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 2020-01-16 19:16 

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Leaked Intelligence Reports Reveal The Vast Power Iran Wields In Iraq...

Intercept journalist James Risen says new documents show how Iran has embedded itself in the politics of its neighbor — and that the late Gen. Soleimani oversaw Iran's proxy wars in Iraq and Syria....

 2020-01-16 18:20 

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Book Review: 'The Nickel Boys'...

On the acknowledgment page to his new novel, "The Nickel Boys," Colson Whitehead writes that in the summer of 2004, he learned about a 111-year-old reform school in Marianna, Florida the Dozier School for Boys. It had been the subject of a recent ...

 2020-01-16 18:09 

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TSA Says It Seized A Record Number Of Firearms At U.S. Airports Last Year...

The Transportation Security Administration is reminding airport travelers its fine to stuff carry-on bags with clothes and toiletries. Just don't pack any heat. TSA announced that its officers seized 4,432 guns at checkpoints last year — the mos...

 2020-01-16 18:04 

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Man Fatally Shot By Connecticut State Police Following Chase...

A man was fatally shot by Connecticut State Police on Wednesday night after a reported carjacking, officials said. The man, who was not identified by police, was shot by troopers at an exit in West Haven following a dangerous pursuit, the Hartford Courant...

 2020-01-16 17:59 

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Sepsis Kills Millions More Worldwide Than Previously Estimated...

A medical condition that often escapes public notice may be involved in 20% of deaths worldwide, according to a new study. The disease is sepsis — sometimes called blood poisoning. It arises when the body overreacts to an infection. Blood vessels th...

 2020-01-16 17:40 

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Coaxing Cops To Tackle Cybercrime? There's An App For That...

Cybercrime is booming, and victims are often at a loss about where to get help. In theory, Americans should report the crimes to the FBI, via its Internet Crime Complaint Center . In practice, the feds get hundreds of thousands of complaints a year, and h...

 2020-01-16 17:34 

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Why Iran's Economy Has Not Collapsed Amid U.S. Sanctions And 'Maximum Pressure'...

Since 2017, the Trump administration has placed layers of tough sanctions on Iran in an effort to deprive the regime of financial resources and force it to negotiate a new nuclear deal. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a recent speech that the admin...

 2020-01-16 17:00 

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Classical Music Highlight: Elgar's Personal Concerto...

The violin was the instrument Elgar knew best, and the one he played most often. Tonight we'll enjoy Rachael Barton Pine's performance of his only Violin Concerto....

 2020-01-16 16:45 

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Slot Revenue Off At Connecticut Casinos...

Connecticut's two tribal casinos have posted declines in December slot revenue....

 2020-01-16 16:34 

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GAO: Trump Broke Budget Law When He Froze Ukraine Funds...

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 2020-01-16 16:29 

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School District Tax Cap Set At 1.8%, DiNapoli Says...

New Yorkers can expect a 1.81% cap on any school district property tax increase in the next fiscal year. That's according to data released from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli....

 2020-01-16 16:25 

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Tipped Workers; Happiness...

Restaurants have typically been allowed to pay servers less than minimum wage. We'll take a closer look at the rule changes in Connecticut and New York that will give some tipped workers the state minimums...and we'll look at a popular college cou...

 2020-01-16 16:20 

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The Full Story Goes Off The Path...Again...

WSHU's Off The Path host Davis Dunavin took stops between New York and Boston in 2019 to some lesser-known spots that bred famous works of contemporary pop culture: Bob Dylan's early years at Cafe Wha? in Manhattan, a one-room theater in Cambridge...

 2020-01-16 16:04 

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Fetching With Wolves: What It Means That A Wolf Puppy Will Retrieve A Ball...

Some wolf puppies are unexpectedly willing to play fetch, according to scientists who saw young wolves retrieve a ball thrown by a stranger and bring it back at that person's urging. This behavior wouldn't be surprising in a dog. But wolves are th...

 2020-01-16 15:56 

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Agreement Reached On Limo Safety Legislation In New York...

New York lawmakers have reached an agreement on a limousine safety regulation package....

 2020-01-16 15:52 

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Ukraine Is Investigating Whether U.S. Ambassador Yovanovitch Was Surveilled...

Ukraine's national police are investigating whether U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under surveillance in Kyiv last spring — something implied in a series of WhatsApp messages between a little-known Republican political candidate and an as...

 2020-01-16 15:34 

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Education Funding Formula Straining Long Island Schools, Officials Say...

Long Island school officials say limited state budget increases and a growing student population will create a crisis in the near future....

 2020-01-16 15:23 

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Trump Broke The Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds, Watchdog Report Concludes...

A federal watchdog concluded President Trump broke a law when he froze assistance funds for Ukraine last year, according to a report unveiled on Thursday. The White House has said previously that it believed Trump was acting within his legal authority. Tr...

 2020-01-16 15:05 

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Advocacy Group Pushes For Wealth Tax In Connecticut...

A Connecticut nonprofit is again urging lawmakers to create a fair tax system for working and middle class families by increasing taxes on millionaires and billionaires....

 2020-01-16 15:05 

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'We've Lost Everything': In Philippines, Fleeing Volcano Means Losing Livelihoods...

A volcano that has thrown a blanket of ash over much of the Philippines' main island in recent days is somewhat quieter, but tremors continued and authorities warned people that a deadly new eruption was still possible. Evacuations from a 9-mile dange...

 2020-01-16 12:32 

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Trump To Reinforce Protections For Prayer In Schools...

President Trump will use the power of his office to empower students who want to pray in their schools — and remind public schools they risk losing federal funds if they violate their students' rights to religious expression. He will host a grou...

 2020-01-16 12:31 

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'Jeopardy!' Crowns Its Greatest Champion Of All Time...

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 2020-01-16 12:31 

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Senate Is Expected To Pass USMCA With Bipartisan Support...

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 2020-01-16 12:30 

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House Panel Makes Public Documents Provided By Giuliani Associate...

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 2020-01-16 11:03 

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Trump To Unveil New Guidance On School Prayer...

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 2020-01-16 11:03 

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Have You Abandoned Your New Year's Resolutions? Tell Us In A Poem...

Two weeks ago, the gyms were crowded, the to-do lists were long, and the resolutions were still going strong. But it's easy to let those new intentions slide — especially if lifting the TV remote counts as exercise. Have you had a New Year's...

 2020-01-16 10:59 

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For Some Women Nearing Menopause, Depression And Anxiety Can Spike...

Teri Hines was in her mid-40s when she started to notice that her body was changing. Her period became irregular and more intense. "It increased in frequency, it increased in intensity and it increased in duration," she says. She began to have hot...

 2020-01-16 10:59 

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Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth...

In early December at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, two anxious scientists were about to send 20 years of research into orbit. "I feel like our heart and soul is going up in that thing," Dr. Emily Germain-Lee told her husband, Dr. Se-Jin Lee...

 2020-01-16 10:47 

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In 2012, Obama Won This Tiny Iowa County By 21 Points. Then Trump Won It By 20...

Back in 2016, as she campaigned for Hillary Clinton, Laura Hubka could feel her county converting. "People were chasing me out the door, slamming the door in my face, calling Hillary names," Hubka recalled. Hubka is the chair of the Democratic Par...

 2020-01-16 10:38 

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Senators To Be Sworn In For Trump Impeachment Trial...

The Senate Thursday will take some of its first steps to prepare for next week's impeachment trial of President Trump, just the third such trial in Senate history. Like many congressional activities, the process begins with much pomp and circumstance ...

 2020-01-16 10:01 

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Tattoo Removal Programs Help Former Inmates Wipe The Slate Clean...

Shane MacLeod spent 14 years in federal prison for armed robbery and he's covered from head-to-toe in tattoos. The only things not covered are his butt cheeks and the tops of his feet. Inmates often tattoo one another with makeshift tools. Some get ga...

 2020-01-16 06:00 

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Classical Music Highlight: Music for Healing...

Following her successful treatment for cancer, violinist Angele Dubeau put together an album of the music that helped her get through the experience, including The Rain by Joe Hisaishi. We'll enjoy it today....

 2020-01-16 00:16 

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Chief Justice Roberts: Is 'OK, Boomer' Evidence Of Age Discrimination?...

Some acerbic and personal comments from the justices of the Supreme Court Wednesday, as they heard an age discrimination case that could affect more than a million federal workers over the age of 40. The federal law says that "all personnel decisions&...

 2020-01-16 00:09 

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The Day In Impeachment: Senate Trial Set In Motion...

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 2020-01-15 22:42 

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Despite Findings Of 'Negligent' Care, ICE To Expand Troubled Calif. Detention Center...

When a government expert in mental health visited one of the largest immigration detention centers in the U.S. in 2017, she knew the conditions that detainees there sometimes face. A past inspection had found that staff often failed to obtain adequate men...

 2020-01-15 22:35 

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Liang Jun, China's Iconic Female Tractor Driver, Dies At 90...

People across China are remembering the life of Liang Jun, who is celebrated as the first Chinese woman to work as a tractor driver. Recognized as a national folk hero, trailblazer and model socialist worker, Liang Jun was immortalized in the 1960s on Chi...

 2020-01-15 22:33 

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Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Gun Rights Rally...

Fearing potential violence, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is declaring a state of emergency and is banning firearms and other weapons on the Capitol grounds in Richmond ahead of a gun rights demonstration planned for next week. "We have received credibl...

 2020-01-15 22:33 

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One Director's Secrets To Success: Chaos, Confidence And 'Collective Genius'...

Theater is a team sport — just ask Broadway theater director Bartlett Sher. "I don't believe in individual genius, I believe in collective genius," he says. That approach has earned Sher a Tony Award — and nine Tony Award nominatio...

 2020-01-15 22:33 

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Embryo Research To Reduce Need For In Vitro Fertilization Raises Ethical Concerns...

Researchers have conducted a controversial study that involved paying dozens of young women at a hospital near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to get artificially inseminated so their embryos could be flushed out of their bodies and analyzed for research purpose...

 2020-01-15 22:33 

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Months After Blowing Deadline, Trump Administration Lifts Hold On Puerto Rico Aid...

Updated at 5:27 p.m. ET The Trump administration is releasing its hold on billions of dollars of aid to Puerto Rico after a months-long delay. But it is still unclear exactly when those funds will reach the hurricane-ravaged island. The tranche of money, ...

 2020-01-15 22:31 

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Billie Eilish And The Long Line Of James Bond Theme Songs...
 2020-01-15 22:31 

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Kentucky Coal Miners Block Railroad Track Demanding Missing Wages — Again...

In Kentucky, coal miners are blocking a railroad track, demanding to be paid wages they say they're owed. They staged a similar blockade last summer and eventually won back pay....

 2020-01-15 21:06 

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U.N. Court: Ruling To Be Issued Next Week In Rohingya Genocide Case...

The International Court of Justice in the Netherlands announced Wednesday that it is poised to make a decision on whether it will order Myanmar to put an end to what human rights watchers say has been a campaign of genocide against the country's Rohin...

 2020-01-15 20:37 

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Virginia Ratifies The Equal Rights Amendment, Decades After The Deadline...

Virginia became the pivotal 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment after its Senate and House of Delegates voted Wednesday to approve the change to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA's provisions include a guarantee that "equality of rights u...

 2020-01-15 20:24 

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Latest Retelling Of Trump's Term Smacks Of A Prosecutor's Courtroom Summation...

Book-length critiques of the presidency of Donald Trump keep piling up on American reading tables, so it seems time for a one-volume wrap on what we have learned so far. Imagine, for a moment, a high-octane courtroom prosecutor summing up for the jury a c...

 2020-01-15 20:21 

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2019 Was The 2nd-Hottest Year On Record, According To NASA And NOAA...

Last year was the second-hottest on record globally, according to the latest climate data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA. It's the latest confirmation that the Earth is getting steadily hotter — the pla...

 2020-01-15 19:29 

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In Rare Move, Pope Francis Appoints A Woman To A Senior Vatican Position...

Pope Francis has announced that he is appointing a woman for the first time to a managerial role in the Secretariat of State, one of the most important departments in the Vatican. Francesca Di Giovanni, who has worked at the Secretariat for 27 years, will...

 2020-01-15 19:14 

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Tom Brady And Gisele Bundchen Official Greenwich Residents...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has made his move to Connecticut....

 2020-01-15 18:46 

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Former Stony Brook Professor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Cancer Research Funds...

A former Stony Brook University professor has pleaded guilty to stealing over $200,000 of government cancer research money to pay personal bills....

 2020-01-15 18:29 

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Judge Blocks Trump's Executive Order Allowing Local Officials To Reject Refugees...

A federal judge in Maryland has blocked the Trump administration's executive order allowing state and local governments to turn away refugees from resettling in their communities. In September, President Trump announced that groups that help refugees ...

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