Merrit Kennedy

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Justice Department Threatens To Sue Harvard In Admissions Probe

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The investigation is looking into claims that its admissions policies discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants by holding them to higher standards than black and Latino applicants.

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Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's Longtime President, Resigns After Tumultuous Week

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The longtime president's own party made a motion to impeach him Tuesday. After 37 years in power, Robert Mugabe had faced unprecedented pressure to resign — pressure he ignored until now.

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Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' Star And Singer, Dies At 86

Monday, November 20, 2017

When she was cast as an angel boss on the long-running CBS spiritual drama, Reese had been famous for decades as a gospel-influenced R&B performer, TV guest star and talk show fixture.

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Alcohol Banned For U.S. Forces In Japan After Fatal Car Crash

Monday, November 20, 2017

A Japanese man was killed early Sunday in a car crash involving a U.S. service member and alcohol was likely a factor. U.S. forces in Japan are now banned indefinitely from consuming alcohol.

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Chairman Steps Down As NPR Grapples With Harassment Crisis

Thursday, November 16, 2017

As NPR addresses fallout of a sexual harassment scandal that claimed its chief news executive, the network's board chairman has stepped down and an editor has been placed on leave.

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At Bowe Bergdahl's Sentencing, Navy SEAL Describes Being Shot During Search

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A military judge is allowing the testimony of service members who were injured as a direct result of the searches for Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban and held for five years.

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'This Was A Beautiful Place': Puerto Rico's Coffee Farms Devastated By Maria

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hacienda San Pedro had harvested just 2 percent of its beans before Hurricane Maria blasted through. The ripple effects will continue — it is expecting to run out of beans in December.

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2 Schools Reopen Their Doors In Puerto Rico

Friday, October 06, 2017

Schools across Puerto Rico are still largely closed since the storm hit. But two have opened as school leaders try to bring some normalcy to students' lives.

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Clean Water And Access To Power Remains An Issue For Puerto Ricans

Sunday, October 01, 2017

In Puerto Rico, residents are still struggling to get gasoline to keep generators operating and other resources while President Trump has continued to lash out against critics of his efforts.

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Harvey Weakens Over Louisiana As Houston Copes With Record Rainfall

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The death tally left by the now-tropical depression rose Wednesday as recovery workers in Harris County were able to reach a white van that a rescued man had told them held several family members.

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Baltimore Took Down Confederate Monuments. Now It Has To Decide What To Do With Them

Monday, August 28, 2017

Speaking about monument removals across the U.S., Mayor Catherine Pugh says, "They're coming down so fast, I don't know if we have enough museums to house them or enough cemeteries to stick them in."

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Haruo Nakajima, The Original Godzilla Actor, Dies

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Nakajima played the iconic giant reptile in a dozen films, donning the suit that he says weighed about 220 pounds and wreaking havoc on model cities and rival monsters. He was 88.

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We Miss You: Europol Writes Postcards To Its Most Wanted Fugitives

Friday, August 04, 2017

"Don't you miss the taste of real Italian cuisine, prepared with love by someone who really loves you?" Italian police write to a fugitive accused of murder, drug trafficking and robbery.

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Convicted Of Securities Fraud

Friday, August 04, 2017

The former pharmaceutical executive was found guilty on three of eight counts — two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud.

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Aldi Supermarket Chain Withdraws All Its Eggs In Germany Over Contamination Fears

Friday, August 04, 2017

The egg crisis is believed to have originated in Belgium in June and was then detected in the Netherlands. Millions of eggs have been recalled over concerns about the presence of an insecticide.

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Denmark's Prince Henrik Says He Won't Be Buried With His Wife

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Denmark's Prince Henrik has repeatedly said that he is upset about the fact that he was never made King Consort, and that frustration has grown. He believes that he has been discriminated against.

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be NASA's Next Planetary Protection Officer?

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The job posting has elicited headlines about how the space agency is seeking a person to defend Earth from aliens. But it's really more about microorganisms than little green men.

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Russian Prime Minister Slams Trump Administration 'Weakness' Over U.S. Sanctions

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the U.S. sanctions package "ends hopes for improving our relations with the new administration." President Trump signed the bill but called it "seriously flawed."

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1 Million Malnourished Children At Risk Of Cholera In Yemen

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

That's according to a new analysis from Save the Children. Yemen's outbreak is the world's worst in a single year since records have been kept, according to Oxfam.

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James Comey Has A Book Deal

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The first book by the former FBI director is expected next spring and will include "yet-unheard anecdotes from his long and distinguished career," according to publisher Flatiron Books.

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