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In Book, Former Defense Chief Mattis Sideswipes President Trump's Leadership Skills

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 13:52

In the general's upcoming leadership book, Call Sign Chaos, the Obama administration catches the most flak. Mattis barely mentions President Trump but implies criticism of the sitting president.

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Violence Follows Pro-Independence Protests In Indonesia's Papua Region

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:55

Tensions between pro-independence supporters and government authorities in Indonesia's Papua and West Papua provinces have continued into a second week. The government has shut down Internet access.

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Citing 'Health Challenges,' Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson To Retire At End Of Year

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:46

In a statement, the senator said his Parkinson's disease was progressing. "I will not be able to do the job over the long term in the manner the citizens of Georgia deserve," Isakson said.

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Several Big Drug Companies Considering Massive Settlements To Resolve Opioid Suits

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:10

Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and other health care giants are discussing potential deals with authorities that could resolve thousands of lawsuits they're facing over the U.S. opioid epidemic.

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Sand, Sunscreen and... Sharks! Cape Cod Beach Towns Do More To Keep People Safe

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 11:42

One year after a young man died in a shark attack, Cape Cod beach towns are adding emergency services and high tech detection. An influx of great whites followed a rebound in the seal population.

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Whatever Happened To ... The 101-Year-Old Champion Runner From India?

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 11:06

Man Kaur has earned dozens of gold medals in the 100-plus category (although often she is the only competitor in that bracket). How's she doing at 103?

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Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives In New York After Sailing The Atlantic

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 09:21

A 16-year-old Swedish activist chose sailing over flying to attend a United Nations climate summit. She's inspired young people around the world to protest for more climate action.

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Britain's Prime Minister Asks Queen To Suspend Parliament Ahead Of Brexit Deadline

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 08:56

The move would shorten the time lawmakers have to organize an opposition vote to a no-deal Brexit. But critics accuse Boris Johnson of circumventing the democratic process.

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Dorian Will Hit Florida As Category 2 Hurricane, New Forecast Says

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 08:15

In the next four days, Dorian's winds could top 100 mph, the National Hurricane Center says.

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Amid Tensions, Beijing Denies U.S. Navy Request To Call At Chinese Port

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 06:01

The U.S. Navy says China denied its request for a port call at the northeastern city of Qingdao, the second such rejection this month as the trade war escalates.

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This Digital Sheriff Helps Cities Wrangle Airbnb Rules

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 05:02

Cities are struggling to enforce rules around everything from problem party houses to investors pushing up housing costs. An entrepreneur is helping local officials deal with these short-term rentals.

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Behold: The Blooper Burger. Your Arteries Will Clog Just Thinking About It

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 05:02

The Blooper Burger is a monstrous sandwich sold at Atlanta Braves games and is one of many outrageous menu items served at stadium concession stands around the country.

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Opinion: It's Your Right To See Your Medical Records. It Shouldn't Be This Hard To Do

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 05:01

Hospitals and other health care companies often make it hard — and pricey — to get access to your medical data. It doesn't have to be this way.

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NPR's Fall TV Preview: 19 Shows To Watch Out For

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 05:00

Whether they're watching sitcoms, prime-time dramas or something else altogether, our television and pop culture critics present a guide to the new programs and series coming out soon.

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The DNC Is About To Cut The 2020 Field In Half, And Spark Plenty Of Controversy

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 05:00

The shrinking field will please some who worry about Democrats' chances of defeating President Trump. But some candidates are already complaining party leaders are trying to manipulate the process.

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Warren's On The Rise, But Can She Convince Democrats She Can Beat Trump?

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 05:00

After a summer that included two strong debate performances, the Massachusetts senator has seen a rise in fundraising, polls and crowds. But can she win it all?

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Epstein Accuser Calls On Prince Andrew To 'Come Clean' About Sex Allegations

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 04:37

The Duke of York has denied accusations by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says as a teenager she was recruited by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with the prince and other powerful men.

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Former Uber Engineer Charged With 33 Counts Of Trade-Secret Theft

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 21:19

Anthony Levandowski could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of stealing thousands of files on Google's self-driving car project. After leaving Google, he went to work for its rival, Uber.

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As Puerto Rico Braces For Storm, DHS, FEMA To Move $271 Million To Border Operations

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 20:12

The Department of Homeland Security will move millions in emergency funds for new detention beds and facilities for court cases. House Democrats slammed the move, calling it "backwards and cruel."

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U.S. Companies In China Get Caught In The Trade War Crossfire

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 17:22

President Trump recently tweeted that American companies would be better off without China. But many American companies earn a significant portion of their profits there.

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