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Las Vegas Celebrates Decision To Bring NFL To Town

3 hours 7 min ago

After a vote by National Football League owners, the Oakland Raiders will be relocating to Sin City in just a few years.

Acts Of Kindness Help Family Overcome Travel Ban

3 hours 14 min ago

When President Trump signed his travel ban in January, one family in Portland, Maine, was watching every development with great concern.

Study Reveals How Segregation Is Hurting Chicago

3 hours 21 min ago

The Chicago region is one of the most segregated in the country, according to a new study from the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute.

Drake Beats Drake: How Rap's Sensitive Giant Smashed Records With 'More Life'

3 hours 23 min ago

Drake set streaming records last week, an album chart record yesterday and singles chart records today. How'd he do it?

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In 'Word By Word,' One Merriam-Webster Editor Deconstructs The Dictionary

3 hours 34 min ago

What goes into the writing of a dictionary? In her book, Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper gives a behind-the-scenes look at the process.

California Jails Could Play Key Role In Trump Immigration Enforcement Surge

3 hours 42 min ago

President Trump says his administration will deport 2 to 3 million people who are in the U.S. illegally. In order to do that, the government has to detain those people.

Trump Targets Rollback Of Obama Environmental Protections

3 hours 48 min ago

President Trump's exeuctive actions target significant portions of Obama-era environmental protections, namely the Clean Power Plan.

Did White House Pressure Spike This Week's Russia Hearing?

4 hours 2 min ago

Adam Schiff, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, blames pressure from the White House for his GOP colleague's decision to cancel the hearings. The White House disputes his accusation.

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No Need To Get Screened For Celiac Unless You Have Symptoms, Panel Says

4 hours 10 min ago

A task force says people with no symptoms of celiac disease do not need to be tested for the condition, and that people who think they do have symptoms should see a doctor.

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PWR BTTM Confronts Smartphone Loneliness In Its Video For 'Answer My Text'

4 hours 45 min ago

This song's for all the dirtbags that took their sweet time to text back.

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Study Suggests Childhood Exposure To Lead Can Blunt IQ For Decades

4 hours 52 min ago

Researchers following a group of New Zealanders over the course of 40 years found an association between childhood lead exposure and declines in intelligence and socioeconomic status later in life.

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Watch Pokey LaFarge Perform 'Hard Times Come And Go' Live On Mountain Stage

4 hours 53 min ago

The St. Louis multi-instrumentalist leads his six-piece band in a set recorded live in Charleston, W.Va.

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Trump Supporter Or Investigator? 5 Problems For Devin Nunes And Trump White House

5 hours 14 min ago

Democrats are calling for Nunes to recuse himself from the Russia investigation after it was revealed he was on White House grounds the day before announcing evidence of Trump's team being surveilled.

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Human Remains Discovered On Lifted Wreck Of South Korean Ferry

6 hours 27 sec ago

Nearly three years after the Sewol sank — and just days after the rusted vessel was raised from the sea — officials offered new hopes for relatives of the nine victims who remain missing.

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'Sanctuary Cities' Promise Legal Fight After Sessions Threatens Funds

6 hours 2 min ago

"The Trump Administration is pushing an unrealistic and mean spirited executive order," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says.

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Slowdive Announces First Album In 22 Years, Shares The Twinkling 'Sugar For The Pill'

6 hours 32 min ago

Now Slowdive's first album in two decades has a name: Slowdive. Watch shapes uncoil in a video for the gracefully subdued new single.

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Occupy Activist Micah White: Time To Move Beyond Memes And Street Spectacles

7 hours 2 min ago

Micah White co-created Occupy Wall Street. Now he considers the worldwide movement a "constructive failure." In an NPR interview, the author of The End Of Protest says it's time for new tactics.

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Sci-Fi Show 'The Expanse' Preps Us For The Future

7 hours 39 min ago

What is most remarkable about The Expanse, even into Season 2, is its realism; more than any other TV space-themed show, it gets the science right, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Elon Musk Seen Targeting Human-Computer Link In New Venture

7 hours 59 min ago

Speculation about Musk's new company, Neuralink, centers on the name and how it might correspond to his previous statements about incorporating artificial intelligence into human brains.

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Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

8 hours 9 min ago

Howard, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

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