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1 Simple Step Could Help Election Security. Governments Aren't Doing It

1 hour 28 min ago

Local governments could perform a simple upgrade to make it clear to voters that they are reading from a legitimate source. But on the whole, they aren't doing it.

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Impeachment Trial Moves To Question Phase, While Witness Vote Looms

1 hour 29 min ago

Over the next two days, senators will be able to ask questions of both prosecutors and defense lawyers. As soon as Friday, a much-anticipated vote could happen on bringing in witnesses to the trial.

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What Iowa Looks Like Ahead Of The Caucuses

1 hour 29 min ago

Democrats have descended on the state in the hopes that they pass muster with Iowans. Hear the voices and see the scene in the days leading up to first contest in the 2020 presidential race.

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Brightline Nation's Deadliest Railroad After High Number Of Track Deaths

1 hour 29 min ago

In its first two years, 40 people have been killed on tracks by the passenger line. Florida officials are concerned, but Brightline says suicides and people using drugs make up most of the deaths.

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Starbucks Closes More Than 2,000 Stores In China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 19:28

The coffee chain has temporarily closed the stores locations to limit the spread of the coronavirus that has sickened more than 4,500 people.

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The Essence Of The Senate Impeachment Trial In 2 Videos

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 18:48

Democratic impeachment managers and President Trump's defense team have both completed their opening arguments in the Senate trial. Here's the bottom line for each side.

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Public Health Efforts Step Up Around The World As Coronavirus Cases Rise

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 18:29

Globally, health officials are on high alert, implementing airport screenings, evacuations, border controls and other measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Impeachment Recap: As Defense Rests, Focus Shifts To Witnesses Fight

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 18:09

President Trump's attorneys closed their arguments on Tuesday with a rejection of Democrats' case and a warning about the peril to future chief executives if he is removed for this.

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Caribbean, But No Reports Of Injuries Or Damage

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 17:22

The 7.7-magnitude temblor struck off the coasts of Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. Social media was flooded with posts of photos and video from people documenting the event.

Must-Know Vocab For Wuhan Coronavirus: From Droplets To Zoonotic

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 17:05

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has its own vocabulary. Here are definitions for some of the keys words and phrases you might be hearing.

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NPR Seeks 'Clarification' From State Department About Reporter Dropped From Trip

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 17:04

President and CEO John Lansing is sending a letter "demanding answers." Earlier Tuesday, President Trump appeared to praise Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for yelling at another NPR reporter.

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Due To New California Law, Uber Allows Some Drivers To Set Their Own Rates

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:18

The experiment underway at three airports comes in reaction to a recent state law that makes it harder to classify people as contract workers rather than as employees.

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Black Hockey Players Celebrated In NHL's Mobile History Museum

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 15:00

The National Hockey League was the last major sports league to integrate, and is still the least diverse, with a lot to do to develop talent and build goodwill in minority communities.

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Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 14:31

An FBI agent says China's deal with Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard University's chemistry department, paid him up to $50,000 monthly, along with another $150,000 per year.

As China's Coronavirus Cases Rise, U.S. Agencies Map Out Domestic Containment Plans

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 13:19

With cases growing quickly abroad, the federal government announced several measures to prevent the new coronavirus from taking hold in the U.S.

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I Can't Work With You! How Political Fights Leave Workplaces Divided

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 13:00

Amid impeachment and the 2020 election, surveys show political fevers running high at work, undercutting trust and productivity. And workers and employers are bracing for those dynamics to get worse.

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Kobe Bryant's Death Puts A Focus On Helicopter Safety

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:55

Some helicopter trips — like personal or private helicopter rides — are more likely than others to end in a fatal accident. A crash killed the former NBA star and eight other people on Sunday.

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White House To Unveil Mideast Peace Plan — Despite Palestinian Rejection

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 10:44

President Trump said Monday that the Palestinians "probably won't want [the plan] initially," but "I think in the end they're going to want it."

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U.K. Will Allow Huawei To Be Part Of Its 5G Network

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 08:18

The U.K. says it considers Huawei a "high risk vendor" – but rather than banning the telecom giant, it's asking British companies "to use Huawei in a limited way."

Response To 1st Coronavirus Case In Washington State Draws On Lessons From Measles

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 05:20

In Washington, the local health care system is on high alert after the first case of Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed there last week. But it knows how to respond, thanks to recent measles outbreaks.

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