Merrit Kennedy

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Brazil's Recession The Longest And Deepest In Its History, New Figures Show

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Brazil's recession was already of historic proportions. Today, government figures from 2016 confirm that it has grown even worse. Nearly 13 million Brazilians are unemployed.

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Israel Approves Law To Block Entry To People Who Call For Boycotting Israel

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

It's part of an effort to combat a global movement that calls for cutting off economic ties in support of Palestinian independence. Israel has not explained how it will enforce the law.

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Poachers Break Into French Zoo, Kill White Rhino And Steal His Horn

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

This is believed to be the first such incident at a European zoo. The zoo says its staff is in shock. The suspects remain at large, and police are investigating.

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Facebook Enlists Fact-Checkers To Probe Disputed Stories

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Facebook has been criticized for providing a platform to fake news stories, especially during the presidential campaign. It is working with independent fact-checkers to examine flagged stories.

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Turtle That Ate Nearly 1,000 Coins Recovering From Surgery In Thailand

Monday, March 06, 2017

Tossing a coin into a pool is believed to be good luck. But it proved to be terrible luck for an endangered sea turtle who consumed nearly 1,000 coins thrown into her pool.

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Turkey-Germany Relations At New Low After Erdogan Makes Nazi Comparison

Monday, March 06, 2017

After Germany canceled a Turkish political rally in the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan likened the German government to the Nazis.

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Rene Preval, President Of Haiti For Two Terms, Has Died At 74

Friday, March 03, 2017

Preval has a mixed legacy. He was recognized as a hard worker, but widely criticized in his second term for what was seen as a weak and absent response to Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake.

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St. Louis Man Accused Of Making Threats Against Jewish Centers, Schools

Friday, March 03, 2017

The threats were allegedly part of the suspect's cyberstalking campaign against a woman with whom he once had a romantic relationship. Juan Thompson once worked as a reporter at The Intercept.

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Egypt's Longtime Dictator Acquitted Over 2011 Protester Deaths

Thursday, March 02, 2017

It was once called the "trial of the century" in Egyptian media. But during the six years since it started, Egypt has seen a dramatic shift in its political landscape.

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North Korea Claims Kim Jong Nam Likely Died Of A Heart Attack, Not Poisoning

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The nerve agent called VX that Malaysia says killed Kim Jong Un's half-brother is an extremely deadly chemical weapon. Its presence would suggest North Korea was behind the fatal poisoning.

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Women Of NASA To Be Immortalized — In Lego Form

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Lego figurines of five storied female NASA pioneers will soon grace toy-store shelves. The project, proposed by a science writer, is meant to shed light on women's contributions to the space program.

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Michigan Ends Water Subsidies To Flint Despite Mayor's Opposition

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The city's crisis over lead-laced water dates back to 2014, and the state has paid more than $40 million in credits for the unsafe water in an effort to ease the burden for residents.

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Trump Repeals Rule Designed To Block Gun Sales To Certain Mentally Ill People

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The president signed a measure into law that rescinds an Obama-era rule aimed at blocking gun sales to certain mentally ill people. The rule would have deemed about 75,000 people mentally incapable.

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Trump Aims To 'Eliminate' Clean Water Rule

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Obama-era "Waters of the United States" rule defines which small bodies of water are subject to U.S. authority. Opponents such as farmers, homebuilders and golf course owners say it goes too far.

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North Koreans Arrive In Malaysia Seeking To Claim Kim Jong Nam's Body

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The body of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother has become the subject of a diplomatic turf war between North Korea and Malaysia, where he was poisoned with a powerful nerve agent.

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SpaceX Announces Plans To Send Two Customers To The Moon

Monday, February 27, 2017

It would be the first time humans have traveled beyond low Earth orbit since the days of Apollo. The mission would be manned and financed by two private, anonymous customers.

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PHOTOS: Wild Weather In Chile Leaves Millions Without Access To Running Water

Monday, February 27, 2017

Authorities cut off service to the capital, Santiago, following torrential rains that contaminated the water supply. People are now scrambling to find alternative sources of drinking water.

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Car Bomb Kills More Than 50 People Near Syrian Town Captured From ISIS

Friday, February 24, 2017

At least 34 of the dead reportedly were civilians. The blast happened just north of al-Bab, at a checkpoint crowded with people who had fled the fighting and were preparing to return to their homes.

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Major League Baseball Poised To Change Intentional Walk Rule

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The proposed rule change would mean forgoing actually throwing four pitches. Instead, the bench would simply signal to the umpire that the manager wants to give the batter a free pass.

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Behold: 4 New Species Of Tiny Frogs Smaller Than A Fingernail

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Scientists in India say the frogs are actually fairly common but have eluded discovery likely because of their extremely small size, secretive habitats and unusual calls.

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