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Facing Scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg Releases List of McKinsey Clients





The list of clients includes: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws,

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Lawyer: Bolton Aide Charles Kupperman Fears House Will Reissue Subpoena For Testimony





An attorney for former national security adviser Charles Kupperman told a federal judge in Washington on Tuesday that the pledge from Democrats that they won't reissue a subpoena cannot be trusted.

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Navy: Saudi Flight Trainees Are Grounded In Aftermath Of Pensacola Shooting





Officials have curtailed flight training for Saudi students as investigators continue to examine why one student killed three U.S. service members last week.

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Democratic Bill Aims To Block Title IX Rule Changes Pushed By Trump Administration





The bill comes as the U.S. Department of Education is nearing the end of a lengthy rule-making process to revise rules that govern how universities that receive federal funding handle sexual assault.

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New Statue Unveiled In Response To Richmond's Confederate Monuments





Kehinde Wiley's new sculpture mimics one of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. The new work stands in front of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a mile from its inspiration.

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Why European Countries Are Reluctant to Repatriate Citizens Who Are ISIS Fighters





Hundreds of ISIS fighters from Europe are in prison facilities in Syria. The prospect of repatriating them is deeply unpopular in much of Europe, and some countries have stripped them of citizenship.

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Merriam-Webster Singles Out Nonbinary 'They' For Word Of The Year Honors





The dictionary publisher lauded the singular they Tuesday, noting that the tiny word has enjoyed important new uses in an English language that otherwise lacks a gender-neutral singular pronoun.

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Andrew Yang Qualifies For December Debate, Bringing Diversity To Stage





The upstart entrepreneur and nonprofit executive becomes the seventh — and likely final — candidate to make the cut. He will also be the only nonwhite candidate onstage.

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At Least 1 Officer Dead After Jersey City Standoff


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"Today is a horrific day," the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association said Tuesday. At least three other people, including one civilian, sustained gunshot wounds in the confrontation.

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'Trump And His Generals' Author: The President Is Now Surrounded By 'Yes Men'


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CNN analyst Peter Bergen reflects on Trump's soured relationships with Generals Mattis, McMaster and Kelly. "He's gotten rid of the most competent people he had in his circle," Bergen says.

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University Of Phoenix Reaches $191 Million Settlement With FTC, Including Debt Relief





The school has 15 business days to inform eligible students, "You no longer owe any money to University of Phoenix. You don't have to do anything to get this relief. "

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Now Playing: The Investigation Into The Russia Investigation





A watchdog report has reinvigorated the debate over the 2016 Trump campaign and its links to Russia. Another report is in the works and looks likely to reach different conclusions.

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Exxon Wins New York Climate Change Case





New York's Attorney General argued that the oil giant misled shareholders about the financial risks from climate change.

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Tough Questions 'Must Be Answered' After New Zealand's Deadly Volcano Eruption





At least six people are dead and others badly injured or missing, after an event Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called "devastating." Now, some are wondering why tourists were there in the first place.

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Marie Fredriksson, Of Pop Group Roxette, Dead At 61





As half of Roxette, Fredriksson was one of Sweden's most notable pop exports, selling tens of millions of albums and garnering several hit songs.

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Flight Attendants, Pilots Say Frontier Discriminated Against New Moms





In a pair of lawsuits filed in federal court, a group of pilots and flights attendants say Frontier Airlines failed to accommodate the needs of pregnant and nursing women.

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Chilean Military Plane Carrying 38 People Crashes En Route To Antarctica





The Chilean air force says it hasn't been able to locate the Hercules C-130 transport plane, but have determined it likely crashed. A search and rescue mission is ongoing.

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House Democrats Support Updated Trade Deal With Mexico And Canada





House Democrats and organized labor have signed off on an updated trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. The announcement comes as Democrats unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump.

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READ: Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump





House Democrats have unveiled their allegations against Trump. After it finalizes the articles, the Judiciary Committee is expected to send them to the full House for a vote on whether to impeach.

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Bill Cosby Loses Appeal Of Sexual Assault Conviction


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Cosby is serving a sentence of 3-10 years for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004.

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Gunman Kills 6 In Attack Inside Czech Hospital's Waiting Room





The shooting set off a manhunt that ended when the suspected gunman killed himself as police were closing in on him. Three people were also injured.

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From Consensus To Deadlock: Is Impeachment Still A Check On Presidents?





The Nixon impeachment was a bipartisan affair; President Clinton's impeachment was less so. But in the Trump era, getting bipartisan support for the move is virtually impossible.

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CHART: Democratic Governors Make A Big Comeback Under Trump





With Kentucky's gubernatorial inauguration on Tuesday, Democrats are nearing parity with the GOP after a historic low point in 2016. That could have a big impact on redistricting and other key issues.

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Wheelchairs On Planes: Why Can't Passengers Use Their Own Onboard?





Many buses and vans can safely accommodate and restrain a passenger's wheelchair, but airline passengers are required to transfer to the plane's standard seat. A grassroots group hopes to change that.

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Trump's National Security Adviser Warns China Wants Your Personal Information





If some U.S. allies allow Chinese company Huawei into their 5G telecommunications networks, Robert O'Brien says China's communist government would have access to sensitive personal data.

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Lawsuit Claims SAT And ACT Are Illegal In California Admissions





Students and advocacy groups want the University of California system to drop the test requirement. They argue the policy "illegally discriminates against applicants on the basis of race and wealth."

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Elizabeth Warren's Journey From 'Pro-Business' Academic To Consumer Advocate





Warren's political identity was forged in Texas. The ideas she espouses now about the danger of a shrinking middle class come from her years of bankruptcy research as a law professor in Austin.

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House Democrats Expected To Unveil Articles Of Impeachment Tuesday





Two Democratic aides say the announcement is planned for 9 a.m. ET. The articles would need approval from the Judiciary Committee and then the full House for President Trump to be impeached.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi In Hague To Defend Against Rohingya Genocide Charges





The de facto leader of Myanmar will testify in front of the International Criminal Court to answer charges that her country carried out genocide against the Muslim minority group.

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Trump To Meet Russia's Lavrov At White House Tuesday





The last time Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was at the White House, Trump bragged about firing former FBI Director James Comey.

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Saudi Gunman Legally Purchased Pistol Used In Pensacola Air Station Attack





Calling for a review of federal gun laws, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says, "the Second Amendment is so that we the American people can keep and bear arms. It does not apply to Saudi Arabians."

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Grandson of Former President George H.W. Bush Is Running For Congress in Texas





The CEO of a nonprofit organization joins a crowded GOP field in a suburban Houston district likely to be a Democratic target in 2020.

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Pete Frates, A Driving Force Behind The Viral Ice Bucket Challenge, Dies At 34





The former Boston College baseball star was diagnosed with ALS when he was 27. He turned a fundraising challenge into a national story and helped raise millions for ALS research.

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A Family Tree for Dog? DNA Tests For Pets Take Off, Ahead Of The Science





If you own a rescue dog, you're probably curious about your pup's heritage. DNA kits may offer insights, but experts warn to be a little skeptical about results.

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Student Loans A Lot Like The Subprime Mortgage Debacle, Watchdog Says





Mike Calhoun rang the alarm bell early on about the subprime mortgage debacle — before reckless lending drove the economy into recession. These days, he's sounding the alarm about student loans.

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Appeals Court Skeptical Of Democrats' Lawsuit Over Trump's Overseas Business Deals





The legal challenge is one of number of court battles aimed at Trump over alleged violations of the so-called emoluments clauses, which ban the president from profiting from foreign governments.

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Quilters Across The U.S. Answer Call To Help Sew Up Unfinished Project





A Chicago woman found an unfinished quilt of the United States at an estate sale and sought help online to finish it. Quilters from around the country joined her last weekend to complete the project.

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ACA Insurers In The Supreme Court: Why Consumers Should Pay Attention





The case centers on $12 billion in payments the federal government pledged to insurers to defray their losses in the first years of the health law. Did rescinding those payments send premiums soaring?

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With Paris Peace Talks, Putin And Zelenskiy Meet For First Time





More than 13,000 people have been killed in the Russian insurgency since it began five years ago. The Ukrainian president entered the talks in a tricky position, wanting peace but lacking leverage.

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Miss Universe 2019 Is Young, Gifted And An Outspoken Believer In 'Black Girl Magic'





Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa speaks out on "natural" beauty, gender equality and climate change.

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At 34, Finland's Sanna Marin Set To Become World's Youngest Sitting Prime Minister





She was nominated to lead the Social Democratic party on Sunday after her predecessor stepped down. The four other parties in her coalition are all led by women.

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There's A New Kind Of Inequality. And It's Not About Income





A report issued by the U.N. Development Programme says that the 20th-century thinking about global inequality no longer works in the 21st century.

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At Least 5 Dead After Volcano Erupts Off New Zealand Coast





Fewer than 50 people are believed to have been on or near White Island at the time of the eruption. Officials say some remain unaccounted.

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Golden Globe Nominations: Netflix Cleans Up As Famous Faces Rule





The Golden Globe nominations are always odd, but this year, they may be even odder than usual, particularly on the TV side. But it must be said: The Globes love a star, and now they love Netflix.

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Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker Dies at 92





Volcker took the top job at the Federal Reserve in 1979, at a time when inflation was spiraling out of control. He is credited with taming it.

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Anti-Doping Agency Bans Russia From International Sports Events For 4 Years


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WADA says Russia won't be able to take part in high-profile events such as the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo or the 2022 World Cup because it has continued to provide fake information.

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Justice Department Watchdog Report On Russia Investigation Due Monday





Inspector General Michael Horowitz's highly anticipated report about the Russia investigation could offer political ammunition to both Republicans and Democrats.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Joe Biden





Morning Edition host Rachel Martin interviews former Vice President Joe Biden aboard his campaign bus about his bid for the Democratic nomination and the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

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Democrats' Impeachment Process To Resume Monday — As Will Battles With GOP





Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., says members must be briefed on the findings of the House Intelligence Committee. Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., wants a hearing of his own with his own witnesses.

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Biden Rejects Calls For Impeachment Testimony As A Trump Ploy To 'Divert Attention'


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In an interview with NPR, the former vice president said no one warned him about the optics of his son working in Ukraine. Biden also defended calling a voter a "damn liar" in Iowa last week.

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