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Nacho Cheese Sauce Tainted With Botulism Kills California Man

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:45pm

An outbreak of botulism caused by nacho cheese sauce from a gas station has hospitalized nine people and killed one man in northern California.

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Loud Bangs Triggered Rush For The Exit In Deadly Incident At English Concert

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:23pm

Fatalities have been reported after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. 'Everyone just fled," says one concertgoer. "People were just running all over the place."

Reporter: Blast Hit Arena Full Of Young Girls At U.S. Pop Star's Concert

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:50pm

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish speaks to the Financial Times' Andy Bounds about the latest in a deadly incident at an Ariana Grande show in Manchester, England.

At Least 19 Killed, 50 Injured In Incident At Pop Concert In England

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:37pm

Police in Manchester, England, say they're investigating the reported explosion at a show by American singer Ariana Grande as a terrorist attack until they know otherwise.

President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:02pm

The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.

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White House To Release 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan, With Cuts To Safety Nets

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:01pm

The White House is unveiling a proposal that aims to eliminate the federal deficit within a decade. It calls for significant cuts to Medicaid and food stamps, and it assumes robust economic growth.

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Me, Myself, and IKEA: What Our Love For Swedish Furniture Says About Narcissism

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:01pm

In general, people show a subtle bias toward the self. This is why we love the IKEA furniture we've built, and gravitate toward others with the same name. But there are much larger implications, too.

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Report: Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:40pm

The Washington Post reported the president asked the Director of National Intelligence and the head of the NSA to push back against the investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russia.

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British Police Confirm Fatalities After Reported Explosion At Manchester Arena

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:01pm

Police have confirmed a number of deaths after a reported explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The explosion was followed by a chaotic scene with people running for the exits.

British Police Confirm 19 People Dead After Reported Explosion At Manchester Arena

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:36pm

Police say about 50 people have been injured in what is being treated as a terrorist incident. Witnesses report frantic efforts by concertgoers to flee after an Ariana Grande show.

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At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:58pm

In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.

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U.S.-Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:33pm

Turkey is calling for a full investigation of "aggressive" actions taken by American security personnel following a protest-turned-brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

White House Moves To Block Disclosure Of Ethics Waivers For Trump Appointees

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:00pm

The Office of Government Ethics wants to know which Trump appointees who worked for corporations and lobbying firms have been given waivers from ethics rules. The White House has halted that search.

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Face-To-Face Sleep Education Plus 'Baby Boxes' Reduces Bed Sharing

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:39pm

The two-pronged approach to promoting safe sleep led to a 25 percent drop in the risky practice of bed sharing with babies in the first eight days of life, a study found. But more research is needed.

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State Lawmaker: Sorry For Saying Confederate Statue Removers 'Should Be Lynched'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:25pm

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver said New Orleans politicians "should be LYNCHED" for taking down the memorials. He took it back on Monday.

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Justice Department Narrows Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Executive Order

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:07pm

The move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions comes after a federal judge blocked a key part of the directive, the threat of withholding federal funds.

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Nicky Hayden, Champion Motorcyclist, Killed In Italy

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:52pm

Hayden was riding a bicycle on the Rimini coast when he was hit by a car, suffering traumatic head and chest injuries.

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That Amazing Moment When 82 Chibok Girls And Families Reunited

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:51pm

On Saturday, jubilant families were reunited with the daughters who'd been held captive by Boko Haram for three years.

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Homeland Security Extends Protections For Thousands Of Haitians In U.S.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:48pm

Some 58,000 Haitians are in the U.S. under a program known as Temporary Protected Status, which Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has extended for six months.

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Ford Replaces CEO Mark Fields After Stock Prices Dwindle

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

Ford has just come off two straight years of record earnings. Its F-150 trucks are the best selling vehicles in America. But none of this was enough to save CEO Mark Fields' job. The career Ford executive has been replaced by a relative newcomer, Jim Hackett. One reason for the move: Ford's stock price tumbled nearly 40 percent in the three years Fields was at the helm.




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