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Global Military Expenditures Up, Driven By Top Two Spenders — U.S. And China

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 05:45

The world is spending more on the military since global figures became available in 1988. Together, the U.S. and China make up half of the world's military spending.

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Keeping Money Secrets From Each Other: Financial Infidelity On The Rise

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 05:09

As many as 41% of American adults deceive their partners by hiding secret debts or accounts. Therapists say it's increasingly common, and it's both the loss of trust and resources that hurt.

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Measles Shots Aren't Just For Kids: Many Adults Could Use A Booster Too

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 05:09

With U.S. measles cases at record highs, doctors say adults who got vaccinated prior to 1968 should consider getting revaccinated to make sure they and their neighbors are protected.

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If Mueller Report Was 'Tip Of The Iceberg,' What More Is Lurking Unseen?

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 05:00

How else might foreign powers be trying to interfere with American politics beyond the ways detailed in the special counsel's investigation report?

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'I Couldn't See His Soul' Says Rabbi Following Deadly Shooting In Poway

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 21:46

A day after the Chabad of Poway Synagogue was attacked, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein recounted the shooting that killed one member of the congregation and injured three others, including himself.

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Judge Damon J. Keith, Judicial Giant And Civil Rights Icon, Dies At 96

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 20:11

The Detroit native, one of the nation's longest-serving federal judges, was a tireless champion of civil rights and civil liberties.

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Richard Lugar, Longtime Indiana Senator And Foreign Policy Leader, Dies At 87

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 17:40

Lugar served six terms in the U.S. Senate. His work toward the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction earned him the nation's highest civilian honor in 2013.

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Melinda Gates On Marriage, Parenting, And Why She Made Bill Drive The Kids To School

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 17:09

In her new book, The Moment Of Lift, the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation calls on readers to support women everywhere as a means to lift up society.

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Poway Shooting Latest In Series of Attacks On Places Of Worship

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 16:39

Over the past few months shootings and bombings have targeted churches, mosques and synagogues spanning three continents.

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The Record-Breaking Box Office Of 'Avengers: Endgame,' By The (Huge) Numbers

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 15:03

Nobody is surprised that Avengers: Endgame is a hit, but even by superhero standards, it's had an enormous debut weekend, both in the U.S. and internationally.

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When It's Time For A Mammogram, Should You Ask For 3D?

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 09:00

Evidence is growing that 3D mammography provides more precise images and is better at detecting breast cancer — but the jury is still out on whether it saves lives.

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'Brady Bunch' Episode Fuels Campaigns Against Vaccines And Marcia's Miffed

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 08:54

One of TV's most famous families laughed off the measles in 1960s. The episode has resurfaced in battles over measles vaccinations today.

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In India, Ayurveda Is A Booming Business

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 08:03

Ayurvedic products and treatments based on ancient Indian healing practices are part of a multibillion-dollar industry. A yoga guru with ties to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has built a retail empire.

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Trump Rallies Supporters As White House Correspondents' Gala Celebrates A Free Press

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 06:25

The president skipped the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in favor of a rally, where he touted economic growth and mocked Democratic presidential contenders.

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A Bouquet Of Poets For National Poetry Month

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 06:01

Looks like this year, April showers brought April flowers. As in, a bouquet of outstanding poets. So stop and smell the roses, my friends.

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Construction Crane Falls From Roof, Killing 4 In Seattle

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 04:53

A construction crane hit six cars, killing four people and injuring four others. Seattle has about 60 construction cranes operating in the city.

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