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State Department Reportedly Revokes Visa Of Magnitsky Act Campaigner

6 hours 44 min ago

Bill Browder lobbied Congress for passage of the 2012 law that targets Russian officials close to Vladimir Putin who are thought to be responsible for the prison death of attorney Sergei Magnitsky.

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Dubai Jails, Then Frees, Scottish Tourist Over Touching Man In A Bar

6 hours 47 min ago

One day after a Dubai court ordered Scottish tourist Jamie Harron to spend three months in jail over touching a man as he passed him in a bar, Dubai's ruler has ordered Harron freed.

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Top Stories: McCain Criticizes Trump; New Director Accused Of Harassment

8 hours 33 min ago

Also: A Vietnam vet and medic who saved dozens of lives will receive the Medal of Honor; Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) seeks a CEO for Puerto Rico disaster recovery; and David Letterman wins the Twain Prize.

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Hollywood Director James Toback Accused Of Harassment By Dozens Of Women

9 hours 26 min ago

The Los Angeles Times reports that 38 women have leveled accusations against the Hollywood director who also wrote the 1991 film Bugsy, starring Warren Beatty. Toback has denied the allegations.

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A Tale Of Two Efforts To Improve Confidence In U.S. Elections

9 hours 40 min ago

One effort, centered on President Trump's voter fraud commission, is mired in controversy. But efforts to improve communication between the feds and election officials are showing progress.

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After Controversy Over Condolence Calls, Can Trump And The White House Refocus?

9 hours 41 min ago

The president once again got sidetracked and mired in a controversy of his own creation for a week. He has a chance to move on this week to more pressing things of substance, but can he?

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In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

9 hours 47 min ago

A comparison of two memory training methods often used by scientists found that one was twice as good as the other. But neither succeeded in turning people into cognitive superstars.

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The FDA Will Decide If These 26 Ingredients Count As Fiber

9 hours 47 min ago

Chicory root. Bamboo. Soy fiber: Manufacturers can use these to add fiber to foods. Critics say this makes snack foods seem healthy. FDA will decide if these can count as fiber on nutrition labels.

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Digging In The Mud To See What Toxic Substances Were Spread By Hurricane Harvey

9 hours 48 min ago

Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on parts of Houston. Scientists are now trying to identify contaminants spread by the storm, including those in mud at the bottom of the Houston Ship Channel.

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Japan's Prime Minister Isn't Popular, But His Coalition Won A Supermajority

9 hours 50 min ago

Despite lukewarm support as a leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party handily defeated upstart opponents in a snap general election on Sunday.

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McCain Takes Swipe At President For Vietnam 'Bone Spur' Deferment

10 hours 48 min ago

In an interview on C-SPAN, the Arizona senator criticized "high income" Americans who avoided the draft by finding a doctor who "would say that they had a bone spur."

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Wins A Third 4-Year Term

12 hours 25 min ago

Trumka, who's been president since 2009, ran unopposed as did Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre. The AFL-CIO's quadrennial convention is being held in St. Louis.

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David Letterman Honored With Twain Award For American Comedy

12 hours 38 min ago

The late-night host who reigned for 33 years before his retirement in 2015, received the award in a star-studded Kennedy Center event.

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Japanese Elections Strengthen Abe, Reward His Gamble

October 22, 2017 - 7:21am

A month ago, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap-election, despite his dismal approval ratings over the summer. Exit polls show his party taking a clear majority of seats in parliament.

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Mainland Colleges Offer In-State Tuition To Students Affected By Hurricane Maria

October 22, 2017 - 5:44am

State colleges, community colleges and one private university are working to help students in Puerto Rico and beyond continue their education.

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Blending Techno And Tradition: You Should Be Dancing ... With Sake

October 22, 2017 - 4:14am

Electronic musician and craft sake maker Richie Hawtin is exploring the connection between the Japanese drink and music, and claims that melding the two results in a "beautifully hypnotic experience."

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Democrats Eye A Rare Opportunity In Alabama Senate Race

October 22, 2017 - 3:00am

While Alabama hasn't sent a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years, Doug Jones, a former federal prosecutor, may have an opening because of the the controversial record of his GOP opponent, Roy Moore.

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The Russia Investigations: Interference Impacted Real Life; Senators Propose New Law

October 22, 2017 - 3:00am

Stories pile up about real-life activity linked to Russian influence-mongers, senators pitch new law on digital political ads and committee hearing postponed for Trump's longtime personal lawyer.

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How Widows Find Their Path To Healing In Zimbabwe

October 22, 2017 - 3:00am

Sheryl Sandberg's best-seller, Option B, has perspectives on finding resilience and joy after adversity. In other countries there are different obstacles — and different ways to cope.

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Learning To Care For My Newborn Was A Humbling Experience

October 22, 2017 - 1:00am

I'm a doctor, and I oversee public health programs to help new mothers and infants. When my son was born, I discovered just how vitally important that help is.

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