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Posted: 2019-02-20 17:12:51
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The activist, filmmaker and writer chronicles sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly in the six-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, even as new allegations against him surface.
Posted: 2019-02-20 16:48:45
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"They said that they were here on a 'government mission,' " Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles told NPR from Port-au-Prince on Wednesday.
Posted: 2019-02-20 16:30:36
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The Southern Poverty Law Center says many groups are driven by white supremacist ideology and the "hysteria over losing a white-majority nation." Critics accuse the group of overblowing the threat.
Posted: 2019-02-20 16:01:00
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EXCLUSIVE: Aspen Words Literary Prize Unveils Its Finalists
Five books remain in the running: Tommy Orange's There There' Tayari Jones's An American Marriage; David Chariandy's Brother; Jennifer Clement's Gun Love; and Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.
Posted: 2019-02-20 15:21:52
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What To Expect From North Korea At The Next Trump-Kim Summit
Analysts weigh the possible offers North Korea's leader could make later this month in Vietnam.
Posted: 2019-02-20 13:02:46
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As Pope Holds Sex Abuse Summit, U.S. Catholics Not Hopeful For 'Bold Moves'
American Catholics have become disappointed as Pope Francis described the meeting as featuring "prayer and discernment" — hardly an ambitious vision for what could have been a momentous event.
Posted: 2019-02-20 12:57:16
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Supreme Court Blocks Texas From Executing Mentally Disabled Man
Justices criticized a state appeals court for using outdated medical standards when it determined that a murderer wasn't intellectually disabled and could therefore be executed.
Posted: 2019-02-20 12:48:00
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In Garlic Capital, Tariffs And Immigration Crackdown Have Mixed Impacts
Gilroy, Calif., is known as the garlic capital of the world. Two Trump administration policies — one on trade, the other on immigration — are affecting the town in starkly different ways.
Posted: 2019-02-20 11:06:32
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Russia Intelligence Seeks To Extend Detention Of Ex-U.S. Marine Accused Of Spying
Michigan resident Paul Whelan has been held in a Russian prison since he was arrested in December on suspicion of spying. His family says he was just attending a friend's wedding in Moscow.
Posted: 2019-02-20 11:06:32
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Russia Intelligence Seeks To Extend Detention Of Ex-U.S. Marine Accused Of Spying
Michigan resident Paul Whelan has been held in a Russian prison since he was arrested in December on suspicion of spying. His family says he was just attending a friend's wedding in Moscow.

Posted: 2019-02-20 17:12:51
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The activist, filmmaker and writer chronicles sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly in the six-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, even as new allegations against him surface.
Posted: 2019-02-20 16:48:45
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"They said that they were here on a 'government mission,' " Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles told NPR from Port-au-Prince on Wednesday.
Posted: 2019-02-20 16:30:36
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The Southern Poverty Law Center says many groups are driven by white supremacist ideology and the "hysteria over losing a white-majority nation." Critics accuse the group of overblowing the threat.
Posted: 2019-02-20 16:01:00
www.npr.org
EXCLUSIVE: Aspen Words Literary Prize Unveils Its Finalists
Five books remain in the running: Tommy Orange's There There' Tayari Jones's An American Marriage; David Chariandy's Brother; Jennifer Clement's Gun Love; and Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.
Posted: 2019-02-20 15:21:52
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What To Expect From North Korea At The Next Trump-Kim Summit
Analysts weigh the possible offers North Korea's leader could make later this month in Vietnam.
Posted: 2019-02-20 13:02:46
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As Pope Holds Sex Abuse Summit, U.S. Catholics Not Hopeful For 'Bold Moves'
American Catholics have become disappointed as Pope Francis described the meeting as featuring "prayer and discernment" — hardly an ambitious vision for what could have been a momentous event.
Posted: 2019-02-20 12:57:16
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Supreme Court Blocks Texas From Executing Mentally Disabled Man
Justices criticized a state appeals court for using outdated medical standards when it determined that a murderer wasn't intellectually disabled and could therefore be executed.
Posted: 2019-02-20 12:48:00
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In Garlic Capital, Tariffs And Immigration Crackdown Have Mixed Impacts
Gilroy, Calif., is known as the garlic capital of the world. Two Trump administration policies — one on trade, the other on immigration — are affecting the town in starkly different ways.
Posted: 2019-02-20 11:06:32
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Russia Intelligence Seeks To Extend Detention Of Ex-U.S. Marine Accused Of Spying
Michigan resident Paul Whelan has been held in a Russian prison since he was arrested in December on suspicion of spying. His family says he was just attending a friend's wedding in Moscow.
Posted: 2019-02-20 10:01:14
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Insurers Hand Out Cash and Gifts To Sway Brokers Who Sell Employer Health Plans
Independent brokers help employers choose health benefits for their staff but are paid by the health insurance industry, creating financial incentives to sell more without regard to cost.

Posted: 2019-02-19 22:01:13
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Glowing urine may replace the biopsy needle: In detecting organ transplant rejection, a new nanoparticle has proven much faster and more thorough in the lab than a biopsy. When T cells mount...
Posted: 2019-02-19 22:01:13
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Glowing urine may replace the biopsy needle: In detecting organ transplant rejection, a new nanoparticle has proven much faster and more thorough in the lab than a biopsy. When T cells mount...
Posted: 2019-02-19 20:52:04
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Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of our star) is so inexplicably hot.
Posted: 2019-02-19 19:35:20
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In the blink of an eye: Team uses quantum of light to create new quantum simulator
Imagine being stuck inside a maze and wanting to find your way out. How would you proceed? The answer is trial and error. This is how traditional computers with classical algorithms operate to...
Posted: 2019-02-19 18:29:18
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Marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs
A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The...
Posted: 2019-02-19 18:29:18
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Marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs
A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The...
Posted: 2019-02-19 18:27:00
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Renewable energy generation with kites and drones
A group of researchers has recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behavior of these...
Posted: 2019-02-19 18:26:45
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Lobster's underbelly is as tough as industrial rubber
Flip a lobster on its back, and you'll see that the underside of its tail is split in segments connected by a translucent membrane that appears rather vulnerable when compared with the armor-like...
Posted: 2019-02-19 16:17:20
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20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America's oldest marine mammal
A researcher searching the shoreline of the Panama Canal for fossil plants instead found an ancient sea cow. An 'emergency fossil excavation' due to rising water levels yielded a remarkably complete...
Posted: 2019-02-19 13:07:45
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Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality
Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers think they may have found a way to encourage a more sociable...

Posted: 2019-02-20 16:22:40
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A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history -- the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into a giant snowball approximately 580 million...
Posted: 2019-02-20 16:22:40
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A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history -- the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into a giant snowball approximately 580 million...
Posted: 2019-02-20 16:22:21
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Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds. A new study finds humans are pumping...
Posted: 2019-02-19 20:52:04
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Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of our star) is so inexplicably hot.
Posted: 2019-02-19 19:35:12
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Pottery reveals America's first social media networks
Long before Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and even MySpace, early Mississippian Mound cultures in America's southern Appalachian Mountains shared artistic trends and technologies across regional...
Posted: 2019-02-19 18:29:18
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Marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs
A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The...
Posted: 2019-02-19 18:29:18
www.sciencedaily.com
Marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs
A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The...
Posted: 2019-02-19 18:27:36
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Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star encircled by puzzling rings
The oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died -- could be the first known white dwarf with multiple dust rings. The discovery forces researchers...
Posted: 2019-02-19 18:27:06
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Dose of vitamin C helps gold nanowires grow
Scientists discover a method to turn stubby gold nanorods into gold nanowires of impressive length. The metal wires could be valuable for sensing, diagnostic, imaging and therapeutic applications.
Posted: 2019-02-19 18:27:04
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Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics
A team of researchers from Denmark has solved one of the biggest challenges in making effective nanoelectronics based on graphene.