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Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court On Grounds For Stripping U.S. Citizenship

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:46

"We have never read a statute to strip citizenship from someone who met the legal criteria for acquiring it," Justice Elena Kagan wrote. "We will not start now."

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Americans Agree On Some Gun Restrictions, Pew Survey Finds

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:03

Americans' relationship with guns is complicated and often contentious. But they do agree on restricting sales to people with mental illness or on watch lists.

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Church Of England 'Colluded And Concealed' Bishop's Sex Abuse, Leader Says

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:26

The archbishop of Canterbury offered "an unreserved apology" for how the church handled a bishop's crimes against young men. The apology followed the release of a "harrowing" report on the incidents.

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Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:25

The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.

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Senate GOP Reveals Health Care Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:07

Senate Republicans have released their health care bill. They are hoping to have a vote before the July Fourth recess.

Forget Freud: Dreams Replay Our Everyday Lives

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:05

Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.

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China's Doggy Debate: Dog Meat Lovers Vs. Dog Lovers

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:29

The country's changing attitudes toward pets are highlighted by the annual dog meat festival in Yulin City. The government issues a ban on dog meat sale, then promptly reversed it.

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Humanitarian Aid Is 'Broken,' Says Former U.N. Official

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:25

The way we offer assistance to people fleeing conflict no longer works, says Paul Spiegel, a former director of program management at the U.N. refugee agency. He has a few ideas about how to fix it.

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Census Finds A More Diverse America, As Whites Lag Growth

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:25

Asian and mixed-race people are the two fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Non-Hispanic whites are the only group to see deaths outpace births.

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Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:39

The "ban the box" movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record.

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Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Not Deport Detained Iraqi Christians

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:27

Many of the nearly 200 Iraqis currently under detention are from the minority Chaldean Christian community, which faces severe persecution in Iraq.

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Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:00

Thanks to globalization and climate change, the pest has spread to 60 countries, attacking coconut, date and oil palm plantations, and costing millions of dollars in damages.

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Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:25

States on the Gulf Coast are being hit with severe weather and floods as Tropical Storm Cindy moved inland Thursday morning in Louisiana.

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Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:00

Hundreds of rural hospitals are on the brink of closing. The House Republican health plan drastically reduces one of their key sources of funding and the Senate bill is expected to do the same.

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Rural South Korean County Prepares For Role As 2018 Winter Olympics Host

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:56

Only a handful of tourists come to PyeongChang, usually to hike green hills dotted with Buddhist temples or visit a small nearby ski station. All that is about to change.

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How Facebook Uses Technology To Block Terrorist-Related Content

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:55

Social media firms are under pressure to block extremist activity on their sites. Facebook is hiring thousands more people to review content, but artificial intelligence also plays a role.

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ISIS Destroys Historic Mosque In Mosul As Iraqi Forces Close In

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:10

Iraq's military said ISIS destroyed the 12th century al-Nuri mosque in Mosul's Old City, where ISIS fighters remain. Iraq's prime minister called it "a formal declaration of their defeat."

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Virginia Community Mourns Muslim Teen Killed On Her Way To Mosque

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 00:05

Mourners packed a mosque in Sterling, Va., Wednesday for the funeral of Nabra Hassanen. The 17-year-old was killed early Sunday as she returned to the mosque after a pre-dawn meal with friends.

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After Georgia Win, A Triumphant Trump Returns To Campaign Trail In Iowa

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:12

The president decried the "phony witch hunts" against his administration and returned to plenty of his 2016 classics as he relished in a spate of Republican victories in special elections.

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Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:30

The hospital treating the 51-year-old Louisiana congressman says he is beginning an extended period of healing, a week after being shot during a baseball practice in Virginia.

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