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CIA Trainee Washes Out Of Bomb-Detection, Reassigned To Living Room

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:56

The agency says that Lulu, a black Labrador being trained to sniff out explosives, just wasn't that into it.

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CIA Backs Off Director's Claim That Russian Meddling Didn't Swing Election

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 03:13

Director Mike Pompeo incorrectly told a security conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that U.S. intelligence has concluded that Russian meddling "did not affect the outcome of the election."

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Senate Passes Budget Resolution Seen As Key To Trump's Tax Overhaul

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:08

The White House says the $4 trillion resolution, which passed by a narrow 51-49 vote, "creates a pathway" for promised tax reform and tax cuts.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Take National League Pennant, Beating Chicago Cubs 11-1

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:31

LA took the best-of-seven series four games to one and will play the winner of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros.

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'Our Democracy Is At Stake,' Obama Says Of Virginia Race For Governor

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:03

Former President Obama hit the campaign trail Thursday in support of Democrat Ralph Northam, and took some implicit shots at President Trump and GOP gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie.

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LAPD Investigating Accusation Of 2013 Rape By Harvey Weinstein

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:53

Weinstein has been dogged by a litany of allegations of sexual misconduct ever since the New York Times reported earlier this month that he has paid off accusers for decades.

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After Ikea Dresser Recall, Another Toddler Reportedly Died In Tip-Over

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:31

Last June Ikea recalled millions of dressers over the risk of tip-over accidents. But the parents of Jozef Dudek, who was crushed by a Malm dresser this May, were not aware of the recall, lawyers say.

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Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:30

Researchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.

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Forecasters Predict Warmer-Than- Average Winter In Majority Of U.S.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:57

The La Nina weather pattern is likely to develop, boosting snowfall in the Great Lakes and northern Rockies and lowering snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic.

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Taliban Attack Nearly Wipes Out Afghan Army Base

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:24

Just two Afghan soldiers at a base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were left uninjured. At least 43 were killed. This week, more than 120 people were killed by the militant group.

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California Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers In Limbo

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:02

The devastating wildfires in Northern California and killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. They've also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs or income.

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Holes In The Plot: Suspect Loses Bet, Turns Himself In — And Brings Donuts

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:34

A wanted man made a bet with police on Facebook: If they could get 1,000 shares, he'd turn himself in — and bring donuts. Well, they did it. And eventually, police posted photos of his promise kept.

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Trump Says Administration's Response To Hurricane In Puerto Rico 'A 10'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:29

President Trump says things on the island were already pretty rough, but praises residents for their spirit. He met Thursday's with the island's governor, FEMA's administrator and other officials.

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Meet Jacinda Ardern, 37, New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:29

When Ardern was elected Labour leader just 12 weeks ago, her party's polling numbers surged so rapidly it was dubbed "Jacindamania." She'll be the country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.

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What's The Section 99 Tax Deduction?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

As Republicans look to overhaul the tax code, we look at the story of a single corporate tax deduction that tells us a lot about how the tax code works.

White Nationalist Richard Spencer Met By Protesters At University Of Florida

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida Thursday. Throngs of protesters turned out to shout him down and tell him his messages weren't welcome.

What You Need To Know About The Honest Ads Act

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to NPR justice reporter Ryan Lucas about the Honest Ads Act, a proposal to regulate online political advertising the same way as television, radio and print.

California Fires Result In Job And Income Loss For Seasonal Workers

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

The devastating wildfires in Northern California killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. The fires have also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs.

Veterans React To Trump Politicizing Condolences Of Miliary Deaths

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

Veterans are reacting with dismay to what they call the politicization of military deaths and presidential condolences.

What You Should Know About The U.S. In Niger

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

The U.S. military operation in Niger is among about 20 in Africa, part of the little-known U.S. Africa Command. The Pentagon is investigating why four U.S. soldiers were killed in the Niger operation.