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Why These 5 States Hold Odd-Year Elections, Bucking The Trend

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 05:00

Why do five states hold general elections in odd-numbered years, when there isn't a presidential or congressional race? Some of our political reporters in those states dug in on that question.

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Diagnostic Gaps: Skin Comes In Many Shades And So Do Rashes

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 05:00

Google "rash" online, and you'll mostly turn up photos of inflamed bumps on white skin. That's not so helpful for people of color, says a mom who's pushing for a more realistic diversity of images.

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In Key 2019 Races, Activists Gear Up For Big Fight Over Abortion

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 05:00

In Virginia and Kentucky, activists on both sides of the abortion debate are working to elect candidates with the power to affect abortion policy at the state level.

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Administration Insiders Who Waved A Red Flag In The Ukraine Affair

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 05:00

It was an intelligence community whistleblower who brought the matter to the attention of Congress. But insiders also recorded objections about what took place within the administration.

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Puerto Rican Astrologer Walter Mercado Dies

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 18:58

Mercado was well-known across Latin America and in the U.S. for his flamboyant horoscope readings and predictions. His broadcasts reached an estimated 120 million Latino viewers daily.

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Whistleblower Offers To Field Written Questions About Call Trump Says Was 'Perfecto'

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 18:40

An offer has been made to the House Intelligence Committee to open a direct channel between the whistleblower and Republicans as long as the questions do not compromise the individual's identity.

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Saudi Aramco, World's Most Profitable Company, Will Make First Public Offering

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 16:44

The oil company said it will sell an unspecified number of shares on a Saudi Arabian exchange. Its valuation could be $1.5 trillion, and it may be the world's biggest IPO.

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FACT CHECK: Is The Trump Impeachment Process Different From Nixon And Clinton?

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 11:50

Republicans say the process approved Thursday is a "sham" and "unconstitutional." But Democrats say it's very similar to what was in place during previous administrations.

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In A Remote Arctic Outpost, Norway Keeps Watch On Russia's Military Buildup

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 08:41

Warmer weather up north is opening up shipping lanes and new access to natural resources. It's also fueling a military buildup.

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Rural Seasonal Workers Worry About Montana Medicaid's Work Requirements

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 08:10

Montana is one of several states that want Medicaid recipients to prove they work a steady, minimum number of hours monthly. Will federal courts allow the Montana rule change to stand?

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Soup's On! And On! Thai Beef Noodle Brew Has Been Simmering For 45 Years

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 07:00

The giant pot of dark brew brimming with beef, spices and herbs sits near the sidewalk on a busy street in Bangkok, where it is constantly stirred by a member of the third-generation-owned restaurant.

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