Merrit Kennedy

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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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North Korea Threatens 'Toughest Counteraction' After U.S. Moves Navy Ships

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"We will hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions," North Korea said. President Trump said the country is "looking for trouble."

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Dylann Roof Pleads Guilty To State Murder Charges For Charleston Church Attack

Monday, April 10, 2017

Roof shot dead nine people in the basement of a historically black church in 2015. He has already been sentenced to death on federal hate crimes charges.

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Great Barrier Reef Hit By Bleaching For The Second Year In A Row

Monday, April 10, 2017

Scientists say severe bleaching events have happened three other times in the past 20 years — but never in consecutive years. They fear that prolonged stress could kill the corals.

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Thai King Signs Military-Backed Constitution

Thursday, April 06, 2017

This paves the way for Thailand to hold elections in the coming months, but critics say that rather than promote democracy, the document only solidifies the power of the military.

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House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes To Step Aside From Russia Probe

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Nunes has been accused of improperly disclosing classified information; the House Ethics Committee is opening a review. Nunes will remain as the Intelligence committee's chairman for other matters.

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Dog Saves Wedding Guests From Bomber In Nigeria

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Nigerian army radio says that the dog grappled with the teen girl bomber until the explosives went off, killing them both. Most of the residents of the village were reportedly present at the wedding.

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'Pink Star' Diamond Sells For $71 Million, Smashing Auction Record

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The chairman of Hong Kong-based jewelry company Chow Tai Fook placed the winning bid over the phone to Sotheby's in Hong Kong. He renamed the jewel "CTF PINK STAR" in honor of his late father.

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Joe Arpaio's Infamous Tent City Jail In Maricopa County Will Shut Down

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The former Maricopa County sheriff routinely pointed to the notorious outdoor facility as a symbol of his "tough on crime" stance. The new sheriff says it is costly and not a deterrent.

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VIDEO: Badger Burying A Cow Surprises Scientists

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The researchers say it's the first time an American badger has been documented burying an animal larger than itself. It worked for five days and nights to accomplish the unexpected feat.

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From Opponents To Former Allies, Pressure Mounts Against South Africa's Zuma

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

A powerful South African union federation that had been a key ally of President Jacob Zuma is the latest group to call for him to resign. Zuma has shown no sign that he will do so.

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Investigators Say 'Explosive Device' Caused St. Petersburg Metro Train Blast

Monday, April 03, 2017

At least 10 people were killed in the blast, according to Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova. The explosion hit while the train was between two stations in the center of Russia's second-largest city.

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Back From The Dead? Reported Sightings Fuel Hope For Return Of Tasmanian Tigers

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The last known Tasmanian tiger died more than eight decades ago. It has become the stuff of textbook sketches and yellowing photographs. But now, researchers are launching a new search.

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Despite Historic Mix-Up, PricewaterhouseCoopers Will Keep Its Oscars Job

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says there'll be a few new safeguards following the Best Picture flub, including not allowing electronic devices backstage.

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Malaysia Agrees To Release Kim Jong Nam's Body Amid Diplomatic Crisis

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Malaysia says it will transfer the body and allow an unspecified number of North Koreans to depart, in exchange for the return of nine Malaysians who had been blocked from leaving North Korea.

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Felony Charges For U.S. Diplomat Over Alleged Contacts With Chinese Agents

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

For years, a State Department employee allegedly received tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from Chinese intelligence operatives and failed to report the repeated contacts to U.S. officials.

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Good News For Elephants: China's Price Of Ivory Has Plummeted

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Africa's elephants have been poached by the thousands for their tusks. Many of those tusks are then smuggled to China, one of the largest markets for the banned material.

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Suspect Arrested Near U.S. Capitol After Officers 'Nearly Struck' By Vehicle

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Officers observed an "erratic and aggressive" driver near the Capitol and tried to carry out a traffic stop. Then, police said, the driver nearly hit officers. Shots were fired; no one was injured.

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Judge Approves $97 Million Settlement To Replace Flint's Water Lines

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Residents of the Michigan city have been struggling with the lead crisis for the past three years. "This is the first little battle won in this huge overall war," plaintiff Melissa Mays tells NPR.

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