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 2020-08-13 21:20 

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DOJ: Yale Discriminates Against Asians, Whites In Undergraduate Admissions Process...

The U.S. Department of Justice wants Yale University to stop considering race as a factor in admissions, according to a letter the DOJ sent to Yale on Thursday....

 2020-08-13 21:08 

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Mass Testing In Nursing Homes Is A Must At First Sign Of COVID-19, Yale Study Says...

The Yale School of Public Health recommends testing every nursing home resident at the first sign of a COVID-19 infection. That's after nearly 3,000 patients died from outbreaks in Connecticut nursing homes....

 2020-08-13 21:03 

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How The Media Handled The Selection Of Kamala Harris As Biden's Running Mate...

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 2020-08-13 20:53 

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Fasano: Absentee Ballots Could Open Legal Challenges To Connecticut Primary...

Connecticut Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano questions the way the state handled absentee ballots for Tuesday's primary election. He said the losers probably have grounds to file lawsuits....

 2020-08-13 20:51 

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Department Of Justice Seizes Bitcoin, Websites From Terror Groups...

The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency from terrorist organizations, according to court documents unsealed Thursday, in what the government called its "largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrency in the terrorism...

 2020-08-13 20:45 

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Conn. Primary Election Races We're Watching...

Results from Tuesday's primary election in Connecticut have trickled in, even though election officials expect many absentee ballots won't be counted until Friday or later....

 2020-08-13 20:38 

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Joe Biden: For The Next 3 Months, All Americans Should Wear A Mask When Outside...

Updated at 6:08 p.m. ET Joe Biden is calling for everyone in the United States to wear a mask, well into the fall. "Every single American should be wearing a mask when they're outside for the next three months, at a minimum," Biden said Thursd...

 2020-08-13 20:28 

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Pharmacies Warn A Second Wave Would Break Supply Chain For Customers — Like Nursing Homes...

Investigations into how long-term care facilities in New York and Connecticut handled the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted a major break in the supply chain for safety equipment. Representatives for nursing homes say both state's pandemic response...

 2020-08-13 20:22 

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Supreme Court Allows Rhode Island To Make Voting By Mail Easier Amid Pandemic...

An agreement that makes it easier for Rhode Island residents to vote by mail during the pandemic will remain in place after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an effort by Republicans to block it. The agreement allows Rhode Islanders to vote in two upcoming ...

 2020-08-13 20:20 

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I Want To Expand My Social Bubble. Should I Get A Coronavirus Test First?...

Let's face it, if you've been staying home a lot, you're probably pretty tired of looking at the same faces. Love them as we do, it feels like well past time to start seeing other people, to visit or host relatives and dear friends. So how can...

 2020-08-13 20:16 

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Under Prosecution For Spreading The Coronavirus...

Some religious gatherings worldwide have turned into coronavirus-spreading events. India is allegedly prosecuting members of an Islamic group, including some Americans, for spreading the virus. Apoorva Mittal reported this story as a justice reporting fel...

 2020-08-13 20:16 

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Restrictions On Methane Emissions...

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 2020-08-13 20:16 

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'Boys State' Documentary Explores What Teens Learn About Democracy...

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 2020-08-13 18:58 

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Everyone Needs A Buddy. Even Sharks...

Sharks are often maligned as Hollywood monsters, the lone wolves lurking in the deep, hunting for prey. (Cue theme song ). But that caricature of sharks is increasingly out of step with what scientists are learning about the animals. Instead, they say, so...

 2020-08-13 18:43 

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UAE, Israel Move To Normalize Relations As Israel Halts Planned West Bank Annexations...

Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to forge a path toward normal diplomatic relations, and Israel said as part of the agreement it will suspend its controversial plans to annex more territory in the West Bank. The hist...

 2020-08-13 18:32 

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Women In Belarus Take To The Streets To Protest Post-Election Crackdown...

On Thursday, thousands of women, many dressed in white and carrying flowers, turned out in the streets across Belarus for a second day of protests. They're reacting to a violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrations triggered by a weekend electi...

 2020-08-13 18:30 

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Breonna Taylor's Mother Urges Criminal Charges: 'Every Day Is Still March The 13th'...

Breonna Taylor's mother says she hopes investigators will "come out with the right answer" about her daughter's death as Taylor's family renews their call for criminal charges against the Louisville police officers who shot and killed ...

 2020-08-13 17:50 

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Emmy-Nominated 'Watchmen' Writer Explores Generational Trauma And Racism...

The HBO show uses sci-fi and superheroes to examine American racism. Cord Jefferson wrote the episode in which the main character goes back in time and to relive the trauma of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre....

 2020-08-13 17:39 

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Priest Killing Case In Spain Raises Hope For Justice...

It is remembered as one of the great atrocities of El Salvador's 12-year civil war. In 1989, a Salvadoran military battalion raided a private Jesuit university before dawn and executed six priests, their cook and her teenage daughter. One of those kil...

 2020-08-13 17:15 

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Could Giving Kids A 50-Cent Pill Massively Boost Their Income Years Later?...

It's one of the cheapest ways to help kids in extremely poor countries: Twice a year, give them a 50-cent pill to kill off nasty intestinal parasites. Now, a landmark study finds the benefits carry over long into adulthood — and the impact is ma...

 2020-08-13 16:59 

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Linguist Geoff Nunberg, Who Explored Our Ever-Changing Language, Dies At 75...

Fresh Air' s longtime language commentator Geoff Nunberg died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 75. Geoff was a regular contributor to Fresh Air since 1987, when we made the transition from a local radio program to a daily NPR show. I met him even ...

 2020-08-13 16:55 

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COVID-19's Painful Question At Nursing Homes: When Will A Visit Be Safe?...

Once a week outside a Newington nursing home, Peggy Johnson stands masked, 6 feet apart from her 94-year-old mom, imagining what it would be like to hug again....

 2020-08-13 16:40 

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Bridgeport Revives Anti-Mosquito Campaign...

Bridgeport, Conencticut Mayor Joe Ganim joined health officials to help residents identify preventive measures after the city announced that the West Nile virus was found on mosquito breeding grounds ....

 2020-08-13 16:33 

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Bridgeport Park Board Votes Unanimously To Restore Columbus Statue...

The Bridgeport Park Board has voted unanimously to let Mayor Joe Ganim put back the Christopher Columbus statue at Seaside Park, a month after it was removed abruptly . Banjed Labrador, the board's president says that he has 45 days to put it back int...

 2020-08-13 16:19 

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Trump Admits To Opposing Funding For Postal Service To Block More Voting By Mail...

While President Trump has long railed against mail-in voting , falsely claiming it leads to rampant fraud, he appeared to confirm Thursday morning that he opposes Democrats' proposed boost in funding to the U.S. Postal Service for the express purpose ...

 2020-08-13 15:13 

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Schumer: Long Island Postal Service In Trouble Without Federal Aid...

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Long Island's postal services could face serious cuts without federal aid....

 2020-08-13 14:52 

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After Devastating Derecho, Midwest Takes Stock Of The Damage...

Hundreds of thousands of people remain without power in Iowa and Illinois , and some roads are still impassable, after a powerful windstorm wreaked havoc in the Midwest on Monday. The violent winds spread from South Dakota to Ohio, topping 100 mph in some...

 2020-08-13 14:47 

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Cremations Preferred Over Burials For Form Of Final Disposition...

BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) — Funeral directors are reporting an increase in cremations during the pandemic, but the latest data released by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) shows cremations have been more popular than burials for years. ...

 2020-08-13 14:29 

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Here's How Republicans Are Boosting Kanye West's Presidential Campaign...

A late-night tweet from Kanye West this week strengthened the impression that establishment Republicans are helping the musician and fashion designer in his quest to get on the ballot in some states as a third-party candidate for president. "I'm w...

 2020-08-13 13:56 

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New Jobless Claims Dip Below 1 Million For 1st Time Since March...

First-time claims for state unemployment benefits dropped below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic hit the economy in March. Claims under a special pandemic program for gig workers and others who are typically not eligible for unemp...

 2020-08-13 12:29 

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With More Transparency On Election Security, A Question Looms: What Don't We Know?...

Americans have the most detailed accounting they've ever received in real time about foreign efforts to interfere in a U.S. election — but, for the public at least, there are still as many questions as answers. The U.S. intelligence community ha...

 2020-08-13 11:28 

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Trump Executive Orders On Unemployment See States Footing Part Of The Bill...

Louisiana and other states are struggling to keep unemployment state funds afloat, now the Trump administration wants them to contribute more money to federal benefits....

 2020-08-13 10:00 

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How Live Music Is Coping, And What The Near Future Will Bring...

Colin Pate was toiling away at his North Philadelphia recording studio in late June when he received an unbelievable text message: "Secret show at Johnny Brenda's tonight, 6:30." Like so many places, the beloved Philly music venue has been shu...

 2020-08-13 09:39 

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Woman Receives New ID With Photo Of Empty Chair...

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 2020-08-13 09:39 

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News Brief: Facebook Helping Voters, Kamala Harris And Representation, Thai Protests...

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 2020-08-13 09:01 

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One Tough Question For DOJ If Biden Is Elected: Whether To Prosecute Trump...

If Joe Biden wins the presidency, his Justice Department will face a decision with huge legal and political implications: whether to investigate and prosecute President Trump. So far, the candidate is approaching that question very carefully. In a recent ...

 2020-08-13 09:00 

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Thai Students Protest Military, Monarchy...

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 2020-08-13 09:00 

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How College Football Is Changing As Conferences Decide Whether Or Not To Play...
 2020-08-13 09:00 

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The U.S. Military Is Using Esports As A Recruitment Tool...

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 2020-08-13 07:45 

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Top Facebook Official: Our Aim Is To Make Lying On the Platform 'More Difficult'...

Google, Facebook, Twitter and other major tech companies met with U.S. government officials on Wednesday to discuss their plans to counter disinformation on social media in the runup to the November election. In a joint statement , the companies said that...

 2020-08-12 22:11 

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Report: 59 Confederate Symbols Removed Since George Floyd's Death...

After George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis in late May, waves of anguished and outraged Americans took to the streets, to livestreamed city council meetings and to social media to denounce racism. Protesters called for police reform, defunding...

 2020-08-12 22:04 

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Puerto Rico's Arecibo Radio Telescope Damaged By Falling Cable...

A broken cable at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory has torn a gaping 100-foot hole in the dish of one of the largest radio telescopes in the world, taking the instrument offline until repairs can be made. Arecibo's massive reflector dish, which i...

 2020-08-12 22:00 

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Play It Forward: Indigo Girls' Amy Ray And Emily Saliers On Their 45-Year Kinship...

We're back with season two of Play It Forward , where we talk with artists about their music and the artists they're thankful for. The band Indigo Girls has shaped a generation of singer-songwriters. Emily Saliers and Amy Ray released their first ...

 2020-08-12 22:00 

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Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Make 1st Joint Appearance...

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 2020-08-12 22:00 

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Coronavirus Victims: Sister Of The Civil Rights Movement Winifred Fredericks...

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 2020-08-12 21:48 

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Big 12 Is Moving Ahead With Fall Football Season...

The Big 12 Conference is moving ahead with its football season, announcing that fall sports will continue with teams following safety precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference hopes to hold its title game in December, as it normally would. ...

 2020-08-12 21:38 

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Connecticut's Primary Results Are......

On the Connecticut ballot could be someone arrested for domestic violence, an electricity strike in the making, and the families of nursing home residents go to Albany....

 2020-08-12 21:19 

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Candidate Is Ahead In Conn. Primary Even After Dropping Out Due To Arrest...

Connecticut's Republican Party endorsed Thomas Gilmer in Tuesday's primary election for the 2nd Congressional District. Then police arrested Gilmer on domestic violence charges. He ended his campaign the night before the primary, but Gilmer could ...

 2020-08-12 21:08 

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Results Of Conn.'s No-Excuse Absentee Ballot Test Drive May Not Be Known This Week...

Connecticut voters rubber stamped Donald Trump and Joe Biden for president at Tuesday's primary election. But the final results of many down ballot races for state House and Senate are not expected for days, if not weeks, due to a wave of no-excuse ab...

 2020-08-12 20:07 

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Eagles And Mockingbirds Catch A Break As Judge Strikes Down Trump Bird Opinion...

A federal judge in New York struck down a Trump administration decision to scale back U.S. government protections for migratory birds. The change by the administration would have allowed companies that accidentally kill migratory birds during the course o...

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