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Omissions On Death Certificates Lead To Undercounting Of Opioid Overdoses

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:30

Standards for how to investigate and report on overdoses vary widely across states and counties. As a result, opioid overdose deaths often go overlooked in the data reported to the federal government.

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Biden And Trump Taunt Each Other Over Who Would Win 'High School' Fight

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:15

The two septuagenarian politicians got into a back and forth about who would beat up whom in an imaginary brawl, as Biden makes a move hinting at a possible 2020 campaign.

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Top Stories: House Panel May Say More On Russia; France's Sarkozy Investigated

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 08:42

Also: A storm exits the Northeast, as record rain hits California; a Palestinian teen will be jailed for slapping an Israeli soldier; and a Boston TV personality who played "Bozo the Clown" has died.

Palestinian Teen Agrees To 8 Months In Prison After Slapping Israeli Soldier

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 07:59

Video of Ahed Tamimi's confrontation with Israeli soldiers went viral. Many Palestinians consider her a symbol of defiance, while many Israelis see her instead as a provocateur.

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Poll: Most U.S. Teachers Want Gun Control, Not Guns To Carry

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 06:06

A Gallup poll finds teachers support measures like background checks for gun buyers, but little enthusiasm for bearing arms.

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China Acknowledges Sale Of Advanced Missile Technology To Pakistan

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:49

The technology, described as a "large-scale optical tracking and measurement system" is reportedly for use in testing Pakistani ballistic missiles that can carry multiple warheads.

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John Bolton's Curious Appearance In A Russian Gun Rights Video

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:01

Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, rumored as a candidate for national security adviser, appeared in a 2013 video for a Russian gun rights group founded by a Putin ally close to the NRA.

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On Defense Over Russia, Trump Could Get Another Boost From House Intel Panel

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:00

Republicans on the House intelligence committee, led by Devin Nunes, could release more from their secret 150-page report exonerating Trump's campaign on the allegation of collusion with Russia.

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Unlike Much Of The Rest Of Washington, The Supreme Court Is No Snowflake

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:00

While the snow accumulated outside, the Supreme Court was in session Wednesday. Historically, the justices are no flakes when it comes to snow.

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Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:00

This episode of the Invisibilia podcast explores how people often perceive the wishes and motives of others incorrectly, as in the case of two Taiwanese brothers and their mother's tenant.

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France's Former President Sarkozy Under 'Formal Investigation' In Libya Probe

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 04:14

Nicolas Sarkozy, who served as president from 2008 to 2012 has been under a wide-ranging corruption investigation for years. Earlier this week he was taken into custody for questioning.

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Police In Arizona Release Dashcam Video Of Fatal Crash Involving Self-Driving Car

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 23:59

An external view shows 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who suddenly appears in the headlights walking her bike. An interior view shows the safety driver in the moments leading up to the impact.

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Peru's Embattled President Tenders Resignation On Eve Of Impeachment Vote

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 23:33

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who has been accused of corruption, was hit with the release of video footage this week that appeared to support the allegations.

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Weeks In Fear: A Timeline Of The Austin Bombings

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:13

March has been a frightful month for Austin residents. The police department has responded to more than 1,000 calls about suspicious packages since March 12.

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Texas Investigators Trying To Determine Motive Of Austin Bomber

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:12

Investigators are still trying to determine why a man in Austin, Texas built and detonated a series of deadly bombs over the past month. Authorities have continued trying to find the bomber's motives.

Whiting Awards Announce 10 Winners, Aiming To Honor Future Bookshelf Staples

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 19:30

Since it began in 1985, the annual prize has recognized emerging writers. And while you may not know the winners announced Wednesday, their futures are bright — if previous winners are any indication.

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Is Hiding Income and Destroying Records Obstruction? Maybe Not

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 19:03

Justices issued a potentially far-reaching decision Wednesday making it harder for the federal government to prosecute obstruction of IRS enforcement of the tax code.

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Research Misconduct Allegations Shadow New CDC Director

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:32

Critics say the Trump administration failed to properly vet Dr. Robert Redfield. Sen. Patty Murray says a past research controversy suggests a "pattern of ethically and morally questionable behavior."

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Israel Acknowledges Having Bombed A Suspected Syrian Nuclear Reactor In 2007

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:50

The revelation confirms long-held suspicions that the raid destroyed what Israel believed to be a nuclear reactor. Israeli officials made clear they intend this announcement to send a message to Iran.

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NPR Survey: Still On Facebook, But Worried

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:38

NPR asked Americans what steps they take to protect their Facebook data. Most say they still use the site, but they're concerned about who can see their information — and how it can be used.

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