energy, the company leading construction of the 600-mile pipeline, saying that work must stop until the permit issues can be resolved.

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Aug 11, 2018

5 snacks for an afternoon at the pool
Channel the snack bar, but make your own sweets and savories for a major upgrade.

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Aug 11, 2018

5 snacks to fuel your relaxing afternoon at the pool
Channel the snack bar, but make your own sweets and savories for a major upgrade.

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Aug 11, 2018

Oil without trans fat? Wheat with less gluten? Scientists have found a fast, cheap way to edit your food's DNA.
Gene-editing technology can transform the food we eat. But consumer and environmental groups are petitioning regulators to add further safety reviews. Will consumers be on board?

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Aug 11, 2018

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun
Rocket maker United Launch Alliance said it would try again Sunday, provided the helium-pressure issue can be resolved quickly.

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Aug 11, 2018

Here's what parents should tell kids before the school year begins
Beyond the vaccine checklist and new backpacks, a lot of social and safety issues await.

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Aug 11, 2018

Thousands of displaced Puerto Ricans might be pushed out of temporary housing
Federal authorities are trying to end the transitional housing program 10 months after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. A class-action lawsuit is challenging eviction of refugees from mainland housing.

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Aug 11, 2018

Inside Jason Kessler's hate-fueled rise
His own father condemns his racism. But the organizer of Charlottesville's "Unite the Right" rally and its sequel Sunday in D.C. claims he just supports "white civil rights."

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Aug 11, 2018

Dozens of news outlets will blast Trump's attacks on the media
The editorial board of the Boston Globe is proposing that newspapers across the nation express their disdain for the president's rhetoric on Aug. 16 with the best weapon they have: their collective voice.

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Aug 11, 2018

A black family confronts a 70-year-old killing and a white man's exoneration
Horace Miller, now 90, confessed to the killing in Alabama in 1948, according to news reports at the time. A grand jury declined to indict him.

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Aug 10, 2018

Democrats are yearning for ‘a fighter,' Michael Avenatti says as he tests the presidential waters in Iowa
The attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, a thorn in President Trump's side, addresses Iowa Democrats on Friday night.

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Aug 10, 2018

Democrats all but acknowledge Kavanaugh is headed toward confirmation to Supreme Court
The few undeclared Republicans and Democrats have indicated they are open to voting for the judge, whose Senate confirmation hearings will get underway the first week in September.

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Aug 10, 2018

FBI agent acquitted of lying about shooting at militia member during Malheur standoff
W. Joseph Astarita, a member of the FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team, was the only federal or state officer charged in connection with the 41-day takeover.

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Aug 10, 2018

‘NOT A BOMB!' Student's message on NASA weather device sets off scare after falling from the sky
A mysterious package with a message for President Trump set off alarm after it fell into a field in New Jersey.

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Aug 10, 2018

The Manafort scramble: Raising millions for himself even as he ran Trump's campaign
With 3 a.m. emails and a flurry of loan applications, he tried to save a tanking business.

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Aug 10, 2018

Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls on Sen. Bill Nelson to provide evidence for Russian election interference claims
The accusation comes after Nelson said earlier this week that Russian operatives have penetrated the election systems in several Florida counties.

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Aug 10, 2018

Nebraska cleared to carry out country's first fentanyl execution, judge says
A drug company sued to stop Nebraska from using its product in an upcoming execution that would be the state's first lethal injection.

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Aug 10, 2018

Omarosa Manigault Newman says she refused hush money, pens White House memoir calling Trump racist
The allegations by the former White House aide threaten to become another political headache for the administration.

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Aug 10, 2018

Kavanaugh hearing for Supreme Court seat to be held in September
Hearings for President Trump's pick to replace retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will be held Sept. 4 through 7.

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Aug 10, 2018

Trump's Education Department moves to rescind rule aimed at for-profit schools
Obama-era regulation sought to limit debt students incur in career-training programs.

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Aug 10, 2018

Lawsuit: A United Airlines pilot repeatedly posted sexually explicit images of a United flight attendant on various websites
The suit says one post told airline passengers to "Look for her when you fly!" because she was a "new reason to 'Fly the Friendly Skies,' " a reference to one of United's slogans.

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Aug 10, 2018

EEOC lawsuit claims United Airlines did not intervene in pilot's sexual harassment of flight attendant
Suit contends that United Airlines did nothing to protect a flight attendant who was being harassed by one of its pilots.

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Aug 10, 2018

Courts in most states charge juveniles to exist inside the justice system. This movement wants to change that.
Experts say this practice hurts families financially and deepens economic and racial disparities in the juvenile justice system.

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Aug 10, 2018

The Perseid meteor shower has many colors of shooting stars. There's a reason for that.
Meteor composition matters, and so does speed.

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Aug 10, 2018

A mother bear and two ‘shrieking' newborn cubs were killed in their den by hunters, troopers say
Andrew Renner, 41, and his 18-year-old son, Owen, have been charged with illegally hunting a mother bear and her two newborn cubs.

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