Merrit Kennedy

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What We Know About The Victims Of The Dayton Shooting

Sunday, August 04, 2019

The nine people who died in the shooting early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, range in age from 22 to 57. They include four women and five men.

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New Puerto Rico Governor Sworn In Amid Political Chaos

Friday, August 02, 2019

Because Puerto Rico's Senate has not approved Pedro Pierluisi yet, legal challenges are expected. Protesters gathered outside the governor's mansion Friday to see his disgraced predecessor leave.

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Rep. Cummings Says Someone Tried To Break Into His Home. 'Too Bad!' Trump Says

Friday, August 02, 2019

President Trump, who has repeatedly attacked the Maryland Democrat in recent days, tweeted about the incident, saying, "Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed."

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Turtle Embryos May Play A Role In Determining Sex

Friday, August 02, 2019

Scientists have found that turtle embryos can play a role in determining their own sex, which could help their species guard against climate change.

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Turtle Embryos May Play A Role In Whether They Become Male Or Female

Thursday, August 01, 2019

In many turtle species, sex is determined by temperature in the egg. That makes turtles particularly vulnerable to climate change. But scientists say the animals may have a way to shield themselves.

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So Long, Mini Shampoos: Holiday Inn's Owner Switching To Bulk Sizes To Cut Waste

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group says its hotels use some 200 million little toiletries every year. It plans to switch from tiny plastic sample sizes to bulk-sized bathroom amenities by the end of 2021.

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Feds Say They've Arrested Suspected 'Pink Lady Bandit' Behind Four Bank Robberies

Monday, July 29, 2019

"The pink lady is changing her trademark to an orange jumpsuit," a North Carolina sheriff said. She got her nickname because she often wore a hot pink purse. A suspected accomplice was also arrested.

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Suspected Boko Haram Attack On Nigerian Funeral Procession Kills At Least 60 People

Monday, July 29, 2019

The militant group has been waging an insurgency in Nigeria and surrounding countries for a decade, killing tens of thousands of people and displacing about 2.4 million others.

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What We Know: 'Mass Arrest' Of Marines Over Alleged Human Smuggling

Friday, July 26, 2019

As some 800 Marines gathered in formation at Camp Pendleton in California, 16 people were pulled out and put under arrest. An NCIS spokesperson said a total of 18 Marines have been apprehended.

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Trump Vetoes Bills Intended To Block Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Bipartisan lawmakers have criticized Saudi Arabia's actions in the Yemen conflict where thousands of civilians have died, and Saudi Arabia's role in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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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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