Merrit Kennedy

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Primitive Humanlike Species Lived More Recently Than Expected

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The surprising finding suggests that small-brained Homo naledi may have lived at the same time as early humans in South Africa, complicating previous notions about human origins.

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Australian Fossils Hint At Where To Search For Life On Mars

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Scientists say the rocks lend weight to a theory that life on Earth originated, as Darwin wrote, "in some warm little pond" on land, suggesting we should look for it in similar environments on Mars.

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Coach Announces It Is Buying Kate Spade In $2.4 Billion Deal

Monday, May 08, 2017

The news confirms months of rumors that the two New York-based brands were in talks to join forces, as Coach tries to attract millennial customers. Both boards unanimously approved the deal.

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Syrian Foreign Minister Says Damascus Supports Deal Creating 'De-Escalation Zones'

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Russia-brokered deal is backed by regional heavyweights Iran and Turkey. But it remains to be seen whether this deal will be any different than other truces that have failed to stop the violence.

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Kushner Companies' Pitch To Chinese Investors Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

Sunday, May 07, 2017

The sister of President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, highlighted her powerful brother as she sought financing for the family firm's real estate project in New Jersey to Chinese investors.

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North Korea Says It Has Detained A Fourth U.S. Citizen

Sunday, May 07, 2017

North Korean state media says authorities have detained Kim Hak Song, an employee of a university in Pyongyang, on suspicion of hostile acts against the country.

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Pulse Nightclub Owner Announces Plans For Memorial

Thursday, May 04, 2017

"This must and will be a healing initiative," said owner Barbara Poma. It will commemorate the victims, survivors and rescue workers at the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Canadian Court Clears Activist Who Gave Water To Pigs

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The case against Anita Krajnc, who founded the animal rights group Toronto Pig Save, has garnered international attention. She faced the possibility of jail time and thousands of dollars in fines.

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Trump Says He Wants To Help Mediate Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

"I've always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Let's see if we can prove them wrong," he said alongside Palestinian leader Abbas.

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President Buhari's Absence Is Looming Large In Nigeria

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Nigerians are raising concerns about the health of Muhammadu Buhari, who hasn't been seen in public for more than a week and has missed his third straight cabinet meeting.

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Baton Rouge Officers Won't Face Federal Charges In Killing Of Alton Sterling

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

"All of this was for nothing, but it just hurts so bad," Sandra Sterling, Alton Sterling's aunt, says of news that the Justice Department won't prosecute two officers involved in her nephew's death.

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Microscopic Cars Square Off In Big Race

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

This car race involved years of training, feats of engineering, high-profile sponsorships, competitors from around the world and a racetrack made of gold. And it's invisible to the naked eye.

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Kansas City Archdiocese Cutting Ties With Girl Scouts Over 'Troubling Trends'

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

A Kansas archbishop says Scouts shouldn't hold up women like Gloria Steinem as role models. He says American Heritage Girls troops are "based on Christian values" and are a better fit for parishes.

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In Afghanistan, Security Incidents And Civilian Casualties At Record Highs

Monday, May 01, 2017

A new report from a U.S. government watchdog paints a bleak picture of Afghanistan's security and corruption issues, as the U.S. considers sending more troops.

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Severe Weather Kills At Least 14 People Across 5 Southern States

Monday, May 01, 2017

People are taking stock of the damage after heavy rain, flooding and tornadoes swept through over the weekend. The American Red Cross is calling it the deadliest start to tornado season in nine years.

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Time To Consult Congress Over Use Of Force Against ISIS, Lawmakers Say

Friday, April 28, 2017

The U.S. has relied on legislation from 2001 to justify its use of force against ISIS. But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.

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Arkansas Executes 4th Inmate In 8 Days

Friday, April 28, 2017

Kenneth Williams was the final inmate executed as the state sped up its schedule to beat the expiration date of its lethal-injection drugs.

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Trump Signs Executive Order On Offshore Drilling And Marine Sanctuaries

Thursday, April 27, 2017

President Trump signed an executive order Friday that aims to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas, in a move welcomed by the oil and gas industry and greeted with alarm by environmental groups.

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After Ann Coulter Speech Cancellation, Protesters Rally At Berkeley

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The university and city of Berkeley saw dueling, but peaceful demonstrations with police on hand. Coulter suggested that she might "swing by" to greet supporters but never did.

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Arkansas To Carry Out Its Final Execution In 8 Days

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lawyers for convicted murderer Kenneth Williams unsuccessfully sought stays from courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. Williams is the fourth and final inmate to die in Arkansas this month.

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