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Video: Climate Activist Yanked From Top Of London Train Amid Melee

1 hour 22 min ago

The actions snarled Londoners' morning rush hour, sparking frustration among people who rely on the train. Police have made at least 1,711 arrests in the climate activists' 12 days of protests.

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Pence Says Turkey Has Agreed To Suspend Its Incursion Into Syria

2 hours 55 min ago

Pence led a delegation to try to convince the Turkish president to stop the military incursion into Syria and enact a ceasefire. The goals were considered highly unlikely ahead of Thursday's meeting.

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New England Nor'easter Storm Shuts Power Off For Hundreds Of Thousands

3 hours 38 min ago

A powerful and intense coastal storm has pummeled several states with heavy rain and strong winds, downing power lines and trees in Maine, Massachusetts and other states.

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Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good

3 hours 59 min ago

The drive to make more milk has had an unsavory side effect: Cows have become more genetically similar and less fertile. Scientists are trying to recover valuable genetic variation that was lost.

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Trump's Miami Golf Resort To Host G-7 Summit

4 hours 9 min ago

The decision is sure to renew debate about President Trump's unprecedented decision to maintain ownership of the Trump Organization after taking the oath of office.

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Childhood Obesity Is Rising "Shockingly Fast" — Even In Poor Countries

4 hours 13 min ago

A comprehensive new report from UNICEF calls attention to the surge in obesity in developing countries — even as they're dealing with children who are undernourished.

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White House Holds Now-Rare Press Briefing Amid Impeachment, Syria Conflicts

4 hours 29 min ago

White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney spoke to reporters on Thursday afternoon.

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Reporters' Notebook: The Moment Everything Changed In Syria

4 hours 54 min ago

Here is what it was like in the northern part of the country as the Syrian military started advancing to retake territory after the U.S. made way for Turkey's incursion against the Kurdish forces.

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Trump Gave Giuliani The Ukraine Portfolio And Boxed Out Diplomats, Sondland Says

6 hours 2 min ago

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland appeared before the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. His opening statement was released Thursday.

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READ: Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress

7 hours 10 min ago

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, emerging as a key figure in the House's impeachment inquiry, is speaking with committees behind closed doors on Thursday.

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Britain's Johnson Hails New Brexit Deal With EU

10 hours 17 min ago

The prime minister said Thursday that he'd forged a new agreement that would allow the European Union to keep collecting VAT tax from Northern Ireland and allow special treatment for some Irish goods.

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Prominent Hong Kong Protest Leader Beaten By Unknown Assailants

10 hours 39 min ago

Jimmy Sham, who has taken an active part in organizing anti-government protests, was left bloodied and dazed after being attacked by a group of men wielding hammers.

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Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68

11 hours 24 min ago

The Baltimore congressman, who was chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, had taken a lead role in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

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Gordon Sondland, The Ambassador Whose Texts Put Him At The Center Of Ukraine Scandal

11 hours 51 min ago

Based on interviews with people who know Sondland, what emerges is a portrait of a man fixated on getting an ambassadorship in Europe and, once in the job, would do what it took to keep it.

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Some People Get 'Brain Tingles' From These Slime Videos. What's Behind The Feeling?

11 hours 51 min ago

The science is nascent and a little squishy, but researchers are trying to better understand ASMR — a feeling triggered in the brains of some people by certain soft sounds and gentle gestures.

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Hong Kong's 'Indigenous' Villages Mirror Tensions Of An Increasingly Divided City

11 hours 52 min ago

Indigenous villages, whose residents' ancestors predated British colonial rule, tend to be sympathetic to Beijing. But over the years, waves of new residents have brought different political beliefs.

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4th Defendant Arrested In Alleged Campaign Contribution Scheme Linked To Giuliani

12 hours 31 min ago

David Correia, who was listed as one of four defendants in a grand jury indictment issued last week, has surrendered to authorities after returning to New York following a trip to the Middle East.

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California To Unveil Earthquake Alert System Thursday

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 22:31

The system will detect the beginning of a quake and send out alerts warning residents that they have a few seconds to prepare for a possibly deadly temblor.

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Chicago Teachers Will Go On Strike, Capping Years Of Social Justice Activism

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 21:37

For the second time in seven years, Chicago Public Schools teachers will be on strike starting Thursday, walking out of class, they say, in the name of better schools.

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McConnell Prepares Senate For Trump Impeachment Trial As Inquiry Escalates

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 20:56

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell briefed his caucus on what a Trump impeachment trial could look like in the Upper Chamber. It could last weeks, and begin after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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