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U.S. Citizen Arrested In Moscow On Suspicion Of Spying

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 09:22

Russia says Paul Whelan was detained on Friday while on a spy mission. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on espionage charges.

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A Menstruation Movie Is On The Short List For An Oscar Nomination

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 09:10

It all started when a guy wanted to create a better sanitary pad for his wife. And now there's a new documentary about the impact of his work.

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Chickpeas Sit In Silos As Trump's Trade Wars Wage On

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 09:00

The largest importers of crops like lentils, garbanzos or peas — China and India — aren't buying, due to trade wars and tariffs. But farmers already planted in anticipation of sales.

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Elizabeth Warren Launches Exploratory Bid For President In 2020

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 08:43

The 69-year-old law professor turned consumer advocate is a liberal icon but faces a crowded field of Democrats eager to challenge President Trump in 2020.

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Way Beyond Pluto, An Icy World Is Ready For Its Close-Up

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:04

Minutes after the turn of the new year, NASA's New Horizons probe will fly by a minor planet in the most distant exploration of a world ever attempted.

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How Sen. Orrin Hatch Shaped America's Health Care In Controversial Ways

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:04

Republican Orrin Hatch is leaving the Senate after 42 years. He led bipartisan efforts to get more kids and AIDS patients health care. He also thrived on donations from the drug industry.

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Bangladesh PM Wins 3rd Term After Violent Election, Accusations Of Rigging

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:02

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her ruling alliance handily won Sunday's general election, which saw at least 17 people killed during voting. The main opposition party rejects the results.

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When Too Cute Is Too Much, The Brain Can Get Aggressive

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:02

Adorable babies and cute puppies can make us happy. But researchers say their cuteness can be so overwhelming that it unleashes some ugly thoughts.

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Is Coconut Oil All It's Cracked Up To Be? Get The Facts On This Faddish Fat

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:02

In the past few years, enthusiasts have touted coconut oil as the next great health food. But it contains high levels of saturated fat, which is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

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Affordable Care Act Can Stay In Effect While Under Appeal, Judge Says

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 00:56

The federal judge in Texas issued a stay on the health care law more than two weeks after ruling it unconstitutional due to a recent elimination of a tax penalty on uninsured people.

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