Merrit Kennedy

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'Just Red, Everywhere': Australia Fire Traps Seaside Residents On Beach

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

An out-of-control wildfire threatened exit routes from the town of Mallacoota, forcing residents to rush toward the water for safety as embers rained down from a red sky.

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U.S. Sends Reinforcements As Protesters Try To Enter U.S. Embassy Compound In Baghdad

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Security forces fired tear gas at demonstrators as President Trump called on Iraq to intervene with force. The protesters are angry about a series of U.S. airstrikes on an Iranian-backed militia.

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Protesters Attempt To Storm U.S. Embassy In Baghdad

Monday, December 30, 2019

The protesters set fire to a reception area inside the compound as Marines fired tear gas to push them back. The angry demonstration follows a series of U.S. airstrikes inside Iraq and Syria.

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Chinese Researcher Who Created Gene-Edited Babies Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

Monday, December 30, 2019

He Jiankui announced in November 2018 that he had created the world's first gene-edited babies. Scientists are concerned about unintended side effects that could be passed down to future generations.

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Why Tobacco Industry Giants Backed Raising The Minimum Age Of Purchase

Monday, December 23, 2019

President Trump has signed off on raising the age of sale from 18 to 21 for cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Health advocates worry it guards the industry from further sweeping regulations.

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Trump Created The Space Force. Here's What It Will Actually Do

Saturday, December 21, 2019

"It's not about putting military service members in space," one expert said. The new branch will basically reorganize what the military does in space and elevate it to a single chain of command.

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Australia Just Had Its Hottest Day On Record

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The scorching temperatures are happening during a destructive wildfire season and a brutal drought. The average maximum temperature across the country on Tuesday was 105.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

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What Ancient 'Chewing Gum' Can Tell Us About Life 5,700 Years Ago

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Scientists say that for the first time, they've managed to extract an entire ancient human genome from anything other than human bones or teeth. It told them a lot about the person chewing the gum.

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Searchers Fail To Find Remaining Bodies As New Zealand Volcano Death Toll Rises To 16

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Monday's volcanic eruption killed at least 16 people, many of them tourists visiting White Island. Authorities have been trying to recover two more bodies, even under the threat of another eruption.

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Algeria Elects A New President In Controversial Election

Friday, December 13, 2019

Amid huge protests and a boycott, five candidates with links to the Bouteflika regime squared off and former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune came out ahead.

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10 Former NFL Players Charged With Defrauding League's Health Care Program

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The former players are accused of receiving payouts totaling $3.4 million for medical equipment they allegedly never purchased. The men charged include Clinton Portis, Robert McCune and John Eubanks.

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44,000-Year-Old Indonesian Cave Painting Is Rewriting The History Of Art

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

In a cave in Indonesia, archaeologists have uncovered a stunning ancient painting of a hunting party that is thousands of years older than similar works found in Europe.

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Pearl Harbor Veteran Expected To Be Last USS Arizona Survivor Interred On Ship

Friday, December 06, 2019

Lauren Bruner died in September and on Saturday, his remains will return to the USS Arizona. He is expected to be the final USS Arizona survivor to be interred on the sunken warship.

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Samoa Arrests Anti-Vaccination Activist As Measles Death Toll Rises

Friday, December 06, 2019

Government officials say anti-vaccination advocates have complicated their efforts to turn the tide on an epidemic that has killed at least 63 people, most of them children.

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Woman Heading To Testify At Rape Trial Set On Fire In India

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The woman says one of the men who attacked her on Thursday is the same man who raped her last year. It's another horrifying incident in a country grappling with high levels of sexual violence.

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Noeel: Electric Eel Lights Up Christmas Tree In Tennessee

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Every time the electric eel named Miguel Wattson releases a jolt of electricity, a festively decorated Christmas tree next to his tank at the Tennessee Aquarium flickers and glows.

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China Rebukes House Bill Condemning Crackdown On Uighurs

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The bill, which passed on Tuesday night in a 407-1 vote, condemns Beijing's treatment of the Muslim minority in Western China. It comes days after a measure supporting Hong Kong protesters.

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Amid Breakdown In Nuclear Talks, North Korea Threatens U.S. With 'Christmas Gift'

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Pyongyang did not elaborate on the statement, but in 2017, state media referred to North Korea's first test launch of an ICBM as part of a "package of gifts" for the U.S.

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Storm Systems Crashing Across Country Turn Post-Holiday Travel Into A Slog

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Winter storms that already blasted the Rockies and plains are moving on to the Great Lakes and northeast, while gusty rainstorms move ashore from the Pacific.

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2 Storm Systems Set To Snarl Holiday Travel

Saturday, November 30, 2019

A major storm system pummeling the Great Plains region will move east and impact travel into the Northeast by Sunday. And a second system is bearing down on Northern California.

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