Merrit Kennedy

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FCC Chairman Endorses T-Mobile Merger With Sprint

Monday, May 20, 2019

"This is a unique opportunity to speed up the deployment of 5G throughout the United States and bring much faster mobile broadband to rural Americans," said chairman Ajit Pai.

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Ohio State Doctor Sexually Abused At Least 177 Male Students, Investigation Finds

Friday, May 17, 2019

The independent investigation concluded that university personnel were aware of the abuse as early as 1979, but that Richard Strauss kept abusing students until he retired nearly two decades later.

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Window Washers Rescued From Basket 'Swinging Violently' Atop Oklahoma Skyscraper

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Video posted by the Oklahoma City Fire Department shows an out-of-control basket at the top of the skyscraper wildly twisting in the wind with two workers on board.

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Missouri Senate Passes Bill That Would Ban Abortions After 8 Weeks

Thursday, May 16, 2019

It's the latest in a series of sweeping abortion restrictions passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures that appear aimed at pushing abortion challenges to the Supreme Court.

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FCC Wants Phone Companies To Start Blocking Robocalls By Default

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

"The American people are fed up with illegal robocalls," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said. "And we believe that we need to make it easier for phone companies to block these robocalls."

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Spider Uses Web As Slingshot To Ensnare Prey, Scientists Find

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

There's a type of spider that can slowly stretch its web taut and then release it, causing the web to catapult forward and entangle unsuspecting prey in its strands.

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Former President Jimmy Carter Suffers Broken Hip

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Carter Center said the former president was preparing to go turkey hunting when he fell in his home. It added that he is now "recovering comfortably" after undergoing surgery.

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Afghan TV Journalist Shot Dead In Kabul

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mina Mangal, who worked for several Afghan television channels and then became an adviser in parliament, was apparently en route to work early Saturday morning when she was attacked.

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Makers Of Sam Adams And Dogfish Head Beer Announce Merger Deal

Friday, May 10, 2019

The companies' founders say the merger is going to help the craft brewers compete in an industry that is seeing rapid consolidation.

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U.S. Takes Control Of North Korean 'Sanctions-Busting' Ship

Thursday, May 09, 2019

U.S. authorities say it is the first time a North Korean cargo vessel has been seized for breaking international sanctions. The coal ship has been detained in Indonesia for the past year.

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Pope Francis Issues Rules Requiring Priests And Nuns To Report Abuse

Thursday, May 09, 2019

The papal decree also sets up new procedures to hold more-senior church authorities such as bishops accountable for committing abuse or for covering up the crimes of others.

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Uber And Lyft Caused Major Traffic Uptick In San Francisco, Study Says

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Researchers compared data from fall 2010 — before the companies made inroads in the city — and fall 2016. They found that the companies are to blame for more than half of a big increase in traffic.

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Iran Says It Will Resume Some Activities It Had Halted Under Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

President Hassan Rouhani announced that Tehran will start keeping larger amounts of enriched uranium and heavy water. Iran's economy has been damaged by the return of U.S. sanctions.

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Opposition Candidate's Victory Tossed Out In Istanbul Mayor's Race

Monday, May 06, 2019

Turkish election authorities have canceled a major election victory for the country's main opposition party, according to Turkish state media. The Istanbul mayor's race will be rerun on June 23.

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It's A Boy! Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Welcome A Baby To The Royal Family

Monday, May 06, 2019

The pregnancy had been shrouded in an unusual degree of secrecy. Buckingham Palace had not disclosed where Markle would give birth or precisely when she was due.

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The Mississippi River Has Been Flooding For 41 Days Now

Friday, May 03, 2019

The record-breaking flooding is threatening communities and farmland along the upper Mississippi. Davenport, Iowa, is experiencing downtown flooding. The high water is continuing to move downriver.

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Cyclone Fani Slams Indian Coast, Forcing Millions To Evacuate

Friday, May 03, 2019

Authorities predicted "total destruction" of many homes. The cyclone made landfall early Friday morning, and at least two people have reportedly been killed by the powerful storm.

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Traces Of Cocaine, Pesticides Detected In U.K. Shrimp

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Scientists collected freshwater shrimp at 15 locations in Suffolk. Shrimp from all of the sites were found to have detectable amounts of cocaine, and many had other drugs or pesticides.

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The U.S. Public Will No Longer Have A Key Data Point About Afghanistan War

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

A watchdog report says the U.S. military is no longer collecting — and therefore no longer releasing — one of the most concrete measures of the war's progress.

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ISIS Leader Apparently Releases Video For First Time In 5 Years

Monday, April 29, 2019

The man who is purportedly Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi acknowledges the recent major defeat of ISIS in Baghouz, Syria.

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