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Family of Mexican Teen Shot and Killed by U.S. Agent Across Border Can't Sue, Court Rules

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:17

The ruling cited diplomatic and national security concerns.

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Inside the Last Days of the Hillary Clinton Campaign

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:02

From Huma Abedin’s breakdown to Clinton’s reaction to the Comey email investigation

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The Austin Serial Bombing Suspect Is Dead. Here's What to Know About Mark Anthony Conditt

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 06:38

Mark Anthony Conditt was a 24 year old white male

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Black Female Astronaut Mae Jemison Explains the Origin of Life and How to Save Earth

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 04:20

Mae Jemison left Earth just over 25 years ago and spent eight days floating weightless in orbit around our planet. Astronaut Mae Jemison attended the New York premiere of the documentary "One Strange Rock," which features her and several other astronauts, March 14, 2018 in New York City.

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The Austin Serial Bombing Suspect Is Dead, Police Chief Says

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 03:58

A series of package bombings in Austin have killed two people

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A Passenger Bus in the Philippines Has Plunged off a Cliff and Killed 19 People

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 03:07

The Philippines has a high rate of road fatalities due to aging vehicles

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Happy Nowruz 2018! Everything You Need to Know About the Persian New Year

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 01:53

Nowruz is often marked with traditional food, cultural events and sports

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Spent Almost $68,000 on Seven Months of Travel, Report Says

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:39

Security advisers have suggested he fly first class due to threats against him

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The Israeli Military Has Acknowledged Striking a Suspected Syrian Nuclear Reactor in 2007

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:03

Israel has not previously commented on the Sept. 6, 2007 airstrike

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Stormy Daniels Took a Lie Detector Test About Her Alleged Affair With Donald Trump. She Passed

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:49

Daniels allegedly took the test as part of an agreement to sell her story to a magazine

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Here's How Cheap Oil Is Pushing Saudi Arabia to Reform

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:21

A recent sharp turn is the result of more than the crown prince's change of heart

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An Explosion at a Goodwill Store in Austin Was Not Related to Package Bombs, Authorities Say

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 20:53

A series of recent blasts has left Austin on edge

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A Fox News Contributor Has Just Quit, Calling the Network a 'Propaganda Machine'

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 20:36

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters also criticized the network for “advancing” the Russian agenda

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A Series of Bombings Leaves Austin on Edge as Police Search for Answers

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 20:14

"We don’t know what the ideology is behind this"

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This Is the Last State to Not Send a Woman to Congress

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 20:14

Mississippi is about to take itself off the list

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Idaho joins other red states with 'abortion reversal' law

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 19:40

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will become the latest conservative state to require women seeking abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures can be halted halfway, despite opposition from medical groups that say there is little evidence to support that claim.

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35 People Have Been Killed in a Rocket Attack on the Syrian Capital

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 19:38

The government blamed rebels in the eastern suburbs of Damascus for the attack

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Wreckage of ship blown apart in WWII found, offering closure

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 19:38

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II. Hundreds died, including the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, whose story was chronicled in a 1944 movie.

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Children more likely than before to draw scientists as women, study shows

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 18:08

A scientist behind a beaker, usually with glasses, is often associated with men much more than women. A landmark study that began in the 1960s looked at how children depicted scientists when they were asked to draw one. As time has changed stereotypes, female scientists have appeared in children’s media, magazines, television and even textbooks.

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Sea plastic set to treble within a decade, Government scientists warn

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 18:01

The amount of plastic ending up in the ocean is set to treble within a decade unless action is taken, a major report has warned. Senior Government scientists have said that full damaging effects of seaborne plastics is not yet known, but that it could be aiding the spread of bugs such as E.coli. Plastics is one of a number of environmental issues facing the world's seas, along with rising sea levels and warming oceans, and metal and chemical pollution, the Foresight Future of the Sea Report for the Government said. But it predicted there were also opportunities for the UK to cash in the global "ocean economy" - which is set to double to £2 trillion by 2030 - in areas where the country is a world leader, such as offshore wind. The scientists behind the report warned of the danger of the oceans being "out of sight, out of mind", with more known about the surface of Mars and the Moon than the deep sea bed. The report found there were "major opportunities" for robotics, artificial intelligence and automated technology to fill gaps in understanding of ocean science. Work is also beginning on the impacts of plastic in the ocean, as experts are not sure what threats it poses, Professor Ian Boyd, chief scientific adviser for the Environment Department, said. Read more | Plastic pollution Plastic pollution, which is set to treble between 2015 and 2025 without intervention, has a physical presence in the oceans, and can accumulate on the coasts or in particular areas of the sea. But the toxic effects when they break down and end up inside marine organisms are not clear, he said. He added: "Even in absence of research, there is a precautionary principle to take here, which is we should minimise the amount of plastic, both macro-plastic and micro-plastic, going into the marine environment, in order to make sure that if there are toxic effects, those are being dealt with." Efforts to reduce plastic pollution should focus on preventing it entering the sea, introducing new biodegradable plastics and public awareness campaigns about marine protection. More plastic is found on Britain's beaches each year Credit: Dan Kitwood Professor Ed Hill, executive director of the National Oceanography Centre, said it was time to change the attitude of what goes on below the surface as "out of sight, out of mind" and have more of a "Mission to Planet Ocean" approach. He said: "When people get to see what is in the ocean, and the Blue Planet series and so on have helped people to visualise it, and then I think their reaction is twofold: one is complete wonder at what is there, and in other cases complete horror at what we're potentially doing to it. "It's this sense of the unexplored world on our own planet, but also it's important to us, we know less about the bottom of the sea than the moon or Mars, but nothing lives on the moon or Mars, but things live in our ocean and they're vitally important to us."

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