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Peter Fonda, Hollywood's 'Easy Rider,' Dies At 79





Fonda was born into Hollywood royalty as the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda. His 1969 classic, Easy Rider, earned him an Oscar nomination.

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Customs and Border Protection Computer System Shut Down


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International travel is being manually processed. There is no indication yet how long the outage might last.

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What's Behind A Cluster Of Vaping-Related Hospitalizations?





Dozens of people in the Midwest have been hospitalized with severe lung damage in the past month. It's unclear what exactly is causing the issue but the common link appears to be vaping.

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Jeffrey Epstein's Death Ruled A Suicide By New York Medical Examiner





The findings come nearly a week after the wealthy financier was found unresponsive in his cell. Epstein had been facing federal sex trafficking charges.

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Maryland Court Rules Marijuana Odor Not Enough To Search A Person





The state's Court of Appeals said officers violated a man's Fourth Amendment rights by conducting a warrantless search of his person, after he was approached in a car that smelled of pot.

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Greenland Says It's 'Not For Sale,' After Reports That Trump Wants To Buy It





The president was reportedly considering purchasing the island, which a Greenlandic politician says has strategic value. But "it sounds a little bit like a joke," Aaja Chemnitz Larsen told NPR.

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New Drug Could Be Game Changer For Drug-Resistant TB. But A Question Looms





People with drug-resistant tuberculosis take many pills over a long period of time. Cure rate is low. The FDA has now approved a drug with great promise. But Doctors Without Borders has concerns.

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Family Wants Independent Probe In Fatal Police Shooting Of Teen In Colorado





Colorado Springs police say De'Von Bailey reached for a firearm prior to him running from officers. Bailey's family says newly released body camera footage disputes that version of events.

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A Lost Album From John Coltrane Is Found, Thanks To A French-Canadian Director





Coltrane recorded the album in New Jersey, at the admiring behest of a Québécois filmmaker named Gilles Groulx, who used it to score his docufictional film Le chat dans le sac.

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CEO Of Cathay Pacific Airways Resigns, Amid Hong Kong Protests





Cathay's chairman says new leaders can "reset confidence." The resignation comes after anti-government protesters filled Hong Kong International Airport, and Beijing pressured the carrier.

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Mother, Matriarch And Mentor





There really was no precedent for Maybelle Carter, who learned to play from her own mother and spent much of her life teaching her children — as well as generations of country stars that followed.

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Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future





A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there's no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent's banana industry.

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Brunch Query: What Does It Really Mean To 'Go Dutch'?





On this week's Word Watch, we take a look at how the term "going Dutch" __ went from insult to the norm.

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Fresh Starts, Guilty Pleasures And Other Pro Tips For Sticking To Good Habits





For most of us, sticking to a good habit is a battle of will. But the researchers who study habit formation turn to science to help curtail their own tendency to slack off.

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Israel Says It Will Grant Visa To Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Reversing Earlier Ban





Israel said it would allow the congresswoman a "humanitarian visit" to visit her aging grandmother in the West Bank, reversing an earlier decision that came amid pressure from President Trump.

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Months Of Flooding On Mississippi River Marooned Midwest Trade





Long-term flooding along major waterways stranded barges up and down the Mississippi River this summer and caused havoc with river transportation and the economy that depends on it.

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North Korea Calls Off Further Talks With South, Launches More Projectiles





Following a speech by South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowing to reunify the Koreas, Pyongyang said it would no longer pursue peace with Seoul.

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Appeals Court Rules Detained Migrant Children Should Get Soap, Sleep, Clean Water






The Trump administration had challenged a court order setting the rules for how detained migrant children should be treated.

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Attorneys for the government had argued that Judge Gee's order modified the original Flores settlement which did not spell out a requirement for specific hygiene items and adequate sleeping accommodations.

The appellate court disagreed.

"Assuring that children eat enough edible food, drink clean water, are housed in hygienic facilities with sanitary bathrooms, have soap and toothpaste, and are not sleep-deprived are without doubt essential to the children's safety," wrote Judge Marsha S. Berzon, a Clinton appointee.


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Appeals Court Rules Detained Migrant Children Should Get Soap, Sleep, Clean Water





The Trump administration had challenged a court order setting the rules for how detained migrant children should be treated.

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Trump Shifts From Background Checks To Mental Illness Reform At N.H. Rally





"There is a mental illness problem that has to be dealt with. It's not the gun that pulls the trigger — it's the person holding the gun," Trump said to a standing ovation.

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New Look For Cigarettes? FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings On Packages And Ads


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The Food and Drug Administration has rolled out a proposed rule to require tobacco companies to include graphic warnings, depicting some of the lesser known health risks of smoking tobacco products.

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VIDEO: Car Speeds Into Crowd Of ICE Protesters Outside Detention Facility


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"The driver stepped on the gas and revved up and started plowing forward," said a protest organizer. A correctional officer from the facility has been placed on leave.

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Boeing Delays Launch Of Long-Haul Jet As 737 Max Crisis Remains The Focus





The news is of interest to travelers looking forward to the world's longest commercial flight from Sydney to London, which was expected to launch in 2023.

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These Experimental Shorts Are An 'Exosuit' That Boosts Endurance On The Trail





No ordinary pair of shorts, these were designed by Harvard scientists to work with the wearer's own leg muscles when walking or running, and might make a soldier's heavy loads easier to carry.

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Washington Wheat Farmers Could Be Toast If Dams Are Removed To Help Hungry Orcas





Washington's orcas are hungry, because there aren't enough salmon for them to eat. State officials want to take out some dams to help them, but that would hurt Washington's wheat farmers.

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Trump Tweets On 'Disgusting' Baltimore Bring Activist Trash Collectors To City





Last month, the president bemoaned the grime and litter in Baltimore on Twitter. Now activists, some with conservative leanings who live outside Maryland, are hosting clean-up efforts in the city.

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India's Modi Defends Moves In Kashmir As Lockdown Continues





India has split the state into two territories and shut off phone, Internet and cable TV service in the disputed region since early August.

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Former Gov. John Hickenlooper Drops Presidential Bid As Beto O'Rourke Recasts His





Hickenlooper painted himself as a relative centrist in the crowded, progressive presidential field. But he wasn't able to gain much traction. O'Rourke will now focus on President Trump.

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Ibram X. Kendi Says No One Is 'Not Racist.' So What Should We Do?





His new book 'How To Be Antiractist' is a manual to follow; the author writes that "being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination."

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Judge Denies Request To Scrap Georgia's Outdated Electronic Voting Machines For 2019





For the 2019 elections, a federal judge says the state will continue to use the electronic voting machines that run on outdated and unsecure software and do not have a verifiable paper record.

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Reps. Omar And Tlaib Barred From Visiting Israel After Trump Insists On Ban





Israeli officials reversed a decision to allow Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to visit the country.

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In A Pro-Beijing Neighborhood Of Hong Kong, Protesters Are Unwelcome





Many residents of a politically conservative neighborhood were born in China's Fujian Province and came to Hong Kong for greater opportunities. They accuse protesters of hurting the local economy.

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Stock Markets Take A Breather After Steep Drop





Investors paused to catch their breath Thursday after the stock market suffered its worst drop of the year the day before. Consumer spending is still strong, despite signs of a looming recession.

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Do You Need All Those Meds? How To Talk To Your Doctor About Cutting Back





Drug combinations can cause side effects like confusion and dizziness — and even increase the risk for falls. Here's how to talk to your doctor about reducing or eliminating some prescriptions.

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U.S. Wants To Seize Iranian Tanker, Gibraltar Says





A Gibraltar spokesperson said the U.S. Department of Justice has applied to seize the Grace 1, adding that "a number of allegations" made by the U.S. are now being considered.

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U.S. Wants To Seize Iranian Taker, Gibraltar Says





A Gibraltar spokesperson said the U.S. Department of Justice has applied to seize the Grace 1, adding that "a number of allegations" made by the U.S. are now being considered.

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Unequal Outcomes: Most ICE Detainees Held In Rural Areas Where Deportation Risks Soar





NPR's analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show 52% of detainees in the last year were held in rural areas, where legal representation is limited and deportation is more likely.

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Democratic Candidates Call Trump A White Supremacist, A Label Some Say Is 'Too Simple'





Several Democratic candidates have ascribed the label to President Trump, but some who track hate and extremism wonder if that's a good idea.

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Asian, European Stocks Mixed After Recession Jitters Spark Sell-Off On Wall Street





World markets reacted to the Dow's 800-point drop on Wednesday and the release of economic data hinting that a global recession may be looming.

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After El Paso Shooting, Suburban Houston Voters Re-Examine Their Own Views On Guns





Texas is home to some of the deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history. It's making some in a once solidly Republican community outside Houston revisit their positions on gun control.

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Trump Offers Meeting With China's Xi To Resolve 'Hong Kong Problem'





In a Wednesday evening tweet, the president offered a personal meeting with Xi Jinping in hopes the two could "humanely solve" the unrest over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

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Swine Fever Is Killing Vast Numbers Of Pigs In China





The number of pigs in China is falling rapidly due to an epidemic of African Swine Fever. It's affecting farmers and consumers across the world, because China produces half of the world's pork.

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Japan's Emperor And Prime Minister Mark WWII Surrender In Contrasting Annual Rituals





On the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender, Emperor Naruhito expressed "deep remorse" for his country's wartime role. Meanwhile, Shinzo Abe sent offerings to a shrine that honors Japan's war dead.

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Most Kids On Medicaid Who Are Prescribed ADHD Drugs Don't Get Proper Follow-Up





An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn't see a care provider for months afterward.

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Jeffrey Epstein's Former Business Associate: I Want To Assist Victims





Steven Hoffenberg spent 18 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme. He says his former business partner Jeffrey Epstein should have been there too.

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MIT Accused Of Costing Workers Millions In Cozy Deal With Financial Giant Fidelity





MIT allegedly stuck its employees with a retirement plan so bad it violated federal labor law, charging them millions of dollars in fees. A lawsuit says the university received millions in donations.

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Philadelphia Police Officers Reported Injured In Gun Battle With Barricaded Shooter


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As many as six officers are reportedly wounded or otherwise injured in an ongoing incident in the Tioga section of the city.

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In NYC, Cycling Deaths Increase But Gears Turn Slowly On Safety Measures





A recent surge in cyclist deaths in NYC has called into question whether cities are taking the necessary steps to keep cyclists safe. Cities are adapting but cyclists say not quickly enough.

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His Only Relative Died In El Paso. Now, Wife's Funeral May Draw Hundreds Of Strangers





Antonio Basco asked the funeral home planning his wife's service to invite the public. Now, the mayor of El Paso, a U.S. congresswoman and many others are expected to attend.

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Stacey Abrams Is Not Running For President, Instead Will Focus On Voter Protection





The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate is launching an initiative called Fair Fight 2020 which aims to ensure voter enfranchisement across twenty states.

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