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Study of material surrounding distant stars shows Earth's ingredients 'pretty normal'

33 minutes ago   |   Science Daily

The Earth's building blocks seem to be built from 'pretty normal' ingredients, according to researchers working with the world's most powerful telescopes. Scientists have...
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Bipartisan Senate study: Federal gov't MIA on protecting migrant children

1 hour ago   |   NBC News

The Trump administration worsened the problem with its "zero tolerance" border program, the report found.
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What Is a Charter School? Educational Institution Championed By Betsy DeVos

1 hour ago   |   Newsweek

Charter schools share characteristics of public and private schools but are an educational institution all their own.
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Newmark hasn't closed on RKF deal because brokers won't sign contracts

1 hour ago   |   The Real Deal New York

Newmark Knight Frank didn't finalize its purchase of RKF on the expected closing date of July 1 because the latter couldn't get the required 85 percent of its brokers and...
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Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain: study

Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain: study

1 hour ago   |   New York Post

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run...
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Robots influence kids, even when wrong, study finds

2 hours ago   |   NBC News

“It's a bit sinister, isn't it? Children succumb to peer pressure from robots,” one researcher says.
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2 hours ago   |   Miami Herald   |   2 articles

Fed rate policy unintentionally pressures emerging economies WASHINGTON - By ratcheting up U.S. interest rates, the Federal Reserve has - unintentionally - led investors to...
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SMURF1 provides targeted approach to preventing cocaine addiction relapse

2 hours ago   |   Science Daily

A class of proteins that has generated significant interest for its potential to treat diseases, has for the first time, been shown to be effective in reducing relapse, or...
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Being watched by a cranky robot might help you focus

2 hours ago   |   Science Mag

New study is the first to explore how robot moods affect human concentration
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McCarthy stares down immigration protesters

2 hours ago   |   Politico

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Rep. Kevin McCarthy knows “history is against” Republican efforts to retain control of the House - though perhaps not as against him as the immigration...
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Hey Donald, revoking someone's security clearance because they criticize you...

Hey Donald, revoking someone's security clearance because they criticize you is unconstitutional

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a... Read more ...

Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA chief John Brennan

Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA chief John Brennan

President Donald Trump on Wednesday yanked the security clearance of former CIA Chief John Brennan - one of the president's loudest critics on national security. In a statement... Read more ...

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

The ex-priest, Edward Ganster, went on to work at Disney World. He died in 2014. Read more ...

​Former CIA Director John Brennan​'s security clearance revoked, White House...

​Former CIA Director John Brennan​'s security clearance revoked, White House says

Sarah Sanders is citing Brennan's "erratic conduct and behavior," and accusing him of "lying" and having "wild outbursts." Read more ...

Someone paid $56K for an unopened box of 1999 Pokémon cards

Someone paid $56K for an unopened box of 1999 Pokémon cards

This is an extreme case of "gotta catch 'em all." Read more ...

Six-year-old girl orders $350 worth of toys on mom's Amazon account

Six-year-old girl orders $350 worth of toys on mom's Amazon account

The mischievous smile says it all. Read more ...

​'I'm sorry for the mistake': Sarah Sanders issues correction for ​false...

​'I'm sorry for the mistake': Sarah Sanders issues correction for ​false claim about African-American jobs​

The White House Council of Economic Advisers apologized for the figure saying it was miscommunication to Sanders. Read more ...

Thief makes off with nearly $100K in ramen noodles

Thief makes off with nearly $100K in ramen noodles

That's a lot of ramen noodles. Read more ...

Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

The "real number" of abused children and abusive priests might be higher since some secret church records were lost and some victims never came forward, the grand jury said. Read more ...

Suicide survivor gets ‘ultimate second chance' after historic face transplant

Suicide survivor gets ‘ultimate second chance' after historic face transplant

"Life is precious, and life is beautiful." Read more ...