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Mississippi's Racial History Casts Shadow Over Final Senate Race Of 2018

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 05:01

The last Senate race of 2018 was expected to be a sleepy affair in heavily-Republican Mississippi. Instead, the race has tightened as the GOP candidate has stumbled over the state's racist past.

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40 Years After The Assassination Of Harvey Milk, LGBT Candidates Find Success

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 05:01

Forty years ago, on Nov. 27, 1978, California's first openly gay elected official was assassinated. Harvey Milk championed gay rights and challenged the LGBTQ community to be out and proud.

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China Expands Research Funding, Luring U.S. Scientists And Students

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 05:00

In a quest to rapidly advance its scientific depth and breadth, China is recruiting scientists from around the world. Some from the U.S. say the greater funding for school and research is freeing.

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Where The Suburbs Moved Left — And How It Swung Elections

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 05:00

These metro areas saw the most dramatic turnarounds in this election from red to blue — and were responsible for Democrats taking back the House.

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Feds Find Kentucky Fails To Meet Standards For Worker Safety

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 04:57

Kentucky's worker safety agency suffers from major shortcomings. That's according to a recent audit by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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