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MGM Files Lawsuits Denying Liability Over Las Vegas Shooting

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:00

In October 2017, a gunman fired from his room at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds. Now MGM, which owns the hotel, is asking the courts to declare it not liable.

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Ryan: 'Vladimir Putin Does Not Share Our Interests'

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:45

The House speaker continues to push back against President Trump's remarks made during a summit with the Russian leader.

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Galileo Would Be Stunned: Jupiter Now Has 79 Moons

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:39

Astronomers have found 12 more moons orbiting the planet Jupiter. These moons are all small — just 5 kilometers or less across — and one of them behaves very strangely.

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NYPD Will Pursue Internal Charges Against Officers In Eric Garner's Death

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:56

Four years after Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by a police officer in Staten Island, the New York Police Department says it will pursue disciplinary actions.

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Insurers And Government Are Slow To Cover Expensive CAR-T Cancer Therapy

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:02

Treatment costs for the immunotherapy can run to more than $1 million. Some state Medicaid programs aren't paying for the treatment, and Medicare's complicated payment rates have hospitals worried.

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Netflix Falls Short On Subscriber Target, Spooks Investors

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:07

The streaming service and production house fell short of its second-quarter target by more than a million subscribers, even as it posted better-than-expected earnings for the period.

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China's Most Expensive Film Could Prove Its Biggest Movie Flop

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:13

Asura, billed as an epic fantasy based on Buddhist mythology that cost $112 million to make, had a dismal box office in its opening weekend and was promptly pulled by producers.

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Obama Speaks Up In South Africa

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:00

In one of his most high-profile appearances since leaving the White House, former president Barack Obama celebrates the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

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Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:00

Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing.

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Amid A Hispanic Boom, Conflicting Feelings On Immigration

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:00

In southwest Virginia, Galax was once a traditional small-town mountain community. It now has one of the fastest-growing Hispanic populations in the state.

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New Charges Confirm That 'Infiltration' Was An Aspect Of Russian 2016 Attack

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:00

The Justice Department has charged a Russian woman who sought to cultivate influence with American political figures via the NRA, affirming a separate plank of the Kremlin's influence campaign.

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Trump's Helsinki Bow to Putin Leaves World Wondering: Why?

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:00

Here was Trump passing on the opportunity to confront Putin about the attack on the 2016 election and hold him accountable — two things the administration had promised he would do.

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Money Surges Toward House Democratic Hopefuls

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:00

Congressional seats continue to lean further in the direction of Democratic candidates, as donors give unusual support to challengers.

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In 'Macho' Brazil, Fast-Rising Star Marília Mendonça Is Inspiring Women To Push Back

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:00

Marília Mendonça has reclaimed Brazil's traditional genre sertanejo and created "feminejo," providing women with a voice in a traditionally macho society.

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Late Mother Teresa's Order Investigated For Child Trafficking In India

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 03:04

A nun and a worker at a Missionaries of Charity shelter were arrested last week for allegedly selling four infants. India has ordered the investigation of all such facilities run by the order.

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Kilauea Lava Explosion Injures 23 Tourists

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 19:53

A basketball-sized lava bomb slammed through the roof of a tour boat near an active fissure of the Hawaiian volcano early Monday morning, showering the vessel with debris.

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Asian-Americans Facing Staggering Levels Of Income Inequality In The U.S.

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 18:26

Asian-Americans have displaced African-Americans as the most economically divided group in the U.S., according to the Pew Research Center. Food pantries are seeing growing needs among Asian-Americans.

U.S. Intelligence Chiefs, Current And Former, Fire Back At Trump

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 16:24

Trump repeatedly offered support to Russian leader Vladimir Putin and refused to endorse the U.S. intelligence community's finding that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help Trump.

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Ecuador Builds Pyramid Of Roses In Attempt To Set A World Record

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 16:06

Half a million flowers went into the structure, which is a replica of a pre-Incan pyramid.

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'Disgraceful,' 'Pushover,' 'Deeply Troubled': Reaction To The Trump-Putin Summit

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 16:05

Top Republicans voiced faith in U.S. intelligence, while some criticized Trump directly following his press conference. Top Democrats questioned whether Russia has damaging information on Trump.

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