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'There's Blame On Both Sides': Trump Backtracks On Charlottesville Violence

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:54

The remarks come a day after he called out neo-Nazis and the KKK for the violence in Virginia over the weekend. Trump had been criticized for not mentioning those groups in his initial statement.

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Applebee's Gives Up On Millennials After Failed Rebranding Efforts

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:33

The restaurant chain will close more than 130 locations this year. That's due to a drop in sales at franchises, and a rebranding that left core customers feeling alienated and confused.

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Five Years In, What's Next For DACA?

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:29

Immigrant rights groups and students gathered at the White House to protest the possible repeal of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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CBO Predicts Rise In Deficit If Trump Cuts Payments To Insurance Companies

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:14

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that ending what's known as cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers will raise the deficit $194 billion over 10 years.

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Truck With 20 Tons Of Nutella And Chocolate Vanishes; Police Hunt For Semi's Sweets

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:54

The theft happened this weekend in Germany, according to officials who warn: "Anyone offered large quantities [of chocolate] via unconventional channels should report it to the police immediately."

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For India's Oldest Citizens, Independence Day Spurs Memories Of A Painful Partition

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:48

Seventy years later, memories of the 1947 Partition stir deep emotions and some soul-searching among the last generation of Indians to have witnessed it. Here are a few of their stories.

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Texas A&M Cancels Sept. 11 'White Lives Matter' Rally Over Safety Concerns

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:22

The event's organizer posted a message online stating, "Today Charlottesville, Tomorrow Texas A&M." But the school says that after consulting with law enforcement, it decided to cancel the event.

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Can My Boss Make Me Pay The Tax On My Great Health Plan? Maybe Yes

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:17

Since Congress hasn't passed a fix, employers who offer generous health care plans may look to shift the tax burden to employees if the so-called "Cadillac tax" kicks in.

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Can My Boss Make Me Pay The Tax On My Great Health Plan? Maybe Yes

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:17

Since Congress hasn't passed a fix, employers who offer generous health care plans may look to shift the tax burden to employees if the so-called "Cadillac tax" kicks in.

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In The Event Of A Nuclear Blast, Don't Condition Your Hair

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:37

That advice came in guidelines issued to residents of Guam on how to prepare for a missile threat on the island. The reason is conditioner can trap radioactive particles in strands of hair.

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Zimbabwe's First Lady Accused Of Beating South African Model With Extension Cord

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:36

Grace Mugabe, wife of longtime President Robert Mugabe, allegedly assaulted a young woman who says she was in a hotel with Mugabe's sons. But so far, Mugabe has not handed herself over to police.

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Trump Cites 'Grandstanders' After Another Executive Leaves His Business Council

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:17

"I'm resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it's the right thing for me to do," said Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

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PHOTOS: Frantic Rescue Efforts Underway After 'River Of Mud' In Sierra Leone

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:42

Some 260 bodies have been recovered. The toll is likely to rise — the Red Cross says there are at least 600 people still missing. A local morgue is struggling to cope with the sheer number of dead.

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Why U.S.-Trained Surgeons Often Aren't Ready For Humanitarian Work Abroad

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:16

A study compares surgeries performed by Doctors Without Borders volunteers in the developing world with those taught to U.S. surgical residents — and finds "a dramatic mismatch."

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Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:02

Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.

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Sentenced To Adulthood: Direct File Laws Bypass Juvenile Justice System

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:30

A "get tough" approach has been the trend. But now lawmakers, juvenile justice advocates and community groups are rethinking that approach for kids and young adults who commit crimes.

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After Son Is ID'd At Supremacist Rally, His Father Responds Publicly

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:30

Peter Tefft's decision to "unlearn" what he was taught at home has brought heartbreak to his family — and he's no longer welcome, Pierce Tefft says.

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North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam, After All

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 07:27

Instead of launching missiles into the water near Guam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees," state media report.

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Trump's NAFTA Makeover Not So Extreme

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 05:01

The Trump administration begins renegotiating NAFTA this month. Despite the rhetoric of the campaign and talk of tearing it up, the administration's actual plans appear less dramatic than expected.

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Trump's Fuzzy History Of Denouncing White Nationalism

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 05:00

The president's statement on Monday calling out racist groups, including the KKK, for violence in Charlottesville, Va., fits a pattern of how Trump has responded to such groups in the past.

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