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Major League Baseball Drops Marijuana, Adds Opioids, Cocaine To 'Drugs Of Abuse' List





The changes follow the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found with opioids and alcohol in his system.

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McDonald's Not Responsible For How Franchisees Treat Workers, U.S. Agency Rules


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The federal labor law board held that McDonald's should not be held liable for labor practices of its franchisees. The ruling directed a judge to approve a settlement in a years-long union case.

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'Acts Of Hate': Officials Say Jersey City Shooters Held Animus Toward Jews And Cops





New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said investigators believe the deadly attacks were "potential acts of terrorism." Meanwhile, members of the Jewish community mourned their lost neighbors.

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After Greta Thunberg Wins 'Time' Honor, Trump Tweets 'Chill' And Go To The Movies





The climate activist responded like the social media-savvy teenager she is, with a sly change to her Twitter profile.

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U.S. Military Official Warns Of Dangerous Escalation In Iran-Backed Attacks On Iraq





A rocket attack Thursday at Baghdad's airport appears to be the latest in a string of attacks over the past five weeks that U.S. officials say have escalated both in frequency and potential lethality.

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Despite Warning Of 2nd Eruption, Police Will Try To Recover Bodies On White Island





Specialists will embark for the volcano island Friday morning local time, aiming to recover eight bodies. Scientists have warned of a roughly even likelihood of a fresh eruption activity.

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House Democrats Grill Betsy DeVos Over Denying Student Borrower Relief





The Education Secretary testifies before the House education committee about her handling of a loan relief program for student borrowers who say they've been defrauded by for-profit colleges.

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In 'Medicare For All,' Healthcare Is Seen As A 'Critical Service'


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New York Times investigative reporter Sarah Kliff talks about the costs and challenges of switching to a universal healthcare system — and what it might mean to eliminate private insurance entirely.

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71 Soldiers Killed In Attack On Army Camp In Niger





No group has taken responsibility so far the attack in the West African country, but the region has been a target of Islamist militants in the past.

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'We Were Blindsided:' Families Of Extremists Form Group To Fight Hate





Members of the nonprofit Parents For Peace came to Washington to show the human toll of violent extremism. They want Americans to see hate as a public health crisis.

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Former NFL Players Hit With Federal Charges Over Alleged Health Care Fraud





The players are accused of receiving payouts of $3.4 million for medical equipment they allegedly never purchased. The players charged include Clinton Portis and Robert McCune.

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Grammys Pledge More Diversity Under New Leadership


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A task force on diversity and inclusivity led by Time's Up executive Tina Tchen made sweeping recommendations that could transform the Recording Academy.

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U.K. Holds A Pivotal General Election, And Voters Bring Their Dogs To The Polls





Boris Johnson's Conservatives are expected to win only enough seats to secure a small majority. So far on election day, the most popular figures at polling stations are (literally) dogs.

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Russia Expels 2 German Diplomats In Deepening Quarrel Over Murder Probe





The retaliation, "guided by the reciprocity principle," comes after Germany expelled two Russian diplomats last week. The tussle stems from a murder in Berlin that Germany has linked to the Kremlin.

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Before Sri Lanka's Easter Attacks, Muslims' Warnings About Terrorism Went Unheeded





Mohammad Taslim tried to warn authorities about other Muslims who'd been radicalized. He was shot soon after. Two men he flagged are now under arrest for links to Sri Lanka's Easter terrorist attacks.

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House Expected To Move One Big Step Closer To Impeaching Trump Thursday





Democrats control the Judiciary Committee, so Thursday's vote is considered a fait accompli, but it moves the articles of impeachment to a full House vote.

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A Construction Company Embraces Frank Talk About Mental Health To Reduce Suicide





The suicide of a construction worker in 2014 became a pivotal event for the Denver-based company that employed him. The death led management to make mental health care a part of the workplace culture.

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Attorneys For Boston Marathon Bomber To Appeals Judges: Trial Was Not Fair





Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death in 2015. On Thursday his attorneys will argue, among other things, that the jury was biased and Tsarnaev couldn't get a fair trial in Boston.

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Trump Still Faces 3 Lawsuits Over His Business Empire





The suits allege that Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution — and demand that the president divest from his private dealings.

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How The House Prescription Drug Plan Would Try To Lower Drug Prices





Lawmakers are voting Thursday on a bill to rein in drug costs. President Trump has vowed to veto it. But the plan shares a lot with other bipartisan efforts. Here's how it would work.

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India Passes Controversial Citizenship Bill That Would Exclude Muslims





The legislation would fast-track citizenship for scores of other immigrants living in the country.

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Harvey Weinstein Reaches Tentative $25 Million Deal To Settle Sex Claims





It isn't clear how many of Weinstein's accusers will agree to the deal. He still faces criminal charges in New York next month for sexually assaulting two women.

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Second Federal Judge Blocks Plan To Use Pentagon Funds For Border Wall





The Trump administration insists it has the legal authority, under an emergency proclamation, to redirect defense funds away from other projects and spend the money on the border wall.

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Federal Judge In Texas Blocks Trump Plan To Use Military Funds On Border Wall





The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit arguing the president overstepped his authority in diverting funds to the border wall which were appropriated by Congress for other purposes.

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Nude, Pin-Up-Style Portrait Of Emiliano Zapata Sparks Protests In Mexico City





The controversial painting depicts the revolutionary war hero naked, flirtatiously glancing over his left shoulder as he rides an aroused white stallion. His only wardrobe: a pink hat and heels.

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Presidential Impeachments Mirror Technological Advances; This Time, It's Smartphones





Each of the United States' four presidential impeachment proceedings has highlighted increasingly sophisticated technologies, beginning with telegrams in the case against Andrew Johnson.

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Trump To Sign Order Against Anti-Semitism At Colleges, Worrying Free Speech Advocates





The order will extend a federal anti-discrimination law to include discrimination based on anti-Semitism. Some worry the policy will be used to stifle criticism of Israel on college campuses.

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YouTube Announces New Anti-Harassment Policy To Fight Racial, Gender, LGBTQ Abuse





The Google-owned company has faced scrutiny in the past for failing to protect its users from harassment. It announced new policies Wednesday in an attempt to address the criticism.

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Kentucky Judge Faces Misconduct Charges Over Accusations Of Sex And Alcohol At Court





A judicial panel says Kenton County Judge Dawn Gentry coerced colleagues to support her election campaign, made inappropriate advances toward an attorney, and had sex in a courthouse office.

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Federal Workers Poised To Get 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave


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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a landmark proposal that would give 2 million workers paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a child, in what worker advocates call a hard-won victory.

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44,000-Year-Old Indonesian Cave Painting Is Rewriting The History Of Art





In a cave in Indonesia, archaeologists have uncovered a stunning ancient painting of a hunting party that is thousands of years older than similar works found in Europe.

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French Prime Minister Unveils Pension Plan As Strike Continues To Paralyze Paris





The plan calls for a shift from 42 distinct pension plans into one universal scheme. The new system will be based on the principle of giving each pensioner the same rights for each euro they pay in.

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In Pakistan, Angry Mob Of Lawyers Attack Hospital, Causing Deaths Of 3 Patients





The lawyers were apparently angered by an incident at the hospital in which an attorney being beaten by doctors after he refused to wait in line at the cardiac facility was caught on video.

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The 25 Best Albums Of 2019





We listened, voted and argued our way from more than 250 nominated albums down to just 25. And there was a clear No. 1.

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New Zealand Scrambles To Treat Burn Victims From Volcanic Eruption





Officials have ordered cadaver skin for injured tourists following Monday's deadly eruption on White Island. Some received burns on at least 30% of their bodies.

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A Kid In A Refugee Camp Thought Video Games Fell From Heaven. Now He Makes Them





Lual Mayen grew up in a camp in Uganda. Now he's the award-winning CEO of a game development company in Washington, D.C., that has just released 'Salaam' — a game about refugees and peace.

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Britain Holds Another Election To Determine Brexit And The U.K.'s Future





It will be the third general election since 2015. The stakes are high, voters are weary and the two main candidates for prime minister are polarizing.

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Jersey City Shooting Was 'A Targeted Attack On The Jewish Kosher Deli'





Pending further investigation, Mayor Steven Fulop refrained from assigning a specifically anti-Semitic motive in the shooting Tuesday that left six people dead, including one police officer.

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Greta Thunberg is 'Time' Magazine's Person Of The Year For 2019





Greta Thunberg burst onto the world stage when she called out world leaders for failing to stop global warming trends that will affect the world's children the most.

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Grassroots Progressive Group Gives Warren Top Marks Among 2020 Democrats





Indivisible ranked candidates on progressive priorities, including "democracy reforms" they want implemented if a Democrat wins in 2020. Bernie Sanders was a close second, with Joe Biden in last.

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House Democrats To Begin Amending Impeachment Articles Wednesday Evening





The Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for 7 p.m. to mark up the legislation by which the House could then impeach President Trump, possibly by Christmas.

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America Will Import More Sugar This Year Than It Has In 4 Decades





America's supply of sugar is shrinking because of a poor sugar beet harvest in the northern Midwest. As a result, the U.S. will import more sugar this year than it has in almost 40 years.

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Supreme Court Hears Another Obamacare Case, With A Twist





The justices seemed sympathetic to $12 billion in insurance firms' claims. The Affordable Care Act promised to partially reimburse insurers if they lost money due to peoples' preexisting conditions.

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DOJ Inspector General Testifies On FBI Probe Of Trump Campaign





Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a 434-page report that found no evidence of bias by the FBI in opening the Russia investigation — but it did find faults with the way it was conducted.

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Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings On Defrauded Student Borrowers





The education secretary says many students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges don't deserve full relief from their loans. Department memos show career staff arguing the opposite.

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He Started Vaping THC To Cope With Chronic Pain. Then He Got Sick





A Navy veteran from Cleveland tried vaping marijuana to deal with his chronic pain. He landed in the hospital, becoming one of over 2,200 Americans who have suffered serious lung injury from vaping.

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Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change In Mozambique





As world leaders gather for a climate summit in Madrid, some of the countries most vulnerable to climate change say they need improved forecasting tools.

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Federal Judge Blocks Diversion Of Military Construction Money For Border Wall





The case brought by El Paso County, Texas is similar to another won by the Sierra Club in California. The U.S. Supreme Court said wall construction can continue while the Trump administration appeals.

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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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