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Bus Carrying Tourists Crashes in Portugal, At Least 29 Reported Dead
The bus was carrying visitors from Germany when it veered off a road Wednesday evening on the island of Madeira and then tumbled down a hill. Authorities have launched an investigation.
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Trump Administration Announces Measures Against Cuba, Venezuela And Nicaragua
Most of the measures were aimed at Havana. One change will allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on property in Cuba that was seized from U.S. citizens.
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Snot Otter Emerges Victorious In Vote For Pennsylvania's Official Amphibian
The Eastern hellbender salamander may not be a looker. But its sensitivity to pollution and changing water conditions makes the creature a useful indicator for water quality in rivers and streams.
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'A Woman Of No Importance' Finally Gets Her Due
Virginia Hall was an American spy who worked for Britain and the U.S. and played a key role in undermining the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. Her story was rarely told — until now.
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After Columbine, An Unlikely Friendship Bound By The Trauma Of Mass Shootings
Over the past 20 years, mass shootings have resulted in communities of survivors. Heather Martin, who was a senior at Columbine High School in 1999, runs a nonprofit that connects them.
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High-Deductible Health Policies Linked To Delayed Diagnosis And Treatment
Her employer offered only a high-deductible health plan; that meant she'd have to pay up to $6,000 out of pocket each year. Advocates for patients say this sort of underinsurance is snatching lives.
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New York Courts Tell ICE Not To Arrest Immigrants In Courthouses Without Warrants
A state court report said Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent operations in courthouses discourage noncitizens from reporting crimes and pursuing justice.
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U.S. Aid Agency Is Preparing To Lay Off Most Local Staff For Palestinian Projects
Under Trump administration orders, the U.S. Agency for International Development is readying to lay off most staff on Palestinian projects, according to U.S. government communications reviewed by NPR.
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The Writers Guild Of America Is Suing Hollywood's Biggest Talent Agencies
At issue is "packaging fees" – deals that allow agents to be paid by studios, rather than receiving a standard 10 percent of writers' income. The writers say such deals create conflicts of interest.
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AG Barr Orders Immigration Judges To Stop Releasing Asylum Seekers Out On Bail
The ruling by the Attorney General is the latest step by the Trump administration designed to discourage asylum-seekers from coming to the U.S.
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Despite Pressure From Trump, House Democrats See No Urgency To Pass A Border Bill
President Trump has called on Congress to return early from its recess to pass a bill addressing the surge in illegal border crossings. But Democrats say Trump's demands are a non-starter.
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Protests Calling For Climate Action Disrupt London For Third Day
Activists occupied four of London's landmarks and thoroughfares, and on Wednesday targeted the city's rail service. The organizers want a zero-carbon Britain by 2025.
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North Of London, Brexit Supporters Gather To 'Feel Proud And Unashamed'
The Leavers of Lincolnshire group aims to provide a safe space "so you could come together and be proud to be a Brexiteer," says a member. "To not be called an idiot, to not be called a racist."
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Here Are Some Of Your Favorite Memories Of Notre Dame
We asked our audience to share thoughts after fire devastated the beloved Paris cathedral on Monday. We received hundreds of responses — photos, memories, even watercolor sketches. Here are a few.
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Indonesia's President Poised To Secure Another Term
The Muslim-majority country's rising religious conservatism played a major role in this race. President Joko Widodo named a cleric with some hard-line views as his running mate.
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Why Elephants Pose A Threat To Rohingya Refugees
One of the refugee camps in Bangladesh has had to set up what the U.N. calls a "Tusk Force" to respond when elephants enter.
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Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs
The cells regained a startling amount of function, but the brains didn't have activity linked with consciousness. Ethicists say it challenges assumptions about the irreversible nature of brain death.
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Gefilte Fish From Canned Tuna: Heresy Or ... Kinda Tasty?
The traditional Passover dish can be made from fresh fish or frozen fillets. It's sold at gourmet shops and in jars at the supermarket. Turns out there's one more twist .... tuna fish gefilte fish!
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Nearly 60 Docs, Other Medical Workers Face Charges In Federal Opioid Sting
The Department of Justice said defendants allegedly pushed millions of pills' worth of unneeded opioids, contributing to a drug crisis and potentially defrauding the health care system.
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Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria's Devastating Rains
Maria was the rainiest hurricane known to have hit the island. Scientists say a storm of its severity is nearly five times more likely to occur today, with warmer air and oceans, than in the 1950s.
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Beyoncé Surprise-Drops Live Coachella Album; Netflix Doc Now Streaming
The recording of her historic 2018 performance, titled Homecoming: Live Album, includes new songs and arrives just as a documentary about the concert begins streaming on Netflix.
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Denver Area Schools Closed As Authorities Search For 'Armed And Dangerous' Woman
Schools in the Denver area are closed Wednesday after the FBI and local law enforcement warned of an "armed and dangerous" 18-year-old white woman who has an "infatuation" with the Columbine shooting.
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Archdiocese Of Los Angeles Agrees To $8 Million Settlement In Sex Abuse Case
The settlement goes to a teenager who was sexually abused and then kidnapped by a teacher at her Catholic high school. The archdiocese apologized for the 'serious harm' was done to the victim.
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After Allegations Of Toxic Culture, Southern Poverty Law Center Tries To Move Forward
"I'm acknowledging the fact that we didn't pay attention to the internal culture," says interim President Karen Baynes-Dunning.
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After Boeing Crashes, More People Want Help Taming Fear Of Flying
If you're scared of flying, the news of two recent airline crashes might have you in jitters. Instructors who help people overcome that fear say enrollments have doubled since the incidents.
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Text Messages Show State's Attorney Closely Followed Smollett Case
After recusing herself, text messages show, Cook County state's attorney was concern with heavy-handed charging of Empire star Jussie Smollett, compared to defendants accused of more serious crimes.
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Amid New York Measles Outbreaks, One County Orders Exclusions From Public Spaces
It's the latest measure officials in the region have taken to combat the disease. Between Rockland County and New York City, more than 500 cases have been confirmed since the start of the year.
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