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Surprisingly Close Texas Senate Race Sparks Testy Debate For Cruz, O'Rourke

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O'Rourke sparred on immigration, health care, gun control and national anthem protests. The race could tilt the balance of power in the Senate in November.

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Report Finds Faster Response 'Might Have Changed Things' For College Football Player

Staff waited more than an hour after offensive lineman Jordan McNair began showing signs of dehydration and heatstroke during practice before calling 911, according to a report released on Friday.

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Judge Orders Commerce Secretary To Testify About Census Citizenship Question

A federal judge in New York has ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to face questioning under oath over his decision to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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Federal Commission Sues Walmart For Alleged Discrimination Against Pregnant Employees

The complaint, filed on behalf of Alyssa Gilliam, claims Walmart failed to assign pregnant employees to light duty to save them from heavy lifting, as it does for workers with other disabilities.

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Judge Orders Commerce Secretary To Testify About Census Citizenship Question

A federal judge in New York has ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to face questioning under oath over his decision to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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China Fires Back Against U.S. Sanctions For Purchases Of Russian Weapons

The U.S. imposed sanctions after China's military bought new fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system. Trade and military ties are increasing between Russia and China.

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Rosenstein Denies That He Discussed Recording Trump, Invoking 25th Amendment

The deputy attorney general rejected a story that described him musing with the idea of secretly wearing a wire or conferring with members of the Cabinet about invoking the 25th Amendment.

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Gotta Dance!

Frankie Manning was the greatest swing dancer alive. Then the world forgot about him.

Elizabeth Gilbert | GQ | Dec 1998
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'Suge' Knight Faces 28-Year Prison Term In Plea Deal Over Fatal Hit-And-Run

The co-founder of Death Row Records, who is 53, agreed to a plea deal for one count of voluntary manslaughter. He had been facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

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Remembrance For Walter Mischel, Psychologist Who Devised The Marshmallow Test

Walter Mischel had an idea that became a pop culture touchstone. He wanted to see if preschoolers seated in front of a marshmallow could delay their gratification. What did the experiment really mean?

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3 Babies, 2 Adults Stabbed At Queens Day Care

Officers who arrived at the house in New York City found multiple people with stab wounds, including three infants ranging from three days to one month old.

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Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accuser By Name Amid Negotiations For Hearing

The president had been restrained in responding to the accusation by Christine Blasey Ford that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school.

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Here Was a Plague

The Aids crisis as it unfolded in America is an object lesson in the danger, the potential violence, inherent in organized prejudice.

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Rejection By The King Of Nepal Was Not the End Of The Road

When Kul Gautam got a royal "no" for his passport request, he decided to do something special with his life. He tells of his journey from a tiny village to the upper ranks of the U.N. in a new memoir.

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Cleveland Browns Win A Game For First Time Since Obama Presidency

"We WON!!!" the Cleveland Police Department tweeted of the comeback victory, before adding, "Wait....Oh God. The free beer thing...Ok Cleveland. Stay calm."

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101 Ways To Thwart A Reporter In Pyongyang

Behind the scenes of NPR's recent reporting trip to North Korea, where a government-assigned minder stymied the team at nearly every turn.

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The Right to Bear Arms (And Say Shocking Stuff on Facebook)

Christopher Daniels’ political beliefs got him in trouble. Though the FBI won’t comment, he is likely the first person ever imprisoned for being a “black identity extremist.”

Peter Simek | D Magazine | Sep 2018
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At Least 86 Dead In Tanzania After Ferry Capsizes On Lake Victoria

The search continues for survivors from the ferry that reportedly was carrying as many as 500 passengers.

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How To Talk To Young People About The Kavanaugh Story

In the age of #MeToo, experts say parents are the primary educators about consent, and the current debate offers a teachable moment.

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The Biggest Hurdle For Beto O'Rourke In Texas Is Turning Out Latino Voters

To win, Beto O'Rourke needs to change the Texas electorate. But voter registration data suggests Democrats aren't registering enough voters to offset Republicans' structural advantages in the state.

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