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The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World

1 hour 54 min ago

President Trump tries to put ex-CIA Director John Brennan in his place by revoking his security clearance. But the further Trump tries to push the revocation gambit, the riskier it gets.

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Brett Kavanaugh Investigated A President, Then Voiced Concerns About Doing Just That

1 hour 54 min ago

Trump's Supreme Court pick wanted prosecutors to ask President Clinton explicit questions and wrote the section of the Independent Counsel's report to Congress making the case for impeachment.

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Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General, Peace Prize-Winner, Dies At 80

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"Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world," his foundation said.

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The Clergy Abuse Crisis Has Cost The Catholic Church $3 Billion

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Years after an investigation in Boston highlighted the dimensions of the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic priesthood, the financial and reputational cost to the Catholic church continues to grow.

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'Beyond Anger': Pittsburgh Priest Says Sex Abuse Report 'Shook' Parishioners

3 hours 54 min ago

Catholic priests in Pennsylvania will step into pulpits Sunday morning and have to address the massive clergy sex abuse revelations from this week's grand jury report.

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California Legal Challenges To Census Citizenship Question To Continue

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 22:58

A federal judge in San Francisco has rejected the Trump administration's motion to dismiss two lawsuits over the 2020 census question. A potential trial could start in January 2019.

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Police Arrest Third Suspect In New Haven Synthetic Marijuana Overdose Case

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 22:28

Over three days, more than 100 people fell ill after smoking a batch of K2 officials say was laced with AB-Fubinaca. Police Chief Anthony Campbell said chemical was "knocking people down."

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Mueller: Prison Time An Option For Former Trump Campaign Aide Papadopoulos

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 21:49

The special counsel noted that the legal guidelines suggest a sentence of zero to six months. George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russians.

Satanic Temple Protests Ten Commandments Monument With Goat-Headed Statue

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:27

"It will be a very cold day in hell before an offensive statue will be forced upon us to be permanently erected on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol," Republican State Sen. Jason Rapert said.

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WATCH: Massive 'Fire Tornado' Revealed In Footage Released By Officials

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:52

California authorities say the behemoth killed a firefighter battling the Carr Fire last month. Larger than three football fields, the tornado was unlike anything they'd seen. Now, they have video.

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Democrats Unveil Ad Attacking House GOP Leaders

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:21

An outside group supporting House Democrats is running a digital ad that uses a strategy the party used in 2006 to challenge Republican control of the House — focusing on personal scandals.

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Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:02

Esteban Santiago killed five people and injured six when he opened fire in the baggage claim at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Jan. 6. A federal judge called the attack "85 seconds of evil."

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'There Must Be Justice': U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Soldiers For Rohingya Killings

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:49

The sanctions target four mid-level commanders and two units — but they failed to satisfy senators and activists alike, who say the U.S. has a ways to go to hold Myanmar accountable for its crimes.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Convoluted Ties To Rail Company Whose Project He Supports

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 13:44

In 2011, Scott rejected a federally funded rail project; now he supports a privately funded one. He and his wife invested millions with an investment firm that owns the company behind the proposal.

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Monsoon Floods Have Killed More Than 320 People In Kerala, India

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:39

The heavy rainfall has resulted in deadly landslides and flash floods, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless.

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About That Microloan Mention In 'Crazy Rich Asians' ...

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:41

In one scene, Rachel Chu, the fictional lead character in the rom-com, chats with a princess about how small loans are helping women. But do they really?

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How Spanish Women Were Allegedly Targeted In 'Stolen Babies' Cases For Decades

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:34

A secret adoption network started in Spain in the 1930s as a fascist tactic to purge "communist tendencies" from women who defended the republic, say prosecutors and academics.

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Texas Tightens Disclosure Rules Following Medicaid Investigation

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:56

Officials in Texas are responding to the findings of an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity into drugmakers' influence over medication choices for Medicaid patients.

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U.S. Threatens Further Sanctions Against Turkey Over Detained Pastor

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:11

Rising tensions between the two countries have caused Turkey's currency, the lira, to plunge by about a third of its value against the U.S. dollar since January, sparking fears of an economic crisis.

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Opinion: How I Learned To Face Food Waste And Plan Smarter

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:00

According to the USDA, nearly 300 pounds of food per person gets thrown out in American homes each year. For three months, here's how one woman tried to cut back on food waste with her family of four.

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