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Port Neches Residents Asked To Leave Their Homes Near Site Of Plant Explosion

Officials in the Southeast Texas city have issued a voluntary evacuation order, citing potentially unhealthy levels of a chemical detected ...
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Scientists Find Surprising Age-Related Protein Waves In Blood

They’ve identified hundreds of proteins in human blood that wax and wane in surprising ways as we age. The findings ...
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Pelosi Says House Democrats Will Draft Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

The House speaker made the announcement Thursday morning at the Capitol, following the first hearing on Wednesday by the panel ...
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A Dreaded Part Of Teachers’ Jobs: Restraining And Secluding Students

“It’s a rare day where you don’t get hurt.” “I just never felt fully comfortable.” Those are just a few ...
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This Minnesota City Has A Bird Poop Problem, But The Crow Patrol Is On It

Rochester’s fight with downtown crows and their poop intensifies each winter. Chasing them away falls to a dedicated band of ...
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How Would A Wealth Tax Work?

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are big champions of taxing the very rich on their wealth, not just income. The ...
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#DemsSoWhite? Harris Exit Raises Hard Questions About Race And Power

The Democratic Party faces the prospect of a debate in two weeks with only white candidates on stage. Earlier, they ...
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Sailor Kills 2, Wounds 1 Before Taking Own Life At Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Base

The U.S. Navy says the gunman was assigned to a nuclear-powered attack submarine currently in port. No motive has been ...
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Hair Dyes And Straighteners Linked To Higher Cancer Risk, Especially For Black Women

Many women get their hair dyed or straightened regularly with products that contain thousands of chemicals. Researchers are teasing out ...
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China Rebukes House Bill Condemning Crackdown On Uighurs

The bill, which passed on Tuesday night in a 407-1 vote, condemns Beijing’s treatment of the Muslim minority in Western ...
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Giuliani, Nunes and ‘-1’: A Look At What The Impeachment Report Phone Records Mean

House investigators cited a series of newly disclosed telephone records that have set off new scrutiny and questions about key ...
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HIV Prevention Drugs Are Available For Free: How Do You Get Them?

For people at high risk of HIV, taking a daily dose of a prevention drug is essential. But many can’t ...
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Buffalo, N.Y., Bishop Resigns Amid Controversy Over Clergy Abuse

Richard Malone had faced scrutiny for allegedly mishandling sexual abuse claims against the priests in his diocese. He announced Wednesday ...
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Evgeny Pobozhiy, Russian Prodigy, Wins International Jazz Guitar Competition

The guitarist, who hails from a small town on the edge of the West Siberian Plain, competed against two Americans ...
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Germany Expels 2 Russian Diplomats, Citing Evidence Of A Sanctioned Murder In Berlin

German prosecutors say they’ve uncovered evidence that seems to link the suspected gunman to the Russian government. They also say ...
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Spotify Wrapped expands to include your favorite music from the decade, plus podcaster metrics

Spotify’s annual “Wrapped” feature, which allows listeners to look back on their favorite music from the year, is expanding in 2019 to include a whole ...
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Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware

U.S. prosecutors have brought computer hacking and fraud charges against a Russian citizen, Maksim Yakubets, who is accused of developing and distributing Dridex, a notorious ...
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300M-user Imgur launches Melee, a gaming meme app

10 years after debut, 300 million monthly user Imgur is one of the last massively popular yet unpersonalized home pages on the internet. Since everyone ...
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