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Trump's National Security Adviser Warns China Wants Your Personal Information

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:00

If some U.S. allies allow Chinese company Huawei into their 5G telecommunications networks, Robert O'Brien says China's communist government would have access to sensitive personal data.

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Wheelchairs On Planes: Why Can't Passengers Use Their Own Onboard?

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:00

Many buses and vans can safely accommodate and restrain a passenger's wheelchair, but airline passengers are required to transfer to the plane's standard seat. A grassroots group hopes to change that.

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CHART: Democratic Governors Make A Big Comeback Under Trump

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:00

With Kentucky's gubernatorial inauguration on Tuesday, Democrats are nearing parity with the GOP after a historic low point in 2016. That could have a big impact on redistricting and other key issues.

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Trump To Meet Russia's Lavrov At White House Tuesday

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 20:22

The last time Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was at the White House, Trump bragged about firing former FBI Director James Comey.

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Grandson Of Former President George H.W. Bush Is Running For Congress In Texas

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 18:02

The CEO of a nonprofit organization joins a crowded GOP field in a suburban Houston district likely to be a Democratic target in 2020.

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Saudi Gunman Legally Purchased Pistol Used In Pensacola Air Station Attack

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 18:02

Calling for a review of federal gun laws, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says, "the Second Amendment is so that we the American people can keep and bear arms. It does not apply to Saudi Arabians."

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A Family Tree for Dog? DNA Tests For Pets Take Off, Ahead Of The Science

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 16:54

If you own a rescue dog, you're probably curious about your pup's heritage. DNA kits may offer insights, but experts warn to be a little skeptical about results.

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Student Loans A Lot Like The Subprime Mortgage Debacle, Watchdog Says

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 16:37

Mike Calhoun rang the alarm bell early on about the subprime mortgage debacle — before reckless lending drove the economy into recession. These days, he's sounding the alarm about student loans.

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Pete Frates, A Driving Force Behind The Viral Ice Bucket Challenge, Dies At 34

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 16:24

The former Boston College baseball star was diagnosed with ALS when he was 27. He turned a fundraising challenge into a national story and helped raise millions for ALS research.

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Quilters Across The U.S. Answer Call To Help Sew Up Unfinished Project

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 16:18

A Chicago woman found an unfinished quilt of the United States at an estate sale and sought help online to finish it. Quilters from around the country joined her last weekend to complete the project.

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Appeals Court Skeptical Of Democrats' Lawsuit Over Trump's Overseas Business Deals

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 16:17

The legal challenge is one of number of court battles aimed at Trump over alleged violations of the so-called emoluments clauses, which ban the president from profiting from foreign governments.

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ACA Insurers In The Supreme Court: Why Consumers Should Pay Attention

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:36

The case centers on $12 billion in payments the federal government pledged to insurers to defray their losses in the first years of the health law. Did rescinding those payments send premiums soaring?

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With Paris Peace Talks, Putin And Zelenskiy Meet For First Time

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:07

More than 13,000 people have been killed in the Russian insurgency since it began five years ago. The Ukrainian president entered the talks in a tricky position, wanting peace but lacking leverage.

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Miss Universe 2019 Is Young, Gifted And An Outspoken Believer In 'Black Girl Magic'

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:45

Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa speaks out on "natural" beauty, gender equality and climate change.

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At 34, Finland's Sanna Marin Set To Become World's Youngest Sitting Prime Minister

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:01

She was nominated to lead the Social Democratic party on Sunday after her predecessor stepped down. The four other parties in her coalition are all led by women.

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There's A New Kind Of Inequality. And It's Not About Income

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:45

A report issued by the U.N. Development Programme says that the 20th-century thinking about global inequality no longer works in the 21st century.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi In Hague To Defend Against Rohingya Genocide Charges

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:27

The de facto leader of Myanmar will testify in front of the International Criminal Court to answer charges that her country carried out genocide against the Muslim minority group.

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At Least 5 Dead After Volcano Erupts Off New Zealand Coast

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:29

Fewer than 50 people are believed to have been on or near White Island at the time of the eruption. Officials say some remain unaccounted.

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Golden Globe Nominations: Netflix Cleans Up As Famous Faces Rule

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 09:57

The Golden Globe nominations are always odd, but this year, they may be even odder than usual, particularly on the TV side. But it must be said: The Globes love a star, and now they love Netflix.

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Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker Dies at 92

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 09:44

Volcker took the top job at the Federal Reserve in 1979, at a time when inflation was spiraling out of control. He is credited with taming it.

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