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Voice of America
Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Fight Unfolds in Spotlight of #MeToo

Allegations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have thrown his Senate confirmation into turmoil. And the treatment of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has sparked an emotional debate across the country on how legislators should handle abuse claims in the #MeToo era. President Donald Trump has named Kavanaugh ...

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CNN
Woman who killed 3 people at Rite Aid center was a disgruntled worker

A woman who shot dead three people at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland was a disgruntled employee working there temporarily, authorities said.

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Wall Street Journal
Trump Names Two Service Members Returned From North Korea

President Trump on Thursday announced the names of the first two service members identified from the war remains which North Korea returned to the U.S. after a June summit meeting in Singapore.

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USA Today
Amazon unveils microwave, clock, smart plug-in

Amazon unveiled a bevy of new products connected to its flagship voice assistant Alexa, including a microwave, a clock and a smart plug-in (Sept. 20)         

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Business Insider
American Airlines threatens to make people pay for a whole new flight if they want to change the time

Congress is negotiating a bill that could strip airlines of their power to levy extra fees, such as for flight changes. If it passes, American Airlines would almost certainly remove the option for customers to change their ticket if they bought a non-refundable fare, CEO Doug Parker said.

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USA Today
Five people shot during memorial service

Police say five people, including an 8-year-old girl, were shot during a memorial service in upstate New York. Neighbors told police about 50 people had gathered outside a house to commemorate a man's recent death from cancer. (Sept. 21)         

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The Week US
Colin Kaepernick to receive medal from Harvard University

Colin Kaepernick will receive the W.E.B. Du Bois medal from Harvard, the university's highest honor in African and African American studies, this October. Harvard's Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies announced this year's recipients of the award, given to people "in recognition of their contributions to African and African American culture and the life of the mind," on Thursday. A total of ...

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Reuters
Factbox: Catching tigers and hidden flies in China's energy sector

The Chinese government placed Nur Bekri, the head of the National Energy Administration (NEA), under investigation for suspected graft on Friday. He is one of the country's most senior ethnic Uighur officials and was a former governor of the restive region of Xinjiang.

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NBC News
'Veronica Mars' revival official as Hulu picks up series

The series was never a ratings breakout but received strong critical acclaim and developed a cult following after its cancellation, with both Thomas and Bell often talking of continuing the show.

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Fox News
Marines come running to help after fire breaks out at DC senior building, video shows

When a fire broke out Thursday at a senior citizens apartment building in Washington, D.C., about 100 Marines came running to help, according to a report.

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CNBC
Walmart warns Trump's tariffs may force it to hike prices

Walmart said that it may raise prices of products if the Trump administration imposes a tariff on Chinese imports.

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NBC News
Proposed circumcision ban rattles Jews, Muslims in Iceland

“It’s like they’re closing doors for Jews and Muslims, that they’re not welcome," one Muslim community leader said.

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CNBC
Uber reportedly in talks to buy food delivery firm Deliveroo

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc is reportedly in early talks to buy food delivery company Deliveroo.

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Business Insider
10 things in tech you need to know today

Amazon held a special event on Thursday to unveil a slew of new gadgets and services, Adobe is acquiring software company Marketo for $4.75 billion, and Instagram's new TV service recommended videos of potential child abuse.

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Zero Hedge
The Reason The Solar Observatory Was Closed Is Revealed, And It's As Disturbing As It Is Unbelievable

As we noted earlier in the week, The National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico reopened on Monday after it was shut down September 6 following a mysterious FBI raid, according to the group which manages the facility. And despite federal agents swooping in on a Blackhawk helicopter, and a "bunch of people around antennas and work crews on towers" before the site was completely evacuated - the official explanation has left ...

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Breitbart
WATCH: 1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece

A massive spider web estimated to span about 1,000 feet blanketed a lagoon overnight in the city of Aitoliko in western Greece.

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Zero Hedge
Opioid Crisis Emerges As Top Campaign Theme For Midterms

The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history - on track to kill more people over the next ten years than currently live in entire cities like Baltimore or Miami. More people died last year from drug overdoses than American soldiers during the Vietnam War. In recent times, the opioid crisis has become an issue that the ...

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Wall Street Journal
Trump to Emphasize 'Sovereignty' in U.N. Visit Next Week, Haley Says

President Trump will address world leaders next Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly with a speech focused on “protecting U.S. sovereignty” and expanding relations with countries that share similar values, according to U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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New York Times
Land for Cocaine Production Hits Record in Colombia, U.N. Says

A police helicopter landing on a coca field in Tumaco, southern Colombia, in April. Colombia has more land producing the plant used to make cocaine now than ever in its history.

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United Press International
World Anti-Doping Agency votes to reinstate Russian ...

The World Anti-Doping Agency voted Thursday to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.

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USA Today
Heavily armed gunman in Wisconsin shooting acted alone, police say

The man who seriously wounded three people at a Middleton software company was identified as 43-year-old Anthony Y. Tong.         

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Voice of America
Marine Le Pen Ordered to Take Psychiatric Evaluation

French far-right politician Marine Le Pen has been ordered to undergo psychiatric testing after tweeting graphic images of Islamic State executions, the leader of France's National Rally party revealed Thursday. "I thought I had experienced everything, but no! For having denounced the horrors of Daesh (an Arabic acronym for the terror organization), the court has ...

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CBS News
Sofia Sanchez, girl who met Drake, talks about receiving heart ...

Sofia Sanchez, the adorable 11-year-old from Chicago who met Drake while awaiting a transplant, just got a new heart -- and her description of how great it feels will have you "in your feelings."

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