Merrit Kennedy

Merrit Kennedy appears in the following:

Republicans Ask For Whistleblower, Hunter Biden To Testify In Impeachment Inquiry

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Republican Rep. Devin Nunes said that calling these witnesses would help ensure the impeachment probe "treats the President with fairness." Democrats are unlikely to approve the entire request.

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CDC Finds Possible Culprit In Outbreak Of Vaping-Related Lung Injuries

Friday, November 08, 2019

In every lung fluid sample tested from patients afflicted with lung injury, the scientists found traces of a chemical called vitamin E acetate. The discovery is seen as a breakthrough.

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Murderer 'Dies,' Is Resuscitated, Then Says He Completed His Life Sentence

Friday, November 08, 2019

But the Court of Appeals of Iowa doesn't buy that logic. A panel of judges said the inmate is "either alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is dead, in which case this appeal is moot."

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Judge Says Trump Must Pay $2 Million Over Misuse Of Foundation Funds

Thursday, November 07, 2019

The money will go to a group of charities. The New York judge said money raised at a 2016 veterans fundraiser "was used for Mr. Trump's political campaign and disbursed by Mr. Trump's campaign staff."

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Michigan Man Accused Of Funneling Trade Secrets To His Brother In Iran

Thursday, November 07, 2019

U.S. officials say that before coming to the U.S., the Iranian citizen and U.S. permanent resident served in Iran's military. His brother is said to have ties to Iran's military and nuclear program.

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15 Killed In Deadliest Attack To Hit Thailand's Restive South In Years

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

The region is predominately Muslim, and Thailand is a Buddhist-majority country. More than 7,000 people have been killed Southern Thailand since a separatist rebellion started in 2004.

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Iran Takes Another Step To Enrich Uranium, In Another Blow To Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Tehran says it will start injecting uranium gas into centrifuges, the latest in a series of breaches since President Trump's decision to abandon the nuclear deal and impose economic sanctions.

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New Russian Law Gives Government Sweeping Power Over Internet

Friday, November 01, 2019

The new law greatly expands Russia's grip on its citizens' Internet content. Rights groups are highly critical, and Internet experts say it could be difficult to actually implement.

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CIA-Backed Afghan Forces Committed Atrocities, Human Rights Group Says

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The paramilitary forces have "unlawfully targeted civilians because of mistaken identity, poor intelligence, or political rivalries in the locality," according to Human Rights Watch.

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Democrats Grill Trump's Nominee For Russia Ambassador Over Ukraine

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

John Sullivan's confirmation hearing was a window into discussions at the State Department over Ukraine relations — as impeachment testimony hearings are happening behind closed doors.

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'Start Listening': Greta Thunberg Rejects Major Environmental Award

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

"It is a huge honor," the Swedish activist said of the Nordic Council Environment Prize. "But the climate movement does not need any more awards."

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Nepalese Climber Summits World's 14 Highest Peaks In 6 Months, Smashing Record

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

"I hope to have proven that anything is possible with some determination, self-belief and positivity," said climber Nirmal Purja. The previous record-holder took more than seven years longer.

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Some Fighting Continues In Northern Syria Despite Turkish 'Pause'

Friday, October 18, 2019

There are a lot of unanswered questions, like whether Kurdish forces are actually withdrawing from the border. The Pentagon says U.S. ground forces won't be involved in enforcing a "safe zone."

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Pence Says Turkey Has Agreed To Suspend Its Incursion Into Syria

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The vice president led a delegation to try to persuade the Turkish president to stop the military push and enact a cease-fire. The Turkish foreign minister says the deal brokered is not a cease-fire.

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American Student Spends 4 Days In Egyptian Jail

Thursday, October 17, 2019

An American who spent four days in Egyptian jail tells the story of how he was caught at one of the government's now-infamous spot phone searches.

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'One Of The Worst Forms Of Evil': More Than 330 Arrested In Child Porn Site Bust

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The porn website has been shut down and 23 children were rescued. "You may try to hide behind technology, but we will find you and we will arrest and prosecute you," a federal official warns.

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Back From China, LeBron James Speaks Out On NBA Controversy

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

James said he believed Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey "wasn't educated on the situation at hand" when he expressed support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

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Major Crackdown In Egypt Sweeps Up Activists, Children — And At Least 1 U.S. Citizen

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Protesters, schoolchildren and some of the government's most prominent critics have all been detained in a government clampdown. So was a 22-year-old American college student, accused of spying.

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Pentagon Says U.S. Troop Position In Syria Came Under Fire From Turkish Incursion

Friday, October 11, 2019

A spokesman says all U.S. troops are accounted for with no injuries. U.S. officials say they oppose Turkey's military incursion into northern Syria.

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Turkish Forces Launch Military Attack Against Kurds At Syrian Border

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The incursion comes after the White House announced that U.S. forces would stand aside as Turkey launched the military operation in Northern Syria.

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