Merrit Kennedy

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Spicy With A Twist: Nearly 4 Tons Of Pot Found In Jalapeno Shipment

Monday, August 19, 2019

Hundreds of bulky green packages were discovered amid the spicy chiles. The drugs seized at a San Diego cargo facility were valued at $2.3 million.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Cancels Visit To Israel And The West Bank

Friday, August 16, 2019

Israel had said it would allow the Michigan congresswoman to visit her aging grandmother in the West Bank after announcing earlier that it would bar her from visiting on a political trip.

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VIDEO: Vehicle Drives Into Crowd Of ICE Protesters Outside Detention Facility

Thursday, August 15, 2019

"The driver stepped on the gas and revved up and started plowing forward," said a protest organizer. A correctional officer from the facility has been placed on leave.

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These Experimental Shorts Are An 'Exosuit' That Boosts Endurance On The Trail

Thursday, August 15, 2019

No ordinary pair of shorts, these were designed by Harvard scientists to work with the wearer's own leg muscles when walking or running, and might make a soldier's heavy loads easier to carry.

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Hong Kong Airport Resumes Operations After Court Injunction Limiting Protests

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Flights were beginning to return to normal after police in riot gear and armed with pepper spray forced out most of the protesters staging a sit-in at one of the world's busiest aviation hubs.

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Police Crack Down On Protesters Occupying Hong Kong's Airport

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Operations at the major aviation hub initially appeared to be returning to normal early Tuesday, but by the afternoon, hundreds of pro-democracy activists had returned to departure areas.

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'I've Got Nothing Over Here': Michigan Man Deported By ICE Dies In Baghdad

Thursday, August 08, 2019

"It's crazy to know that he died alone in a country he'd never been in," Jimmy Aldaoud's sister told NPR. He had arrived in the U.S. with his Iraqi family when he was a very young child.

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'I'll Ride With Him For Hours': Rep. Cummings Calls On Trump To Visit Baltimore

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

President Trump has repeatedly attacked Elijah Cummings' district. "I want him to come and look at my entire city," Cummings said. "I want him to see all the wonderful things that are happening."

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Brazilian Prisoner Who Tried To Escape In Female Disguise Found Dead In His Cell

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Guards said they saw a woman acting nervous as she neared the exit Saturday. They discovered she was a man, a drug trafficker facing decades in prison. Now authorities say he took his own life.

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FBI Opens Domestic Terrorism Investigation Into Gilroy Festival Shooting

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

"We have uncovered evidence ... that the shooter was exploring violent ideologies," the FBI said. A list of organizations found on the gunman's digital media may have indicated potential targets.

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Man Accused Of Bribing AT&T Employees In Conspiracy To Unlock Millions Of Phones

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

U.S. officials say the Pakistani man committed the crimes as part of a business to unlock and resell stolen phones. At least three employees accused in the case are cooperating with authorities.

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Appeals Court Revives Sarah Palin's Defamation Lawsuit Against 'The New York Times'

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Federal judges said a lower court was wrong to dismiss the former vice presidential candidate's lawsuit against the newspaper over an editorial that linked her to a 2011 mass shooting.

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'Tragedy Averted': Texas Grandma Praised For Stopping Alleged Planned Mass Shooting

Monday, August 05, 2019

"I want to praise the defendant's grandmother, who saved lives by interrupting this plot," said a federal prosecutor. She was able to persuade her grandson to go to a hospital.

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Brazilian Drug Trafficker Tries To Escape Prison Disguised As His Daughter

Monday, August 05, 2019

Guards said they saw a woman acting nervous as she approached the exit. They discovered she was a man, a drug trafficker sentenced to decades in prison.

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This Time, Franky Zapata Makes It Across The English Channel On A Hoverboard

Monday, August 05, 2019

Nobody else has ever tried to cross the body of water by hoverboard, which is powered by a backpack full of fuel. The last time he tried, he plunged into the sea.

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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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