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Merrit Kennedy

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The VA Will Now Pay For Fertility Treatment For Wounded Vets

Friday, September 30, 2016

Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families, after mounting political pressure.

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The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

Friday, September 30, 2016

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

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Texas Pulls Out Of Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

Friday, September 30, 2016

Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement means that aid agencies will have to deal directly with the federal government. State services and benefits for refugees in Texas are expected to end in January.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Elaborate Kidnapping Initially Deemed A Hoax By Calif. Police

Thursday, September 29, 2016

In court documents, 39-year-old Matthew Muller is identified as a former Marine who suffers from bipolar disorder. He is described as a Harvard-educated lawyer who was later disbarred.

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Giant Sinkhole At Florida Plant Leaks Polluted Water Into State Aquifer

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A fertilizer company says third-party tests show the water contaminated with low-level radiation has not leaked off the site into nearby wells. Residents are upset they were not informed for weeks.

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'It Was Going Full, Full Force': Train Crashes Into Hoboken Terminal, Killing 1

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Gov. Chris Christie says 108 people were injured after a train approached Hoboken Terminal at high speed and crashed into the platform. The roof of the New Jersey station has partially collapsed.

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California Eliminates Statute Of Limitations On Rape Cases

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The bill is widely believed to be inspired by allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, after some of his accusers came forward long after the alleged sexual assaults took place.

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Agnes Nixon, 'Queen Of Modern Daytime Drama,' Dies At 93

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon created All My Children and One Life to Live. She was known for exploring challenging and taboo social issues through daytime television.

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California Imposes Sweeping Sanctions On Wells Fargo Amid Scandal

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

California's state treasurer has announced he is suspending major parts of the state's business relationship with Wells Fargo because of a scandal involving unauthorized customer accounts.

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The U.S. Is Sending 600 More Troops To Iraq

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says the increase, which brings the American total to about 5,000, anticipates a major operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.

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PHOTOS: Typhoon Megi Slams Into Taiwan And Southeast China

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The powerful storm forced tens of thousands to evacuate their homes. At least four people in Taiwan and one person in mainland China were killed.

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Clinton-Trump Showdown Was The Most-Watched Presidential Debate Ever

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen.

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Bronx Blast Kills 'Rising Star' Fire Battalion Chief

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It happened after a passerby reported the smell of gas, in an area under investigation as a possible marijuana grow house. Michael J. Fahy served the department for 17 years and was a father of three.

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92 Percent Of The World's Population Breathes Substandard Air, WHO Says

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The pollution levels have a staggering impact on health, according to the report, which says: "In 2012, one out of every nine deaths was the result of air pollution-related conditions."

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Wells Fargo CEO To Forfeit Tens Of Millions In Stock Awards Amid Scandal

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wells Fargo says John Stumpf and the former retail-banking head will forfeit stock awards worth about $60 million combined, after employees opened unauthorized customer accounts to meet company goals.

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Sinister 'Clowns' Are Scaring People In Multiple States

Saturday, September 24, 2016

This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing.

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National Museum of African American History Opens Its Doors

Saturday, September 24, 2016

More than 100 years after it was originally proposed, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors in Washington, D.C.

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5 Killed In Shooting At A Washington State Mall; Manhunt Underway

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A shooter opened fire inside a Macy's at a shopping mall in Burlington, Washington on Friday evening. The suspect remains at large and the motive is not clear.

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Native Hawaiians Now Have A Pathway To Form A Government

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Interior Department says Native Hawaiians can now choose whether to form a unified government, which could eventually enter into formal government-to-government relations with the U.S.

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Dozens Of U.S., Canadian Tribes Unite Against Proposed Oil Pipelines

Friday, September 23, 2016

At least 50 First Nations and tribes signed a treaty Thursday opposing tar sands expansion plans that they view as "a collective threat to our Nations."

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