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After Allegations Of Toxic Culture, Southern Poverty Law Center Tries To Move Forward

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 05:01

"I'm acknowledging the fact that we didn't pay attention to the internal culture," says interim President Karen Baynes-Dunning.

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After Boeing Crashes, More People Want Help Taming Fear Of Flying

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 05:01

If you're scared of flying, the news of two recent airline crashes might have you in jitters. Instructors who help people overcome that fear say enrollments have doubled since the incidents.

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Amid New York Measles Outbreaks, One County Orders Exclusions From Public Spaces

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 03:03

It's the latest measure officials in the region have taken to combat the disease. Between Rockland County and New York City, more than 500 cases have been confirmed since the start of the year.

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State's Attorney Closely Followed Smollett Case After Recusal, Text Messages Show

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 02:30

In the messages, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx expresses concern with heavy-handed charging of Empire star Jussie Smollett, compared to other defendants accused of more serious crimes.

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Donation Pledges Roll In For Notre Dame's Reconstruction

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 19:39

France's wealthiest families and businesses pledged hundreds of millions of euros to restore one of their nation's cultural touchstones.

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New York Museum Cancels Gala To Honor Far-Right Brazilian Leader

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:41

Jair Bolsonaro is outspoken about his desire to roll back environmental protections. Mayor Bill de Blasio applauded the American Museum of Natural History's move "on behalf of our city."

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Trump's Trade War Forces Volvo To Shift Gears In South Carolina

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:21

The Chinese-owned Swedish automaker was originally planning to ship U.S.-made luxury sedans out of the port of Charleston and send them to China. Trump's trade war threw a wrench in those plans.

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A Rare Sight At Brigham Young University As Students Protest The Honor Code Office

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:49

Students allege that the university is mistreating victims of sexual assault and harassment, especially women and LGBTQ students.

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David Brion Davis, Who Helped Remake The Study Of Slavery, Dies At 92

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:40

The historian's trilogy, The Problem of Slavery, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, among others. More than that, though, a colleague says Davis' work "shook up the field of history."

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As Officials Assess Damage, Macron Aims For 5-Year Renovation Of Notre Dame

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:42

President Macron said he wants to see Notre Dame rebuilt within five years. Hundreds of millions of dollars were raised toward that effort one day after a fire damaged the cathedral.

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Dog Saved By Workers On Oil Rig, 135 Miles Off Thai Coast

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:30

It's not clear how the animal ended up stranded in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. But the pup, now named Boonrod, is gaining strength and looks happy and well-fed.

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Georgia Engel, Sweet-Voiced Star Of 'Mary Tyler Moore Show,' Dies At 70

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:22

Engel played Georgette, the wide-eyed girlfriend of anchorman Ted Baxter. She had a long career on television, including roles on Everybody Loves Raymond, Coach, and Hot In Cleveland.

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Paradise, Calif., Water Is Contaminated But Residents Are Moving Back Anyway

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:36

Despite public health warnings about benzene contamination in the town's water supply, some Paradise residents say they have no choice but to return.

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How Well Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work?

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:31

These job-based programs can motivate employees to make some changes in behavior, research finds, but don't seem to move the dial on workers' health status or employer spending on health care.

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First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Gene-Editing Human Trials Get Underway

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:01

This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness, and sickle cell disease.

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N.J. Woman Pleads Guilty In Homeless GoFundMe Hoax, Faces 4 Years In State Prison

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:08

Katelyn McClure pleaded guilty to theft by deception in state court. $400,000 was raised to help a homeless man, but prosecutors say McClure and her then-boyfriend spent most on themselves.

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Congress Subpoenas Deutsche Bank As Part Of Democrats' Probe Of Trump Finances

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:59

It's the latest sign that Democrats will continue to seek information on potential criminal activity by President Trump and his businesses after special counsel Robert Mueller's report is made public.

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Colorado's Oil And Gas Regulators Must Now Consider Public Health And Safety

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 07:52

After years of tension over expanded oil and gas drilling, including a deadly explosion that galvanized critics, the state is moving to tighten regulations on the booming industry.

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How Notre Dame, 'Vast Symphony In Stone,' Weaves Its Way Through Parisian History

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 07:30

Victor Hugo wrote Notre Dame de Paris in the 19th century to draw attention to the cathedral, which had fallen into neglect and disrepair. It worked.

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Red Cross Releases Name Of Nurse Taken Hostage; New Zealand Fears For Her Safety

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 05:38

For years, New Zealand's government and international media worked to keep Louisa Akavi's name secret. Now the Red Cross hopes that releasing it will lead to information on her whereabouts.

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