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Veterans Claiming Illness From Burn Pits Lose Court Fight
Hundreds of veterans sued military contractor KBR Inc., alleging toxic smoke from burn pits at military bases made them ill. A federal appellate court said compensation must come from Congress.
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Amid Brexit Chaos, Theresa May's Government Survives Confidence Vote
Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, had called for the vote in Parliament after the resounding defeat of the Brexit deal that the prime minister had negotiated with the EU.
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'Next Round's On Me': Buy A Federal Worker A Beer In New D.C. Initiative
As businesses and government employees feel the impact of the partial shutdown, one website lets anyone buy a beer for an unpaid worker.
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Honduran Caravan Crosses Guatemala, Traveling Toward U.S.
The caravan, which could consist of up to 2,000 migrants, began its journey from Honduras on Monday. The migrants have already become symbols in the ongoing battle over border security.
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Winter Soups To Warm You Up When It's Cold Outside
A savory soup can be just the thing to warm you up on a winter's day, says chef Kathy Gunst — who literally wrote the book on the subject.
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From A Cell To A Home: Ex-Inmates Find Stability With Innovative Program
A novel housing program in California links people recently released from long-term prison sentences with hosts willing to rent space in their homes.
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Republicans Praise, Democrats Grill Andrew Wheeler In EPA Chief Confirmation Hearing
Wheeler has been serving as acting EPA administrator since Scott Pruitt stepped down amid ethics scandals in July. Prior to his work at the EPA, Wheeler worked as a lobbyist for the coal industry.
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'Fence' Shows That In Sports, Sometimes It's Not About Winning
C.S. Pacat's comic about rivalries and relationships in the overheated world of elite high school fencers stars a brash outsider up against a sleek yet surly prodigy at the top of his game.
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When A Trip To The Doctor Leads To A Chat About Antibiotics
The latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll finds that medical visits for symptoms of infections are common and that many people get an antibiotic under those circumstances. But a talk is in order first.
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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown Moves Closer To Joining 2020 Campaign
The Ohio Democrat told NPR on Wednesday that Democrats "need to win in the heartland" as he announced a tour of states holding the first primaries in 2020.
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U.S. Evangelicals Push Back Against Trump's Syria Pullout Plan
Christian leaders in the U.S. fear President Trump's decision to pull out of Syria will leave Christian minorities in the region vulnerable to attack.
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Hozier To Release First Album In Four Years: Hear His Newest Song
Andrew Hozier-Byrne has a new album coming in March. His second album, called Wasteland, Baby!, is his first full-length record in four-and-a-half years. Today we have a new song from the soulful Irish singer called "Almost (Sweet Music)." In additio
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Feel The Fear — And Read It Anyway: 'Help Me!' Documents A Year Of Self-Help Books
Marianne Power decided to read one self-help book a month, for a year — and follow the advice in each, to the letter. She says it became a much more intense undertaking than she'd anticipated.
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'Joy Enough' Recalls A Daughter's All-Encompassing Love For Her Mother
Sarah McColl unstintingly puts her heart on the page as she reflects on caring for her dying mother, with whom she is unimaginably close, as her marriage fails.
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Daily Movement — Even Household Chores — May Boost Brain Health In Elderly
Whether it's exercise or housework, older Americans who move their bodies regularly may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions and other signs of dementia.
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U.S. Troops Killed By Blast In Syria; Islamic State Claims Responsibility
As many as four American soldiers are reported dead in a suicide bombing in northern Syria. The attack comes shortly after President Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria.
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The #MuteRKelly Movement Takes Its Protest To The Steps Of His Record Label
In the wake of the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, protesters brought more than 200,000 petition signatures on Wednesday to RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment, calling for the label to drop him.
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Pelosi Calls For Postponement Of State Of The Union Address Due To Shutdown
In a letter to President Trump, Pelosi cites security concerns and suggests working together to find another suitable date. Pelosi also gave the president the option to deliver the address in writing.
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Federal Watchdog Finds Government Ignored Emoluments Clause With Trump Hotel
The Inspector General for the General Services Administration, said that agency lawyers decided to ignore the constitutional issues when they reviewed the lease after Trump won the 2016 election.
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Capitalist Greed Is Child's Play For Leyla McCalla In 'Money Is King' Video
The Carolina Chocolate Drops cellist finds modern social and political issues in a 1930s calypso song. Watch the video premiere.
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'I'm A Survivor Of Violence': Portraits Of Women Waiting In Mexico For U.S. Asylum
Photographer Federica Valabrega photographed Central American women who fled domestic violence and joined a migrant caravan to seek asylum in the U.S.
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Watch: Massive, Moving Ice Disk Takes Center Stage, Mesmerizing Maine
Whether reminiscent of the moon's surface or "a big duck-go-round," a circle of ice entrances as it bobs and spins on a river in Maine.
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For Seventh Consecutive Year Visa Overstays Exceeded Illegal Border Crossings
A study also finds that the unauthorized population from Mexico has declined by 1.3 million people since 2010.
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Bacteria In Worms Make A Mosquito Repellent That Might Beat DEET
An insect-killing bacteria that lives inside a parasitic worm might hold the key to developing a powerful new repellent.
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Barr's Record On Mass Incarceration Comes Under Scrutiny In Confirmation Hearing
The heads of two influential national civil rights organizations challenged William Barr's suitability to be attorney general, citing his record in the early 1990s when he previously led the DOJ.
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Federal Employees Moonlight To Pay The Bills
As the partial government shutdown continues, some federal workers and contractors are looking for temporary jobs to earn income.
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Shutdown Will Be Worse For Economy Than First Thought, White House Says
White House officials reportedly say that each week of the shutdown will subtract 0.1 percentage point from growth — double the administration's original estimate.
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Jack Bogle, Father Of Simple Investing, Dies At 89
Bogle, the founder of Vanguard who created the first index mutual fund, died Wednesday, the firm said. He said investors should own a mix of bonds and stocks but shouldn't pay managers to pick them.
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In Home Of Original Sriracha Sauce, Thais Say Rooster Brand Is Nothing To Crow About
The Rooster brand, ubiquitous in the U.S., is now being exported to Thailand, where Sriracha was born. But many Thais who taste the U.S. version are not impressed. "I wanted to gag," says one.
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Real Fake News: Activists Circulate Counterfeit Editions Of 'The Washington Post'
The phony paper, distributed in Washington, D.C., "reported" that President Trump had resigned under pressure from female political activists.
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