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California Chef Aims To Help Restaurant Workers Prevent Suicide

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:00

The restaurant business can be tough on your mental health, and has led some chefs to suicide. Chef Patrick Mulvaney is helping Sacramento kitchen workers learn the warning signs and ask for help.

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In A Measles Outbreak, Demand For Vaccine Spikes

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:01

Clinics in the Pacific Northwest are ordering ten times the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella as they normally do because some who have avoided vaccines are changing their minds.

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Facing A Critical Shortage Of Drivers, The Trucking Industry Is Changing

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:01

The trucking industry has faced a shortage of drivers for years, but the problem is compounded now with baby boomer retirements, increased freight demands and a high turnover rate.

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American Travelers Seek Cheaper Prescription Drugs In Mexico And Beyond

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:01

Faced with high U.S. prices for prescription drugs, some Americans cross the border to buy insulin pens and other meds. At least 1 insurer reimburses flights to the border to make such purchases easy.

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Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:01

In a recent survey, 1 in 5 parents said they thought using a household spoon was OK for measuring their child's medicine. It's not. Here's how to help little kids without overdosing them.

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Parkland Family Reflects On A Year Of Anguish And Activism

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:00

"Everybody should consider what it would mean to lose their child, their spouse," says Philip Schentrup. His daughter Carmen was among the 17 students and staff killed in Parkland, Fla., last year.

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If Trump Declares An Emergency To Build The Wall, Congress Can Block Him

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:00

President Trump has threatened to declare an emergency to go around Congress and build a border wall. The same law that gives him that power, also gives Congress the ability to push back.

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GOP Rep. Walter Jones, Who Spent Years Seeking Redemption For Iraq Vote, Dies At 76

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:21

Jones helped add "freedom fries" to the Congressional cafeteria menu. Since then, he came to deeply regret his vote for the war in Iraq, and wrote thousands of letters to families of fallen soldiers.

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Kacey Musgraves And Childish Gambino Win Top Awards At 2019 Grammys

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 00:46

No single artist dominated, but over the course of a night in which a handful of artists won major awards, a thread became clear: The Academy was attempting to make amends for past mistakes.

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Virginia State Leaders Hold On Tight To Office After More Than A Week Of Turmoil

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 15:39

Gov. Ralph Northam says he's "not going anywhere." Attorney General Mark Herring has no plans to leave either. And while Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax may face impeachment hearings, he's pushing back too.

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The Historic Chapel At The Heart Of A Legal Fight Over The Border Wall

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 15:12

The town of Mission, Texas grew up around La Lomita chapel. Last week, the local Catholic diocese tried and failed to stop the government from surveying the chapel's land.

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Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 13:42

If an agreement isn't reached by Friday at midnight, the government could partially shut down again, just three weeks after the end of a 35-day partial government shutdown.

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Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Expected To Launch 2020 Presidential Bid

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 11:08

The former top prosecutor in Minnesota's largest county, Klobuchar was reelected to her third Senate term in 2018. She has an outdoor event planned in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon.

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To Honor Parkland Victims, David Best Is Building A Temple, Then Setting It On Fire

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 09:45

The artist whose massive wooden structures have become a fixture at the annual Burning Man festival is now constructing a Temple of Time to help mark the first anniversary of the shooting.

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Virginia Scandals Draw Attention To The Dehumanizing History Of Blackface

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 09:31

Virginia's governor and attorney general face calls to resign amid revelations they appeared in blackface decades ago. That's reviving a conversation around the history of blackface in our culture.

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Lindsey Vonn Retires As The Winningest Female Skier In History

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 09:14

"I have always pushed the limits of ski racing and it has allowed me to have amazing success but also dramatic crashes," Vonn said, summarizing a storied career.

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School Shooters: What's Their Path To Violence?

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 07:58

Psychologists and the FBI say they are getting a better understanding of the mix of factors that lead some kids to open fire on a classroom. The shooting can be an act of desperation fueled by anger.

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Why We Can't Break Up With Big Tech

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 07:27

Gizmodo's Kashmir Hill spent six weeks trying to cut Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple out of her life completely. "Spoiler," she says. "It's not possible."

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How To Get Meat Eaters To Eat More Plant-Based Foods? Make Their Mouths Water

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 07:00

Vegetable-based dishes may be better for the Earth but don't always sound seductive on menus. Marketers, researchers and food chains think they know how to get meat lovers to make the swap more often.

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Yellow Vest Unrest Leaves Protester Severely Injured In Paris

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 17:01

Violence broke out Saturday as yellow vest protesters kept the pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron's government, for the 13th straight weekend of demonstrations.

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