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In A Warming Greenland, A Farming Family Adapts To Drought — And New Opportunities

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 08:01

Kanuk Nielsen and his brother Pilu grew up on a sheep farm in southern Greenland. Kanuk has decided to remain on the farm. Pilu gives helicopter tours to visitors, who are arriving in greater numbers.

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Biden Doubles Down On Heated Town Hall Where He Called Voter A 'Damn Liar'

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 07:56

"The fact of the matter is, this guy stood up and he was, in fact, lying," Biden said in an interview Friday evening with NPR Morning Edition host Rachel Martin.

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American Held In Iran Released In Prisoner Exchange

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 07:31

Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang, held by Iran for three years, was released Saturday in exchange for Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had been held in the U.S.

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Meet The Womanikin, The Breasted Vest Working To Close The CPR Gender Gap

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 07:31

Studies show women are less likely to receive CPR in public than men. A manikin sleeve with silicone breasts might be part of the solution.

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A Day For Shipbuilders: Caroline Kennedy Christens The USS John F. Kennedy

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 07:00

The ship's high-profile christening marks a day of recognition for the thousands of workers that have participated in the project over more than five years.

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This Is What It's Like To Be An Ebola Doctor Under Fire In Congo

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 07:00

Dr. Marie-Roseline Bélizaire says the United Nations is failing to keep its medical workers safe.

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Democrats Are Going To Impeach Trump — Here's How They Might Do It

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 07:00

Democrats are going forward with impeachment against President Trump. During a hearing this week, they tipped their hand about the three articles they might bring forward.

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PG&E Announces $13.5 Billion Settlement Of Claims Linked To California Wildfires

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 00:05

The utility hopes the settlement will help it emerge from bankruptcy proceedings by the end of the year. When it declared bankruptcy in January, the company faced potential liabilities of $30 billion.

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Tony And Emmy Award Winning Actor Ron Liebman Dies At 82

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 23:24

Liebman, who played a wide range of roles in films, the stage and television, is perhaps most popularly known for his role as the father of Jennifer Anniston's Rachel Green on "Friends."

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Los Angeles Jury Finds No Defamation In Elon Musk's 'Pedo Guy' Tweet

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 19:57

The Tesla CEO was embroiled in a Twitter spat with one of the rescuers of 12 boys and their soccer coach in Thailand last year.

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Why The Trump Decision To Delay Aid To Ukraine Is Under Scrutiny

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 19:42

There are lots of reasons U.S. foreign aid can be held up or frozen. There's even a law that governs the issue. But many experts say what happened over the summer with Ukraine is highly irregular.

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GOP Rep. Hunter Says He Will Resign 'After The Holidays,' Days After Guilty Plea

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 18:06

The California Republican congressman's resignation marks a dramatic change in fortunes for the son of a once-powerful member of the House Armed Services Committee.

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Trump Declines to Take Part in "Baseless" House Impeachment Inquiry

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 17:18

Democrats had offered to allow Trump to have attorneys representing him at future impeachment hearings in the House.

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Merkel Tours Auschwitz With 'Sense Of Shame' And Warns Of Resurgent Anti-Semitism

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:43

It was the German leader's first official trip to the Nazi concentration camp. "These crimes are and will remain part of German history," she said, "and this history must be told over and over again."

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Pearl Harbor Veteran Expected To Be Last USS Arizona Survivor Interred On Ship

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:14

Lauren Bruner died in September and on Saturday, his remains will return to the USS Arizona. He is expected to be the final USS Arizona survivor to be interred on the sunken warship.

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Will Glitches In Medicare's 'Plan Finder' Leave Some Seniors Stuck In The Wrong Plan?

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:56

With a deadline for Medicare enrollment looming, some lawmakers and advocates are concerned that Medicare hasn't done enough to reach out to consumers who might be affected by website problems.

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Virginia Governor Suspends Policy Allowing Strip Searches Of Children At Prisons

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:43

An 8-year-old girl was strip searched at Buckingham Correctional Center last month. A prison spokesperson says the prison staffer who approved the search didn't have the authority to do so.

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Amid McKinsey Contract Controversy, Buttigieg Asks Company To Release His Client List

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:23

The global consulting firm has become a talking point on the campaign trail lately. Pete Buttigieg, particularly, has been criticized for his time there.

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The Stakes For Ukraine Are High In Monday's Summit Between Putin And Zelenskiy

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 14:32

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will have his first meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Paris, in an effort to end a five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has cost 13,000 lives.

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4 Dead After Armed Robbers Hijack UPS Truck

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:58

Police officers in South Florida exchanged gunfire with two armed robbers Thursday. The resulting skirmish ended with both suspects dead, along with a hostage and a bystander.

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