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Federal Judge In Michigan Temporarily Halts Deportation Of Iraqis Who Fear Torture

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:20

The Iraqi nationals were rounded up in the Detroit area in recent weeks by immigration authorities. They all had final deportation orders as well as criminal convictions, and many are Christians.

U.N. Says World's Population Will Reach 9.8 Billion By 2050

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:14

The population growth is being driven by high birth rates in developing nations as well as higher life expectancy worldwide.

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Georgia Inmates Come To Aid Of Unconscious Guard

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:48

The Polk County Sheriff said he will recommend the inmates' sentences be reduced after they called 911 when the deputy guarding them collapsed.

Facebook Changes Its Mission With Announcement About Groups

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:46

Facebook has nearly 2 billion users. But that's not enough. Now, in an effort to go deep, not just wide, the company will focus on users' activity levels.

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Israeli Judge Says Airlines Can't Reseat Women At Request Of Men

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:33

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sometimes refuse to sit next to women — including on planes. Now an Israeli court says airlines cannot ask a person to change seats based on gender.

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Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:48

Ethics watchdog groups say that White House staffers' reported use of encrypted messaging apps to communicate prevents presidential records from being archived, as required by law.

Brendan Dassey Of 'Making A Murderer' Wins Federal Appeals Court Case

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:20

A three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dassey should be released unless the state of Wisconsin decides to retry him within 90 days or appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Mourners Remember Otto Warmbier At Hometown Funeral

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:00

The 22-year-old university student died Monday, after returning from North Korea in a coma.

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When You Talk In Your Sleep, Are You Talking To Your Secret Self?

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:27

After hearing recordings of herself giggling and cheerfully talking in her sleep, Tanya Marquardt, who always thought of herself as tough and brooding, begins to connect with her other self.

OB-GYNs Give Women More Say In When They Have Mammograms

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:06

Updated guidelines on mammograms from the nation's gynecologists are intended to incorporate recommendations from three other medical societies, and consider women's preferences, too.

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Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:05

FCC proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for 97 million robocalls over a three-month period, scheming to sell "discounted" travel packages.

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After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:37

Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced it plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.

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Farmers Take Out Millions In Loans To Raise Chickens For Big-Box Retailers

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:08

To slaughter 2 million birds per week, Costco is contracting poultry farmers. But this requires a major financial investment from small producers, and the payoff may not be guaranteed.

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Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:59

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.

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Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:23

Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee all say they oppose the bill in its current form, though they're open to negotiating. Republicans can only afford to lose two votes.

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Canadian Sniper Hit A Target More Than 2 Miles Away, Military Confirms

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:47

For the shot to be accurate, many factors, from wind and gravity to the Earth's curvature, would have to be taken into account.

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How Do Eggs Get Their Shapes? Scientists Think They've Cracked It

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:15

Eggs evolved over 300 million years ago and now come in all kinds of shapes, from Tic Tacs to teardrops to pingpong balls. After studying some 50,000 eggs, a team of researchers thinks they know why.

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'Pizzagate' Gunman Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:13

Edgar Maddison Welch pleaded guilty in March after entering the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., brandishing a rife in order to "investigate" a baseless conspiracy theory.

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Trump: 'I Did Not Make, And Do Not Have' Recordings Of Comey

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:34

After it was leaked that Trump allegedly asked former FBI Director James Comey for loyalty during a private dinner, Trump suggested there may have been "tapes" of their conversations.

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FCC Moves To Streamline Emergency 'Blue Alerts' For Threats To Law Enforcement

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:29

Created in 2015, Blue Alerts are similar to Amber Alerts, but aim to catch people who threaten or harm police officers. The DOJ asked the FCC to add a special code to the broadcast emergency system.

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