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Friday, Nov 30

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Amid Trade War With U.S., There Are Signs Of Dissent Among China's Economists

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Sheng Hong of the Beijing-based Unirule Institute of Economics is one who has dared to speak up. Now authorities have shut down his think tank and he's been prevented from traveling abroad.

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In Gesture To India, Pakistan Offers Easy Access To Sikh Holy Site

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For decades, India's Sikhs have longed to reach one of their holiest sites, a soaring white temple, built on a river bank. A new corridor will allow them visa-free access to the temple.

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Flash Floods Hit Communities Devastated By Camp Fire

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"The roots and the bottoms of the utility poles are just kind of swimming," Cal Fire spokesman Rick Carhart said on Thursday. Rescue teams worked to save motorists stranded on flooded roads.

Trump's Move To Give States More Flexibility Undercuts Obamacare, Critics Say

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The Trump administration offered states specific examples Thursday of how they could change the way they implement the Affordable Care Act. Critics say Trump's plan could drive up premiums for many.

St. Louis Police Officers Indicted For Beating An Undercover Colleague

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The September 2017 acquittal of a white police officer charged with killing a black suspect led to protests during which the beating outlined in the indictment occurred.

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What Do African Aid Recipients Think Of Charity Ads?

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Charities often debate how the subjects of their fundraising ads are portrayed — but those discussions rarely include the people in the pictures.

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Starbucks Moves To Block Porn From Free Wi-Fi Networks

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Patrons have always been banned in theory from viewing pornographic content over the company's Wi-Fi, but there was no technological filter in place. Starbucks will have one in 2019.

Thursday, Nov 29

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Brazil Pulls Its Offer To Host Major U.N. Climate Summit

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The incoming far-right president said he requested the change. Environmentalists are worried about how the Bolsonaro administration will handle environmental issues.

Trump Judicial Nominee Set To Fail Amid Voter Suppression Charges

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Sen. Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, said he would not support Thomas Farr. The nominee came under scrutiny over possible voter suppression efforts in North Carolina.

What You Need To Know About The Latest Big News In The Mueller Russia Investigation

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A busy week has brought a flurry of twists and turns in the often difficult-to-understand story lines of the special counsel's investigation. Here's a breakdown of what happened and what it means.

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'Harold Believed In Me': Remembering A College Access Advocate And NYC Schools Leader

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Harold Levy, the former head of New York City public schools, worked to give all students access to college. "Harold wanted to know us, he wanted to hear us," one student says.

Another Drug Crisis: Methamphetamine Use By Pregnant Women

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As illegal meth use has made a comeback across the U.S., pregnant women have not been spared, doctors say. New research shows rural areas in the South, Midwest and West have been hit hardest.

San Diego Gallery Charged With Trafficking Over $1.3 Million Worth Of Ivory Items

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During a sting operation, officials successfully bought one item banned from purchase under state law and were offered three more, leading to a search warrant and the large bust.

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New York Public Housing Is Home To City's Newest Food Entrepreneurs

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Food Business Pathways is a free course that gives low-income participants a leg up in turning their ideas into successful businesses through training, mentoring, access to services and space to sell.

Scientists Improve Mood By Stimulating A Brain Area Above The Eyes

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People with symptoms suggesting depression felt better immediately when tiny pulses of electricity reached a brain area called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex.

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U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Amid 'Disturbing' Rise In Overdoses And Suicides

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"These sobering statistics are a wakeup call that we are losing too many Americans, too early and too often, to conditions that are preventable," says CDC Director Robert Redfield.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Gets A Reprieve, Will Continue To Be Brewed By MillerCoors

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For nearly 20 years, MillerCoors has brewed nearly all of Pabst's beers. The arrangement will now continue past 2020.

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Michael Cohen Admits Trump Tower-Moscow Talks Continued Well Into 2016 Campaign

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President Trump's longtime fixer pleaded guilty on Thursday to lying to Congress about the real estate negotiations that Trump's business conducted with Russians in 2016.

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Deutsche Bank Offices Are Raided In Money Laundering Probe

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Prosecutors are investigating two Deutsche Bank employees who allegedly helped customers set up offshore firms to avoid anti-money laundering safeguards.

2 Years After Standing Rock Protests, Tensions Remain But Oil Business Booms

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Legal battles and local tensions persist two years after the North Dakota prairie was filled with thousands of indigenous and environmental protesters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

3 Police Officers Found Guilty Of Murder In Philippines' War On Drugs

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A court found all three men guilty of murder and sentenced them each to 40 years in prison for the 2017 killing of a 17-year-old who police said they suspected was a drug runner.

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Volkswagen Planning A New North American Factory For Electric Cars

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The German carmaker is planning to introduce a $30,000 to $40,000 electric car in 2020 to compete with similarly priced American vehicles.

Beijing Is Pushing Hard To Influence U.S. Views Of China, Report Says

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The new report, authored by some of the top experts on China, warns of an aggressive influence campaign aimed at the U.S. government, universities and even Hollywood.

Partisan Election Officials Are 'Inherently Unfair' But Probably Here To Stay

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It would take a massive overhaul of state laws to make election administration truly nonpartisan. Voters say they want it, and experts are calling for it, but it probably isn't coming any time soon.

President Trump Cancels Putin Meeting On Eve Of G-20

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The president cited Russian aggression against Ukraine in his tweet about the change. He still has a series of meetings planned on the sidelines of the summit, including with China's Xi Jinping.

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Science Summit Denounces Gene-Edited Babies Claim, But Rejects Moratorium

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The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing issues a consensus on how scientists might responsibly move forward to create gene-edited babies in the wake of a rogue scientist's claims.

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Number Of U.S. Kids Who Don't Have Health Insurance Is On The Rise

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Economic growth usually means more kids get health insurance, but that's not been the case during the Trump years, a study shows. For the first time in a decade, the uninsured rate for children is up.

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Ex-Florida Police Chief Sentenced To 3 Years For Framing Black Men And Teen

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Raimundo Atesiano wanted to reduce his town's crime statistics, so he ordered officers to arrest innocent people for a slew of unsolved burglaries. "I made some very, very bad decisions," he said.

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Convicted Murderer Has Confessed To 90 Killings, FBI Says

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Federal, state and local officials across the country are now on a hunt to verify the claims by Samuel Little, 78, who "may be among the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history."

Why The Crisis Between Ukraine And Russia Has Taken To The Sea

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It's not by chance that the countries' 4 1/2-year conflict has taken on a naval dimension. Moscow is further imposing on Kiev its annexation of Crimea.