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Humongous Horns: Texas Longhorn From Alabama Sets Guinness World Record
This steer isn't much different from other Texas longhorns except it holds a world record. Poncho Via's horns were measured at nearly 11-feet wide, that's longer than the Statue of Liberty's face.
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For Saudi Military Vehicle Deal, Canada Weighs Jobs And Human Rights
An agreement for Canada to sell light armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia continues to stir debate.
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Boaty McBoatface, Internet-Adored Sub, Makes Deep-Sea Discovery On Climate Change
Since the delightful snafu that led to the research vessel's goofy moniker, the autonomous submarine has been off gathering deep-sea data on the effects of Antarctic winds.
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Florida Wants To Import Medicine From Canada. But How Would That Work?
A bill Gov. Ron DeSantis signed this month would let Florida make bulk purchases of prescription drugs from Canada. It's now law, but still faces big hurdles that could keep it from becoming reality.
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Shanahan Drops Out Of Running For Defense Secretary
The acting defense secretary "has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process," according to a tweet by President Trump.
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Google Will Devote $1 Billion, Trying To Tame Housing Costs In Bay Area
Over the next 10 years, Google hopes to help bring 20,000 new homes to the local market.
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Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency, Sets Launch For 2020
Libra will be controlled by a non-profit group in which Facebook will share responsibilities with companies from Mastercard and PayPal to Uber and Ebay.
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U.S. Schools Underreport How Often Students Are Restrained Or Secluded, Watchdog Says
Districts are supposed to tell the government how often students are held or detained. But a new report says those numbers are so inaccurate, there's no way of knowing the prevalence of these methods.
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Trump Threatens To Deport 'Millions,' As He Kicks Off Campaign For Reelection
The administration is seeking to ramp up deportation, focusing on those who have skipped court hearing.
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'Wake-Up Call' About A Broken System: New Study Shows Failings Of Probation, Parole
The nationwide analysis has concluded that probation and parole violations amount to nearly half of admissions to state prisons. The majority of those violations were minor infractions.
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Michel Platini, Europe's Former Soccer Boss, Is Arrested As Part Of Qatar Inquiry
Just four years ago, Platini was the powerful head of Europe's football association and was seen as the heir apparent to Sepp Blatter.
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U.S. Resident Imprisoned In Iran On Spying Charges Returns To America
Nazir Zakka, a Lebanese citizen, was recently released from Iran's notorious Evin prison, where he served nearly four years.
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Miami Officer Acquitted Of Attempted Manslaughter In Shooting Of Caregiver
Jonathan Aledda testified that he did not intend to shoot Charles Kinsey, a caregiver for an autistic man who the officer says he mistakenly thought was armed.
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Apple's Scary Buying Power And The Woman Who Named It
Celebrating the legacy of Joan Robinson, the British economic theorist who named a powerful — and increasingly worried about — force in the economy.
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Texas Is Latest State To Attack Surprise Medical Bills
A new Texas law says hospitals and insurers will have to work it out when they can't agree on a price — instead of sending huge unexpected bills to patients.
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Going 'Zero Carbon' Is All The Rage. But Will It Slow Climate Change?
Cities, states, businesses and electric utilities are setting ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it's not clear exactly how they'll do that or whether it will actually work.
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4 Wounded In Shooting At Toronto Raptors Victory Celebration
The shots set off a panicked stampede at a gathering to honor the NBA champs. None of the injuries was life threatening and police quickly apprehended three suspects.
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Pentagon Sending 1,000 More U.S Troops To Middle East
The announcement comes after Iran said it would surpass limits on it uranium stockpiles as set by a landmark international agreement. The Pentagon insisted it is not seeking a war with Iran.
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NPR Identifies 4th Attacker In Civil Rights-Era Cold Case
A fourth man was involved in the 1965 attack on civil rights worker and minister James Reeb, but that man was never identified or charged in Reeb's murder, an NPR investigation revealed.
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Sports Illustrated Magazine Now Under Ross Levinsohn, Exec With Controversial Past
The storied magazine was sold last month. And now editorial control of the 65-year-old magazine has been licensed to TheMaven, a digital outfit that is bringing in a controversial CEO.
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A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive
Physician Louise Aronson treats patients who are in their 60s — as well as those who are older than 100. She writes about changing approaches to elder health care in her book Elderhood.
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Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction
Many users now mix opioids with stimulants such as meth and cocaine. Researchers say efforts to get doctors to reduce opioid prescriptions may have driven some users to buy meth on the street instead.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping To Visit North Korea This Week
The leaders are scheduled to meet on Thursday, according to Chinese and North Korean news agencies. The visit comes after stalled negotiations with President Trump.
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Sotheby's Announces Its Biggest Sale — Itself — For $3.7 Billion
The deal puts Sotheby's, which was founded in 1744, on a path to becoming a private company again.
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Supreme Court Hands Democrats A Win On Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia
Eleven legislative districts in Virginia were declared to be sorted by race and were redrawn. The court's decision Monday left that in place.
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6 People Shot, 1 Fatally, At Graduation Party In Philadelphia
Four of the people injured were teenagers. "It's just another case of wanton and senseless violence that we can't get our brains around," the city's police commissioner said.
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Artist, Heiress And Designer Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At 95
Vanderbilt, the mother of CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, was known for vivid paintings and collages, and for designing glamorous jeans.
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Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Is Freed, Says He'll Join Mass Protests
"Hello world and hello freedom," Wong said on Twitter. Released from prison after serving one month on a contempt of court charge, the activist called on Hong Kong's leader to step down.
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Replacing Plastic: Can Bacteria Help Us Break The Habit?
Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in early days.
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Naples Rolls Out A Fine-Tuned Dough And The New 'Cloud Pizza' Is Born
Bucking generations of tradition, some Neapolitan pizzaiolis are experimenting with new ideas, bolstered by a new flour that creates a charred, puffier and lighter crust. And the trend is catching on.
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