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How Might Trump Plan For Food Boxes Affect Health? Native Americans Know All Too Well

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 08:14

For some, the USDA's plan to deliver SNAP benefits as canned, shelf-stable food is painfully familiar. The agency has long given this type of aid to tribes, with devastating health effects.

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Boom In Antler Pet Chews May Have Opened A Black Market

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 08:13

Hunters are waking up to find their prized antlers have been stolen overnight in Alaska, where online ads offering cash for antlers have proliferated.

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Extraordinary Moments: Top Contenders For A Photojournalism Prize

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 07:00

Nominees for the 2018 World Press Photo contest are both newsy and unexpected: child jockeys, a blindfolded rhino, cave-dwellers in China.

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How One Country Drastically Cut Its Newborn Death Rate

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 07:00

A UNICEF report cites "alarmingly high" death rates for newborns in many countries. But Bangladesh stands out for its remarkable progress.

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Pyeongchang Olympics: Closing Ceremony Ends Biggest Winter Games Ever

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 06:14

The 2,920 athletes who participated set a new record; so did the number of nations — 92 – they represented in South Korea.

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Students Walk Out For Gun Laws; West Virginia Teachers Walk Out For Pay

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 05:55

Students across the country pushed for stricter gun laws while President Trump and Secretary DeVos made news at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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A Russian Fan's Perspective On A Most Unusual Gold Medal Ceremony In Pyeongchang

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 05:16

"I was proud greatly. It was from one side, tears of pride and happiness. From another side, I regretted greatly we can't see our flag," said Natalia Kim, who lives in South Korea.

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After Going Shot For Shot, Olympic Athletes From Russia Win Men's Hockey Gold

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 02:07

The Olympic Athletes from Russia won 4-3 against Germany in a game where neither team had much to lose.

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Canada Has Best-Ever Winter Olympics Performance, Despite Unexpected Losses

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 01:46

The country has 29 medals, including 11 gold, despite less-than-gold performances from their usual powerhouses.

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Olympics' Board Does Not Lift Suspension Of Russian Olympic Committee

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 23:07

Calling two doping cases "hugely disappointing," the IOC's executive board said that factors had "prevented the IOC from even considering lifting the suspension for the closing ceremony."

South Korea's 'Garlic Girls' Win Silver Medal In Curling, Sweden Wins Gold

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 22:51

With their performance, the much-loved Garlic Girls medalled in a sport that's still unfamiliar to most South Koreans. The nation's first Olympic women's curling team debuted just four years ago.

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Canadian Olympic Athlete And Coach Apologize After Drunken Joyride Arrest

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:59

Skier Dave Duncan, his wife and his coach were arrested after drunkenly stealing an idling pink Hummer in Pyeongchang. Until prosecutors weigh in, all three are restricted from leaving South Korea.

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Teachers Respond To Trump's Push To Arm School Staff

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 17:28

After the Parkland shooting, some teachers think the president's proposal to give teachers guns could deter potential shooters. Others struggle with the expectation of putting their lives on the line.

French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 17:28

Two years ago, France introduced a law to force supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities and food banks. Skeptics called it unworkable at the time, but there are signs the effort is succeeding.

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Millennials Are No More Liberal On Gun Control Than Elders, Polls Show

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 17:24

Polling suggests millennials are more liberal than earlier generations on many social issues except gun laws. Pollsters say they can't explain this anomaly. Some millennials are surprised by it, too.

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Memo By House Intelligence Committee Democrats Released As Nunes Addresses CPAC

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:40

The document counters Republican accusations that the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Mueller investigation are infected with political bias against the Trump campaign and the president.

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Welcome To The Country With The Biggest Crush On America

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:51

Here's why Kosovo — land of Bill Clinton Boulevard, pets named Trump and a pantsuit boutique called Hillary — gives the United States its highest ratings.

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How A Sneaky Alabama Town Launched America's 911 System

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:36

Fifty years ago, the Alabama Telephone Co. heard AT&T was creating a three-digit emergency number. So it decided to beat AT&T to the punch — and made the first 911 call in the town Haleyville.

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Customs Agents Search A Bus Near Paris — And Discover A Stolen Degas Painting

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 13:27

The artwork was quietly spirited from a Marseille museum in 2009. The trail was cold until last week, when officers happened to check the luggage compartment of a bus.

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'400,000 People...Live In Hell On Earth': Bombing Of Damascus Suburbs Kills Hundreds

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:00

Airstrikes, shells and barrels filled with TNT are being dropped on neighborhoods of civilians who have no way to escape. More than 120 of those killed in the last week are children.

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