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Fatal Disease Outbreak Among Miners Spurs House Hearings On Coal Mine Dust
The review comes in response to an NPR and Frontline investigation that revealed the failure of government regulators to identify and prevent dangerous conditions.
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Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill Closer To Becoming Law After Senate Approval
The Senate voted in favor of legislation that would reduce sentences for some drug crimes and offer training programs for prisoners.
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Hispanic Caucus Calls For Investigation Into Migrant Child's Death
After touring the two border facilities where Jakelin Caal was detained before she died, the congressional delegation called for better medical facilities and trained personnel at ports of entry.
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Federal Panel Of Judges Dismiss All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh
The judges acknowledged that the complaints are "serious," but noted there is no existing authority for lower-court judges to hold Supreme Court justices accountable.
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As Parkland Cases Begin, Duty Of School And Deputy Come Under Scrutiny
The criminal and civil cases related to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are just beginning — and they raise a number of thorny questions about who is responsible for a tragedy.
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Episode #1901
Latino USA's traditional episode for the new year is a remix of our favorite music pieces of 2018.
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Episode #1852
In this special holiday rebroadcast, Latino USA explores the special bond between Latinos and their grandparents
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Russian Cargo Ship Runs Aground In U.K.
The 600-foot long ship was stranded just a few hundred feet from shore. Curious onlookers gathered onshore to watch rescue operations near the English city of Falmouth.
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Violence Against Journalists Reached 'Unprecedented Levels' In 2018, Report Finds
Every year, Reporters Without Borders investigates how many journalists were killed, imprisoned or held hostage. In 2018, the group saw an increase in every category.
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Penny Marshall, Filmmaker And 'Laverne & Shirley' Star, Dies At 75
Marshall directed Big and A League of Their Own, among other films.
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Big Beef Prepares For Battle, As Interest Grows In Plant-Based And Lab-Grown Meats
As sales of plant-based substitutes like almond milk rise and cow milk sales decline, the meat industry sees a cautionary tale. With meat alternatives growing, Big Beef takes the fight to regulators.
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Nobel Winner Wants To Start Fund For Women Sexually Assaulted In Conflict
Accepting the peace prize, Dr. Denis Mukwege called for a global fund to compensate survivors of sexual violence. He's already laying the groundwork, but challenges loom.
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A 2nd Brexit Referendum Once Seemed Unthinkable. Now Support Is Growing
A new poll shows more than half of Britons would support holding another Brexit referendum. Prime Minister Theresa May warned a new vote would "do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics."
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Trinidad Faces Humanitarian Crisis As More Venezuelans Come For Refuge
With their country in economic catastrophe, tens of thousands of Venezuelans have fled to the Caribbean country in recent years.
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U.S. Space Command Is Revived, As Vice President Pence Unveils Plan In Florida
"A new era of American national security in space begins today," Vice President Mike Pence said at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Republican Martha McSally Picked To Fill Senate Seat Formerly Held By John McCain
The decision comes after Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, who had been a temporary replacement after John McCain's death in August, announced last week he would step down at the end of the year.
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SpaceX And Blue Origin To Launch Rockets Within Minutes Of Each Other Tuesday Morning
SpaceX is scheduled to launch a new GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force sometime after 9:11 a.m. ET; Blue Origin will follow with a NASA payload at 9:30 a.m.
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Iran Has Had An Especially Bad 2018
The Trump administration hit Iran with sanctions after pulling out of the nuclear deal. That's hurt the Iranian economy — and emboldened hard-liners.
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2 Chicago Police Officers Killed By Metro Train While Pursuing Suspect
Officers Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo were struck by a train and killed Monday night while investigating a call of shots fired.
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Bill Of The Month: $43,208 For Repeat Surgery To Replace Broken Medical Device
If implanted medical devices fail, patients and their insurers usually have to pay for repairs. That financial responsibility falls to them even when the problems were solely with the devices.
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An Epidemic Is Killing Thousands Of Coal Miners. Regulators Could Have Stopped It
More than 2,000 miners in Appalachia are dying from an advanced stage of black lung. NPR and Frontline have found the government had multiple warnings and opportunities to protect them, but didn't.
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VA Still Arbitrarily Cutting Caregivers From Program, Even As It Aims To Expand
Congress told the VA to expand its caregiver program to include pre-Sept. 11 vets, but the VA has failed to meet a deadline in the law.
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Trump To Examine Murder Case Against Former Green Beret Who Said He Killed A Prisoner
President Trump called the Army major a hero and vowed to review the case. To a military law specialist, it looks like "the commander in chief is putting his thumb on the scales of justice."
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Germany Agrees To Pay Kindertranport Survivors Who Escaped Nazis As Children
About 10,000 Jewish refugees under the age of 17 were relocated through the rescue operation. Most never saw their parents again. The Claims Conference estimates there are about 1,000 still living.
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Sen. Cory Booker Calls For More Transparency In Medicaid Drug Decisions
Booker is introducing a bill this week in response to an investigation by the Center for Public Interest and NPR. He calls drug firms' infiltration into Medicaid's decision process "nefarious."
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CBS Denies Former CEO Les Moonves $120 Million Severance Package
The network explained its decision, saying "there are grounds to terminate for cause, including his willful and material misfeasance" and failure to cooperate with the company's investigation.
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Herders Vs. Farmers: A Deadly Year In Nigeria
Deadly clashes in the country's Middle Belt have skyrocketed — and a new Amnesty International report says the government is exacerbating the crisis.
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New York Motorists Vote To Shift Wreaths That Have Infuriated Them For Years
The Holland Tunnel became the subject of a fervent petition to change which letters its holiday decorations should adorn. In what could be called a Christmas miracle, the Port Authority listened.
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Celebrates His Reinstatement As 'Triumph Of Democracy'
Seven weeks after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe, the ousted premier got his job back. The move caps what has been a surprising showdown in the island nation.
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Miss Universe Has Its First Trans Contestant — While Miss USA Stirs Criticism
"I'm showing that trans women can be whatever they want to be: a teacher, a mother, a doctor, a politician and even Miss Universe," Miss Spain Angela Ponce said recently.
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Google Will Spend $1 Billion For New York City Campus On Hudson River
"In fact, we're growing faster outside the Bay Area than within it," says Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat, a senior vice president of both Google and its parent company, Alphabet.
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Goldman Sachs Faces Charges In Malaysia Over Massive Corruption Scandal
The U.S. bank and two of its former bankers face criminal charges in connection with Malaysia's 1MDB scandal, which involves billions of dollars allegedly stolen from a development fund.
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Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, A Bipartisan Dealmaker, Will Retire In 2020
A former Tennessee governor and U.S. secretary of Education, the Republican is currently the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
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Taliban Says It Is Meeting With U.S. Officials, Amid Escalating Peace Efforts
The Islamist militants have refused to negotiate with the Afghan government in Kabul — but a Taliban spokesman said Monday that they were speaking with the U.S., along with several other countries.
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2 Associates Of Michael Flynn Charged In Alleged Scheme To Smear Turkish Cleric
The men failed to register as foreign agents, prosecutors say, and they even developed a plot to disguise the ultimate origins of payments they were receiving from Turkey.
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New Reports Detail Expansive Russia Disinformation Scheme Targeting U.S.
The studies for the Senate intelligence committee assess how broadly Russians wielded social media in order to reach millions of Americans and suppress Democratic and black voting.
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Teen Girls And Their Moms Get Candid About Phones And Social Media
About half of all teens say they've tried to cut back on their phone use. But one of the girls we spoke with says that's hard when "it's obviously designed to be addictive."
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Saudi Arabia Denounces U.S. Senate's Rebukes On Jamal Khashoggi And Yemen War
Saudi Arabia has angrily rejected the U.S. Senate's resolutions over the war in Yemen and senators' blaming of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,
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Green 'Christmas Comet' Visible In Night Sky
The comet 46P/Wirtanen just made its closest approach to Earth in centuries. No word on the whereabouts of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Cupid, Donner or Blitzen (and Rudolph).
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Israel's Netanyahu Embraces European Leaders With Controversial Views On Holocaust
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has befriended nationalist and far-right leaders who tend to be staunchly pro-Israel. But some Israelis say he's too lenient about their views on Holocaust history.
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U.S. Says 'Precision Airstrikes' Killed 62 Al-Shabab Militants In Somalia
The six airstrikes did not harm any civilians, the U.S. says. The strikes targeted a camp in a remote area roughly 30 miles southwest of Mogadishu.
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Iraq Lays Cornerstone To Restore Al-Nuri Mosque, As Mosul Rebuilds
Iraqi religious leaders officially initiated the restoration of Mosul's al-Nuri mosque yesterday. The mosque was destroyed as Iraqi forces reclaimed control of the city from the Islamic State in 2017.
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What You Need To Know About The Affordable Care Act After Texas Ruling
A federal judge in Texas rules the ACA is unconstitutional. What does this mean for American healthcare, and who will be affected?
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A Nun In India Accuses A Bishop Of Rape, And Divides The Country's Christians
A Roman Catholic nun says a bishop raped her multiple times between 2014 and 2016. The bishop denies wrongdoing and is out on bail. Some Indian Catholics are blaming the nun for tarnishing the church.
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Medical Detectives: The Last Hope For Families Coping With Rare Diseases
When Nikki and Danny Miller's two young sons developed strange symptoms, they began searching for a diagnosis. Their odyssey ended when a team of medical sleuths solved the case.
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How Trump Went From 'Tough On Crime' To 'Second Chance' For Felons
President Trump's support for legislation that would reduce sentences for drug offenses stands in stark contrast to some of his calls to crack down on criminals.
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Evangelical Writer Kisses An Old Idea Goodbye
Joshua Harris wrote I Killed Dating Goodbye when he was 21 years old. It became the bible of the evangelical purity movement, which promotes putting off sex until marriage. His ideas have changed.
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