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Aug 18, 2019

Suicide Bomber Kills 63, Injures 182 At Wedding Reception In Kabul
More than 1,000 people had gathered at a hall in a Shiite neighborhood to celebrate a wedding.

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Aug 17, 2019

Pa. Workers Forced To Choose Between Watching Trump, No Pay Or Using Paid Time Off
A memo instructed workers at a Pennsylvania plant to show up at 7 a.m., scan their ID cards and stand for hours through lunch in order to watch a speech by the president.

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Aug 17, 2019

Workers In Pa. Forced To Choose Between Watching Trump, No Pay Or Using Paid Time Off
A memo instructed workers at a Pennsylvania plant to show up at 7 a.m., scan their ID cards and stand for hours through lunch in order to watch a speech by the president.

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Aug 17, 2019

Marium, The Dugong That Charmed Thailand, Dies After Ingesting Plastic
Marium became an internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines.

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Aug 17, 2019

U.S. Attorney Slams Philadelphia DA Over 'Culture Of Disrespect For Law Enforcement'
Larry Krasner, considered one of the country's most progressive district attorneys, has left U.S. Attorney William McSwain "fed up."

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Aug 17, 2019

El Paso Shooting: Hundreds Of Strangers Come To Mourn With Widower At Wife's Funeral
"Never had so much love in my life," Antonio Basco said Friday as countless people, whom he had never met, showered him with hugs, blessings and support.

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Aug 17, 2019

Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What's Up With That?
TV networks have standards that minimize tobacco use on shows, and Netflix now does, too. But streaming companies lack public policies about smoking cannabis onscreen, and doctors say that hurts kids.

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Aug 17, 2019

How Does 1 Man Have So Much Power Without Being President?
Mitch McConnell's status stems from his post as the Senate majority leader. But few who have held this office before have been able to wield it with this kind of result.

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Aug 17, 2019

PHOTOS: 'African Spirits,' From A Guy On A Bike To Cardi B
The images at an exhibit at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York are infused with the spirit of African identity.

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Aug 17, 2019

How Does One Man Have So Much Power Without Being President?
Mitch McConnell's status stems from his post as the Senate majority leader. But few who have held this office have been able to wield it with this kind of result.

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Aug 16, 2019

Peter Fonda, Hollywood's 'Easy Rider,' Dies At 79
Fonda was born into Hollywood royalty as the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda. His 1969 classic, Easy Rider, earned him an Oscar nomination.

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Aug 16, 2019

Customs and Border Protection Computer System Shut Down
International travel is being manually processed. There is no indication yet how long the outage might last.

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Aug 16, 2019

Customs And Border Protection Computer Systems Returning After Shutdown
International travel was manually processed and long lines formed.

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Aug 16, 2019

What's Behind A Cluster Of Vaping-Related Hospitalizations?
Dozens of people in the Midwest have been hospitalized with severe lung damage in the past month. It's unclear what exactly is causing the issue but the common link appears to be vaping.

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Aug 16, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein's Death Ruled A Suicide By New York Medical Examiner
The findings come nearly a week after the wealthy financier was found unresponsive in his cell. Epstein had been facing federal sex trafficking charges.

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Aug 16, 2019

Maryland Court Rules Marijuana Odor Not Enough To Search A Person
The state's Court of Appeals said officers violated a man's Fourth Amendment rights by conducting a warrantless search of his person, after he was approached in a car that smelled of pot.

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Aug 16, 2019

Greenland Says It's 'Not For Sale' After Reports That Trump Wants To Buy It
The president was reportedly considering purchasing the island, which a Greenlandic politician says has strategic value. But "it sounds a little bit like a joke," Aaja Chemnitz Larsen told NPR.

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Aug 16, 2019

Family Wants Independent Probe In Fatal Police Shooting Of Teen In Colorado
Colorado Springs police say De'Von Bailey reached for a firearm prior to running from officers. Bailey's family says newly released body camera footage disputes that version of events.

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Aug 16, 2019

New Drug Could Be Game Changer For Drug-Resistant TB. But A Question Looms
People with drug-resistant tuberculosis take many pills over a long period of time. Cure rate is low. The FDA has now approved a drug with great promise. But Doctors Without Borders has concerns.

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Aug 16, 2019

Mother, Matriarch And Mentor
There really was no precedent for Maybelle Carter, who learned to play from her own mother and spent much of her life teaching her children — as well as generations of country stars that followed.

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Aug 16, 2019

Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future
A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there's no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent's banana industry.

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Aug 16, 2019

Brunch Query: What Does It Really Mean To 'Go Dutch'?
On this week's Word Watch, we take a look at how the term "going Dutch" went from insult to the norm.

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Aug 16, 2019

CEO Of Cathay Pacific Airways Resigns Amid Hong Kong Protests
Cathay's chairman says new leaders can "reset confidence." The resignation comes after anti-government protesters filled Hong Kong International Airport, and Beijing pressured the carrier.

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Aug 16, 2019

CEO Of Cathay Pacific Airways Resigns, Amid Hong Kong Protests
Cathay's chairman says new leaders can "reset confidence." The resignation comes after anti-government protesters filled Hong Kong International Airport, and Beijing pressured the carrier.

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Aug 16, 2019

Fresh Starts, Guilty Pleasures And Other Pro Tips For Sticking To Good Habits
For most of us, sticking to a good habit is a battle of will. But the researchers who study habit formation turn to science to help curtail their own tendency to slack off.

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Aug 16, 2019

A Lost Album From John Coltrane Is Found, Thanks To A French-Canadian Director
Coltrane recorded the album in New Jersey, at the admiring behest of a Québécois filmmaker named Gilles Groulx, who used it to score his docufictional film Le chat dans le sac.

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Aug 16, 2019

A Lost Album From John Coltrane, With Thanks To A French-Canadian Director
Coltrane recorded the album in New Jersey, at the admiring behest of a Québécois filmmaker named Gilles Groulx, who used it to score his docufictional film Le chat dans le sac.

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Aug 16, 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Cancels Visit To Israel And The West Bank
Israel had said it would allow entry to the Michigan congresswoman to visit her aging grandmother in the West Bank after announcing earlier that it would bar her from visiting on a political trip.

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Aug 16, 2019

Israel Allows Visit After Rep. Rashida Tlaib Agrees To Restrictions
Israel said it would allow entry to the Michigan congresswoman to visit her aging grandmother in the West Bank after announcing earlier that it would bar her from visiting.

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Aug 16, 2019

Israel Permits Limited Visit For Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Reversing Earlier Ban
Israel said it would allow entry to the Michigan congresswoman to visit her aging grandmother in the West Bank after announcing earlier that it would bar her from visiting.

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Aug 16, 2019

Israel Says It Will Grant Visa To Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Reversing Earlier Ban
Israel said it would allow the congresswoman a "humanitarian visit" to visit her aging grandmother in the West Bank, reversing an earlier decision that came amid pressure from President Trump.

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Aug 16, 2019

Months Of Flooding On Mississippi River Marooned Midwest Trade
Long-term flooding along major waterways stranded barges up and down the Mississippi River this summer and caused havoc with river transportation and the economy that depends on it.

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Aug 16, 2019

North Korea Calls Off Further Talks With South, Launches More Projectiles
Following a speech by South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowing to reunify the Koreas, Pyongyang said it would no longer pursue peace with Seoul.

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Aug 15, 2019

Appeals Court Rules Detained Migrant Children Should Get Soap, Sleep, Clean Water
The Trump administration had challenged a court order setting the rules for how detained migrant children should be treated.

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Aug 15, 2019

Trump Shifts From Background Checks To Mental Illness Reform At N.H. Rally
"There is a mental illness problem that has to be dealt with. It's not the gun that pulls the trigger — it's the person holding the gun," Trump said to a standing ovation.

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Aug 15, 2019

New Look For Cigarettes? FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings On Packages And Ads
The Food and Drug Administration has rolled out a proposed rule to require tobacco companies to include graphic warnings, depicting some of the lesser known health risks of smoking tobacco products.

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Aug 15, 2019

VIDEO: Car Speeds Into Crowd Of ICE Protesters Outside Detention Facility
"The driver stepped on the gas and revved up and started plowing forward," said a protest organizer. A correctional officer from the facility has been placed on leave.

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Aug 15, 2019

Boeing Delays Launch Of Long-Haul Jet As 737 Max Crisis Remains The Focus
The news is of interest to travelers looking forward to the world's longest commercial flight from Sydney to London, which was expected to launch in 2023.

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Aug 15, 2019

Washington Wheat Farmers Could Be Toast If Dams Are Removed To Help Hungry Orcas
Washington's orcas are hungry, because there aren't enough salmon for them to eat. State officials want to take out some dams to help them, but that would hurt Washington's wheat farmers.

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Aug 15, 2019

These Experimental Shorts Are An 'Exosuit' That Boosts Endurance On The Trail
No ordinary pair of shorts, these were designed by Harvard scientists to work with the wearer's own leg muscles when walking or running, and might make a soldier's heavy loads easier to carry.

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Aug 15, 2019

Trump Tweets On 'Disgusting' Baltimore Bring Activist Trash Collectors To City
Last month, the president bemoaned the grime and litter in Baltimore on Twitter. Now activists, some with conservative leanings who live outside Maryland, are hosting clean-up efforts in the city.

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Aug 15, 2019

India's Modi Defends Moves In Kashmir As Lockdown Continues
India has split the state into two territories and shut off phone, Internet and cable TV service in the disputed region since early August.

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Aug 15, 2019

Who's Running For President? The 2020 Democrats
It's the most diverse field ever, and the largest in at least 40 years. Potentially two dozen Democrats are entering a long, drawn-out primary process to take on President Trump in 2020.

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Aug 15, 2019

Ex-Gov. Hickenlooper Drops Presidential Bid As Beto O'Rourke Takes On Trump 'Threat'
Hickenlooper painted himself as a relative centrist in the crowded, progressive presidential field. But he wasn't able to gain much traction. O'Rourke plans to focus on the president.

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Aug 15, 2019

Ex-Gov. John Hickenlooper Drops Presidential Bid As Beto O'Rourke Recasts His Focus
Hickenlooper painted himself as a relative centrist in the crowded, progressive presidential field. But he wasn't able to gain much traction. O'Rourke will now focus on President Trump.

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Aug 15, 2019

Reps. Omar And Tlaib Barred From Visiting Israel After Trump Insists On Ban
Israeli officials reversed a decision to allow Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to visit the country.

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Aug 15, 2019

Reps. Omar And Tlaib Barred From Visiting Israel After Trump Pushes For Ban
Israeli officials reversed a decision to allow Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to visit the country.

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Aug 15, 2019

Reps. Omar And Tlaib Barred From Visiting Israel After Trump Supports A Ban
Israeli officials reversed a decision to allow Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to visit the country. The two have been vocal critics of the Israeli government.

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Aug 15, 2019

In A Pro-Beijing Neighborhood Of Hong Kong, Protesters Are Unwelcome
Many residents of a politically conservative neighborhood were born in China's Fujian Province and came to Hong Kong for greater opportunities. They accuse protesters of hurting the local economy.

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Aug 15, 2019

Judge Denies Request To Scrap Georgia's Outdated Electronic Voting Machines For 2019
For the 2019 elections, a federal judge says the state will continue to use the electronic voting machines that run on outdated and unsecure software and do not have a verifiable paper record.

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Aug 15, 2019

Judge Says Georgia Must Scrap Outdated Electronic Voting Machines After 2019
The outdated machines can stay for 2019 elections, but a federal judge says Georgia must transfer to paper ballots for 2020.

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Aug 15, 2019

Stock Markets Take A Breather After Steep Drop
Investors paused to catch their breath Thursday after the stock market suffered its worst drop of the year the day before. Consumer spending is still strong, despite signs of a looming recession.

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Aug 15, 2019

Do You Need All Those Meds? How To Talk To Your Doctor About Cutting Back
Drug combinations can cause side effects like confusion and dizziness — and even increase the risk for falls. Here's how to talk to your doctor about reducing or eliminating some prescriptions.

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Aug 15, 2019

U.S. Wants To Seize Iranian Taker, Gibraltar Says
A Gibraltar spokesperson said the U.S. Department of Justice has applied to seize the Grace 1, adding that "a number of allegations" made by the U.S. are now being considered.

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Aug 15, 2019

U.S. Wants To Seize Iranian Tanker, Gibraltar Says
A Gibraltar spokesperson said the U.S. Department of Justice has applied to seize the Grace 1, adding that "a number of allegations" made by the U.S. are now being considered.

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Aug 15, 2019

Gibraltar Releases Iranian Tanker U.S. Tried To Seize
Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said the vessel was released "in light of the assurances we have received" from Iran.

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Aug 15, 2019

Unequal Outcomes: Most ICE Detainees Held In Rural Areas Where Deportation Risks Soar
NPR's analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show 52% of detainees in the last year were held in rural areas, where legal representation is limited and deportation is more likely.

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Aug 15, 2019

Democratic Candidates Call Trump A White Supremacist, A Label Some Say Is 'Too Simple'
Several Democratic candidates have ascribed the label to President Trump, but some who track hate and extremism wonder if that's a good idea.

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Aug 15, 2019

Ibram X. Kendi Says No One Is 'Not Racist.' So What Should We Do?
His new book 'How To Be Antiractist' is a manual to follow; the author writes that "being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination."

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Aug 15, 2019

Asian, European Stocks Mixed After Recession Jitters Spark Sell-Off On Wall Street
World markets reacted to the Dow's 800-point drop on Wednesday and the release of economic data hinting that a global recession may be looming.

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Aug 15, 2019

After El Paso Shooting, Suburban Houston Voters Reexamine Their Own Views On Guns
Texas is home to some of the deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history. It's making some in a once solidly Republican community outside Houston revisit their positions on gun control.

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Aug 15, 2019

Swine Fever Is Killing Vast Numbers Of Pigs In China
The number of pigs in China is falling rapidly due to an epidemic of African Swine Fever. It's affecting farmers and consumers across the world, because China produces half of the world's pork.

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Aug 15, 2019

Trump Offers Meeting With China's Xi To Resolve 'Hong Kong Problem'
In a Wednesday evening tweet, the president offered a personal meeting with Xi Jinping in hopes the two could "humanely solve" the unrest over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

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Aug 15, 2019

Japan's Emperor And Prime Minister Mark WWII Surrender In Contrasting Annual Rituals
On the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender, Emperor Naruhito expressed "deep remorse" for his country's wartime role. Meanwhile, Shinzo Abe sent offerings to a shrine that honors Japan's war dead.

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Aug 15, 2019

Most Kids On Medicaid Who Are Prescribed ADHD Drugs Don't Get Proper Follow-Up
An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn't see a care provider for months afterward.

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Aug 14, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein's Former Business Associate: I Want To Assist Victims
Steven Hoffenberg spent 18 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme. He says his former business partner Jeffrey Epstein should have been there too.

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Aug 14, 2019

MIT Accused Of Costing Workers Millions In Cozy Deal With Financial Giant Fidelity
MIT allegedly stuck its employees with a retirement plan so bad it violated federal labor law, charging them millions of dollars in fees. A lawsuit says the university received millions in donations.

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Aug 14, 2019

Philadelphia Police Officers Reported Injured In Gun Battle With Barricaded Shooter
As many as six officers are reportedly wounded or otherwise injured in an ongoing incident in the Tioga section of the city.

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Aug 14, 2019

Philadelphia Police Officers Reported Wounded In Gunbattle With Barricaded Shooter
Six officers have been shot and more were otherwise wounded in an ongoing incident with a barricaded person in North Philadelphia.

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Aug 14, 2019

Philadelphia Police Officers Wounded In Gunbattle With Barricaded Shooter
Six officers have been shot and more have been otherwise injured in an ongoing incident in North Philadelphia that started with a narcotics unit serving a warrant.

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Aug 14, 2019

Philadelphia Police Arrest Gunman Who Shot Officers In Hours-Long Standoff
Six officers were shot in an incident in North Philadelphia that started with a narcotics unit serving a warrant and went on for hours. Two officers trapped at the site were later evacuated safely.

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Aug 14, 2019

In NYC, Cycling Deaths Increase But Gears Turn Slowly On Safety Measures
A recent surge in cyclist deaths in NYC has called into question whether cities are taking the necessary steps to keep cyclists safe. Cities are adapting but cyclists say not quickly enough.

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Aug 14, 2019

His Only Relative Died In El Paso. Now, Wife's Funeral May Draw Hundreds Of Strangers
Antonio Basco asked the funeral home planning his wife's service to invite the public. Now, the mayor of El Paso, a U.S. congresswoman and many others are expected to attend.

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Aug 14, 2019

His Only Relative Died In El Paso. Now, Her Funeral May Draw Hundreds Of Strangers
Antonio Basco asked the funeral home planning his wife's service to invite the public. Now, the mayor of El Paso, a U.S. congresswoman and many others are expected to attend.

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Aug 14, 2019

Stacey Abrams Is Not Running For President, Instead Will Focus On Voter Protection
The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate is launching an initiative called Fair Fight 2020 which aims to ensure voter enfranchisement across twenty states.

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Aug 14, 2019

Planned Parenthood To Withdraw From Title X, Unless Court Intervenes
The organization says it expects to withdraw rather than comply with new Trump administration rules for the federal family planning program.

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Aug 14, 2019

Hide The Wine! I'm Hosting My First Eid Al-Adha Feast
I haven't been to a mosque in ages. I had no idea how to celebrate the holiday — or whether it was appropriate for me to do so.

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Aug 14, 2019

On 'Pose,' Janet Mock Tells The Stories She Craved As A Young Trans Person
As a writer, director and producer of the TV series about the underground ballroom community in 1980s New York, she says the work sometimes makes her tear up.

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Aug 14, 2019

'Lithium' Is A Homage To A Drug — And To The Renegade Side Of Science
By celebrating those who applied the substance as a drug, Walter A. Brown aims to raise awareness — and to demolish what remains of the myth that scientific progress is driven by rigorous dispassion.

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Aug 14, 2019

Dow Tumbles 800 Points As Bond Markets Signal Recession
Some worry a trade war is hurting the global economy, and the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell below 2-year Treasuries — which have a strong track record of predicting a recession.

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Aug 14, 2019

Dow Tumbles More Than 600 Points As Bond Markets Signal Recession
Some worry a trade war is hurting the global economy, and the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell below 2-year Treasuries — which have a strong track record of predicting a recession.

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Aug 14, 2019

Dow Tumbles More Than 700 Points As Bond Markets Signal Recession
Some worry a trade war is hurting the global economy, and the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell below 2-year Treasuries — which have a strong track record of predicting a recession.

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Aug 14, 2019

Dow Tumbles Over 600 points As Bond Markets Signal Recession
Worries that trade war is hurting global economy and 10-year Treasuries yielding less than 2-year, signaling a recession.

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Aug 14, 2019

Marine Who Warned Of Insider Threat Should Remain In The Corps
Maj. Jason Brezler faced discharge after emailing classified documents over an insecure network. He challenged the Marine Corps' decision, and a board of inquiry recently ruled in his favor.

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Aug 14, 2019

Marine Who Warned Of Insider Threat Should Remain In The Corps, Military Board Says
Maj. Jason Brezler faced discharge after emailing classified documents over an insecure network. He challenged the Marine Corps' decision, and a board of inquiry recently ruled in his favor.

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Aug 14, 2019

MDMA, Aka Ecstasy, Shows Promise As A PTSD Treatment
Drugs like molly and ecstasy may be best known for giving partyers euphoric feelings. But MDMA, the drugs' psychoactive ingredient, is proving effective at treating severe trauma when used in therapy.

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Aug 14, 2019

MDMA, Or Ecstasy, Shows Promise As A PTSD Treatment
Drugs like molly and ecstasy may be best known for giving partyers euphoric feelings. But MDMA, the drugs' psychoactive ingredient, is proving effective at treating severe trauma when used in therapy.

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Aug 14, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Sues His Estate, Staff Over Alleged Sexual Assaults
A woman in New York said she was raped by the financier who was charged with sex trafficking. "Today I am starting to reclaim my power," Jennifer Araoz said.

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Aug 14, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Sues His Estate, Staff Over Sexual Assaults
A woman in New York who said she was raped by Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who was charged with sex trafficking, is suing his estate. "Today I am starting to reclaim my power," Jennifer Araoz said.

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Aug 14, 2019

The Friends We Made Along The Way: After 9 Years, BronyCon Calls It Quits
For the past nine years, bronies — fans of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic — have gathered in Baltimore for BronyCon. This year's convention was the biggest ever, but also the last.

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Aug 14, 2019

A$AP Rocky Found Guilty Of Assault
The rapper was convicted of assault by a Swedish court but will serve no additional jail time in a case that has drawn widespread attention from the music industry and President Trump.

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Aug 14, 2019

China State Media Present Distorted Version Of Hong Kong Protests
As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to dominate the world's news, China is aggressively presenting a very different picture of events. The audience is its people, and home and abroad.

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Aug 14, 2019

China State Media Present Their Own Version Of Hong Kong Protests
As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to dominate the world's news, China is aggressively presenting a very different picture of events. The audience is its people, and home and abroad.

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Aug 14, 2019

What It Means To Listen To Sleater-Kinney Now
What happens when an artist you count on to be one way suddenly isn't? For writer Hanif Abdurraquib, appreciating the left-turn album The Center Won't Hold has meant letting go of years of nostalgia.

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Aug 14, 2019

Wet, Wild And High: Lakes and Rivers Wreak Havoc Across Midwest, South
Parts of the Mississippi have been above flood stage for months. All of the Great Lakes are at or near record-high levels. It's halting barge traffic, damaging infrastructure and eroding shorelines.

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Aug 14, 2019

Long A Bastion Of The Left, Tuscany Is Turning Hard Right
Since 2016, the hard-right, anti-immigrant League party has won elections in many towns in Tuscany, a major shift in a region known as the birthplace of the Italian Communist Party.

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Aug 14, 2019

Adult Victims Of Childhood Sex Abuse In New York Can Sue Alleged Abusers
The one-year filing period, or look-back window, allows victims to bring cases that used to be beyond the state's statute of limitations that legislators overhauled this year.

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Aug 14, 2019

Do Trump Officials Plan To Break Centuries Of Precedent In Divvying Up Congress?
Recent remarks raise concerns the Trump administration won't follow more than 200 years of precedent in dividing up seats in Congress based on population counts that include unauthorized immigrants.

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Aug 14, 2019

Senator Pushes Bill To Curb 'Exploitative And Addictive' Social Media Practices
The legislation by a freshman Republican senator would prohibit features like auto-play and infinite scrolling, used by social media companies to keep users on their platform longer.

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Aug 14, 2019

'Cadillac Tax' On Generous Health Plans May Be Headed To Congressional Junkyard
The tax on an employer's generous health plan — originally envisioned as a way to get patients to avoid unneeded care — has never been implemented. Now Congress is considering a bipartisan repeal.

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