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Missouri Faces Costly Dilemma: How To Treat Inmates With Hepatitis C?

January 19, 2018 - 9:04am

Civil liberties groups in Missouri and at least five other states are suing to get more inmates treated with hepatitis drugs that are highly effective but quite expensive.

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Trump Appointee Resigns After Bigoted Comments Surface

January 19, 2018 - 8:51am

Carl Higbie, appointed by President Trump to serve in the agency that runs AmericCorps, has apologized for remarks that derided black people, Muslims and other groups.

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Top Stories: Pope Angers Chileans; Turnover In Trump White House

January 19, 2018 - 8:14am

Also: A government shutdown looms as Congress can't agree on a spending bill; a powerful storm roars through Europe; and former CIA Director Stansfield Turner dies.

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Open Or Closed? Here's What Happens In A Partial Government Shutdown

January 19, 2018 - 7:40am

The mail will get delivered, Social Security checks will go out, and the National Park Service says it will try to keep parks accessible if there is a shutdown. But most federal agencies would close.

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Self-Immolation Rises As Desperate Tunisians Seek Escape From Poverty

January 19, 2018 - 7:10am

When a fruit seller set himself on fire, it helped start a revolution in Tunisia seven years ago. Since then, the suicide method has grown more common, especially among young, unemployed men.

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U.S. Military Advantage Over Russia And China 'Eroding,' Pentagon Says

January 19, 2018 - 7:00am

In the first update of the National Defense Strategy since 2014, the Pentagon is putting more focus on Russia and China, the "primary concern in U.S. national security," as opposed to terrorism.

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Schumer Says There's Still 'A Good Number Of Disagreements,' As Shutdown Looms

January 19, 2018 - 6:34am

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with President Trump at the White House on Friday afternoon to discuss a plan to avert a government shutdown.

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Pope Francis Accuses Bishop's Critics Of Slander, Riling Sex Abuse Victims In Chile

January 19, 2018 - 6:25am

On the last day of his visit to Chile, Pope Francis set the simmering resentment that some hold against the Catholic Church to a full boil.

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Stansfield Turner, Who Headed CIA Under Carter, Dies At 94

January 19, 2018 - 4:32am

The Navy admiral tapped by President Carter to lead the spy agency conducted a controversial downsizing of risky clandestine operations — a move that angered many in the intelligence community.

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Turnover In Trump's White House Is 'Record-Setting,' And It Isn't Even Close

January 19, 2018 - 2:00am

In Trump's first year in office 34 percent of top aides have either resigned, been fired or moved to different positions. That level of turmoil is off the charts compared with recent presidencies.

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Trump, Unlikely Champion Of Anti-Abortion Rights Movement, To Address March For Life

January 19, 2018 - 1:53am

Despite his history of previously expressing support for abortion rights, Trump carefully courted social conservatives and abortion-rights opponents.

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Women's Marches Across The Country Will Focus On The Vote

January 19, 2018 - 1:52am

On the anniversary of the Women's March in Washington, D.C., organizers say marches this year are less about outrage and more about political organizing.

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Hurricane-Force Winds In Europe Halt Flights, Rip Roofs And Topple Trees

January 19, 2018 - 12:11am

The storm, packing winds up to 126 mph and known in Germany as "Friederike," hit hardest there and in the Netherlands, but also affected France and Belgium.

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Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Death Of Half A Million Honey Bees

January 18, 2018 - 11:55pm

The unidentified boys, ages 12 and 13, allegedly ransacked a Sioux City honey farm, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to frigid winter temperatures.

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Justice Department Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Court Ruling Protecting DREAMers

January 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

After a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA, the Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to bypass the usual appeal process and hear its case this term.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister To Take A Baby Break

January 18, 2018 - 5:56pm

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's youngest prime minister in 150 years, will become only the second leader of a government to give birth in the modern age.

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Government Shutdown Still Possible As Short-Term Funding Passes House

January 18, 2018 - 5:28pm

The House has passed a short-term spending bill, but a government shutdown is still possible as Democrats appear ready to block the measure in the Senate.

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USA Gymnastics Severs Ties To Karoyli Ranch Where Olympians Say They Were Abused

January 18, 2018 - 5:14pm

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who is competing in the 2020 Tokyo games, said on Monday it would break her heart to return to the training facility where she says she was abused.

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Former Wisconsin Officer, Acquitted In Fatal Shooting, Takes Sexual Assault Plea Deal

January 18, 2018 - 4:07pm

Last June, a jury found Dominique Heaggan-Brown not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide. Thursday, he accepted a plea deal in an unrelated case.

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USA Gymnastics Says They Will No Longer Use The Karolyi Ranch Training Center

January 18, 2018 - 3:57pm

On Thursday, USA Gymnastics announced they will stop using the Karolyi Ranch — the site of many of the atrocities committed against Olympians by Larry Nassar, the team's former doctor.

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