Merrit Kennedy

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Louisiana's Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Disappearing Coastline

Thursday, April 20, 2017

It's an effort to bring nationwide attention to the issue and speed up the federal permitting process for coastal projects. The state loses the equivalent of one football field of land an hour.

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Arkansas Conducts First Execution In Years After U.S. Supreme Court Clears Path

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Early Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied requests to halt the execution of Ledell Lee. His execution was the first in Arkansas in almost 12 years.

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4 Indian Politicians To Stand Trial Over 1992 Mosque Destruction

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It was one of the most incendiary episodes in India's modern history, with communal rioting that killed more than 2,000 people. Now, the Supreme Court has revived criminal conspiracy charges.

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Malaysia Airlines Says It Will Use Satellites To Track Its Fleet

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Three years after MH Flight 370 disappeared from radar, Malaysia's national carrier says it will use satellites to track its planes at all times and that it will be the first airline to do so.

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Ex-NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Hanged In Prison Cell

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The former New England Patriots tight end was serving a life sentence in prison for killing the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister. He was found by corrections officers early Wednesday.

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Facebook Murder Suspect Has 'Shot And Killed Himself,' Police Say

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Authorities were looking for Steve Stephens, 37, in connection with the killing of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. on Sunday. Stephens was spotted Tuesday morning by Pennsylvania State Police.

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U.K. Prime Minister Calls For Early Election

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"At this moment of enormous national significance, there should be unity here in Westminster," Theresa May said in the surprise announcement, as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union.

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Erdogan Says Monitors Questioning Turkey's Vote Should 'Know Their Place'

Monday, April 17, 2017

European election observers said in preliminary findings that Sunday's referendum "took place on an unlevel playing field." The nationwide vote vastly expands presidential powers.

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Pence Tells North Korea: 'The Era Of Strategic Patience Is Over'

Monday, April 17, 2017

"All options are on the table," U.S. Vice President Pence said during his visit to South Korea, amid rising tensions with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile program.

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More Than 1,000 Palestinians In Israeli Prisons Go On Hunger Strike

Monday, April 17, 2017

Imprisoned Palestinians are staging a mass open-ended hunger strike to protest their conditions. It's being led by prominent Palestinian political figure Marwan Barghouti.

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Four Besieged Syrian Towns Are Being Evacuated In Reciprocal Swap

Friday, April 14, 2017

In northern Syria, residents of Shia minority villages, long besieged by rebels, are leaving. Hundreds of miles away, two towns besieged by Syrian troops and their allies have started evacuating.

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White House Says It Will No Longer Release Visitor Logs To The Public

Friday, April 14, 2017

Reversing Obama administration policy, the White House cites "grave national security risks." Watchdog groups have criticized the Trump administration's decision as a move against transparency.

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Michigan Doctor Charged With Performing Female Genital Mutilation On Girls

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Department of Justice says it believes this is the first case brought under a federal law that criminalizes the practice, which is widely condemned as a human rights violation.

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Navy Tells Sailors To Leave The E-Cigarette On Shore

Friday, April 14, 2017

At least 15 "mishaps" have resulted in injuries or damage, the Navy says. The new policy bans the devices on ships, submarines, aircraft, boats, craft and heavy equipment.

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Scientists Find Signs That Saturn's Moon Enceladus Might Be Hospitable To Life

Thursday, April 13, 2017

"This is the closest we've come, so far, to identifying a place with some of the ingredients needed for a habitable environment," NASA says. There are signs of a promising reaction under the surface.

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Canada's Government Introduces Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The government of Canada has introduced legislation to allow adults to possess, share and purchase marijuana, while also strengthening penalties for those who give or sell the products to youth.

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Boko Haram Increasingly Using Children In Suicide Bombings, UNICEF Says

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The horrifying pattern is a sign of shifting strategy for the militant group, now in its eighth year of conflict. Twenty-seven children were used in suicide attacks in the first three months of 2017.

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There Are More Than 60,000 Tree Species Worldwide, Scientists Say

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

More than half of those species are only found in a single country, and many of them face extinction. The scientists hope that this database will be an important tool for conservationists.

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3 Blasts Go Off Near German Soccer Team Bus, Injuring Player

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The blasts went off before Borussia Dortmund's match Tuesday night against Monaco, and the team says defender Marc Bartra is being treated for a broken wrist. Authorities have not identified a motive.

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Amnesty Says 2016 Saw Fewer Executions But More Death Sentences

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Amnesty estimates China killed more people than all the other countries put together. The U.S. fell off the list of the top five countries to carry out the death penalty for the first time since 2006.

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