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Kids' Climate Case 'Reluctantly' Dismissed By Appeals Court


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The court said the nearly two dozen young people who were trying to force action by the government on climate change did not have standing to sue. The judges said climate change is a political issue.

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Defense Department To Overhaul Screening For Foreign Military Trainees


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Officials said they want to "ensure the program continues." To that end, the department has reviewed "how we can use our resources to do enhanced vetting."

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Amtrak Asks Two People In Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride





It costs 16 dollars to take the Amtrak from Chicago to Bloomington, Ill. But two people in wheelchairs were told they'd have to pay $25,000. Amtrak defended the cost, saying it reflects a new policy.

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Supreme Court To Hear 'Faithless Electors' Case


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At issues are state attempts to penalize electoral college delegates who fail to vote for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support.

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3 Alleged Members Of Hate Group 'The Base' Arrested In Georgia





This is the second trio of suspected members of The Base to be arrested this week. The group is trying to bring about the downfall of the U.S. government, according to law enforcement.

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3 Alleged Members Of Hate Group 'The Base' Arrested In Georgia





This is the second trio of suspected members of The Base to be arrested this week. The group is trying to bring about the downfall of the U.S. government, according to law enforcement.

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Supreme Court Takes Up Birth-Control Conscience Case


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The high court will consider a case involving a challenge to a Trump administration rule that allows employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage for religious or moral reasons.

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U.S. Says 11 Service Members Were Injured When Iran Attacked Iraqi Base





Eight Americans were taken to Germany and three to Kuwait to receive medical care after Iran's missile strike last week, a Defense Department spokesperson says.

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FBI Seizes Website Suspected Of Selling Access To Billions Of Pieces Of Stolen Data





The site weleakinfo.com is now down. The FBI says that for a fee, users could access stolen personal data names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses. Two people were arrested in Europe.

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'Freed From The Secret': Rep. Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia





The freshman lawmaker says she felt that it was particularly important for her to speak out about her condition because her hairstyle, Senegalese twists, had become a part of her political brand.

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The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns


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Casper changed mattress shopping with the promise of a 100-night "risk-free" trial and easy returns. Now the cost of those returns is being scrutinized as the online company prepares to go public.

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Remembering Spiritual Leader Ram Dass


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Dass, who died Dec. 22, was a practitioner of Eastern-inspired philosophy who became interested in the religious potential of LSD in the '60s and '70s. Originally broadcast in 1990.

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Iran's Ayatollah Slams 'American Clowns' In Rare Friday Prayers Sermon





"These American clowns lie" when they say they stand with the Iranian people, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a large crowd of worshipers in Tehran.

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In China, Birth Rate Falls To Lowest Level In 70 Years





Last year, there were 10.48 births per 1,000 people — the lowest since the People's Republic of China was founded. Beijing also said its economy cooled to the slowest pace in nearly three decades.

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Why Gun Violence Is Surging In Toronto





Last year, more than 760 people were shot. Canada has tighter gun laws than in the U.S., and officials and gun control advocates are trying to figure out why the surge is happening and how to stop it.

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Vitamin Treatment For Sepsis Fails In Large Trial





Hopes were high that a cocktail of vitamins and steroids could treat a deadly disease that kills some 270,000 Americans annually. Trial results were disappointing.

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New Figures Show Billionaire Candidates Spending Big, With Little Return





Tom Steyer and Mike Bloomberg have used their own fortunes to outspend other candidates in the Democratic primary race. But so far, most voters aren't buying what they are selling.

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Reporters Battle New Restrictions In Trying To Cover Senate Impeachment Trial





Authorities are cracking down on the places correspondents may go, with whom they may talk and for how long. News outlets don't want to go along.

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After Controversial Leaders Step Down, The Women's March Tries Again In 2020





For the fourth year, the anti-Trump Women's March will stage events in Washington, D.C., and other places. After years of controversy, the group now has new leadership and a new focus.

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Recording Academy CEO Suspended Amid Allegations Of Misconduct





The organization that puts on the annual Grammy Awards says Deborah Dugan has been placed on administrative leave after an allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the organization.

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Puerto Rico Relief: Trump Declares Major Disaster After Series Of Earthquakes





Island officials were quick to thank the president for the designation, which makes residents eligible for more financial assistance from FEMA. They were just told aid for 2017 hurricanes is coming.

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U.S. Virgin Islands Officials: Epstein Trafficked Girls On Private Island Until 2018


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The Virgin Islands Attorney General's Office says Epstein recruited and abused young women and girls over two decades on his two private islands. Some victims allegedly were as young as 11 years old.

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Christopher Tolkien, 'Middle-earth's First Scholar,' Dies At 95


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J.R.R. Tolkien's son was instrumental in cultivating his father's legacy, shepherding unpublished works to readers and helping extend the world of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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FBI Vows To Warn More Elections Officials If Discovering A Cyberattack





The bureau was faulted after the Russian attack on the 2016 election for keeping too much information from state and local authorities. It says it'll use a new policy going forward.

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Electric Burn: Those Who Bet Against Elon Musk And Tesla Are Paying A Big Price





For years, Elon Musk skeptics have shorted Tesla stock, confident the electric carmaker was on the brink of disaster. Instead, share value has skyrocketed, costing short sellers billions.

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New York Mets 'Part Ways' With Manager Carlos Beltrán Over Sign-Stealing Scandal





The fallout continues from a sign-stealing scandal involving the Houston Astros during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Beltrán was part of the team in 2017, and a league investigation said he was involved.

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Report Defends 'Thorough Work' Done Certifying Boeing 737 Max — But Suggests Changes





Amid difficult questions about the steps taken by Boeing and regulators, the review commissioned by the Department of the Transportation largely validated the process that put the jetliner in the air.

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'PigeonBot' Brings Robots Closer To Bird-Like Flight





Birds change the shape of their wings far more than planes. The complexities of bird flight have posed a major design challenge for scientists trying to translate the way birds fly into robots.

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FBI Arrests 3 Alleged Members Of White Supremacist Group Ahead Of Richmond Rally





A law enforcement official tells NPR that the three suspected members of The Base had discussed going to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia.

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Aussie Firefighters Save World's Only Groves Of Prehistoric Wollemi Pines


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Fire swept through the canyons where the rare trees had outlived the dinosaurs. For days, the smoke was so thick that no one knew whether the careful plan to protect them had worked.

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Leaked Intelligence Reports Reveal The Vast Power Iran Wields In Iraq


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Intercept journalist James Risen says new documents show how Iran has embedded itself in the politics of its neighbor — and that the late Gen. Soleimani oversaw Iran's proxy wars in Iraq and Syria.

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Microsoft Pledges To Remove From The Atmosphere All The Carbon It's Ever Emitted





The tech giant, which says it has been "carbon neutral" for years, is now vowing to go "carbon negative" — by cutting emissions, planting trees and investing in new carbon removal technology.

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TSA Says It Seized A Record Number Of Firearms At U.S. Airports Last Year





The Transportation Security Administration said 87% of the guns taken at U.S. airport checkpoints in 2019 were loaded. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International had the most firearms confiscated: 323.

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Coaxing Cops To Tackle Cybercrime? There's An App For That





Local police often don't feel equipped to investigate cybercrime. The NYPD is trying to teach patrol officers to ask the right questions about IP addresses, Bitcoin and phone spoofing.

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Sepsis Kills Millions More Worldwide Than Previously Estimated


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Sepsis, or blood poisoning, arises when the body overreacts to an infection. An analysis finds that it may be involved in 20% of deaths worldwide, twice the proportion previously estimated.

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Why Iran's Economy Has Not Collapsed Amid U.S. Sanctions And 'Maximum Pressure'





The Trump administration is applying what it calls a "maximum pressure" campaign on Iran. Although the economy has been hit hard, Iranians have managed to live under sanctions for four decades.

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Fetching With Wolves: What It Means That A Wolf Puppy Will Retrieve A Ball





Some wolf puppies will unexpectedly play "fetch," researchers say, showing that an urge to retrieve a ball might be an ancient wolf trait, and not a result of dog domestication.

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Trump Broke The Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds, Watchdog Report Concludes





The Government Accountability Office opined on Thursday that the Trump administration's actions in the Ukraine affair went beyond the bounds of a law called the Impoundment Control Act.

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Ukraine Opens Investigation Into Claims U.S. Ambassador Yovanovitch Was Monitored





Ukraine says it's asking the FBI to help determine whether international laws were broken, or "whether it is just a bravado and a fake information" from a U.S. politician.

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'We've Lost Everything': In Philippines, Fleeing Volcano Means Losing Livelihoods





Evacuations from a danger zone around Taal volcano continued Thursday, with some 43,000 people living in the hardest-hit province having left their homes since Sunday's eruption.

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Exclusive: Trump To Reinforce Protections For Prayer In Schools





The president is expected to remind public schools that students have constitutional rights to prayer – and that they could risk losing federal funds unless those rights are protected.

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● NEWS ● #vox ☞ NPR’s sanitizing of Trump’s Milwaukee rally shows how he’s broken the media https://www.vox.com/2020/1/15/21066935/trump-milwaukee-rally-media-sanitizing-npr #npr takes bribes from billionaires like #billgates
 

In 2012, Obama Won This Tiny Iowa County By 21 Points. Then Trump Won It By 20





Nearly a third of Iowa's 99 counties swung from voting for Democrat Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 to Republican Donald Trump in 2016. Howard County saw the biggest swing.

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Senators To Be Sworn In For Trump Impeachment Trial





Like many congressional activities, the Senate trial begins with pomp and circumstance and procedure and process. Little of substance will be achieved until the case is presented next week.

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Tattoo Removal Programs Help Former Inmates Wipe The Slate Clean





For people who have been incarcerated, head and neck tattoos are often a barrier to reentering society and getting jobs. Some former inmates are removing their tattoos to help leave the past behind.

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Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth





Forty mice spent more than a month in orbit to test two approaches to strengthening muscle and bone in microgravity conditions. The results could help people with muscle and bone diseases.

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For Some Women Nearing Menopause, Depression And Anxiety Can Spike





Women with a history of depression and anxiety are at a higher risk of having a flair up during the time leading up to menopause. And getting doctors to take the issue seriously can be challenging.

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After Debate, Warren Told Sanders: 'I Think You Called Me A Liar'





Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders shared a tense moment after Tuesday night's Democratic debate. Now, CNN has released audio of the exchange.

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Chief Justice Roberts: Is 'OK, Boomer' Evidence Of Age Discrimination?


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The text of a federal law requires all federal government personnel decisions to be made "free from age discrimination." But just what does that mean?

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Impeachment Manager Jason Crow Not A Usual Suspect For Job





Freshman Colorado Democrat Jason Crow did not vote for Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker of the House. She chose him anyway for the House impeachment management team.

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