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Germany's Merkel: New Elections Preferable To Minority Government

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:24am

The chancellor says she's "very skeptical" of forming a minority government, something that hasn't happened in nearly 70 years. New elections are the better option, she says.

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Poll: Majority of LGBTQ Americans Report Harassment, Violence Based On Identity

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:02pm

In the poll, LGBTQ people also reported numerous experiences of institutional discrimination — in jobs, equal pay, promotions, and when trying to obtain health care or housing.

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An Unexpected Friendship Brought The Sun Out Again For A Grieving Man

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:54pm

After his wife died, Dan Peterson didn't know what to do with himself. Then, he found a new friend in an unlikely place: the grocery store.

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In 'Our Syria' Cookbook, Women Share Stories, Safeguard A Scattered Cuisine

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:20pm

Syrian cooking blends the most delicious flavors from the East and West. For the cookbook Our Syria, Itab Azzam and Dina Mousawi met with Syrian women in the Middle East and Europe to cook with them.

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U.S. Cancels Program For Recent Haitian Immigrants; They Must Leave By 2019

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:43pm

The Department of Homeland Security announced that Haitians living in the United States since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will have to return to their home.

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An American Secret: The Untold Story Of Native American Enslavement

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:00pm

From the time of Columbus until the 1900s, as many as five million Native Americans were enslaved. This week, we explore that history, and the psychological reasons it stayed hidden in plain sight.

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Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:44pm

U.K. scientists say arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs or bits of ragged tissue in sore shoulders offered no more pain relief than than sham surgery in their randomized test.

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U.S. Surgeon General Says Working Together Is Key To Combating Opioid Crisis

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:06pm

The country's top public health advocate says the cycle of opioid addiction won't be stopped without more money from Congress and cooperation among federal, state and local officials.

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Charlie Rose Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Eight Women

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:59pm

The star of the highly regarded PBS talk show Charlie Rose and co-host of CBS This Morning issued a statement apologizing for his actions.

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Dog Owners Have Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Swedish Data Suggest

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:27pm

Researchers looked at hospital visits in Sweden's public health care system and checked them against dog registration records. They found dog owners had lower rates of heart disease.

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Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' Star And Singer, Dies At 86

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:16pm

When she was cast as an angel boss on the long-running CBS spiritual drama, Reese had been famous for decades as a gospel-influenced R&B performer, TV guest star and talk show fixture.

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10 Years Considered

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:56pm

All Songs Considered looks back at each year in music from the past decade, from the birth of the iPhone and Radiohead's In Rainbows, to Beyoncé's Lemonade and the loss of David Bowie.

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Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:43pm

It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.

Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T's Merger With Time Warner

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:18pm

DOJ's case against the merger argues that the companies would control so much of both what people watch and how they watch it, that it could mean higher prices for both consumers and competitors.

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Yellen Resigns From Fed Board After Being Passed Over To Keep Top Post

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:15pm

Janet Yellen says she'll step down from the Federal Reserve Board when her successor as chair is sworn in. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chairman.

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Baby Animal Profile: Whetu, The Kiwi Chick

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:10pm

Whetu, an almost 4-month-old brown kiwi at the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute, is the first female born to her parents. She enjoys staying up all night, eating worms and burrowing.

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Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:55pm

Hurricane Harvey's deluge left some homeowners and politicians wondering whether the whole system for predicting floods is any good. Scientists are hoping better data can lead to better flood maps.

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Beloved Singer And Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies At 85

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

Fans and fellow musicians are mourning the death of entertainer Mel Tillis. Tillis died yesterday after a long illness at the age of 85. He had three dozen Top Ten country hits of his own and wrote dozens more for others, including a monster hit for Kenny Rogers and the First Edition: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town."

The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Is One Step Closer To Construction

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted to approve a route for the pipeline, giving TransCanada the permission it needs to build. But there are still big obstacles ahead, both economic and challenges from environmentalists and landowners.

How Charles Manson Left His Mark On Pop Culture

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

The death of Charles Manson yesterday doesn't end his place in pop culture where he's practically immortal. Manson, despite being in prison for horrific crimes, had a large following and inspired different books and movies.

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