Colin Dwyer

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State Department Instructs Embassies To Beef Up Screening For Visa Applicants

Friday, March 24, 2017

The directions, in four memorandums sent last week, require social media checks on certain applicants and instruct consular officials to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny."

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The Reality Show No One Was Watching

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Participants in the British show Eden spent a year in the remote Scottish highlands, living off their will and wits with cameras rolling. The only problem? No episodes have aired since August.

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How Noisy Is Your Neighborhood? Now There's A Map For That

Thursday, March 23, 2017

For the first time, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released a handy map tracing the noise produced by airports and interstate highways in locations across the U.S.

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Dozens Of Civilians Killed Near Raqqa In Airstrike Activists Blame On Coalition

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Monitor groups allege a strike by U.S.-led forces leveled a school near ISIS' de facto capital in Syria. The coalition says there's no indication it was responsible but it will investigate.

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Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Senate voted Tuesday to lift a 2016 ban on certain hunting practices — like trapping and aerial shooting — on national wildlife refuges there. Now the bill heads to President Trump to be signed.

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North Korea Missile Explodes Within Seconds Of Launch, U.S. Says

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The missile was fired from the country's east coast Wednesday, the U.S. and South Korea confirm. The test, North Korea's third this year, comes amid joint military drills by the U.S. and the South.

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Nevada On Cusp Of Ratifying Equal Rights Amendment 35 Years After Deadline

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

With a vote Monday, Nevada drew closer to approving the ERA, long after Congress' 1982 deadline for ratification. But the state has given the amendment's supporters new reason to hope.

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Boston Students Get A Glimpse Of A Whole New World, With Different Maps

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

In a bid to "decolonize the curriculum," Boston Public Schools has swapped into some classrooms the Peters projection — a map meant to more accurately portray continent sizes.

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David Rockefeller — Philanthropist, Banker And Collector — Dies At 101

Monday, March 20, 2017

The grandson of an oil baron, Rockefeller made his own name as the chief of Chase Manhattan Bank. But he was known nearly as well for his prodigious collections — of art, contacts and even beetles.

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Arkansas Splits Its Holidays For Martin Luther King Jr. And Robert E. Lee

Monday, March 20, 2017

Since 1985, the state has celebrated the civil rights icon and Confederate general on the same day. Now, a newly signed law removes Lee from King's federal holiday, bumping him to October.

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Louise Erdrich, Matthew Desmond Lead National Book Critics Circle Winners

Friday, March 17, 2017

The authors — who won awards in the fiction and nonfiction categories, respectively — were just two of the writers who emerged Thursday with one of the literary world's most renowned prizes.

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Trump Stands By Unproven Wiretap Claim At Joint News Conference With Merkel

Friday, March 17, 2017

In an awkward moment, Trump referred to 2013 revelations the NSA spied on the German chancellor: "We have something in common." The leaders, meeting for the first time, also spoke of trade and NATO.

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A New Zealand River Now Has The Legal Rights Of A Human

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lawmakers granted the Whanganui River the rights of legal representation on Wednesday. The vote caps over a century of struggle by the local Maori people, who see the waterway as a sacred ancestor.

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The Oxford Comma: Great For Listing, Pontificating, And Winning Court Cases

Thursday, March 16, 2017

An appeals court dispute between a Maine dairy company and its delivery drivers came down to a single punctuation mark — or rather, the lack of it. Count it a win for the controversial comma.

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Officials Launch Formal Investigation Of French Candidate Francois Fillon

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Preliminary charges center on allegations the center-right presidential nominee paid his wife and children for fake jobs with public funds. Once the favorite, Fillon has faltered under the scandal.

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Somali Pirates Reportedly Seize Tanker In First Commercial Hijacking Since 2012

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

An anti-piracy group says the Aris 13 oil tanker, which has an eight-member Sri Lankan crew, sent a distress call Monday and "then it disappeared."

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Out Like A Lion: Nor'easter Caps Last Days Of Winter With A Frosty Finale

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The storm swept through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Tuesday, leaving more than 200,000 utility customers without power and some 6,000 canceled flights in its wake.

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2 Former Penn State Administrators Plead Guilty To Roles In Abuse Scandal

Monday, March 13, 2017

Former Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley each pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor child endangerment, for covering up child abuse by disgraced coach Jerry Sandusky.

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WATCH: Olly The Terrier Face-Plants His Way To Dog Show Glory

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Jack Russell terrier wasn't exactly the most skilled dog at the Crufts dog show's skills competition Friday. But he was by far the most memorable.

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Scottish Leader Seeks New Vote On Independence: 'It Will Be Scotland's Choice'

Monday, March 13, 2017

Citing frustrations over Brexit negotiations, Nicola Sturgeon announced Monday that she will pursue a second referendum on Scottish independence, to be held as early as fall 2018.

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