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Traces Of Opioids Found In Seattle-Area Mussels

Researchers said the discovery of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in local harbors is not uncommon, but the agency noted that this is the first time that oxycodone has been found in shellfish.

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Swedish Law Declares Sex Without Consent Is Rape

The bill makes Sweden the 10th European country to redefine rape, making it illegal to engage in a sexual encounter without the verbal or physical consent of all participants.

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Amazon Echo Recorded And Sent Couple's Conversation — All Without Their Knowledge

In what it called an "unlikely" string of events, Amazon says Alexa heard background conversation and misconstrued it as very specific directives.

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Gunman Who Fired Into An Oklahoma City Restaurant Was Shot Dead By 2 Bystanders

Police say a man fired a handgun into Louie's Grill & Bar in Oklahoma City and turned to flee. But he was confronted by two men who saw what was happening and then got their guns.

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Irish Voters Cast Ballots In 'Once-In-A-Generation' Vote On Abortion Rights

At issue is a 1983 constitutional amendment that guarantees the "right to life of the unborn" and bans abortion in most cases. Friday's landmark referendum will decide whether the ban is repealed.

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Harvey Weinstein Surrenders To Authorities On Sexual Assault Allegations

The Hollywood mega-producer turned himself in to authorities Friday morning in New York City, where he faces allegations of rape and sexual assault stemming from a 2004 incident.

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Nebraska Police Seize Record Amount Of Fentanyl

Nebraska law enforcement recently seized 118 pounds of drugs, which they now say was entirely fentanyl. It's one of the biggest fentanyl seizures in the U.S. and enough to kill millions of people.

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15 Injured, Some Critically, After 2 Men Set Off Bomb At Ontario Restaurant

Police in Ontario say two men walked into an Indian restaurant near Toronto Thursday night and set off an improvised explosive device, then fled. Three people had "critical blast injuries."

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Border Patrol Shooting Death of Immigrant Woman Raises Tensions In South Texas

Federal and state authorities are investigating the shooting death of a young immigrant along the U.S.-Mexico border. Few details about the incident have been released.

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Harvey Weinstein Will Turn Himself In To Police On Criminal Charges

The Hollywood mogul is expected to hand himself over to police at 8 a.m. Friday in Manhattan, a source tells NPR. He's expected pay a million-dollar bail and surrender his passport.

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NTSB: Uber Self-Driving Car Had Disabled Emergency Brake System Before Fatal Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report said that sensors saw the victim. But Uber says it's the driver, not its system, that was supposed to intervene to avoid the collision.

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'That's A Cat!' Video Star Has Been Identified And Is Doing Fine

The cat caught clinging to the roof of a minivan barreling down an Omaha, Neb., highway is aptly named Rebel and sustained no injuries as a result of the harrowing ride.

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Australian Grandmother Sentenced To Die In Malaysia For Drug Smuggling

Lawyers are appealing the sentence and say the 54-year-old from Sydney was the victim of an online scam.

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New Census Data Shows Texas Cities Are Growing Faster Than All Other States

The study found seven of the nation's fastest-growing cities are in Texas, with San Antonio expanding by the greatest number from 2016 to 2017.

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What's Up With All The Home Runs? MLB Hired Scientists. Here's What They Found Out

A panel of experts studied the issue for months but couldn't come up with much more than ballpark determinations as to why home run rates are spiking.

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Legendary Boxer Jack Johnson Gets Pardon, 105 Years After Baseless Conviction

The black world heavyweight champion was convicted of a crime in 1913 for traveling with a white girlfriend. President Trump issued a rare posthumous pardon after an appeal from Sylvester Stallone.

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Italy Finally Designates A Prime Minister, But Some Fear Future Political Storms

After turbulent talks, the leading parties settled on Giuseppe Conte as premier. Still, between the wary partners in power and Conte's political inexperience, the turbulence may remain.

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Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Harassment, Inappropriate Behavior, CNN Reports

Eight people told CNN that they were victims of harassment or inappropriate behavior by Freeman, and eight others said they had witnessed such conduct by the Oscar-winning actor.

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After 16 Months, Trump Names An Ambassador To South Korea

Adm. Harry Harris is the head of the U.S. Pacific Command and is known for his hawkish views on North Korea and China. His nomination comes amid the ongoing drama on the Korean Peninsula.

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Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming

The crash of the space rock that slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula also warmed up the Earth's atmosphere for 100,000 years. And scientists say it's a cautionary tale for people living today.

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