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Get Your Flu Shot Now, Doctors Advise, Especially If You’re Pregnant

Pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are particularly vulnerable to flu ...
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3 Soldiers Killed In Training Accident At Fort Stewart In Georgia

The tragic early morning training exercise also resulted in three other soldiers being hospitalized. The incident involved the Bradley Fighting ...
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Defense Secretary Esper Arrives In Afghanistan To Devise A Way Forward In 18-Year War

His visit to restart peace talks with the Taliban comes amid debate about the role of U.S. troops in the ...
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Activists Occupy An Ancient Forest In Germany To Save It

Images by photographer Néha Hirve document how activists squatting in the 12,000-year-old Hambach Forest are fighting an energy company’s encroachment ...
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‘The Blob,’ A Smart Yet Brainless Organism Fit For Sci-Fi, Gets Its Own Exhibit

Is it an animal? A type of fungi? No, it’s “the blob.” The amorphous “slime mold” may not have a ...
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CBS’s ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ Rings True To These Nigerian Viewers

The new sitcom is about a white, middle-aged Detroiter who falls head over heels for a Nigerian nurse. We asked ...
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Andrew Yang Warns There Is No Guarantee Impeaching Trump Will Be Successful

Yang says Democrats need to articulate a vision for the country. “When we’re talking about Donald Trump, we are losing ...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Bernie Sanders’ Heart Attack Was A ‘Gut Check’ Moment

In an interview with NPR, Ocasio-Cortez said her decision to endorse Sanders is part of a movement that is “far ...
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Chilean President Suspends Fare Hikes; 3 Die In Supermarket Fire As Protests Continue

What started as a fare-dodging protest by students turned violent in Santiago. The president declared a state of emergency and ...
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Key Changes Would Alter The Government’s Massive Survey On Schools And Civil Rights

The Education Department is proposing that it collect more information on bullying and sexual assaults happening at schools, and less ...
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Congo’s KOKOKO! Makes Joyful Dance Music From Instruments Made Of Junk

The band couldn’t afford instruments. So they made their own out of scavenged items, like kitchen pots and air-conditioner parts ...
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Impeachment Inquiry Update: What This Week Revealed About The Ukraine Affair

President Trump commissioned Rudy Giuliani as his top guy for Ukraine, and the White House also appointed “three amigos” to ...
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Some Fighting Continues In Northern Syria Despite Turkish ‘Pause’

There are a lot of unanswered questions, like whether Kurdish forces are actually withdrawing from the border. The Pentagon says ...
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What’s Behind The Research Funding Gap For Black Scientists?

Black scientists more often seek grants for community health studies, but molecular-level research proposals win more funding. More diversity throughout ...
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A City In Congo Dodged Ebola. But Residents Have Another Big Worry

Democratic Republic of Congo is the scene of the world’s second deadliest Ebola outbreak. But in the city of Goma, ...
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Veteran enterprise exec Bob Stutz is heading back to SAP

Bob Stutz has had a storied career with enterprise software companies including stints at Siebel Systems, SAP, Microsoft and Salesforce. He announced on Facebook last ...
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Should we rethink the politics of ‘blocking’?

Jillian C. York Contributor Share on Twitter Jillian C. York is the director for international freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Years ago, ...
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The Los Angeles Fire Department wants more drones

As it looks to modernize its operations, the Los Angeles Fire Department is turning to a number of new technologies including expanding its fleet of ...
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