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Impeachment Trial Day 3: Democrats Continue Their Case For Removing Trump From Office

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 08:42

House Democrats are expected Thursday to outline how the law applies to what they see as the president's "corrupt scheme" with Ukraine to tilt the 2020 election in his favor.

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Myanmar Must Prevent Genocide Of Rohingya, U.N. Court Rules

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 07:49

In a unanimous decision, a 17-judge panel said Myanmar must take steps to protect the Muslim minority Rohingya, who "remain extremely vulnerable" after a brutal 2017 crackdown by the military.

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Most Americans Are Lonely, And Our Workplace Culture May Not Be Helping

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 06:00

A new survey of 10,000 Americans finds 61% of us are lonely. Young people, men and those new at their jobs are some of the hardest hit.

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Holocaust Survivor Returning To Auschwitz: 'It's Like Going To The Family Cemetery'

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 05:08

Vladimir Munk left Auschwitz 75 years ago after the concentration camp was liberated by Soviet soldiers. Now, for the first time, he's going back to a place he calls a burial ground for his family.

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Supreme Court Could Be Headed To A Major Unraveling Of Public School Funding

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 05:00

At Wednesday's arguments, a majority of the justices suggested a major expansion of public funding for parochial schools.

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Federal Government May Tighten Restrictions On Service Animals On Planes

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 05:00

One of the biggest changes is that the Department of Transportation would no longer require airlines to consider emotional support animals as service animals, as they have in the past.

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Tanker Plane Fighting Australia's Bushfires Crashes, Killing Crew Of 3

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 04:21

The crash occurred south of the capital, Canberra, as Australia continues battling massive fires that have scorched a Pennsylvania-sized section of the country.

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Chinese Authorities Begin Quarantine Of Wuhan City As Coronavirus Cases Multiply

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 03:35

Transportation in and out of the city of 11 million is being shut down as cases of the coronavirus are being reported throughout China and abroad. Wuhan is believed to be the contagion's epicenter.

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Juice WRLD Cause Of Death Was Accidental Overdose

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 21:05

The rapper's unexpected death at Midway International Airport was caused by an overdose of opioids, according to the medical examiner.

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Got Impeachment Trial Milk? These Senators Do

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 20:39

The Senate's strict rules allow the following on the chamber's floor during the impeachment trial: water, candy and ... milk. The presence of milk during the trial become a hot topic on social media.

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New Jersey Mandates Severance Pay For Workers Facing Mass Layoffs

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 20:26

"Workers' performance and workers' dedication to the company were secondary. Now, they'll be moved more to the forefront," state Sen. Joe Cryan, a co-sponsor of the bill, said.

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Impeachment Trial Opens, Imploring Senators To Consider Magnitude Of The Moment

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 20:17

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., cast the implications of the impeachment trial into historic terms for the power of Congress and the standing of the United States on the world stage.

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Amtrak Reverses Course On $25,000 Bill

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 18:35

The rail carrier Amtrak says passengers who use wheelchairs will no longer have to pay for the added cost of accommodating them.

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Utah Becomes Latest State To Ban Discredited LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy'

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 18:14

A host of medical experts have rejected the practice — aimed at changing a patient's sexual orientation — as "futile and destructive." In Utah, the ban took effect with a regulatory change Tuesday.

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Architect Of CIA's Torture Program Says It Went Too Far

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 18:00

One of the psychologists who designed the CIA's torture program appeared again at war court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Wednesday. He testified about an inmate who was waterboarded more than 80 times.

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Biden And Sanders Amp Up Criticism As Polls Show Them Separating From Field

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 16:46

The two Democratic presidential candidates are increasing their scrutiny of each other's long records.

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When Winter Hits Florida, Iguanas Fall From Trees — And Maybe Onto The Grill

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 16:29

"Verified the iguana warning," the National Weather Service office in Miami says. There are also reports that, much like in 2018, some people see the cold-stunned lizards as free meat.

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Are Senators Trying A President Jurors? Clinton Trial Ruling Says They Are Not

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 16:21

An objection to being referred to as a juror made by a senator in the Clinton impeachment trial was upheld by the presiding chief justice. That ruling now seems forgotten by many.

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Ready For Meat Grown From Animal Cells? A Startup Plans A Pilot Plant

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 15:56

Memphis Meats, a start-up company that has just raised $161 million, says it has a "clear path" to bringing cell-based meats to market. Yet the company and its competitors face challenges.

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'We Are Not Going To Leave': Iraq's Protests Escalate

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 15:35

Tactics such as blocking highways and forcing closure of government offices have now set the protest movement, which began in early October, on a more dangerous collision course with security forces.

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