Merrit Kennedy

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After Back-And-Forth, Ann Coulter Speech Is Off At UC Berkeley

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It's disputed who actually canceled the conservative commentator's appearance. The university had called it off before due to security concerns, but backtracked after she vowed to come anyway.

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Mexico Can Seek Millions From U.S. In Dolphin-Safe Tuna Dispute, WTO Says

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The World Trade Organization deems U.S. labeling rules for dolphin-safe tuna are unfairly restrictive to Mexico. It says Mexico may seek $163 million annually from the U.S. in retaliatory measures.

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The Lowly Wax Worm May Hold The Key To Biodegrading Plastic

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

More than a trillion plastic bags are used annually. They're made of a notoriously resilient kind of plastic called polyethylene – but scientists have found that wax worms are able to break them down.

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Dueling Shows Of Force As Tensions Ratchet Up On Korean Peninsula

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

As North Korea marked its military's anniversary with artillery drills, a U.S. guided missile submarine docked in South Korea and U.S. Navy ships conducted exercises with South Korea and Japan.

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Under Cover Of Night, New Orleans Begins Dismantling Confederate Monuments

Monday, April 24, 2017

Following death threats, the contractors wore flak jackets and helmets as they dismantled a monument to members of a white supremacist group who attacked the city's racially integrated police force.

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Top Afghan Defense Officials Resign After Attack Kills More Than 100 Troops

Monday, April 24, 2017

The resignations coincided with a visit from the U.S. Secretary of Defense, as the new administration carries out a review of its Afghanistan policy. Friday's attack was the deadliest in years.

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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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