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Nobel Peace Prize Goes To Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 05:06

The Ethiopian leader received the award for his efforts to bring an end to 20 years of war with neighboring Eritrea.

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Advocates Try To Help Migrants Navigate Trump's Public Charge Rule

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 05:00

Advocacy groups are trying to help immigrants navigate the Trump administration's rule change that says legal immigrants will be less likely to be able to stay in the U.S. if they use public benefits.

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Trade Issues Have Divided Democrats, So Where Do The 2020 Candidates Stand?

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 05:00

President Trump has taken dramatic action on trade. His potential 2020 rivals are on the record about what they would do regarding tariffs and trade deals that could dramatically impact the economy.

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Super Typhoon Hagibis Could Be Strongest In Decades To Hit Tokyo

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 02:02

The typhoon could make landfall on the main Japanese island of Honshu on Saturday, hitting the capital with up to 2 feet of rain, storm surge and winds up to 135 mph.

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U.N. Warns Of Budget Crisis If Nations Don't Pay $1.3 Billion In Dues They Owe

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 18:22

"This month, we will reach the deepest deficit of the decade," the Secretary-General warned. If countries don't pay soon, the U.N. will struggle to pay staff and hold meetings, and will limit travel.

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Alaska Woman Finds SD Memory Card With Graphic Images That May Have Solved A Murder

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:56

The card was labeled "homicide at midtown Marriott," and it contained 39 images and 12 videos depicting a strangulation. Police say it helped them make an arrest linked to a violent death.

After Trump Call, Ukraine's Zelenskiy Gambles On Russia Peace Push Without U.S. Help

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:41

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is trying to fulfill a campaign pledge to end a five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine. A Russian-backed insurgency has cost more than 13,000 lives since 2014.

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Don't Force Patients Off Opioids Abruptly, New Guidelines Say, Warning Of Severe Risks

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:35

Researchers say chronic pain patients can feel suicidal or risk overdose when taken off medication too quickly. The warnings seek to course-correct after doctors felt pressured to taper drugs rapidly.

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El Paso Walmart Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:31

The 21-year-old white man who is suspected of gunning down 22 people at a busy Walmart in August has pleaded not guilty. He had previously confessed to the killings, according to police documents.

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How The Trump Administration Uses 'Workarounds' To Reshape Legal Immigration

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:20

The White House wanted sweeping changes on legal immigration. Congress didn't bite. Now critics say the administration is using "backdoor" rules and regulations to keep low-income immigrants out.

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Thousands of Californians Are Powerless On Second Day Of PG&E's Intentional Outages

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 15:35

PG&E says the decision to unplug some customers' power "was based on forecasts of dry, windy weather including potential fire risk." California is currently at the peak of its wildfire season.

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Poll: Independents Move In Favor Of Impeachment Inquiry, GOP Stays Firmly Against

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 14:02

A slim majority of Americans approve of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, but even more think President Trump's future should be decided at the ballot box, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.

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Simone Biles Wins Another World Championship Medal

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:41

Biles got closer to surpassing Vitaly Scherbo with a dominant performance Thursday.

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Farmers Sticking By Trump Even As Trade Wars Bite

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:00

Trump's trade wars and ethanol policy hurt farmers, but polls show his support among them remains strong, and may be growing as the impeachment query moves forward.

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Has The Trade War Taken A Bite Out Of China's Economy? Yes — But It's Complicated

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:42

China's economic growth has been slowing down for years. Tariffs have contributed to slower growth since early 2018, when the economic standoff began, but it's hard to pinpoint how much.

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2 Giuliani Associates Arrested On Campaign Finance Violations

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:55

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are associates of president Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and reportedly aided Giuliani's efforts to have Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

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South Carolina Sheriff Candidate: I Wore Blackface 10 Years Ago

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:37

In a political ad Craig Stivender, a Republican candidate for sheriff in Colleton County, S.C., says he wanted to share his past mistakes before opponents tried to use them to disparage him.

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Recovery Is Slow In The Florida Panhandle A Year After Hurricane Michael

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:00

A year later, the populations of Panama City and Mexico Beach are lower, property tax rates are higher and many of the buildings that remain are just shells, lacking roofs, windows and walls.

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Why U.S. Cities Are Banning New Fast-Food Drive-Throughs

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 08:20

Most of the bans aim to curb emissions and protect pedestrians. The bans are also sometimes touted as a way to help fight obesity, but past studies suggest they don't have that effect.

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Nobel Prizes In Literature Go To Peter Handke And Olga Tokarczuk

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 07:07

The Swedish Academy made the unusual move Thursday of recognizing both Handke, an Austrian writer, and Tokarczuk, who is Polish, after scandal prevented the committee from awarding a prize last year.

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