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Hawaii Braces For 'Life Threatening' Flash Flooding, After Lane Weakens

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 13:31

Hurricane Lane weakened to a tropical storm after dumping 3 feet of rain. But residents have not seen the end of intense rainfall. Officials also worry about brush fires and possible landslides.

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The Pope Lands In Ireland, Overshadowed By Church Scandals

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:44

Pope Francis said the failure to address abuse remains "a source of pain and shame for the Catholic community." His visit comes at a time when the church's influence is greatly diminished.

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Forced To Flee Myanmar, Rohingya Refugees Face Monsoon Landslides In Bangladesh

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 07:02

This week marks a year since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled attacks in Myanmar. As refugees, they now live in huge camps in Bangladesh, with difficult conditions made worse by monsoon rains.

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DNC Set To Reduce Role Of 'Superdelegates' In Presidential Nominating Process

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 07:01

Critics say party officials who are unbound by primaries and caucuses unfairly tilt the selection of the Democratic presidential nominee. Opponents say reducing their role is disenfranchisement.

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Refugees Say Yes To The Rental Wedding Dress

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 07:00

On a dusty street in Jordan's largest camp for Syrian refugees, there are some unexpected businesses.

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The Russia Investigations: 'Where's The Collusion?'

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 07:00

This week, Paul Manafort is convicted by a jury and Michael Cohen pleads guilty. But, President Trump points out none of that has to do with the Russian attack on the 2016 election. So far.

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DHS Asks For 'Positive Gems' About War-Torn Countries To Justify Returning Immigrants

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 05:19

Before ending temporary protected status for immigrants whose home countries suffer from war or disasters, officials tried to show the countries were getting safer, even when that was not true.

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Tesla To Remain Public, Elon Musk Says

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 02:33

Less than a month after suggesting he might take the electric car maker private, CEO Elon Musk says "most of Tesla's existing shareholders believe we are better off as a public company."

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Survival Of The Sluggish: Scientists Find An Upside To A Low Metabolism

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 22:07

A study of 5 million years of mollusks suggests that laziness could be a good survival strategy: species that have gone extinct had higher metabolic rates than the ones that exist today.

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