Merrit Kennedy

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Federal Government To Resume Capital Punishment After Nearly 20-Year Hiatus

Thursday, July 25, 2019

"The Justice Department upholds the rule of law — and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system," Attorney General William Barr said.

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Rapper Meek Mill Is Granted Retrial After Years-Long Legal Fight

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Evidence that arose after Meek's trial is "of such a strong nature and character that a different verdict will likely result at a retrial," a three-judge panel in Pennsylvania says.

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'The Time Has Come To Act': Boris Johnson Takes The Helm As U.K. Prime Minister

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The polarizing and showboating new prime minister has vowed to deliver on the U.K. leaving the European Union in October, whether or not a deal is reached.

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Senate Approves Bill To Prevent Sept. 11 Victims' Fund From Running Out Of Money

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

President Trump is expected to sign the measure, ending a years-long ordeal for the victims after concerns that the fund was on the verge of running out of money.

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North Carolina Reaches Settlement In Long Battle Over Bathrooms And Gender Identity

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The deal, approved by a federal judge on Tuesday, enshrines the right of transgender individuals to use bathrooms that match their gender identities in many North Carolina public buildings.

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Li Peng, Chinese Premier Known As 'Butcher Of Beijing,' Dies At 90

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

History will likely judge that Li deserved his moniker for his role in the Tiananmen Square massacre. He appeared on television to declare martial law. After that, troops descended on protesters.

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Trump Denies Iran Has Captured 17 CIA Spies

Monday, July 22, 2019

A senior Iranian intelligence officer says Iran has detained CIA-trained spies who were attempting to gather information on the country's military and nuclear capabilities.

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Ex-NSA Contractor Who Stole Top Secret Documents Is Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Friday, July 19, 2019

Harold Martin committed the massive theft of government documents over decades, storing files in his car and Maryland home. "My methods were wrong, illegal and highly questionable," Martin said.

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VIDEO: Man Scrambles Down At Least 14 Stories Of High-Rise After Fire Reported

Friday, July 19, 2019

It's not clear why the Philadelphia man left the building this way, descending more than a dozen floors in about three minutes.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Receives Resounding Welcome Home Amid Trump Attacks

Friday, July 19, 2019

"We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president," she said into a megaphone, "because his policies are a nightmare to us. We are not deterred, we are not frightened, we are ready."

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Suspected Arson At Anime Studio In Japan Kills At Least 33 People

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the apparently deliberate act in Kyoto is "too appalling for words." A suspect has been taken into custody.

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Pumpsie Green, 1st Black Player On The Boston Red Sox, Dies At 85

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Boston Red Sox were the last Major League Baseball team to integrate, some 12 years after Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Streets A 'War Zone' As Protesters Call For Puerto Rico's Governor To Resign

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Some of the island's biggest stars attended, and tensions ratcheted up in San Juan when protesters burst through a barricade at the governor's mansion and security forces fired tear gas at the crowd.

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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak In Congo An International Health Emergency

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,650 people, according to the World Health Organization. About 12 new cases are reported daily.

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U.S. Sanctions Senior Myanmar Generals Over Rohingya 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

"The United States is the first government to publicly take action with respect to the most senior leadership of the Burmese military," the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.

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Scientists Desert USDA As Agency Relocates To Kansas City Area

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The mandatory move imposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on most of the workers at two vital research agencies has been criticized as a "blatant attack on science."

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King Of The Hill: Guinness World Records Crowns Wales Street World's Steepest

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The town of Harlech in Wales has ousted Dunedin, New Zealand, for the title of world's steepest street. Residents are elated about the title, which required a lengthy verification process.

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Netflix Cuts Controversial Suicide Scene From '13 Reasons Why'

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The show is centered on the suicide of a teenage girl, and the first season's finale shows her taking her own life. Several organizations raised concerns that it could romanticize suicide.

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Yosemite Hotels Get Their Historic Names Back After Trademark Dispute

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel is back to its original name, The Ahwahnee. And a set of cabins that was temporarily called Half Dome Village now carries its historic name, Camp Curry.

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VIDEO: KFC Obliterated By Explosion In North Carolina

Friday, July 12, 2019

After a blast rocked the chicken restaurant in Eden, N.C., smoke and flames erupted from the ruined building and debris and sparks fell from the sky. The moment was captured on surveillance footage.

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