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Violent Crime Stays Flat Nationally, Louisiana Still Leads States for Murder


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According to the FBI's latest Uniform Crime Report, overall crime rates are stable but regional variations are quite large.

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Appeals Court Rules DOJ Official Must Testify For Census Lawsuits


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A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court order to depose Justice Department official John Gore about the 2020 census citizenship question DOJ requested.

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German Bishops' Report: At Least 3,677 Minors Were Abused By Clerics


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The study found that 5 percent of priests in the country's dioceses had been accused of abuse. Germany's justice minister said the study was "shocking and probably just the tip of the iceberg."

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Anita Hill Says Kavanaugh Accuser Hearing 'Cannot Be Fair'


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As it stands now, Hill tells NPR, the hearing cannot provide senators "with enough information to reach a reasonable conclusion." She testified in 1991 that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her.

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3D Gun Pioneer Cody Wilson Resigned As Head Of Defense Distributed


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Paloma Heindorff assumed the role of director of the controversial company after Wilson stepped down on Friday. "I'm a different person. I'm not trying to replace him as a character," she said.

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Suicide By Women Is A Major Public Health Concern In India


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A newly published study on suicide offers startling revelations about the rates for women and men.

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Maine Asks Restaurant To Stop Giving Lobsters Cannabis Before Boiling Them


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The owner of the eatery says she's giving compassionate cannabis to the crustaceans so that they don't feel pain. But the state isn't sure the practice is in line with health regulations.

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Archaeologists Discover 'Huge' Ancient Building In Egypt


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Experts say the ruins are part of a residential community in what was the ancient capital city of Memphis. They also found a Roman bath and an ornate basin perhaps used for religious rituals.

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Attorneys General Zoom In On Tech Privacy And Power


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A meeting with the Justice Department was originally pitched to focus on allegations of social media's anti-conservative bias. But the conversation was broadened, raising the stakes for tech giants.

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7-Year-Old Girl Belts Out National Anthem, Steals Show At MLS Match


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Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja stunned the crowd of 25,000 gathered to watch the LA Galaxy take on the Seattle Sounders. Her gut-busting performance has gone viral.

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It's Rice Vs. Seaweed Vs. Solar ATMs For A $1 Million Prize


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The Hult Prize goes to a team of student entrepreneurs with an idea that will make the world a better place. Former President Clinton was on hand to announce the winner.

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Bill Cosby Sentenced To At Least 3 Years In State Prison


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Cosby, 81, is the first celebrity sent to prison in the #MeToo era. The sentence completes the TV dad's stunning fall from groundbreaking cultural icon to convicted sex offender.

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Building A Better Mosquito Trap — One Scientist Thinks He's Done It


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A researcher in Australia has invented a low-tech, insecticide-free trap that might be able to reduce bites from a particularly pesky mosquito in some neighborhoods.

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Andrea Kremer And Hannah Storm Will Be First Female Duo To Call An NFL Game


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There was a decidedly mixed reaction when Amazon Prime Video said it planned to offer the pair as a streaming alternative to the Fox TV broadcast crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.

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Swedish Politics In Chaos As Parliament Votes Out Prime Minister


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This month's national election resulted in a hung parliament, after a far-right party made gains. Now, Premier Stefan Löfven has lost a confidence vote and the shape of a future government is murky.

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Maldives Police Use Pickaxes To Destroy Artwork Deemed Un-Islamic


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The 20-foot-tall stainless steel cube was decorated with life-size human statues and semi-submerged in a coral lagoon. The artwork was criticized because it depicted human figures.

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White House 'Open' To Hearing From Second Kavanaugh Accuser


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Ahead of Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the president is open to adding another accuser.

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WATCH LIVE: Trump Speaks At United Nations


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President Trump is expected to tout progress in his "America First" agenda when he speaks to the annual United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

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Instagram Co-Founders To Step Down


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Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resigned from the popular photo-sharing app company Tuesday, saying they plan to leave in the coming weeks to pursue other projects.

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Michael Kors Buys Italy's Versace Fashion House For $2.12 Billion


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Michael Kors says it wants to get Versace products in more stores — from around 200 now to a goal of 300. It will also focus more on accessories and shoes.

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Russia's Nuclear Cruise Missile Is Struggling To Take Off, Imagery Suggests


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Earlier this year, Putin claimed his nation had successfully tested a nuclear-powered weapon. Satellite imagery suggests it may not have gone so well.

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Need Help Paying For College? There's An App For That


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The U.S. Department of Education has developed a new smartphone app that it hopes will make the notoriously difficult Free Application For Federal Student Aid a little easier.

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Space Mining — Learning How To Fuel An Interplanetary Gas Station


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Real space travel will necessitate interplanetary gas stations on the moon, or on asteroids. A Colorado university has launched the first degree program in "space mining."

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Year-Round Fire Season Means Always Living 'Evacuation Ready'


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More people are living in places that are prone to wildfires. That means during fire season, they live with the very real possibility of having to evacuate on very short notice.

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Rob Goldstone On His Infamous Russia Email: 'I Had No Idea What I Was Talking About'


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The music publicist spoke to NPR ahead of the release of his new book: Pop Stars, Pageants, and Presidents: How an Email Trumped My Life.

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Airports At Water's Edge Battle Rising Sea Levels


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Many major airports are on low-lying coastal land where flooding is getting worse. They're building walls, berms and other barriers to try to keep planes and people moving.

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Is The Record Number Of Women Candidates A 2018 Blip — Or A Lasting Trend?


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The number of women candidates has smashed multiple records this year. So experts are asking if 2018 will fundamentally change what it takes to get women to run.

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Senior Resident Found Alive In D.C. Apartment 5 Days After Fire


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Raymond Holton, 74, was found alive and well in his apartment at a senior living center when building inspectors showed up to assess damage from Wednesday's fire.

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Judge Restores Grizzly Bears' Protections As Endangered Species


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The ruling blocks planned hunting of grizzlies. Judge Dana Christensen said the federal government didn't use the best available science when it took them off the threatened-species list last year.

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New Scrabble Dictionary For A New Generation


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Hasbro and Merriam-Webster have freshened the 70-year-old reference book by adding 300 new words to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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3D Gun Designer, Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Of A Minor, Freed On Bail


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He was arrested in a hotel in Taiwan on Friday and flown to Texas. He posted bail of $150,000.

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Virginia Prisons Ban Visitors From Wearing Tampons, Citing Contraband Concerns


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A spokeswoman said that visitors wearing tampons will be offered pads.

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OPINION: As Florence Kills Pigs And Millions Of Chickens, We Must 'Open Our Hearts'


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Anthropologist Barbara J. King says Hurricane Florence should lead us to look beyond the agriculture industry's loss of "inventory" and view animals as thinking, feeling — and suffering — beings.

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Surprise Victory Of Opposition In Maldives Elections, A Referendum On Democracy


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Voter turnout was nearly 90 percent. The challenger beat the incumbent president, who is accused of jailing opponents. The Indian Ocean nation is at the center of a rivalry between India and China.

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'Lion King' Puppet Technician Arrested After Allegedly Printing 3D Gun At Theater


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Ilya Vett, 47, said he was printing the gun for his brother who has a firearms license, according to police. Vett has been charged with attempted criminal possession of a firearm.

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Dallas Police Department Fires Amber Guyger, Officer Who Shot Man In His Own Home


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Guyger has said she mistakenly entered the wrong apartment in her complex and shot a man she thought was a burglar. She was later arrested and charged with manslaughter.

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How A Rising Star Of White Nationalism Broke Free From The Movement


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Derek Black once promoted a racist agenda by making speeches, hosting a radio show and starting a website. His change of heart is the subject of a new book, written by journalist Eli Saslow.

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Iran Threatens U.S. Over Deadly Separatist Attack On Parade


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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that "the cowardly attack was committed by those who are rescued by the Americans ... and they are financed by Saudi and Emirate's money."

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A Year After 'Rocket Man' Speech, Trump Returns To U.N. With Eyes On Iran


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President Trump will speak at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. He will highlight progress with North Korea, while calling for more pressure on Iran.

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Last Private Rescue Ship On Deadly Mediterranean Migrant Route Loses Its Registration


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International charities say it is a death sentence for hundreds of people trying to reach safety. They say Panama revoked the Aquarius 2's registration after pressure from Italy, which Italy denies.

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Rosenstein, Expecting To Be Fired, Heads To White House For Meeting On Tense Morning


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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visited the White House as talk swirled about his fate with the Justice Department. President Trump is in New York City.

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Trump Calls Kavanaugh 'Outstanding,' Dismissing Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegation


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A woman has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her during a drunken party at Yale. President Trump called the allegations against his pick "totally political."

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Science Reveals How Fruit Keeps A Lid On Ripening Until The Time Is Right


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Humans have harnessed the ripening power of the plant hormone ethylene for centuries, but a recent discovery of how a plant controls the hormone may lead to more precise human control of ripening.

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19-Year-Old Survives 49 Days At Sea, After Floating Hut Drifts To Guam


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After he ran out of cooking gas, Aldi Novel Adilang started using wood from his craft to cook fish. He drifted from Indonesia to waters around Guam.

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The Women's Wave: Backlash To Trump Persists, Reshaping Politics In 2018


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A big gender gap threatens the GOP in November, as the energy of the women's marches the day after Donald Trump took office has been sustained by Democratic women invested in the midterms.

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The Unending Tragedy Of A 5-Year-Old Who Drowned In A Pit Latrine


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It was a school toilet in South Africa. The boy's death in 2014 sparked a national outrage. The debate about potentially dangerous toilets is still simmering today.

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SiriusXM To Buy Internet Radio Pioneer Pandora In $3.5 Billion Deal


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The satellite radio giant would ink the deal taking over Pandora in the first quarter of 2019.

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High-Skilled Immigrants Call Out The Trump Administration's 'Hypocrisy'


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The White House says it wants an immigration system that prioritizes high-skilled workers. But critics say the administration is making it harder for those immigrants to live and work here.

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Sailor Rescued At Sea After Dismasting During Round-The-World Race


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Abhilash Tomy, an Indian navy commander participating in the arduous non-stop, unassisted race, called for help on Friday after his boat was rolled in an Indian Ocean storm.

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When Florence Hit Her School Community, This Principal Stepped Up


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Many of Krista Holland's students have been away from home and out of school for more than week. She says, "The lack of a sense of normalcy for the kids, I think that's where my heart aches the most."

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