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Pa. Workers Forced To Choose Between Watching Trump, No Pay Or Using Paid Time Off

42 min 23 sec ago

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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Marium, The Dugong That Charmed Thailand, Dies After Ingesting Plastic

3 hours 46 min ago

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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U.S. Attorney Slams Philadelphia DA Over 'Culture Of Disrespect For Law Enforcement'

4 hours 28 min ago

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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El Paso Shooting: Hundreds Of Strangers Come To Mourn With Widower At Wife's Funeral

7 hours 5 min ago

"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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Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What's Up With That?

12 hours 53 min ago

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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How Does 1 Man Have So Much Power Without Being President?

13 hours 54 min ago

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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PHOTOS: 'African Spirits,' From A Guy On A Bike To Cardi B

13 hours 54 min ago

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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Peter Fonda, Hollywood's 'Easy Rider,' Dies At 79

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 20:12

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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What's Behind A Cluster Of Vaping-Related Hospitalizations?

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:27

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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Customs and Border Protection Computer System Shut Down

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:27

International travel is being manually processed. There is no indication yet how long the outage might last.

Jeffrey Epstein's Death Ruled A Suicide By New York Medical Examiner

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:07

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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Maryland Court Rules Marijuana Odor Not Enough To Search A Person

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 16:43

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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Greenland Says It's 'Not For Sale' After Reports That Trump Wants To Buy It

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 14:25

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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Family Wants Independent Probe In Fatal Police Shooting Of Teen In Colorado

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 13:11

Colorado Springs police say De'Von Bailey reached for a firearm prior to him running from officers. Bailey's family says newly released body camera footage disputes that version of events.

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New Drug Could Be Game Changer For Drug-Resistant TB. But A Question Looms

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 13:00

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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Mother, Matriarch And Mentor

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:27

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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Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:39

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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Brunch Query: What Does It Really Mean To 'Go Dutch'?

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:22

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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CEO Of Cathay Pacific Airways Resigns, Amid Hong Kong Protests

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:47

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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Fresh Starts, Guilty Pleasures And Other Pro Tips For Sticking To Good Habits

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:00

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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