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Anti-Immigrant Party Breaks Socialist Stronghold In Spain

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 06:03

The Vox Party had remained on the fringes since its founding four years ago but on Sunday, its right-wing anti-immigration platform lead to a 12-seat victory that could shift the balance of power.

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High Stakes As International Climate Conference Begins

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 05:03

The U.N. climate meeting underway in Poland is the most important climate conference since the 2015 Paris Agreement set emissions reduction goals for nearly every country on Earth.

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How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 05:02

Protein snacks and supplements are popular, but unless you're an extreme athlete or recovering from an injury, you may already get enough protein in your diet. Here's how to tell how much you need.

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Remembering George H.W. Bush's Lighter Sides

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 05:01

The nation's 41st president loved horseshoes, went skydiving, and of course, was a self-proclaimed "sock man."

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Kids With Concussions Can Phase In Exercise, Screen Time Sooner Than Before

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 05:01

No longer do kids with concussions need to sit in dark rooms for days on end. For the first time in nearly a decade, the nation's pediatricians have loosened their guidance on concussion recovery.

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George H.W. Bush's Life Has Plenty Of Lessons For Today's Politics

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 05:00

People who worked with Bush valued his character, manners and experience. That, they said, led him to be successful in managing the end of the Cold War — and current leaders could learn from that.

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Paul Sherwen, Renowned Cycling Commentator, Dies At 62

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 02:18

Sherwen's voice became almost inextricable from the Tour de France for English speaking fans after a stellar career as a competitor. He covered the world's most famous cycling event for 33 years.

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James Comey To Testify Before House Judiciary Committee

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 17:10

The committee will release a transcript of Comey's deposition, during which he is expected to answer questions about the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

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NYPD Finds 'Wanted' Man: Clumsy Proposer Who Lost Engagement Ring

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 14:57

New York City police used social media to reunite an engagement ring with the couple (so far publicly unidentified) who dropped it in a grate in Times Square.

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What We All Forget (If We Ever Knew) About The Political Career of Bush 41

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 14:06

Even with a public figure this durable, many facets of the story fade with time. That's a pity, because the greater meaning of anyone's life is often contained in the things others forget.

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NFL's Chiefs Cut Player Seen Attacking Woman — After Video Becomes Public

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 13:43

"Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. ... The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately," the Chiefs said Friday.

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French President Holds Security Meeting On Yellow Vest Protests

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 13:32

The demonstrations have drawn hundreds of thousands of people across the country who say the cost of living in France has risen too high.

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Trump Leaves G-20 With China Trade Truce, Plans To Cancel NAFTA Ahead Of New Pact

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 11:25

The deal pauses a tariff increase planned to take effect New Year's Day. President Trump called the meeting with China's president "amazing and productive."

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Office Real Estate Is A Game Of Chance For New House Members

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 10:20

Incoming House freshmen drew numbers for where their new offices would be in January. Luck determined whether they'd get a room with a view or one in the rafters.

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How A Corporation Convinced American Jews To Reach For Crisco

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 07:52

On Hanukkah, many Jews fry potato pancakes called latkes in oil or maybe schmaltz. But a century ago, one company saw an opportunity to make the Jewish fat of choice truly American: Crisco.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Responds To Claims Of Sexual Harassment

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 07:05

Three women have accused astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual misconduct. One says she quit her producer job on his TV show because of inappropriate behavior.

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Meet Greece's Marine Trash Collectors Diving To Keep Their Sea Beautiful

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 07:01

Ocean litter is a global problem. These Greeks are acting locally to clean up the Aegean.

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'Well-Read Black Girl' Turns Books Into Community

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 06:00

With her new anthology, Glory Edim says she wants to "capture the energy and vibrancy of what it means to be a black woman in the literary space."

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George H.W. Bush To Lie In State At The Capitol, And Be Buried In Texas

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 00:33

Funeral and memorial arrangements for the former president will be held through Thursday, concluding in College Station, Texas, where he'll be buried at his presidential library.

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Amid Fraud Allegations, State Election Board Won't Certify North Carolina House Race

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 19:43

In question are thousands of absentee ballots that were never mailed back, largely affecting black and American Indian voters. The board cited "claims of irregularities and fraudulent activities."

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