Merrit Kennedy

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Brexit Showdown Looms As MPs Prepare To Return To Parliament

Monday, September 02, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is not planning to seek early elections — though observers say that may change if his political opponents push through a bill blocking a no-deal Brexit.

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Coast Guard Suspends Search For Victims Of California Diving Boat Disaster

Monday, September 02, 2019

Twenty bodies have been recovered, while five crew members made it to safety. Authorities say they believe the rest of the 39 people aboard the Conception have died since the boat caught fire Monday.

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Australia Says Great Barrier Reef Has 'Very Poor' Outlook, Climate Change To Blame

Friday, August 30, 2019

"Despite concerted efforts and investments, the condition of the Great Barrier Reef has declined since 2014, and this is largely due to the impacts from climate change," the main scientist said.

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EPA Aims To Roll Back Limits On Methane Emissions From Oil And Gas Industry

Thursday, August 29, 2019

"This would be a huge step backward," said one environmental advocate. "It would cause greatly increased pollution." The Trump administration says it will help the oil and gas industry save money.

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Costco Opens In Shanghai, Shuts Early Owing To Massive Crowds

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Costco said it is now limiting the number of customers in its warehouse to 2,000. Local police were helping to manage the crowds, and photos from the store showed long lines.

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North Carolina Says It Is Suing 8 E-Cigarette Companies

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The state's attorney general accuses the companies of targeting children and failing to properly verify customers' ages. The state already filed a similar lawsuit against Juul.

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Al Haynes, Pilot From Miraculous 1989 Crash Landing, Has Died

Monday, August 26, 2019

Haynes is widely seen as a hero, akin to Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his emergency landing on the Hudson River. Haynes is credited with saving dozens of lives.

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G-7 Leaders Pledge Money To Help Fight Amazon Rainforest Blazes, Macron Says

Monday, August 26, 2019

As the summit in France wrapped up, Brazil's far-right president tweeted that the international alliance treats his country "as if we were a colony or no man's land."

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Iran Under Sanctions: A Scramble For Cancer Care And Blame To Go Around

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Shortages affecting hospitals and clinics are a perilous example of an economic crisis that has worsened since the U.S. imposed economic and financial penalties on the country.

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Feds Charge 80 People Over Massive Online Fraud Conspiracy

Friday, August 23, 2019

One of the victims is a Japanese woman who sent more than $200,000 to a person she thought was a U.S. service member in Syria, according to the federal complaint.

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Have You Quit Smoking? NPR Wants To Hear Your Story

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tell us about how you decided it was the right time to quit, what your strategy was, and what you learned that could be useful to other people trying to ditch the habit.

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Italy's Premier Resigns In Fight Within His Coalition Government

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In a scathing speech to the Senate, Giuseppe Conte railed against his right-wing coalition partner Matteo Salvini, who wanted to hold a vote of no-confidence against him.

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Salvadoran Woman Who Lost Her Pregnancy Is Acquitted Of Homicide In Retrial

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Evelyn Beatriz Hernández was originally sentenced to 30 years in prison in El Salvador, which has one of the strictest abortion laws in the world.

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U.S. And The Taliban May Be Near A Deal. What Does That Mean For Afghanistan?

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Afghan government has been left on the sidelines as the U.S. and the Taliban have held multiple rounds of talks this year in the Gulf nation of Qatar.

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Spicy With A Twist: Nearly 4 Tons Of Pot Found In Jalapeno Shipment

Monday, August 19, 2019

Hundreds of bulky green packages were discovered amid the spicy chiles. The drugs seized at a San Diego cargo facility were valued at $2.3 million.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Cancels Visit To Israel And The West Bank

Friday, August 16, 2019

Israel had said it would allow the Michigan congresswoman to visit her aging grandmother in the West Bank after announcing earlier that it would bar her from visiting on a political trip.

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VIDEO: Vehicle Drives Into Crowd Of ICE Protesters Outside Detention Facility

Thursday, August 15, 2019

"The driver stepped on the gas and revved up and started plowing forward," said a protest organizer. A correctional officer from the facility has been placed on leave.

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These Experimental Shorts Are An 'Exosuit' That Boosts Endurance On The Trail

Thursday, August 15, 2019

No ordinary pair of shorts, these were designed by Harvard scientists to work with the wearer's own leg muscles when walking or running, and might make a soldier's heavy loads easier to carry.

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Hong Kong Airport Resumes Operations After Court Injunction Limiting Protests

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Flights were beginning to return to normal after police in riot gear and armed with pepper spray forced out most of the protesters staging a sit-in at one of the world's busiest aviation hubs.

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Police Crack Down On Protesters Occupying Hong Kong's Airport

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Operations at the major aviation hub initially appeared to be returning to normal early Tuesday, but by the afternoon, hundreds of pro-democracy activists had returned to departure areas.

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