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Oklahoma Teachers Set For Statewide Walkout Amid Continued Pay Dispute

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 01:51

Teachers have rejected a pay raise passed by the state legislature last week, saying it doesn't go far enough in addressing deep cuts in education in recent years.

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China Hits Back On Trade Dispute, Slapping Tariffs On 128 U.S. Products

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 01:40

Agricultural products such as wine, nuts and frozen pork are on the list for tariffs up to 25 percent. China's move follows a similar one imposed by the U.S. last month on steel and aluminum.

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The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 21:01

Have you ever noticed that when something important is missing in your life, your brain can only seem to focus on that missing thing?Two researchers have dubbed this phenomenon scarcity.

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A 'Ragged School' Gives U.K. Children A Taste Of Dickensian Destitution

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 16:58

The East End of London was once synonymous with Dickensian squalor. Now it's prime real estate. A tiny museum in the back streets shows schoolchildren what life was like in the past.

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In Photos: Easter Around The World

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 14:44

Images from around the world showcase the diverse ways Christians celebrate the Holy Week and Easter Sunday.

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Chinese Space Lab Expected To Crash To Earth On Sunday Night

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 13:52

Tiangong-1, an abandoned Chinese orbiting lab, will re-enter the atmosphere soon. The European Space Agency predicts sometime Sunday evening, but says it can't predict location.

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Woman At Stephon Clark Vigil Is Struck By Sheriff's Vehicle

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:11

The activist, Wanda Cleveland, 61, was there to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was killed by police officers in March.

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Battling Heroin With A Hearse And A Prayer

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 08:16

In a West Virginia community hard hit by the opioid crisis, two people have taken on the fight against addiction, using unorthodox — and very different — approaches.

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What A Booming Economy Means For The Midterms

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 07:00

Nearly all financial indicators suggest Americans are optimistic about the economy. But, it's not clear that it's benefiting President Trump or the Republican Party.

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Facebook Complaints Are A New Kind Of 911 Call In The Platform's Hometown

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 03:42

From hacking to questionable ads to tech support, Menlo Park police dispatchers get calls about Facebook from all around the world.

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'He Broke Boundaries With His Mind': Public Pays Tribute At Stephen Hawking's Funeral

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 22:03

About 500 guests honored the physicist at Sunday's private service in Cambridge, his intellectual home for half a century. The procession was met by admirers who lined the streets to share memories.

The Mormon Church Diversifies

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 17:08

The church has named its first Latin-American and Asian-American apostles at a semi-annual conference in Salt Lake City.

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Trump Administration Can't Block Undocumented Immigrants From Seeking Abortions

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 14:19

On Friday, a federal judge in Washington, D.C, ruled that undocumented minors under the control of the Department of Health and Human Services can access abortion services they were being denied.

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Israel, Palestinians Debate Use Of Force Over Deadly Friday Demonstrations

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 13:49

The Palestinian Health Ministry said 758 Palestinians were hit by live Israeli fire. Israeli military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said claims of hundreds of injuries was a "complete lie."

Israel, Palestinians Debate Use Of Force Over Deadly Friday Demonstrations

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 13:49

The Palestinian Health Ministry said 758 Palestinians were hit by live Israeli fire. Israeli military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said claims of hundreds of injuries was a "complete lie."

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Texas Woman Sentenced To 5 Years For Illegal Voting

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 13:33

Crystal Mason is a convicted felon. "She didn't understand! She was never told she couldn't vote," her lawyer said.

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Kentucky Lawmakers Limit Black Lung Claims Reviews Despite Epidemic

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 09:58

There's a change in Kentucky law that puts diagnoses of the deadly coal miners' disease black lung mostly in the hands of physicians who typically work for coal companies.

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100 Iranians Remain Stranded In Austria Awaiting Asylum In The U.S.

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 09:32

The U.S. acceptance rate of Iranian Christians and other religious minority refugees has gone from nearly 100 percent to zero, leaving many stuck in transit.

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Philadephia's New DA Wants Prosecutors To Talk Cost Of Incarceration While In Court

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 08:22

Larry Krasner wants prosecutors to announce in open court the taxpayer expense of incarceration before asking for it. His new policy is drawing backlash and discussion.

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'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 08:22

Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska describes in a new memoir surviving 20 brain tumors, and what the eight-week nightmare of psychological symptoms taught her about mental illnesses she's long studied.

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