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Turkey Counterpunches By Raising Tariffs On U.S. Goods

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Ankara has increased tariffs on U.S. products ranging from liquor to automobiles to beauty products, in some cases more than tripling them.

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Los Angeles Is Deploying Body Scanners To Screen Metro Riders

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LA's public transit system says it is the first in the U.S. to buy passive millimeter wave scanners for metro stations. The Transportation Security Administration has been doing tests for a year.

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Death Toll In Genoa Bridge Collapse Rises To 39

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Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said a private company responsible for maintaining the Ponte Morandi Bridge did not do its job and was responsible for the collapse.

FACT CHECK: White House Apologizes For False Claim About African-American Jobs

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The White House backtracked this week on claims that President Trump has overseen more job gains among African-Americans than his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Wisconsin Reservation Offers A Climate Success Story And A Warning

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Climate change is causing more severe flooding around the country, and a disproportionate number of Native American communities are on the front lines.

FACT CHECK: Can Trump Legally Keep Former Staff Quiet? Probably Not

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The Trump campaign says former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman broke a nondisclosure agreement but an employment lawyer says, "she's going to be able to continue with what she's doing."

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A Big Night For Democratic Diversity, And 3 Other Primary Takeaways

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For the first time, a transgender candidate won a major party nomination for governor. Plus, a possible new chapter in the #MeToo era; education as a major theme; and high Democratic turnout.

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Catholic Sexual Abuse Crisis Deepens As Authorities Lag In Response

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History, legal issues and doctrine all contribute to the continuing failure of Catholic authorities to recognize and respond more effectively to sexual abuse scandals.

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N.M. Compound Members Granted Bail In Child Abuse Case; Judge Gets Death Threats

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Eleven children found during a police raid in Taos County are in protective custody. A toddler's body was discovered on the premises. Prosecutors say the child was a compound member's disabled son.

Overcoming A Shameful Past, VA Plans Haven For Homeless Vets In West Los Angeles

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The West Los Angeles VA Medical Center was supposed to be a home for old and disabled soldiers. After decades, it's being transformed into a community for at least 1,200 chronically homeless veterans.

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Kavanaugh Fight Puts Vulnerable Senators In A Tight Spot

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The president's Supreme Court pick meets Wednesday with Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp, who are both up for re-election in red states while under intense pressure from activists.

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Australian Lawmaker Refers To 'Final Solution' In Push For Muslim Immigration Ban

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In his maiden speech, newly minted Sen. Fraser Anning of the far-right Katter's Australian Party called for a revival of long-rescinded racially based immigration policies.

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Nearly A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Officials Claim Power Is Totally Restored

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Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority says all homes without power from the devastating hurricane now have electricity. Other reports say some residents are still waiting.

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Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money

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Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities.

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Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist Is First Transgender Nominee For Governor

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Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. Primaries were also decided Tuesday in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Trump Ally Kris Kobach Wins Primary For Kansas Governor, As GOP Incumbent Concedes

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Kobach led incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes, with provisional ballots still being counted. Democrats hope his controversial positions on immigration and voter fraud will give them an opening.

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University Of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death

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President Wallace Loh admitted at a news conference on Tuesday that the school's athletic training staff "misdiagnosed" Jordan McNair's collapse and that their failures led to his death.

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Tinder Co-Founders Sue App's Owners For At Least $2B, Saying They Were 'Cheated'

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The lawsuit also says the parent companies "whitewashed" sexual harassment claims against an executive carrying out a plan to hide Tinder's full value. The companies blast the suit as "sour grapes."

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Former Baltimore Officer Charged With Assault After Viral Video

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Arthur Williams has been indicted by a grand jury for criminal charges including first-degree assault after a video surfaced on social media that showed him repeatedly punching a man in the face.

Florida's Gulf Coast Battles Deadly And Smelly Red Tide

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A toxic algae bloom is killing fish, turtles and dolphins and discouraging tourists from visiting Florida's Gulf Coast. It's not the first such event, but it is especially intense.

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Report Reveals Widespread Sexual Abuse By Over 300 Priests In Pennsylvania

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A long-awaited grand jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse details decades of misconduct and cover-up in six of the state's eight Roman Catholic dioceses.

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Nope, Those Aren't Mailboxes: Paris Rolls Out Sidewalk Urinals

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The urinals are not at all subtle. They're bright red and placed in heavily trafficked areas — for example, directly next to the Seine near the Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Trump Campaign Targets Omarosa Manigault Newman Over Tell-All Book

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The president's campaign arm has filed a complaint against the former White House aide, saying she violated a 2016 agreement with her book and publicity tour.

Defense Rests In Paul Manafort Case Without Calling Him Or Other Witnesses

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Prosecutors wrapped on Monday. The move by defense attorneys to rest their case on Tuesday signals the tax and fraud trial is set to move into its final phase.

Lunch Lady Larceny? Cafeteria Workers Allegedly Stole Half A Million Dollars

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After Connecticut officials found "irregularities" at two school cafeterias, authorities traced the stolen lunch money back to two unusual suspects: sisters behind the counter.

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Dozens Of Cars Torched By Masked Youths In Western Sweden, Authorities Say

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"What the hell are they up to?" Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven asked in an interview on Swedish radio. Authorities say the car fires may have been coordinated.

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Nebraska Carries Out 1st Execution Using Fentanyl In U.S.

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A federal three-judge panel denied a drug company's request to halt the execution of Carey Dean Moore over concerns about whether the state obtained the drugs improperly.

Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest

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Research shows that 400 female blue orchard bees are as effective at pollinating almonds as the more than 10,000 bees in a honeybee hive. But they reproduce slowly and are prone to wandering.

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Dozens Of People Feared Dead After Span Of Busy Highway Bridge Collapses In Italy

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A suspension bridge collapsed in Genoa on Tuesday, sending cars and trucks that had been driving on the A10 motorway crashing down below.

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How To Make A Civics Education Stick

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In the age of fake news, civics learning involves a lot more than reading the Constitution. One teacher says she encourages her students to "question everything."