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Trump Administration Seeks Decertification Of Immigration Judges' Union

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 21:17

The administration argues that immigration judges are managers who are barred from forming a union. The leader of the union says the administration wants the judges to speed up deportation cases.

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Trump Administration Makes Major Changes To Protections For Endangered Species

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 18:41

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the revisions will make the landmark conservation law more efficient. Critics say it will hurt endangered plants and animals as they face mounting threats.

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WATCH: Kangaroos Discover Snow

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 17:36

In Southeastern Australia, a troop of marsupials give new meaning to the word "frolic."

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Feds: Dayton Gunman's Friend Helped Hide Body Armor And Ammo From Shooter's Parents

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:46

Authorities say Ethan Kollie did not help plan the massacre, but that he allegedly bought and hid items the gunman used in the shooting.

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Thousands Of Guns Turned Over To New Zealand Police In Buyback Program

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:50

Following the March attack on two mosques in Christchurch, officials banned a range of guns. Thousands have been turned in to police.

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To Find The Next Antibiotic, Scientists Give Old Drugs A New Purpose

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:29

Scientists discovered that a medication used to treat parasites in horses can fight deadly staph infections. It's a promising new approach to solving the problem of antibiotic resistance.

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Guatemala's Incoming President Faces Tense Migration Talks With The U.S.

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:28

Voters elected conservative candidate and former prison director Alejandro Giammattei to lead the country. It was his fourth bid for the presidency. He faces poverty and Washington threats.

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'Serious Irregularities' At Jail Where Epstein Died, Attorney General Says

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 13:16

Attorney General William Barr says he was appalled by the death of Jeffrey Epstein at a New York City jail over the weekend. He blamed the correctional center for failing to"adequately secure" him.

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The Beekeeper Of 'Honeyland' Knows All Too Well: Respect Nature, Or Get Stung

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:41

Hatidze Muratova lives in a remote area of Macedonia and has one simple rule: When you harvest honey, you take half — and leave the other half for the bees. An elegant new documentary tells her story.

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Sister Helen Prejean On Witnessing Executions: 'I Couldn't Let Them Die Alone'

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:32

The Catholic nun became an outspoken advocate against the death penalty following the events in her book Dead Man Walking. Her new memoir River of Fire details her spiritual journey up to that point.

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Here's Why The Census Bureau May Be In Your Neighborhood Before The 2020 Count

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:17

Census Bureau workers are spreading out across the U.S. to make sure they have a list of every home address for next year's head count. Getting left out could lead to an inaccurate 2020 census.

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Simone Biles Lands Historic Triple-Double, Earns 6th U.S. All-Around Gymnastics Title

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:00

The reigning world champion is the first woman to stick the landing after two flips and three full twists. Biles also made history by performing a double-double dismount off the balance beam Friday.

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Trump Administration Rule Would Penalize Immigrants For Using Benefits

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:35

The so-called "public charge" rule would limit the ability of immigrants to get green cards if they receive government benefits, such as SNAP or housing aid.

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In 'The Mosquito,' Humans Face A Predator More Deadly Than The Rest

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:08

Timothy C. Winegard has written a well-researched work of narrative nonfiction that tells a history of the world through the role mosquitoes — and mosquito-borne illnesses — have played in it.

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Hong Kong Protestors Force Flight Cancellations

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:11

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have forced all flights to be grounded at the international airport. Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Anthony Kuhn, who's reporting from the scene.

Kamala Harris' Iowa Bus Tour Has Clear Intended Message: She's A Front-Runner

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:04

The Iowa State Fair can be a lot of fun, but for presidential candidates it's serious business. California Sen. Kamala Harris came to the fair intent on proving she's a top-tier contender.

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Thousands Of Protesters Storm Hong Kong Airport, Shutting Down Flights

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 09:43

Demonstrators filled the terminals, the latest in the 10th straight week of pro-democracy protests. China condemned the protests as "signs of terrorism."

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A Novel Concept: Silent Book Clubs Offer Introverts A Space To Socialize

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 07:00

When the bell rings, it's reading time. At over 70 chapters around the world, people gather at Silent Book Clubs to read whatever they like, as long as it's in silence.

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In Virginia, 2 Churches Feel The Aftermath Of Trump's Racist Rhetoric

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 06:37

Two small-town Virginia churches with the same name, but very different congregations, recently found themselves tangled in controversy related to the president's tweets.

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Former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig Goes On Trial For Ukraine Work

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 05:01

The trial of Greg Craig, who worked for two Democratic presidents, opens in Washington, D.C., on Monday. The case against Craig stems from former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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