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Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Julien' Will Make You Cry At The Club

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 00:09

The opening track to Carly Rae Jepsen's forthcoming Dedicated, out May 17, is full of the feels.

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Federal Appeals Panel Upholds California 'Sanctuary State' Law

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:55

The panel also upheld two other state laws protecting immigrants in the workplace and in detention facilities. The judges say the state has the right "to refrain from assisting with federal efforts."

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The U.S. Now Ranks As A 'Problematic' Place For Journalists

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:13

"Never before have US journalists been subjected to so many death threats," Reporters Without Borders said in its annual World Press Freedom Index. President Trump "exacerbates" problems, it added.

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'This Is Morally Wrong,' Biden Tells Striking Massachusetts Grocery Workers

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:40

Thirty-one thousand Stop & Shop workers are striking in New England over proposed changes to wages and benefits. Eight days in, the strike has shuttered some stores and slowed business at others,

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'Concreteberg' The Size Of A Blue Whale Plagues London's Sewers

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:40

"It goes without saying that pouring concrete down the drains into our sewers isn't going to do any good," said a London water provider.

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Washington State Senate Passes Bill Removing Exemption For Measles Vaccine

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:32

The bill removes the personal belief exemption from required childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella. Seventeen states allow exemptions based on philosophical objections.

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See How Much Of The Mueller Report Is Redacted

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:35

Attorney General William Barr explained before the release of the special counsel report that the law and regulations kept him from including everything that Mueller uncovered, as well as how.

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Tiny Earthquakes Happen Every Few Minutes In Southern California, Study Finds

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:01

A new catalog of Southern California earthquakes is 10 times larger than its predecessor list. The details of frequent, small quakes help scientists study what triggers large, destructive ones.

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Highlights From The Mueller Report

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:25

A redacted copy of the Mueller investigation report has been released by the Justice Department. NPR reporters and editors are analyzing and annotating notable excerpts from the document.

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READ: The Mueller Report, With Redactions

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:11

Attorney General William Barr has released special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Democrats have pushed for Congress to get an unredacted version.

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Bus Carrying Tourists Crashes in Portugal; At Least 29 Dead

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:14

The bus was carrying visitors from Germany when it veered off a road Wednesday evening on the island of Madeira and then tumbled down a hill. Authorities have launched an investigation.

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Watch Live: Attorney General Barr Briefs Reporters About The Mueller Report

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:02

The Justice Department has been excising sensitive, classified and other material from the special counsel's report about Russian interference in the 2016 election. That task is now complete.

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Trump Administration Announces Measures Against Cuba, Venezuela And Nicaragua

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:57

Most of the measures were aimed at Havana. One change will allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on property in Cuba that was seized from U.S. citizens.

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Snot Otter Emerges Victorious In Vote For Pennsylvania's Official Amphibian

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 05:43

The Eastern hellbender salamander may not be a looker. But its sensitivity to pollution and changing water conditions makes the creature a useful indicator for water quality in rivers and streams.

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'A Woman Of No Importance' Finally Gets Her Due

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 05:03

Virginia Hall was an American spy who worked for Britain and the U.S. and played a key role in undermining the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. Her story was rarely told — until now.

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After Columbine, An Unlikely Friendship Bound By The Trauma Of Mass Shootings

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 05:00

Over the past 20 years, mass shootings have resulted in communities of survivors. Heather Martin, who was a senior at Columbine High School in 1999, runs a nonprofit that connects them.

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High-Deductible Health Policies Linked To Delayed Diagnosis And Treatment

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 05:00

Her employer offered only a high-deductible health plan; that meant she'd have to pay up to $6,000 out of pocket each year. Advocates for patients say this sort of underinsurance is snatching lives.

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North Korea Announces Testing Of New 'Tactical Guided Weapon'

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 23:43

The country's official newspaper reported leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test and is continuing to upgrade his country's military. The report said the weapon carried a "powerful warhead."

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New York Courts Tell ICE Not To Arrest Immigrants In Courthouses Without Warrants

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 22:38

A state court report said Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent operations in courthouses discourage noncitizens from reporting crimes and pursuing justice.

Appeal To Census Lawsuit Ruling Adds Uncertainty To Citizenship Question's Fate

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 19:00

The Census Bureau is counting on the Supreme Court to resolve the legal battle by June so that 2020 census forms can be printed. But an appeal in a Maryland lawsuit could complicate that timeline.

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