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Prime Minister Abbasi: Degrading Pakistan Hurts U.S. Fight Against Militants

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:58

Pakistani leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says his country has "taken on terrorism" and "defeated terrorism." U.S. President Trump has accused Pakistan of harboring militants from neighboring Afghanistan.

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Trump Dinner Menu: Tax Cuts

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:28

President Trump is hosting a bipartisan group of senators for dinner Tuesday evening. He's looking to build support for a tax overhaul.

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PHOTOS: 'Slackers Unite' In Rallies Against Changes To French Labor Law

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:22

The show of opposition to President Macron's proposed labor law overhaul is seen as the first major test for the recently elected leader. In Paris, there were clashes between protesters and police.

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'Monkey Selfie' Lawsuit Ends With Settlement Between PETA, Photographer

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:46

Wildlife photographer David Slater has agreed to donate 25 percent of future revenue from photos taken by a macaque monkey in 2011 to conservation efforts.

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Reporter Katy Tur Shares Her 'Front-Row' View Of The Trump Campaign

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:12

Tur was at a rally in South Carolina when Trump called her name and pointed at her from the podium. Then, she says, "The entire place turns and they roar as one ... like a giant, unchained animal."

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Tom Frieden's New Venture Fights Two Very Different Health Threats

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:34

The former head of the Centers for Disease Control has $225 million for his global health group Resolve, which aims to prevent stroke and cardiovascular disease as well as epidemics.

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For Many Women, Cervical Cancer Screening May Get A Lot Simpler

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:29

For decades the Pap test was the only option for cervical cancer screening. Now there's the HPV test, too. A federal task force says that for most women, either test will do just fine.

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Top Stories: Irma's Aftermath; New Sanctions Against North Korea

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 09:31

Also: FEMA starts giving financial aid to Hurricane Harvey victims; the U.S. urges Myanmar to protect fleeing Rohingya Muslims; and President Trump's commission on voting meets again today.

After Heavy Damage, Florida Keys Residents Anxiously Wait To Return Home

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 09:18

Some residents of Key Largo are now being allowed back in but the Florida Keys are still largely without power, water, medical service and cell service.

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Irma Recovery Begins; Storm Flooded Parts Of Florida, South Carolina And Georgia

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 09:07

Irma is now a post-tropical cyclone, with top winds of only 25 mph — a far cry from the Category 4 storm that ravaged the Florida Keys on Sunday.

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Hurricane Irma Blasts Into The Record Books With Lasting Intensity

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 06:59

Hurricane Irma was the longest-lasting powerful hurricane or typhoon ever recorded, worldwide. It kept 185-mph winds for 37 hours — longer than any storm on record.

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Is One Drink OK For Pregnant Women? Around The Globe, The Answer Is No

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 06:00

Researchers set out to answer this question: Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy? Turns out, that's a hard question to answer. The advice remains: Don't risk it.

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Americans' Borrowing Hits Another Record. Time To Worry?

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 05:04

Americans owe more than ever before, with household debt hitting nearly $13 trillion. Some economists say the lessons of the credit bubble that led to the financial crisis are being forgotten.

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What To Do When Your Health Insurance Won't Pay The Bills

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 05:03

Insurers can reduce benefits or change how much they are willing to pay for services, but they are generally supposed to give customers 60 days' notice.

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Trump's Voting Commission Embroiled In New Controversy Ahead Of Next Meeting

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 05:00

Ahead of a meeting in New Hampshire, the panel's co-chair, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, made questionable claims that the state allowed nonresidents to vote last year.

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Who Is 'What Happened' For? Maybe Hillary Clinton Most Of All

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:40

Danielle Kurtzleben says Clinton's tale of her losing 2016 campaign reads like the unburdening of a woman relieved to finally, without interruption, tell her side of a tale everyone already knows.

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Hillary Clinton Is 'Done,' But Not Going Away

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:01

In interviews with NPR, Clinton discusses her life since the election she didn't expect to lose, why she lost, and offers scathing criticism of President Trump.

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U.N. Security Council Approves New North Korea Sanctions

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 21:08

Facing opposition from China and Russia against even tougher sanctions, the U.S. compromised to win a unanimous resolution.

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Red Cross Worker Slain In Afghanistan: 'All She Wanted To Do Was Help'

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:42

Lorena Perez was a physiotherapist. On Monday, a patient in a wheelchair shot and killed her. The motive is not yet known.

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Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:36

A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.

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