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Bashir May Be Out, But Sudanese Protesters With 'Eye On The Prize' Won't Budge

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:03

Protesters are demanding a military council give up power to civilians. Four days after longtime president Omar al-Bashir was removed in a coup, protesters faced off against troops in Khartoum.

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Teen Dating Violence Can Lead To Homicide — Girls Are The Most Common Victims

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:45

A study finds that about 7 percent of all teen homicides between 2003 and 2016 were committed by a romantic partner. The majority of victims were teen girls.

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No Fake Drugs, More Jobs For Youth, End Child Sexual Abuse Online: A Vision For 2030

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:53

The 5 recipients of the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship predict how their projects will make the world a better place.

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Militias Test The Civility Of An Arizona Border Town

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:28

Out-of-state militias have arrived to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border, raising tensions and fear in tiny Arivaca, Ariz.

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Bangladesh Struggles To Cope With Pressures Of Hosting 1 Million Rohingya Refugees

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 09:10

"We're being outnumbered by the sheer number of the refugee population," says Mohammad Abul Kalam, the head of Bangladesh's Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission in Cox's Bazar.

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On Tax Day, The IRS Is Short Of Money

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 07:28

The agency's budget has been cut sharply over the last decade. That means fewer audits. The Trump administration says those cuts may have gone too far and it's seeking more money for tax enforcement.

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'Women's Work' Delves Into Gender Roles At Home, And Relationships With Domestic Help

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 05:00

Former L.A. Times foreign correspondent Megan Stack talks with NPR about her new book, her relationships with her nannies, and the need to further involve men in conversations about work in the home.

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Robert Mueller's Russia Report Is Coming Soon. Here's What You Need To Know

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 05:00

The questions and answers you need in order to prepare for the arrival of the hottest new 400-page document in Washington.

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Mueller Report Release Will Likely Escalate Tensions Between Trump and Congress

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 05:00

And unlike the attorney general's predecessors who were caught between warring branches of government, William Barr seems intent on being at the center of the conflict.

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For Kids With Anxiety, Parents Learn To Let Them Face Their Fears

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 05:00

For some kids with anxiety disorders, a new study suggests the best treatment might be teaching their parents new parenting skills.

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'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 1: 'Nothing Lasts'

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 03:26

The first episode of the final season was dense with reunions, recriminations and revelations as just about the entire cast made it to Winterfell.

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Do You Love Lying In Bed? Get Paid By NASA To Do It For Space Research

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 20:31

Researchers are currently looking for candidates who will stay in bed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 60 straight days for a study on how the body adapts to weightlessness.

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Trump Spokesman Calls Plan To Send Immigrants To 'Sanctuary Cities' An 'Olive Branch'

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 20:04

White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Bidley said a threat by President Trump to send detained immigrants to sanctuary cities should not be seen as a form of "political retribution."

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With A Wingspan Wider Than A Football Field, The World's Largest Plane Takes Flight

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 18:27

The Stratolaunch is the world's largest plane by wingspan. During its first test flight on Saturday, the plane reached an altitude of 17,000 feet and a speed of 189 mph.

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High Stress Drives Up Your Risk Of A Heart Attack. Here's How To Chill Out

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 17:01

A study of siblings finds those who have a stress-related disorder have a 60 percent higher risk of heart attack or other cardiovascular event, compared to their less-stressed brothers and sisters.

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Tiger Woods Wins His 5th Masters Title, Marking A Career Comeback

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 16:37

Sunday's victory at Augusta came nearly 11 years after Woods' last major title and capped a remarkable personal comeback for Woods after facing career-threatening injuries.

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At Least 3 People Dead As Severe Weather Moves Across Southern U.S.

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 13:14

Two children were killed in eastern Texas during a storm when a tree fell on the car in which they were traveling. And, in Hamilton, Miss., a man was found dead after a tree fell on his trailer.

How Can We Be Sure Artificial Intelligence Is Safe For Medical Use?

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 08:03

Software that can replace doctors for certain tasks has a big responsibility. The Food and Drug Administration is now figuring out how to determine when computer algorithms are safe and effective.

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With Indian Elections Underway, The Vote Is Also A Referendum On Hindu Nationalism

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 08:02

Many see India's election as a turning point in which the country may seek to redefine itself via Hinduism, its majority faith. Secularism has become "a four-letter word," says one expert.

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'Debatable' List Of '100 Most Jewish' Foods Leaves Plenty Of Room For Kibbitzing

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 08:00

As families around the country fill their freezers with matzo balls and gefilte fish in preparation for the coming Passover Seder, a new book asks: What does it mean for a food to be Jewish?

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