Merrit Kennedy

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Why Are Swarms Of Locusts Wreaking Havoc In East Africa?

Friday, February 21, 2020

Clouds of the insects can stretch for miles, devouring vegetation and destroying crops. Locust experts say time is running out to get the swarms under control because they multiply so quickly.

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Forever 21 Filed For Bankruptcy But Will Live On With New Owners

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Three companies have announced that they are acquiring the retailer aimed at teens and young people, and plan to continue to operate its U.S. and international stores.

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Musician Plays Her Violin During Brain Surgery

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Doctors wanted to ensure they didn't compromise parts of the brain necessary for playing the violin, so they asked their musician patient to play for them mid-operation.

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U.S. Prosecutors Hit Huawei With New Federal Charges

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Department of Justice is accusing the Chinese telecom giant of racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. companies. The Trump administration has security concerns about Huawei.

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Houston Astros Apologize For Sign-Stealing, But Provide Fuel For Critics

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The apology seemed to be an attempt to turn the page for the embattled team amid criticism that the punishment meted out by the league was too light given the scale and longevity of the cheating.

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'Ghost' DNA In West Africans Complicates Story Of Human Origins

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Modern genomes from Nigeria and Sierra Leone show signals that scientists call "ghost" DNA — from an unknown human ancestor. That means that prehistoric humans likely procreated with an unknown group.

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La. Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges Over Torching Historically Black Churches

Monday, February 10, 2020

Holden Matthews has stated that he committed the crimes in an attempt to break into the "black metal" music scene. He set three historically black churches on fire during a 10-day period.

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Merkel's Succession Plan Falls Apart As Her Protégée Bows Out

Monday, February 10, 2020

"I regard this decision with great respect, though I greatly regret it," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced that she won't run for chancellor.

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Judge Hands Down Harshest Penalty Yet From College Admissions Scandal

Friday, February 07, 2020

Prosecutors told the court that they considered Douglas Hodge, the ex-CEO of PIMCO, among the "most culpable" of the parents charged. He has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

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Polar Express: New Spacecraft Will Explore Elusive Parts Of The Sun

Friday, February 07, 2020

The Solar Orbiter, a new mission from the European Space Agency and NASA, was designed to give us our first look at the sun's poles and to gather data that might help predict space weather.

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U.S. Charges Suspect In El Paso Walmart Shootings With Hate Crimes

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Shortly after the attack last August, Patrick Wood Crusius allegedly told police he had driven to the store intending to kill "Mexicans."

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Bernie Madoff Seeks Early Release Because He Has 'Less Than 18 Months' To Live

Thursday, February 06, 2020

A lawyer says Madoff, who is serving a 150-year sentence, suffers from terminal kidney failure. The Federal Bureau of Prisons denied a similar request for release last year.

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Plane Breaks Apart In A Turkish Field, Killing 3 And Injuring Nearly 179

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

The Pegasus Airlines flight from the western city of Izmir skidded off the runway in Istanbul and dropped more than 100 feet onto adjacent land, where it broke into pieces.

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Canadian Court Clears The Way For Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

The court said the government has adequately consulted with indigenous groups about the pipeline expansion. First Nations have said that they remain concerned about the project's environmental impact.

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EU Takes A Dim View Of Trump's Controversial Mideast Peace Plan

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

The plan sides with Israel on many major sticking points of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, such as allowing Israel to annex West Bank areas. The EU said it would challenge annexation efforts.

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Ex-CIA Employee Accused Of Leaking Documents To WikiLeaks Goes On Trial

Monday, February 03, 2020

The leak of documents that appear to describe agency hacking practices is seen as one of the largest in the CIA's history. Former agency software engineer Joshua Schulte has pleaded not guilty.

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Rush Limbaugh Says He Has Been Diagnosed With Advanced Lung Cancer

Monday, February 03, 2020

"This has happened, and my intention is to come here every day I can," the conservative talk show host told his listeners on Monday. He said the diagnosis was confirmed by two medical institutions.

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Shots Fired After SUV Storms Past Mar-A-Lago Checkpoints; 2 People In Custody

Friday, January 31, 2020

"This is somebody that obviously was impaired somehow and is driving very recklessly," Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told reporters. "I'm not so sure she knew where she was going."

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Amid Nike Controversy, Track's Governing Body Sets New Rules For Shoes

Friday, January 31, 2020

Concerns have swirled for years over whether Nike's Vaporfly line of shoes gives athletes an unfair advantage. The new rules appear to ban one Vaporfly model, but another will reportedly qualify.

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White House Moves To Formally Decriminalize Accidentally Killing Birds

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Wildlife protection groups are decrying the proposal as an attempt to gut a century-old law that protects birds, while industry groups say they have long been hamstrung by the threat of legal action.

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