Merrit Kennedy

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Massive Explosion Rips Through Texas Chemical Plant

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The blast is the latest in a string of industrial incidents in east Texas. The explosion at the petrochemical plant injured three people and blew out windows and mangled doors of some nearby homes.

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13 French Troops Killed In Helicopter Collision While Pursuing Militants In Mali

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

It's believed to be the highest single loss for the French military since 1983. "These 13 heroes had only one goal: to protect us," French President Emmanuel Macron said.

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A Single Dose Of Ketamine Might Help Heavy Drinkers, Study Finds

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Participants in the U.K. experimental study dramatically reduced their average alcohol intake for months after the initial dose. Ketamine has also been used to treat severe depression.

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Vapers Fear Stricter Regulation

Saturday, November 23, 2019

There's been speculation about whether President Trump will pursue his pledge to impose sweeping regulations on e-cigarettes. On Friday, he met with advocates for and against restrictions.

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Amid Protests, Colombia's Capital Placed Under Curfew

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Major rallies started on Thursday as demonstrators are "angry over a great big long list of issues." President Iván Duque is trying to get a grip on the unrest by announcing a "national dialogue."

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Is Facing Charges In 3 Corruption Cases

Thursday, November 21, 2019

It's a massive blow for the longtime leader — Israel's first sitting prime minister to be indicted. He stands accused of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, and has denied any wrongdoing.

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Israel May Hold New Elections After Netanyahu's Rival Fails To Form Government

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Benny Gantz's failure to form a coalition prolongs months of political deadlock. It does not automatically trigger new elections; rather, it kicks off another wave of political haggling.

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25 Stowaways Found In Refrigerated Container On U.K.-Bound Ship

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dutch authorities say the people are receiving medical assistance. The Denmark-flagged ship turned around several hours after leaving port.

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Hong Kong Standoff At University Grinds On; Protesters Attempt Escape In Sewers

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The numbers of protesters barricaded in has dwindled to about 100, and their food is rapidly depleting after police surrounded the campus on Sunday. Police have arrested about 1,100 in the past day.

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Barr Accuses Democrats Of Trying To 'Cripple' The Trump Administration's Power

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The attorney general's remarks to The Federalist Society drew swift criticism from some legal experts, who decried his ideas as "authoritarian" and "dangerous."

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Judge Rules That U.S.-Born Woman Who Joined ISIS Is Not A U.S. Citizen

Friday, November 15, 2019

Hoda Muthana, a 25-year-old who was a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham when she traveled to Syria, is currently imprisoned at a detention camp in northern Syria with her young son.

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Hong Kong Police Say Protesters Are Shooting Arrows From Universities

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Police are also accusing protesters of tossing Molotov cocktails off bridges. Authorities said on Thursday that they've arrested 224 people since the previous day.

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International Criminal Court OKs Investigation Into Crimes Against Rohingya

Thursday, November 14, 2019

It's a first step in what Rohingya victims see as their best — and perhaps only — opportunity to hold the perpetrators of these acts accountable.

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4 Dead As 'Tinder Box-Like Conditions' Fuel Catastrophic Bushfires In Australia

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The latest remains were found in a burned forest in New South Wales on Wednesday night. As of Thursday morning, there were nearly 70 fires in that state, and more than 70 in neighboring Queensland.

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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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