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Why European Countries Are Reluctant to Repatriate Citizens Who Are ISIS Fighters

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 16:58

Hundreds of ISIS fighters from Europe are in prison facilities in Syria. The prospect of repatriating them is deeply unpopular in much of Europe, and some countries have stripped them of citizenship.

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Merriam-Webster Singles Out Nonbinary 'They' For Word Of The Year Honors

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 16:26

The dictionary publisher lauded the singular they Tuesday, noting that the tiny word has enjoyed important new uses in an English language that otherwise lacks a good gender-neutral alternative.

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Andrew Yang Qualifies For December Debate, Bringing Diversity To Stage

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 16:07

The upstart entrepreneur and nonprofit executive becomes the seventh — and likely final — candidate to make the cut. He will also be the only nonwhite candidate onstage.

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At Least 1 Officer Dead After Jersey City Standoff

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 15:56

"Today is a horrific day," the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association said Tuesday. At least three other people, including one civilian, sustained gunshot wounds in the confrontation.

University Of Phoenix Reaches $191 Million Settlement With FTC, Including Debt Relief

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 13:33

The school has 15 business days to inform eligible students, "You no longer owe any money to University of Phoenix. You don't have to do anything to get this relief. "

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'Trump And His Generals' Author: The President Is Now Surrounded By 'Yes Men'

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 13:26

CNN analyst Peter Bergen reflects on Trump's soured relationships with Generals Mattis, McMaster and Kelly. "He's gotten rid of the most competent people he had in his circle," Bergen says.

Now Playing: The Investigation Into The Russia Investigation

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:54

A watchdog report has reinvigorated the debate over the 2016 Trump campaign and its links to Russia. Another report is in the works and looks likely to reach different conclusions.

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Tough Questions 'Must Be Answered' After New Zealand's Deadly Volcano Eruption

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:17

At least six people are dead and others badly injured or missing, after an event Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called "devastating." Now, some are wondering why tourists were there in the first place.

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Exxon Wins New York Climate Change Fraud Case

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:15

New York's Attorney General argued that the oil giant misled shareholders about the financial risks from climate change.

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Marie Fredriksson, Of Pop Group Roxette, Dead At 61

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:57

As half of Roxette, Fredriksson was one of Sweden's most notable pop exports, selling tens of millions of albums and garnering several hit songs.

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Flight Attendants, Pilots Say Frontier Discriminated Against New Moms

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:35

In a pair of lawsuits filed in federal court, a group of pilots and flights attendants say Frontier Airlines failed to accommodate the needs of pregnant and nursing women.

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READ: Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:11

House Democrats have unveiled their allegations. After it finalizes the articles, the Judiciary Committee is expected to send them to the full House for a vote on whether to impeach.

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House Democrats Support Updated Trade Deal With Mexico And Canada

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:11

House Democrats and organized labor have signed off on an updated trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. The announcement comes as Democrats unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump.

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Bill Cosby Loses Appeal Of Sexual Assault Conviction

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:48

Cosby is serving a sentence of 3-10 years for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004.

Chilean Military Plane Carrying 38 People Crashes En Route To Antarctica

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:41

The Chilean air force says it hasn't been able to locate the Hercules C-130 transport plane, but have determined it likely crashed. A search and rescue mission is ongoing.

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Gunman Kills 6 In Attack Inside Czech Hospital's Waiting Room

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 08:50

The shooting set off a manhunt that ended when the suspected gunman killed himself as police were closing in on him. Three people were also injured.

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From Consensus To Deadlock: Is Impeachment Still A Check On Presidents?

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:26

The Nixon impeachment was a bipartisan affair; President Clinton's impeachment was less so. But in the Trump era, getting bipartisan support for the move is virtually impossible.

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House Democrats Expected To Unveil Articles Of Impeachment Tuesday

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:01

Two Democratic aides say the announcement is planned for 9 a.m. ET. The articles would need approval from the Judiciary Committee and then the full House for President Trump to be impeached.

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Elizabeth Warren's Journey From 'Pro-Business' Academic To Consumer Advocate

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:01

Warren's political identity was forged in Texas. The ideas she espouses now about the danger of a shrinking middle class come from her years of bankruptcy research as a law professor in Austin.

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Lawsuit Claims SAT And ACT Are Illegal In California Admissions

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:01

Students and advocacy groups want the University of California system to drop the test requirement. They argue the policy "illegally discriminates against applicants on the basis of race and wealth."

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