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Trump Leans Into Attack On FBI As Clock Ticks Toward Release Of Nunes Memo

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:41

The president got into step with Republican allies who have spent months attacking what they call bias in the FBI and Justice Department. Critics warn this situation is perilous.

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90 Migrants Reported Dead After Boat Capsizes Off Libya

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:59

An estimated 246 migrants have died in January crossing the Mediterranean, part of what advocates call "an undeniable trend of tragedy in the Mediterranean."

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Blood Avocados No More: Mexican Farm Town Says It's Kicked Out Cartels

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:47

Americans will mash up and scarf down millions of the fruits in one day — Super Bowl Sunday. According to authorities in Mexico, at least one town grows what you might call "conflict-free avocados."

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With Thousands Of Homeless Students, This District Put Help Right In Its Schools

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:46

The Dallas school district estimates it has 3,600 homeless students and help for them is now nearby. Nearly every high school has a resource center for students with food, clothes and counseling.

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U.S. Economy Added 200,000 Jobs In January; Wages Are Rising

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:34

The monthly report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows continued growth in jobs, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 4.1 percent. Wages rose at their highest rate since June 2009.

Top Stories: Waiting For The Nunes Memo; Florida Felons And Voting Rights

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:09

Also: Fidel Castro's oldest son reportedly takes his life; oil from a sunken oil tanker in the East China Sea may be washing up in Japan; and thousands of possible Mayan structures are discovered.

From Scraps To Snacks: Pulp Left Over From Juice Bars Is Reborn In New Foods

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:00

Juicing is all the rage – and produces lots of leftover fruit and vegetable bits. Once thrown out as compost, that fiber is now sneaking its way into snacks, breakfast foods and even burgers.

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Wisconsin Teen Sentenced To 40 Years In Mental Hospital For 'Slender Man' Stabbing

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 07:17

In 2014, Morgan Geyser and another girl repeatedly stabbed a classmate, leaving their victim for dead. The girls believed the attack would curry favor with a fictional Internet character.

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Hawaii Judge Finds Woman Not Guilty Of Driving Off A Cliff And Killing Her Twin

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:49

Alexandria Duval, who was accused of deliberately driving off a cliff and killing her identical twin sister Anastasia, on Thursday was found not guilty of murder in a nearly week-long bench trial.

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Visitors Slowly Returning To Virgin Islands After Hurricanes' Destruction

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:03

With tourism way down after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Virgin Islands have lost their main economic engine at a time when it's most needed. But recovery is gradually happening.

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Brawl Between Afghan, Eritrean Migrants In France Leaves 4 Wounded

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:01

Authorities say they tried to break up two separate brawls involving more than a hundred Eritrean and Afghan migrants at Calais, the French port that many hope to use to cross over to the U.K.

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Washington Awaits Nunes Memo That Has Pushed It Into Terra Incognita

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:00

Republicans leaned forward. Democrats cried foul. And national security leaders warned that the capital might be about to cross a point of no return over a memo authored by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

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Voting Rights Process For Florida Felons Unconstitutional, Judge Says

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:09

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker says a state panel that is the gatekeeper for the restoration of voting rights to felons who served their time is unconstitutional.

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California Appears Headed Back To Drought

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:48

Less than a year ago, California declared an end to a five-year drought, but a lack of winter precipitation is bringing new worries.

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