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California Judge Orders Planned Parenthood Workers' Names To Remain Sealed

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 23:06

Two anti-abortion activists are being prosecuted for secretly recording Planned Parenthood workers. The group wants their names to remain confidential out of fear for their safety.

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'Agreement In Principle' Reached On Border Security Funding, Top Republican Says

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 20:52

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told reporters that he believes Congress can approve the legislation and send it to the president before the Friday night deadline to avert another partial shutdown.

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Bankrupt Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. Will Replace Half Of Its Board Of Directors

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 20:05

The company signaled its leadership change last month even before filing for bankruptcy. The utility giant faces billions of dollars in liability claims due to California's wildfires.

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Racist Med School Yearbook Photos? Medicine's Racism Problems Go Even Deeper

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 19:04

The media attention around Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook photos shed light on the larger problem of how racism affects medical care for African Americans.

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Days From Another Shutdown, Here's What The Negotiators Are Facing

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 18:31

Bipartisan negotiators are working on a border security funding deal — but both sides still sorting out what kind of "wall" or "barrier" is in and whether or not President Trump will sign it.

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Russia Is Considering An Experiment To Disconnect From The Internet

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:50

Authorities recommended conducting the test so that the country can assess its cyber defenses in case of aggression, Russian media reports.

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Sweden's Cashless Experiment: Is It Too Much Too Fast?

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:22

In Sweden, few people use cash anymore. Most people pay by card, online or with digital apps, and that trend is spurring a new debate on whether going cashless is fair for everyone.

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Chimpanzees Build Makeshift Ladder, Break Free From Zoo Enclosure

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:30

The animals returned to their enclosure at the Belfast Zoo after a short time, but not before alarmed visitors came face to face with at least one chimpanzee.

What It Will Take For Trump To End AIDS 'Beyond' America

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:28

The president's State of the Union address made a bold pledge. But his 2019 budget proposal calls for massive cuts to foreign assistance programs that address AIDS.

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Bootleg Liquor Kills 100 In India's Worst Outbreak In Years

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:41

The deaths from the homemade booze, known to many Indians as "hooch" or country liquor, have sparked protests, accusations and finger-pointing.

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Human Rights Activists Hail Dissident Bahraini Soccer Star's Release From Thai Jail

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:19

International supporters who had rallied around Hakeem al-Araibi under the hashtag #SaveHakeem, rejoiced over the news. But Bahrain said it "reaffirms its right" to pursue legal action against him.

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ICE Detention Beds New Stumbling Block In Efforts To Prevent Another Shutdown

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:03

Democrats want to cap the number of beds ICE may use to detain people arrested for overstaying their visas and other minor crimes. President Trump says the idea is "crazy."

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House Democrats Urge Party Leaders To Condemn Anti-Semitism

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:44

The letter was prompted by tweets by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., that these fellow Democratic lawmakers say feeds anti-Semitic sentiment.

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The 'Strange Science' Behind The Big Business Of Exercise Recovery

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:26

Does exercise recovery work? Science writer Christie Aschwanden examines the physiology and effectiveness of sports drinks, protein powders and other products and services in her new book, Good to Go.

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'Hartford Courant' Journalists Petition To Unionize

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:52

Members of the Hartford, Conn., newsroom said they are petitioning for a union election while also asking Tribune Publishing, the paper's parent, to voluntarily recognize the union.

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Asian Markets Close Higher Reflecting Optimism Ahead Of U.S.-China Talks

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:12

Indexes climbed on Monday as Washington and Beijing officials continue to try to hash out a deal and avoid an escalation of a trade war.

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California Gov. Newsom Mostly Ends State's National Guard Border Deployment

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 08:39

"The border 'emergency' is a manufactured crisis," Newsom is expected to say at his State of the State address this week. "And California will not be part of this political theater."

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Denver Teachers Strike Over Base Pay

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:12

After more than a year of negotiations, the teachers union and the school district still can't agree on a base pay increase. The district's plan depends too much on incentive bonuses, the union says.

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For Chilly February, 3 Romances To Warm Your Heart

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:00

February is High Holiday season in Romancelandia — and what better time to recommend some great romances? From Victorian jewel thieves to modern-day road trips, we've got something for everyone.

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Turks Examine Their Muslim Devotion After Poll Says Faith Could Be Waning

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:00

Despite a rise in religious doctrine from the government, a recent survey shows a dip in the portion of people identifying as religious, compared with a poll in 2008.

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