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The Russia Investigations: What Will Paul Manafort Tell The Feds?

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 07:00

This week in the Russia investigations: Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman avoids a second federal trial at the cost of a plea agreement. What information can he give to investigators?

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Bill Cunningham: A Memoir Of Style On All Levels, High And Low

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 06:18

"The best fashion show is definitely on the street — always has been and always will be." Bill Cunningham

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DeVos Loses On Student Loans; Bezos Funds Preschool

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 06:12

The now-Tropical Storm Florence closed schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos lost a court case involving student loan forgiveness and more in our weekly education news roundup.

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Florence Evacuees Face Four Nights In A Shelter, And No End In Sight

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 21:46

Residents who evacuated early in the week have already been sleeping in shelters for days. But Tropical Storm Florence still has days of rain and wind to go.

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Committee Recommends Russia's Anti-Doping Agency Be Reinstated

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 20:46

The World Anti-Doping Agency's compliance review committee made the call, despite protests from international athletes that they "will no longer have faith in the system."

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Why They Chose To Stay In The Path Of Hurricane Florence

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 19:57

While Hurricane Florence advanced, and mandatory evacuation orders were issued, many chose to stay in their homes.

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Census Citizenship Question Trial Could Start Day Before Midterm Elections

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 19:11

A federal judge in New York has set Nov. 5 as the start date of the first potential trial of the six lawsuits over the 2020 census citizenship question that dozens of states and cities want removed.

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Brad Pitt's Foundation Sued For Crumbling Homes After Hurricane Katrina

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 18:36

Houses were made with inferior materials and poor construction, lawyers say. "I made a promise to the folks of the Lower Ninth to help them rebuild – it is a promise I intend to keep," the actor says.

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Two Young Sisters Die After Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 18:31

The girls were ages 10 and 11 and lived in Somalia, which has the highest rate of FGM in the world.

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Which Foreign Aid Programs Work? The U.S. Runs A Test — But Won't Talk About It

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 18:15

USAID has launched a series of experiments to see how traditional aid compares to giving people cash. The first results are in. And they're proving controversial.

Sharks In The Water? FEMA Tries To Fight 'Fake News' As Florence Hits

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 17:01

In times of disasters, rumors proliferate. The Federal Emergency Management Agency hopes to counter the misinformation with a rumor-control webpage.

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Super Typhoon Mangkhut Slams Into The Philippines

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 16:50

Officials and residents raced to prepare as the storm approached the northern part of the country. In 2013 typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines.

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Tronc Agrees To Let Its Virginia Newsrooms Unionize

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 16:06

The traditionally anti-union Tronc newspaper company on Friday agreed to allow journalists at its two Virginia papers to organize, averting the need for a federally overseen vote, organizers tell NPR.

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San Francisco Removes Statue Of Native Man At Feet Of Colonizers

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:51

The statue, called Early Days, showed a Native American gazing up at a vaquero, or Spanish cowboy, and a proselytizing priest. Native groups have long called for the sculpture's removal.

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September Is Peak Hurricane Season. Why Is That?

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:28

September 10 is the day you're statistically most likely to find a tropical cyclone somewhere in the Atlantic basin. The reason has to do with both wind and water.

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Can't Bear More News? Take A Break With Funny Wildlife Furtography

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:24

Take a gander at these photos — they're pretty amoosing. Yes, it's time for the Comedy WIldlife Photo Awards, and this year you can vote in the "people's choice" category.

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Russians Allegedly Targeted Lab Studying Chemical Weapons

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:01

Russian agents were allegedly planning to hack into a Swiss laboratory that was analyzing nerve agents used in March against a former Russian spy and his daughter.

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Kavanaugh Denies Allegation Of Sexual Misconduct During High School

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 14:11

The Senate Judiciary committee is slated to vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court next week. He has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct from more than 30 years ago.

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Mexico City Keeps Sinking As Its Water Supply Wastes Away

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:06

"We are depleting volumes of water that took hundreds, thousands of years to store. Sooner or later it will run out," says Mexico City's outgoing water system director.

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Running Out Of Cots, North Carolina Shelters Strained As Florence Hits

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:31

Some 20,000 people had entered shelters by the time the hurricane made landfall. A local official said spirits were high, even though there weren't enough cots for every evacuee.

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