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U.S. Threatens Further Sanctions Against Turkey Over Detained Pastor

Rising tensions between the two countries have caused Turkey's currency, the lira, to plunge by about a third of its value against the U.S. dollar since January, sparking fears of an economic crisis.

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Opinion: How I Learned To Face Food Waste And Plan Smarter

According to the USDA, nearly 300 pounds of food per person gets thrown out in American homes each year. For three months, here's how one woman tried to cut back on food waste with her family of four.

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WHO Expects Ebola To Spread In Congo In Areas Too Dangerous To Send Workers

The World Health Organization says violence and insecurity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu region is preventing health workers from stopping the spread of Ebola.

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Omarosa Releases Tape Of Trump Campaign's Offer To 'Buy My Silence'

Manigault Newman is a former Trump administration staffer who now calls the president a racist. She is currently promoting a new tell-all book about her time in White House.

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Calls For Widespread Change Challenge Incoming Head Of U.S. Olympic Committee

The incoming CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee faces more challenges than just sexual abuse scandals. Elite athletes are calling for a complete overhaul of the USOC financial model.

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Politics Of Wildfires: Biggest Battle Is In California's Capital

Politics have always been part and parcel of fighting wildfires. With wildfires setting records across the West, political will is growing to change the way we manage forests and fight fires.

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Ready For A Linguistic Controversy? Say 'Mhmm'

Mhmm is a small word that's often used unconsciously. But it can actually tell us a lot about language, bias, and the transatlantic slave trade.

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To Win Texas, Beto O'Rourke Is Running To The Left

The Democratic congressman is challenging GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. He's making a bet that firing up liberals is the way to win, instead of running to the center like other Democrats in red states.

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Hospitals Battle For Control Over Fast-Growing Heart-Valve Procedure

Medicare limits payments for minimally invasive replacement of aortic valves to hospitals with large numbers of heart procedures. But smaller facilities are crying foul.

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Here's To The Romantic Comedy Pleasures Of 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'

The Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han's YA romance is sparkly, sweet and very well-acted by its young leads.

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Trump Predicts 'Red Wave,' But Special Elections Show Democrats Poised For Big Gains

Based on calculations by NPR, the average shift in special elections since 2016 was 10 points toward the Democrats. If you apply that to all 435 House districts, Democrats would win a big majority.

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The Lasting Influence Of Bruce Lee's 'Enter The Dragon' Which Turns 45

Enter the Dragon premiered 45 years ago this weekend. Bruce Lee was meant to break out as an international star, but instead, he died a month before the movie opened — elevating him to legend status.

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NYU Medical School Plans Free Tuition For Those Studying To Be Doctors

New York University said the move was to address the high cost of entering a career in medicine. Most med students graduate in debt, which can often top $200,000.

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Chipotle To Retrain Employees After Latest Outbreak Of Food Poisoning

The announcement comes after health officials said an outbreak last month that sickened nearly 650 customers in Ohio was caused by a bacteria that thrives in food kept warm for long periods.

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Cannabis Producer Gets $4 Billion Investment From Beer Company

The giant influx of cash from Constellation Brands is the largest strategic investment in the cannabis market to date. It nearly quadruples the alcohol company's stake in Canopy Growth to 38 percent.

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No Veterans Day Military Parade This Year; DOD Looking At Dates In 2019

The procession through Washington, D.C., requested by President Trump and set for November, has been delayed. Reports estimated its cost at $92 million, although the defense secretary scoffs at that.

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Toddler's Remains That Were Discovered In N.M. Compound Identified As Missing Child

Officials said the decomposed body found in a raid on a rural property in Amalia, are those of missing 3-year-old, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj. Prosecutors argue he died in a religious ceremony.

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Walmart And Others Offer Workers Payday Loan Alternative

When lower income working Americans have an unexpected expense, many turn to high-cost loans and get in financial trouble. More employers are giving them a much cheaper way to get emergency cash.

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Babies Born Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech

A pediatrician is working to make sure every hospital in Kansas can give babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome the soft start they need, ideally right next to their mothers.

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Senate Democrats Threaten Lawsuit Over Kavanaugh Documents

Senate Democrats filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in public service. If they don't get answers they vow to sue.

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