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Re-election Of Venezuelan President Nicoás Maduro Condemned Widely By World Leaders

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:19

Despite widespread hunger, deepening crime, nearly non-existent health care, hyperinflation and a surge of people fleeing the country, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro won re-election.

How Schools Across The Country Are Working To Detect Threats Made On Social Media

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:19

Some schools are working with outside technology companies to scan social media for threats against them and their students, in hopes of preventing mass shootings and student suicide.

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Says He's 'Prepared' If Indicted By Special Counsel Mueller

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:19

President Trump's adviser Roger Stone says he wouldn't be surprised about a potential indictment from Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, but he has called the investigation baseless and faulted what he calls an official campaign to keep him quiet.

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Has 12 Demands For A New Deal To Counter Iran

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:19

Now that the U.S. is out of the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out his next steps. He wants European countries to work with him to pressure Iran on its other bad behavior, but the Europeans are fuming about Trump's decision to walk away from the nuclear deal.

Santa Fe Community Mourns Those Killed In Texas School Shooting

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:19

Across Texas people stopped for a moment of silence Monday to honor those killed and injured in Friday's school shooting in Santa Fe. While there are many questions about that day, many are asking, why?

Richard Goodwin, Crafter Of Johnson's Famous 'We Shall Overcome' Speech, Dies

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:09

Speechwriter Richard Goodwin, a driving force in American politics during the upheavals of the 1960s and the husband of Doris Kearns Goodwin, has died at age 86.

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Experimental Ebola Vaccinations, Considered 'Paradigm Shift,' Begin In Congo

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:54

The vaccine is still unlicensed but has passed drug trials with flying colors. Authorities have begun administering thousands of doses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to fight the outbreak.

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Reggie Lucas, Guitarist And Producer Of Madonna's Debut, Has Died

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:52

"He was never not busy," his daughter Lisa says of the musician, who also lent his playing and songwriting talents to Miles Davis, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.

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NASA Launching New Satellites To Measure Earth's Lumpy Gravity

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:45

The two satellites, which are collectively called GRACE and will replace two retired probes, are one of the most important tools for understanding the effects of climate change.

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Justice, FBI, Intelligence Bosses Meet At White House Amid Snooping Standoff

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:27

Top leaders from the Justice Department, FBI and the intelligence community headed for the White House amid a new dust-up about the FBI's use of confidential informants.

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VA's Caregiver Program Still Dropping Veterans With Disabilities

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:26

An NPR investigation last year revealed that a number of VA centers were ejecting hundreds of caregivers from the program. The VA promised reform, but a year later few have returned to the program.

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Video Campaign Aims To Unify Poland Through The Power Of Bread

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:04

Hate crimes are on the rise in Poland. In response, a new YouTube video aspires to foster tolerance by having people from marginalized groups bake and sell bread to customers at a Warsaw bakery.

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As Trump-Kim Summit Approaches, South Korea's Leader Heads To White House

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:04

The talks are still expected to happen next month in Singapore, despite North Korea's threats to back out. The South Korean president is playing mediator to keep things on track.

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A Texas Town Mourns, And A Nation Struggles To Find New Ground In Gun Debate

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:47

Public schools in Santa Fe, Texas, are closed as the community grapples with how to move on. But authorities in Texas disagree about whether guns are to blame for the violence.

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Hawaii Volcano's Lava Spews 'Laze' Of Toxic Gas And Glass Into The Air

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:18

Lava from the Kileaua volcano is pouring into the Pacific Ocean, generating a plume of "laze" — hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles — into the air.

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Ohio Police Help Man Who Was Being Followed Home By A Pig

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:25

The North Ridgeville Police Department received a call early Saturday morning from what they thought was an "obviously drunk guy." Turns out, the pig just wanted to be petted.

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Levees Make Mississippi River Floods Worse, But We Keep Building Them

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:15

For more than 150 years, scientists have known that levees increase flood risk on the Mississippi River. That hasn't stopped local officials from building up levees in response to more severe floods.

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Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:55

The high court ruled for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws.

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Bipartisan Group Of DOJ Veterans Calls For Confirmation Of Nominee

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:01

Five former Justice officials are urging senators to advance the nomination of Brian Benczkowski to head the criminal division. Benczkowski performed work for a controversial Russian bank.

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'I Don't Want To Leave My House': Santa Fe's Invisible Wounds

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 07:18

A gunman killed eight students and two teachers at Santa Fe High School — and scarred hundreds, perhaps thousands more.

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