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New York City Commuters Brace For 'Summer Of Hell'

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 05:00

A massive summer repair project begins Monday at the nation's busiest train station.

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Americans Don't Want Senate's Health Care Plan, But It's Unclear What They Do Want

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 05:00

Public opinion on health care is often inconsistent, even incoherent.

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Trump Son Admits To Meeting Russian Lawyer With Offer Of 'Helpful' Info For Campaign

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 20:58

President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., admitted Sunday to meeting last summer with a Kremlin-connected Russian attorney because she "might have information helpful to" his father's campaign.

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Large Wildfires Force Evacuations In California; 5,000 Firefighters Deployed

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 16:51

One blaze forced people to flee cabins in the Los Padres National Forest and briefly stranded some 90 children and 50 counselors near a lake.

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As Night Falls In Syria, U.S. And Russia Brokered Cease-Fire Appears To Be Holding

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 16:24

A cease-fire seemed to be holding in southwestern Syria after more than nine hours. The U.S. and Russia brokered deal is the fifth attempt to quell the violence since early last year.

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Mosul Has Been Liberated From ISIS Control, Iraq's Prime Minister Says

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:01

"They're now in one particular neighborhood, where the last pockets of ISIS fighters are fighting very hard. It's really their last stand," NPR's Jane Arraf reports from Mosul.

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Facing Cancer Is Even Tougher If The Only Radiation Machine Is Broken

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 13:28

That's the situation in Senegal. The government has promised to buy new machines. But one cancer specialist says there isn't enough attention given to the disease.

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Trump Says He Pressed Putin, While Casting More Doubt On Election Meddling

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 12:06

After a long meeting with Russia's leader, President Trump says, "Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!"

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Have Israel's Religious Authorities "Blacklisted" 160 Rabbis?

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 10:28

Who is a Jew? The latest chapter of this debate reflects the growing schism between Israel's Orthodox religious establishment and rabbis around the world.

While Corals Die Along The Great Barrier Reef, Humans Struggle To Adjust

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 08:09

It's the world's biggest coral reef system, home to some 400 types of coral. In the past 18 months, rising ocean temperatures helped cause the single greatest loss of coral ever recorded there.

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Hot, Dry Madrid Aims For A Cooler, Greener Future

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 07:00

A huge, vertical garden covering the wall of Madrid's CaixaForum is both a work of art and something practical for the environment. It's among several steps the city has taken to fight climate change.

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For Many, Medicaid Provides The Only Route To Mental Health Care

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 05:00

The Senate's proposed rollback of the Medicaid expansion could cut off mental health benefits to many people who have gotten care for the first time as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

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Protesters Surround KKK Gathering In Charlottesville

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 04:02

A few dozen Ku Klux Klan members rallied to protest the removal of a Confederate statue in a park in Charlottesville, Va. But about 1,000 people showed up to oppose them.

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Judge Overturns Utah's 'Ag-Gag' Ban On Undercover Filming At Farms

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 16:13

A farmer who supported the ban had said he and his colleagues "don't want some jack wagon coming in taking a picture of them."

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'G19' Nations Affirm Climate Plan, Acknowledging U.S. Withdrawal

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 13:30

Noting President Trump's stance, a declaration states, "The leaders of the other G20 members state that the Paris Agreement is irreversible."

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G20 Hamburg: Tens Of Thousands Demonstrate On Summit's Last Day

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 12:02

Huge and peaceful marches on Saturday followed a night of rioting and looting. More than 200 officers have been injured, Hamburg police say.

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Venezuelan Court Lets Opposition Leader Leave Prison Under House Arrest

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 09:44

Leopoldo López, 46, has been serving a nearly 14-year prison term after leading demonstrations against the embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

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When Kids Struggle With Addiction, 'Recovery Schools' Offer Needed Support

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 08:05

An estimated 1.3 million teens struggle with substance use disorders. For teenagers in Wisconsin, there is only one high school that treats students' addiction while they earn a diploma.

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Mexico And U.S. Team Up To Create Low-Cost Wheelchairs

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 07:17

A retired U.S. doc and a Mexican engineer co-founded a nonprofit group that is providing wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs at an affordable price.

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Unhappy Anniversary, South Sudan

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 07:14

On Sunday, South Sudan marks six years as independent country. Between its civil war and humanitarian crisis, things are so bad that anniversary celebrations were canceled.

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