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Watch BTS Further Its Quest For World Domination On The 'SNL' Stage

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 07:47

The multilingual boy-band juggernaut, SNL's first musical guest from South Korea, performed kinetically choreographed renditions of "Boy With Luv" and "MIC Drop."

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'I Love You, But You're Wrong,' And Other Salvos On The Front Lines Of Civility

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 07:29

Don't talk politics with strangers, we're told. But these days, conversations with even those closest to us can be fraught. How are friends, families keeping things civil across the political divide?

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Pete Buttigieg Helped Transform South Bend As Mayor, But Some Feel Left Out

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 07:24

On the campaign trail he talks a lot about how being mayor since 2012 of the once-industrial city in northern Indiana has prepared him to be president of the United States.

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The Wait Is Almost Over For The (Almost) Full Mueller Report To Be Released

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 07:00

After a letter detailing the special counsel's principal findings — which the GOP saw as a vindication for Trump — the attorney general is expected to release the lengthy report, with redactions.

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'Uncharted Waters': Union Tells Hollywood Writers To Fire Their Agents

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 20:30

The abrupt directive on Friday followed a breakdown in talks over proposed changes to the agreement that has guided the basic business relationship between writers and agents for the past 43 years.

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach In Shadow Of Border Crossing

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 17:20

The world-renowned cellist brought his Bach Project to the sister cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, on Saturday.

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Former 'Ebony' Publisher Declares Bankruptcy, And An Era Ends

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 10:21

For millions of African-Americans who did not otherwise see themselves in the mainstream media, Ebony was more than a magazine. It was a public trust. This week marks its final chapter.

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Can This Breakfast Cereal Help Save The Planet?

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 08:16

Some environmentalists say food production needs a fundamental reboot, with crops that stay rooted in the soil for years, like Kernza, a prairie grass. Even General Mills says it likes the idea.

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Supporters Sue To Open Safe Injection Site In Philadelphia, Citing Religious Freedom

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 08:16

A Philadelphia group hopes to open a site for people to use drugs under medical supervision. Faced with legal challenges, the group is making a moral and religious case for its proposed facility.

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In Colombia's Coca Heartland, Photos And Drawings Show Life Between War And Peace

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 08:00

A Venezuelan photographer travels to a Colombian coca-growing region and uses instant photography and drawings to portray a country in limbo.

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For Some Quidditch Players, The Magic Wears Off As Injury Risks Grow Clearer

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 08:00

Concussions, broken bones, and torn ligaments are a few serious injury concerns in Quidditch — a new sport where the rules are still evolving, and players are testing the safety of them.

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Whistleblower Protections Key Tool To Investigators Probing Waste And Abuse of Power

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 07:00

The independent agency that provides legal protections to individuals revealing government waste or wrongdoing reports an uptick in those coming forward in recent years.

Taunted As A 'Sissy Boy,' Siddharth Dube Shares His Life Story In New Memoir

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 07:00

The public health advocate came of age in India when homosexuality was outlawed. He reflects on his experiences in An Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex.

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How One Mother's Battle Is Changing Police Training On Disabilities

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 05:00

Patti Saylor's son, Ethan, died after an encounter with law enforcement when he was 26. She believes the incident could have been prevented with better training.

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Under Employers' Gaze, Gen Z Is Biting Its Tongue On Social Media

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 05:00

The post-millennial generation, known as Generation Z, is entering the workforce at a time when 70 percent of employers checking social media during the hiring process,

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Trump Administration To Allow 2,700 Central American Children Into The U.S.

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 23:12

A federal court settlement benefits those who had been conditionally approved to join their parents already residing legally in the U.S. under an Obama administration program.

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Republican State Lawmakers Split Over Anti-Abortion Strategy

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 18:06

Ohio is the latest Republican-led state to pass a ban on abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. But Tennessee this week backed off on a similar bill, fearing costly legal battles. What now?

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Why Astronomical Drug Prices Are Bad For Health – And Profits

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 17:46

Fatima Suleman, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences, hopes that the WHO's Fair Pricing Forum can help lower drug costs — and benefit drug manufacturers.

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World Criminal Court Rejects Probe Into U.S. Actions In Afghanistan

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 17:16

The judges at the International Criminal Court said that the probe would be "inevitably doomed to failure." It's a victory for the White House, which has spoken out against an investigation.

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The Mystery Of Julian Assange's Cat

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 17:01

Assange was arrested yesterday after the Ecuadorian Embassy in London said he was no longer welcome. But what happened to the self-proclaimed master of "counter-purrveillance?"

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