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PG&E Falsified Gas Pipeline Safety Records, Regulators Say
The utility has been under fire for its role in the massive gas pipeline explosion in 2010 in San Bruno, Calif.
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Texas Judge Rules Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional, But Supporters Vow To Appeal
A ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional is likely to go to the Supreme Court. For now, the decision likely won't affect people who buy insurance on marketplaces created by the law.
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Affordable Care Act As Unconstitutional
President Trump praised the ruling by a court in Texas as supporters of the ACA said they will appeal.
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U.S. Gets A Big Win In Its Long Fight With Mexico Over 'Dolphin-Safe' Labels
The World Trade Organization sided with the U.S. on Friday, rejecting Mexico's claim that the U.S. is unfairly denying Mexican tuna products the advantageous "dolphin-safe" label.
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CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million After Alleged Sexual Harassment, Termination
Days after confronting actor Michael Weatherly, a huge star for the network, Dushku was written off of Bull. An investigation determined the company often protected itself at the expense of victims.
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Quoting 'The Lorax,' Court Pulls Permit For Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail
The federal judges noted "the Forest Service's serious environmental concerns that were suddenly, and mysteriously, assuaged in time to meet a private pipeline company's deadlines."
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President Trump Names Mick Mulvaney As Acting White House Chief Of Staff
It's unclear how long Mulvaney will serve in the role, succeeding outgoing chief of staff John Kelly. On Dec. 8, Trump announced that Kelly would be leaving the job at the end of the year.
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After Decades, 'Rolling Thunder' To Make Its Last Big Ride Through Washington, D.C.
The sound of motorcycles rumbling through the nation's capital has been a staple of Memorial Day weekend since 1988.
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In Pennsylvania, People Lined Up For Free Naloxone
Across the state, volunteers in Pennsylvania distributed naloxone on Thursday. The drug reverses the effects of opioid overdose. The giveaway was part of a state plan to combat the opioid epidemic.
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South Korean Company Sells Kim Jong Un Beauty Masks, Spurring Criticism
The product promises to moisturize skin with mineral water from North Korea, but some say it trivializes tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda On 'Mary Poppins Returns' And Writing His Way Onstage
Though best known for his auteur work, the mastermind of Hamilton and In the Heights says it was his dream to be offered a part in someone else's musical.
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Facebook Says Some Users' Private Photos Were Accidentally Shared With Developers
In September, a Facebook "bug" allowed developers to access images people shared with friends on Facebook Stories — or images users had not even posted. Up to 6.8 million users may have been affected.
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Episode #1851
Poet Javier Zamora is forced to return to El Salvador to apply for a visa, his first trip back in nearly 20 years. Also, an interview with Alfonso Cuarón about "Roma."
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Swahili Speakers Debate Disney's Trademark of 'Hakuna Matata' For T-Shirts
The song title from the film The Lion King has been trademarked by Disney since 2003. In recent weeks, Africa media has launched a discussion on whether that's cultural appropriation.
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The Education Department Is Canceling $150 Million Of Student Loan Debt
The money goes back to borrowers whose colleges shut down, in many cases because of fraud and mismanagement.
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Video Catches Delivery Man In India Sampling Food He Is Delivering
At first people were annoyed at his food skimming. Then he got fired — and a debate began about whether workers in the billion dollar "to go" biz are treated fairly.
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'Beale Street' Is A Heart-Stopping, Beautiful Story Of Love And Injustice
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins returns with a new drama about young lovers in 1970s Harlem whose lives are thrown into turmoil when one of them is falsely accused of a crime.
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University Of Ghana Removes Gandhi Statue After Faculty Outcry
Early in his career, iconic Indian reformer Mohandas Gandhi made remarks demeaning black Africans. After the statue was unveiled two years ago, professors started a petition calling for its removal.
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Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl To Step Down, Leaving McCain's Seat Vacant Again
Kyl previously retired from the Senate in 2013 and indicated his return would be temporary after Sen. John McCain's death. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will appoint a replacement to serve until 2020.
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Iranians Are Converting To Evangelical Christianity In Turkey
Changing faith from Islam to Christianity is not allowed in Iran, but more and more Iranians in Turkey are going to church.
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Michael Cohen On Trump: 'The Man Doesn't Tell The Truth'
President Trump's former lawyer says in a new interview that he is being forced to take responsibility for Trump's "dirty deeds" — and that the president directed Cohen to commit crimes.
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Scientists Are Fighting For The Stricken Pickle Against This Tricky Disease
Downy mildew, once just a nuisance, has evolved into a devastating adversary to the pickle, as it now quickly adapts to fungicides and pickle hybrids, and can lay waste to crops in a matter of days.
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'It's Preventable': Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats
"We just keep knocking head against wall, [saying] 'the warning signs are there,'" says Mark Barden, who lost his son in the Sandy Hook shooting six years ago.
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Health Costs Bear Down On Families Who Don't Qualify For ACA Subsidies
Rising costs have driven millions who don't get a subsidy for their Affordable Care Act health plan to drop the coverage or turn to cheaper, less comprehensive — and sometimes inadequate — insurance.
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Nancy Wilson, Legendary Vocalist And NPR 'Jazz Profiles' Host, Dies At 81
Wilson, who won three Grammy awards and recorded more than 60 albums, died at her California home Thursday after a long illness. From 1996-2005, she hosted NPR's documentary series Jazz Profiles.
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ACA Sign-Ups Have Lagged For 2019. But What Does That Mean?
The pace of enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans is slower than in past years. That could mean fewer people will have health coverage — or that more people are getting insurance via their work.
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Here Are The 'Outside The Box' Progressive Ideas 2020 Democrats Are Pitching
The likely Democratic presidential pack is embracing ambitious economic policies, like Medicare for all and a $15 minimum wage. Those policies could drive the big debates during the 2020 primaries.
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7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Of Dehydration And Shock In Border Patrol Custody
The girl's death underscores the crisis precipitated by large groups of families seeking asylum where there are inadequate facilities to detain them.
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Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman On Plane Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison
Prabhu Ramamoorthy cried after the sentencing in Detroit on Thursday. His lawyers had called for leniency from the judge arguing, "He will suffer long after this sentence is done."
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