Merrit Kennedy

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House Votes 'No War Against Iran,' In Rebuke To Trump

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Lawmakers passed two bills seeking to limit the president's ability to take military action without the prior approval of lawmakers. The White House has signaled that Trump would veto the legislation.

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WHO Declares Coronavirus Outbreak A Global Health Emergency

Thursday, January 30, 2020

"The main reason for the declaration is not because of what is happening in China but because of what is happening in other countries," said World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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Trump Says His Mideast Peace Plan Provides A 'Realistic Two-State Solution'

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

President Trump declared that his "vision presents a win-win opportunity for both sides." Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has called it a "disastrous announcement."

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At Least 2 People Killed In Massive Industrial Explosion In Houston

Friday, January 24, 2020

The blast was felt more than 30 miles away, knocking homes off their foundations and casting debris about half a mile. A criminal probe is underway, though it's not clear what caused the explosion.

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Federal Government May Tighten Restrictions On Service Animals On Planes

Thursday, January 23, 2020

One of the biggest changes is that the Department of Transportation would no longer require airlines to consider emotional support animals as service animals, as they have in the past.

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Chinese Authorities Begin Quarantine Of Wuhan City As Coronavirus Cases Multiply

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Transportation in and out of the city of 11 million is being shut down as cases of the coronavirus are being reported throughout China and abroad. Wuhan is believed to be the contagion's epicenter.

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District Of Columbia Sues Inaugural Committee For 'Grossly Overpaying' At Trump Hotel

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

President Trump's inaugural committee spent more than a million dollars renting event space at the hotel in January 2017, a cost that D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine says is far above market rate.

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Glenn Greenwald Accused By Brazilian Prosecutors In Hacking Probe

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The U.S. journalist decried the accusation as an "obvious attempt to attack a free press in retaliation for the revelations we reported." A judge will decide whether the case moves forward.

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1st Case Of New Coronavirus Detected In U.S.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The individual had returned to his home in Washington state after a visit to Wuhan, China, where the virus was discovered in December.

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3 Alleged Members Of Hate Group 'The Base' Arrested In Georgia, Another In Wisconsin

Friday, January 17, 2020

This is the second round of suspected members of The Base to be arrested this week. The group is trying to bring about the downfall of the U.S. government, according to law enforcement.

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'Freed From The Secret': Rep. Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia

Friday, January 17, 2020

The freshman lawmaker says she felt that it was particularly important for her to speak out about her condition because her hairstyle, Senegalese twists, has become a part of her political brand.

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New York Mets 'Part Ways' With Manager Carlos Beltrán Over Sign-Stealing Scandal

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The fallout continues from a sign-stealing scandal involving the Houston Astros during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Beltrán was part of the team in 2017, and a league investigation said he was involved.

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'PigeonBot' Brings Robots Closer To Birdlike Flight

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Birds change the shape of their wings far more than planes. The complexities of bird flight have posed a major design challenge for scientists trying to translate the way birds fly into robots.

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In Rare Move, Pope Francis Appoints A Woman To A Senior Vatican Position

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Francesca Di Giovanni is the first woman to have a managerial role in the Secretariat of State, one of the most important departments in the Vatican. She has been working there for 27 years.

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U.S. Citizen Dies In Egyptian Prison, State Department Says

Monday, January 13, 2020

Moustafa Kassem, who sold auto parts in New York, was arrested amid a massive crackdown in Egypt in 2013. He had been on hunger strike for more than a year at the time of his death.

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Houston Astros Dismiss Team Manager, General Manager Over Sign-Stealing Scandal

Monday, January 13, 2020

MLB ordered the team to pay a fine of $5 million — the highest amount allowable under league rules. The Astros also will forfeit first- and second-round selections in player drafts in 2020 and 2021.

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Iran Denies Shooting At Anti-Government Protesters, Despite Video Footage

Monday, January 13, 2020

Videos appear to show security forces using live ammunition, which Iran's government has denied. The demonstrations erupted after Iran acknowledged that it accidentally shot down a passenger plane.

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Hungary Says It Will Offer Free Fertility Treatments To Counter Population Decline

Friday, January 10, 2020

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is fiercely opposed to immigration and has said that boosting national fertility rates is his preferred way to counter the population downturn and risk of labor shortages.

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Montana Court Reverses $35 Million Child Abuse Verdict Against Jehovah's Witnesses

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The unanimous Montana Supreme Court decision found that religious institutions are not always obligated to report child sexual abuse to authorities due to an exemption in Montana state law.

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Former French President Sarkozy To Face Trial For Alleged Graft

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Nicolas Sarkozy, who led France from 2007 to 2012, stands accused in multiple legal actions. In this case, he allegedly attempted to convince a court official to illegally release information.

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