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After Decline Of Steel And Coal, Ohio Fears Health Care Jobs Are Next

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:48

Health care jobs now outnumber manufacturing jobs in Jefferson County, Ohio. Hospital administrators worry that Republican plans to cut Medicaid will lead to layoffs.

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Trump And India's Modi Share Similarities, But A Host Of Issues Divides Them

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:25

Both leaders are pragmatic deal-makers who rose to high office by appealing to majorities who felt overlooked. But as Trump and Modi meet Monday, their competing visions may be a significant hurdle.

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Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid So-Called 'Death Spiral'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:58

Senate Republicans have tweaked their Obamacare repeal bill in hopes of keeping more healthy customers in the insurance market. Customers who fail to maintain coverage could be temporarily locked out.

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High Court To Hear Case Of Cake Shop That Refused To Bake For Same-Sex Wedding

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:48

Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver says a state law compelling him to produce wedding cakes for gay couples violates his right to free speech.

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More Health Problems Reported With Hair And Skin Care Products

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:42

Manufacturers are not required to tell the Food and Drug Administration about safety issues with cosmetics or hair and skin care products. That can leave people in the dark about health risks.

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Philando Castile's Mother Reaches $3 Million Settlement Over Police Shooting

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:34

The city of St. Anthony, Minn., said in a statement that "no amount of money could ever replace Philando." It said the deal was reached quickly "to allow the process of healing to move forward."

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Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Immigrant Indefinite Detention Case

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:20

The case centers on a man who was detained for three years without the right to appear before a judge and ask to be released on bond.

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Cholera Hitches A Ride On The Backs Of Soft-Shell Turtles

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:19

A new study finds that turtles are really good at carrying the bacteria that causes the potentially fatal disease.

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Supreme Court Sends Cross-Border Shooting Case Back To Lower Court

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:13

Can the family of a slain Mexican teenager sue the federal agent who shot him from across the U.S.-Mexico border? The case tests a long-held doctrine called a Bivens action.

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Supreme Court Will Rule On President Trump's Travel Ban

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:34

The nation's highest court says it will decide the fate of President Trump's travel ban in its session that begins in October.

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Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:28

In a closely watched case about church and state, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a religious school was entitled to state funding for playground resurfacing under a state program for nonprofits.

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Britain's May Forms Minority Government With Backing Of Northern Irish Party

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:35

The Democratic Unionist Party also secured more than $1 billion in economic assistance for Northern Ireland.

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'America's Sheriff' Or Community Destroyer? Joe Arpaio Goes On Trial

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:52

"His legend will be that he destroyed our community and he got busted for it," said one activist. Arpaio's supporters say the criminal prosecution is political.

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Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:45

Many American women want to breast-feed. And try to. But only about half keep it up. It's like they've lost the instinct. One researcher thinks she's figured out why. And how to get the instinct back.

China Releases Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo From Prison After Cancer Diagnosis

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:50

Liu was serving an 11-year prison sentence for what the government called "incitement to subvert state power." Liu has terminal cancer, his lawyer says.

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Scientists Try To Break Nigeria's Cycle Of Replanting Bad Yams

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:00

The tubers are essential to the country's economy and culture, but their quality keeps declining. Now, researchers have found a way to mass produce good seed yams — and it could save the industry.

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How To Pick Kids' Apps For The Backseat This Summer

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:01

Screen time can be more than a distraction if you follow these principles.

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The Anti-Trump 'Resistance' Tries To Rebuild After Stinging Georgia Loss

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 05:00

Georgia's liberal grass-roots groups say they are more energized than discouraged after Democrat Jon Ossoff's disappointing, close loss to Republican Karen Handel in a closely watched special election

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Moonwalkers' Apollo 11 Capsule Gets Needed Primping For Its Star Turn On Earth

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:58

In 1969 it was the orbiting home and refuge for the first astronauts who walked on the moon. Today, after decades on display in a Smithsonian museum, the module is being restored for a national tour.

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Los Angeles Moves Closer To Legalizing Sidewalk Food Vendors

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:58

A campaign to legalize street vending is gaining strength from local resistance to President Trump's immigration policies — and fears that infractions could lead to deportation.

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