Vanessa Romo

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Australian Residents Return Home After Flash Floods, Amid Warnings Of Another Storm

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Hundreds of residents in the coastal city of Townsville are heading home after days of devastating flooding submerged entire neighborhoods. Police have reported two fatalities.

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Court Orders Vale To Stop Using Tailings Dams As Death Toll Climbs Above 120

Monday, February 04, 2019

As more bodies are found and about 200 more are feared buried beneath yards of sludge, a Brazilian judge ruled that the mining giant must refrain from disposing chemical waste at eight of its dams.

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In UK First, Court Convicts Mother Of Female Genital Mutilation

Friday, February 01, 2019

It's the first time anyone has been successfully prosecuted under the anti-FGM law, passed more than 30 years ago. Officials say the mother performed the procedure on her 3-year-old daughter in 2017.

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ICE Confirms Force-Feeding Of Detainees On Hunger Strike

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The agency said it respects the right to voice opinions and doesn't retaliate against hunger strikers. "It's extremely painful and it's against their will," a lawyer for two asylum-seekers told NPR.

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Thai Officials Close Schools As Toxic Air Pollution Chokes Bangkok

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Fine particulate matter floating through the murky haze that hangs over the city has reached harmful levels, leading the government to shutter more than 400 public schools.

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FBI Finds No Motive In Las Vegas Shooting, Closes Investigation

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

"Throughout his life, [Stephen] Paddock went to great lengths to keep his thoughts private, and that extended to his final thinking about this mass murder," officials said on Tuesday.

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'Life-Threatening Arctic Blast' Surges Into Midwest, Barreling Toward Eastern U.S.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The National Weather Service warned of a "very dangerous" cold air mass, prompting governors to declare emergencies and school districts to shut down.

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Washington State Officials Declare State Of Emergency As Measles Outbreak Continues

Monday, January 28, 2019

As of Monday, public health authorities reported 36 cases, most affecting children under the age of 10. Most of those with the highly contagious disease had not been vaccinated.

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Puppy With Upward-Facing Paws Recovering After 'Complicated' Surgery

Friday, January 25, 2019

Milo was born with his front paws facing upward, but veterinarians are optimistic they have corrected the dog's "very rare" condition. For now, he's sporting an orange front body cast.

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New York City Reaches $3.3 Million Settlement With Kalief Browder's Family

Friday, January 25, 2019

Browder endured nearly three years on Rikers, much of it in solitary confinement, awaiting a trial that never happened. His death by suicide in 2015 led to nationwide criminal justice reform.

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China Restores Public Access To Microsoft's Bing Search Engine

Thursday, January 24, 2019

After being pulled offline for hours, Microsoft says its search engine is up again in China. Microsoft says it's not the first time its service and those of other companies have been blocked in China.

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Iranian Journalist Marzieh Hashemi Released By Officials After Grand Jury Appearances

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Officials haven't said what the grand jury is investigating. Hashemi hasn't been accused of any crime. She was held as a material witness and now has been released from further grand jury obligations.

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White Supremacist Pleads Guilty In Fatal Sword Stabbing Of Black Man

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

James Jackson admitted he was driven by a plan to murder scores of black men to spark a nationwide race war. It's New York state's first conviction of first-degree murder as an act of terrorism.

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Mexico Reports Highest Ever Homicide Rate In 2018, Tops 33,000 Investigations

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The grim news was expected as the number of open homicide cases continued to climb month after month, making the last 12 months the deadliest on record — an average of 91 deaths per day.

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Suicide Attackers Kill Dozens In Assault On Afghan Base

Monday, January 21, 2019

A suicide bomber rammed a Humvee loaded with explosives into a compound of the nation's primary intelligence agency, clearing a path for insurgents who started firing on personnel inside.

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Video: Giant Great White Shark Frolics With Divers

Friday, January 18, 2019

"What some don't realize is that sometimes sharks seek touch," Ocean Ramsey said after the unforgettable encounter in Oahu. She and her team swam beside a 20-foot-long shark they say is Deep Blue.

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Microsoft Pledges $500 Million Investment To Tackle Affordable Housing Crisis

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Most of the money will help preserve and build new homes for low and middle-income residents. A smaller portion will go toward homeless services and programs to keep people from being evicted.

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Matchmaking Scientists Find Romeo The Frog His Own Juliet

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

It's been a 10-year quest but researchers have discovered a female Sehuencas water frog that could help save the species from extinction.

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Gunman Who Fatally Shot Chicago's Hadiya Pendleton Sentenced To 84 Years In Prison

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Micheail Ward did not receive a life sentence as Hadiya's mother had asked the court but he is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison for the killing of the 15-year-old girl.

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U.K. Parliament Rejects Theresa May's Brexit Deal In Pivotal Vote

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Lawmakers resoundingly said no to the prime minister's proposed agreement with the European Union. With the deadline for Brexit just 10 weeks away, what happens now is anyone's guess.

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