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Evidence Shows Khashoggi Was 'Brutally Murdered,' Turkish President Erdogan Says
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "brutally murdered" as part of a meticulous plan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.
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Museum Of The Bible Says 5 Of Its Most Famed Artifacts Are Fake
After independent analysis, the museum said on Monday that five of its famed Dead Sea Scrolls fragments were fake. They will be pulled from their exhibit. Other fragments will undergo further study.
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Republican Gun Store Owner And Legislator Campaigns For Medicaid Expansion In Idaho
Idaho is one of three conservative states where voters will decide in November whether to buck the GOP's resistance to the Affordable Care Act and implement its Medicaid expansion for adults.
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Another Storm Victim — Pecan Groves In Southwest Georgia
Decades-old pecan trees in Georgia were among the victims when Hurricane Michael swept through the state last week. This year's harvest will be slim and it will take years to recover.
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Forget Oakland Or Hoboken. Worcester, Mass., Is The New 'It' Town
Once left for dead, the city outside Boston is seeing its stock price rise so fast that it is outpacing nearly every other small city in America.
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Here's How Russia Runs Its Disinformation Effort Against The 2018 Midterms
Court documents, intelligence reports and other official accounts have now created the most comprehensive picture yet of one key aspect of the "active measures" targeting the West.
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Amid Arms Race Fears, The U.S., Russia And China Are Racing Ahead With A New Missile
So-colled hypersonic weapons are capable of travelling vast distances in mere minutes. They could change the face of warfare.
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Uber's Online-Only Restaurants: The Future, Or The End Of Dining Out?
Uber has helped create about 800 "virtual restaurants" in the U.S. — eateries that only exist online. Uber says its delivery service helps restaurants grow, but some in the industry see downsides.
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More Than Anything, Florida Governor's Race May Be A Test Of The President
Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum has been polling just ahead of Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida. While DeSantis has full Trump support, Gillum draws progressive enthusiasm.
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Hurricane Willa, A 'Life-Threatening' Category 4, Nears Mexico
The storm is expected to bring potentially deadly storm surge, wind and rainfall to west-central and southwestern Mexico beginning Tuesday afternoon.
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Supreme Court Blocks Commerce Secretary Questioning In Census Lawsuits For Now
The Supreme Court granted the Trump administration's request to temporarily shield Wilbur Ross from facing questioning under oath in challenges to the 2020 census citizenship question.
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From 'Lyin' Ted To 'Beautiful': How Trump And Cruz Found Political Love
Donald Trump once accused Ted Cruz's father essentially of being linked to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. On Monday, he flew to the Texas senator's hometown and gave him his full endorsement.
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A.I. Produced 'Portrait' Will Go Up For Auction At Christie's
The print, called Edmond de Belamy, is a blurry depiction of what could be a "a man of the church" floating within a gilt frame. In place of the artist's signature is a math equation.
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What Trump's Threat To End A U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty Means For Putin
The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty marked the end of the Cold War. The Kremlin may want to leave the agreement, too.
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Microplastics Are Turning Up Everywhere, Even In Human Excrement
A very small study shows that microplastics are in human waste in many parts of the world. While it's not entirely clear what that means for our health, it might be a sign that we need to pull back.
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Behold The Headless Chicken Of The Deep Sea
A sea cucumber that looks like a headless chicken has been caught on video in the deep seas near East Antarctica, thousands of miles from where one of the species was last spotted.
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China To Open Mega-Bridge And Tunnel: 34 Miles Across The Water
Drivers on what's being called the world's longest sea bridge will have the experience of seeming to plunge underwater in two spots, where artificial islands house openings for a four-mile tunnel.
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Days Later, Pentagon Says U.S. General Among Wounded In Kandahar Attack
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was shot twice, according the Pentagon, during an attack in Kandahar which killed the province's chiefs of police and intelligence and wounded the governor.
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Trans People Say They #WontBeErased, As Trump Administration Mulls Defining 'Sex'
"The agency's proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with," The New York Times reported. Reaction was swift.
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Sparring Candidates Duet In Music While They Duel For Votes
In the midst of campaigning against each other for a seat in Vermont's House of Representatives, Democrat Lucy Rogers and Republican Zac Mayo ended a recent debate with a striking collaboration.
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Video Footage Shows Apparent Khashoggi 'Body Double' Exit Consulate
A Turkish ruling party official described the newly released surveillance footage as evidence of a Saudi cover-up. Saudi Arabia has confirmed that journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead.
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Joachim Roenneberg, Who Sabotaged Nazis' Nuclear Hopes, Dies At 99
Roenneberg was just 23 when his team of resistance fighters parachuted into a mountain range in Norway. They skied to a plant making heavy water and blew Hitler's atomic plans off-schedule.
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Antipsychotic Drugs Don't Ease ICU Delirium Or Dementia
Though widely prescribed in hospital intensive care units to treat hallucinations and other signs of delirium, Haldol and similar drugs are no better than a placebo for such patients, a study finds.
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Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin
Proponents of the chips say they're safe and largely protected from hacking, but one scientist is raising privacy concerns around the kind of personal health data that might be stored on the devices.
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Colombia Is Growing Record Amounts Of Coca, The Key Ingredient In Cocaine
The country's rising cocaine production has alarmed Washington, which has spent more than $10 billion over nearly two decades to attack the illegal drug trade in Colombia.
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Justice Department Expands Tribal Police Help, Calling It 'Right Thing To Do'
The Justice and Interior Departments are expanding a program that connects tribal law enforcement with national crime databases. The initiative has helped solve crimes and register sex offenders.
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Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears
Two large studies show that age-related memory loss can be slowed significantly when older people promptly address hearing and vision loss.
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A New Prescription For Depression: Join A Team And Get Sweaty
Most people who struggle with depression and anxiety have heard that exercise is a mood-booster. But exercising with friends, especially playing a team sport may help even more.
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Australian Prime Minister Apologizes To Victims Of Institutional Child Sex Abuse
It is the first national apology on behalf of the federal government since a major report published last year showed the problem was rampant in Australia's Catholic Church and other institutions.
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'Extremely Threatening' Hurricane Willa Heads For Mexico's Pacific Coast
The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph is expected to make landfall on the southwestern coast of Mexico sometime late Tuesday or Wednesday.
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He Witnessed A Rape In 1969. He's Finally Ready To Talk About It
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Don Palmerine, who witnessed a rape as a teenager. After keeping silent for 50 years, he wrote about it in The Washington Post.
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Migrant Caravan Grows to 5,000
A growing crowd of Central American migrants is resuming its advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico on Sunday.
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How One Group Is Galvanizing Dissatisfied Voters
In Colorado, a group is exploiting voter dissatisfaction with the two major political parties in an effort to elect unaffiliated candidates.
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U.S. To Pull Out Of International Arms Control Agreement
President Trump says he will pull the U.S. out of a 1987 arms control treaty with Russia. It was a treaty signed by President Reagan designed to reduce the dangers of nuclear war.
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Congo Rebels Kill 15, Threaten Ebola Containment Efforts Again
The rebels also abducted a dozen children, Congo's military said. The attack comes after two medical workers were killed Saturday while manning a port of entry to try to control the spread of Ebola.
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White House Counsel's Exit Brings Attention To An Office With A Past
Don McGahn's tenure was capped by shaping Brett Kavanaugh's fight-back rebuttal against allegations of sexual assault. The office has been a perch for major figures from John Dean to Alberto Gonzales.
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In Hurricane Michael's Wake, Florida Panhandle Faces Steep Path Back To Normal
More than a week after Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm, cities and towns are facing the daunting task of trying to rebuild.
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What's Cookin', Kiddo? America's Test Kitchen Unveils Book For Young Chefs
NPR's Lynn Neary drops in on a cooking session with America's Test Kitchen Kids editor in chief and an 8-year-old chef to try one of more than 100 recipes for foods that kids love to eat — and make.
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Meet The Jews Of The German Far Right
Fellow Jews in the country are baffled by a small Jewish faction within the Alternative for Germany, a party accused of racism and of downplaying the Nazis.
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U.S. To End Cold War-Era Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia, Trump Says
The 1987 INF treaty banned ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with an intermediate range. For years, U.S. officials have accused Russia of violating the treaty.
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Report: Women Everywhere Don't Know Enough About Ovarian Cancer
A new study shows that slow rates of diagnosis and delayed access to treatment are the norm around the world.
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LA Dodgers Defeat Milwaukee Brewers To Reach World Series
Los Angeles held off Milwaukee 5-1 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers will go to the World Series for the second year in a row, this time facing the Boston Red Sox.
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As Border Restrictions Tighten, Some Experts See Migrant Caravans Growing In Size
Mexico has begun allowing members of a mass migrant caravan to cross its border, following violent clashes between the migrants and Mexican police on Friday.
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At $1.6 Billion, Mega Millions Hits Lottery Record
It's the highest lottery jackpot in history, surpassing the $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016. The next drawing will be on Tuesday night.
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World Reacts With Skepticism To Saudi Confirmation Of Jamal Khashoggi's Death
Saudi officials initially claimed that Khashoggi left their consulate in Istanbul alive.
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Nation's Only Independent Gov. Drops Re-Election Bid In Alaska And Backs Democrat
Three days after his lieutenant governor resigned for an "inappropriate overture," Bill Walker, polling far behind the Republican candidate, dropped out of the race to endorse Democrat Mark Begich.
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Sears Is Fading, But Memories Of Its Mail-Order Homes Endure
In the early 1900s, Sears sold thousands of homes around the U.S. through its mail-order catalogs. Many of those houses are still around, and their owners are saddened by the retailer's bankruptcy.
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Trump Sticks To Trump Country As He Pushes For GOP Wins In The Midterms
The president goes to places where he can make the biggest impact for Republicans, which has largely meant avoiding suburban swing districts and focusing his attention on places he won in 2016.
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