Merrit Kennedy

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Israel Passes Law Retroactively Legalizing Settler Homes On Palestinian Land

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The law voted on by Israel's parliament legalizes almost 4,000 unauthorized homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank. Critics say the move is a massive blow to any future peace deal.

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'Iconic' And 'Loveable': Remembering An Elderly Lungfish Named 'Granddad'

Monday, February 06, 2017

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium released an obituary of more than 1,000 words for the recently departed 4-foot-long fish. It had arrived before the 1933 World's Fair, and was seen by some 104 million guests.

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Australian Catholic Church: 7 Percent Of Priests Sexually Abused Kids Over Decades

Monday, February 06, 2017

"These numbers are shocking, they are tragic and they are indefensible," says a church representative. More than 4,400 people reported allegations of abuse at more than 1,000 different institutions.

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WATCH: Huge, Green Fireball Streaks Across Midwest Sky

Monday, February 06, 2017

If you were outside in the Midwest around 1:30 Monday morning, you may have received quite a shock. The vivid meteor lit up the sky and set off sonic booms. Dramatic video captured the moment.

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Somalia On The Brink Of Famine, U.N. Warns

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The U.N. is warning that Somalia could soon be facing a famine without urgent international action, raising concerns of a repeat of 2011's famine which killed more than a quarter of a million people.

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WATCH: In Hawaii, A 'Firehose' Of Lava Pours Into The Ocean

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Researchers have captured dramatic footage of a tube of red-hot lava plummeting down a cliff into the ocean, sending fragments of lava and clouds of gray smoke into the sky.

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Westminster Dog Show Welcomes New Species — Cats

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Yes, you read that right – this month, cats will make an appearance at the Westminster Dog Show. It's a break from 141 years of tradition.

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Israel Starts Evacuating Illegal Outpost; Approves 3,000 New West Bank Units

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

There's been a clear uptick in the rate of settlement approval since Donald Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20 — and the U.S. president is expected to be supportive of settlement expansion.

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Trump's Immigration Order Is 'Not A Ban On Muslims,' Homeland Security Chief Says

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly characterized the order as a "temporary pause" as officials "assess the strengths and the weaknesses of our current system."

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Oprah To Join CBS' '60 Minutes' As A Special Contributor

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The media mogul has a new gig starting this fall. "There is only one Oprah Winfrey," says the show's executive producer, Jeff Fager, who calls it a perfect fit.

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Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To 22 Counts

Monday, January 30, 2017

Five people were killed and six were injured during the attack. The criminal complaint says Santiago told investigators he planned the assault. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

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Don't Invite Trump For State Visit, Say More Than 1 Million In U.K.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Donald Trump "should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen," the petition states. Trump already accepted an invitation to visit.

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With National Security Council Shakeup, Steve Bannon Gets A Seat At The Table

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bannon has been elevated to the NSC's Principals Committee, the top interagency group for discussing national security. He formerly led Breitbart News, a platform for the alt-right movement.

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For The First Time, U.S. Wins Elite Bocuse D'Or Culinary Competition

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The competition pits 24 chefs against each other and is billed as the "most demanding and prestigious reward in world gastronomy," started by legendary French chef Paul Bocuse.

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Mexico's President Cancels Planned D.C. Trip To Meet With Trump

Thursday, January 26, 2017

President Trump tweeted this morning: "If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting." Now, President Peña Nieto has done just that.

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Germany Is Scrapping Law That Bans Insulting Foreign Leaders

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Justice Minister Heiko Mass called the law "obsolete and unnecessary." Last year, the law was invoked in a controversial case against a comedian because of a lewd poem criticizing Turkey's leader.

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'Resist': Activists Unfurl Massive Banner On Crane Behind White House

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"As much as I have a fear of heights, I decided that I would do this because the risks are so great and so tremendous at this point with this administration," said Greenpeace's Karen Topakian.

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Al-Shabab Says It Carried Out Deadly Car Bomb Attack On Somalia Hotel

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The attack happened during a particularly sensitive political process that al-Shabab is trying to disrupt. Somalia has recently sworn in a new Parliament and is planning presidential elections.

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'A Nation Without Borders Is Not A Nation': Trump Moves Forward With U.S.-Mexico Wall

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A campaign promise gets closer to reality with a new executive order Wednesday, one of several changes the president announced in a visit to Homeland Security.

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Feds Find $20 Million Hidden Under A Mattress In Massachusetts

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The box spring full of cash was discovered during an investigation linked to a massive pyramid scheme. U.S. agents arrested a Brazilian man on a charge of conspiring to commit money laundering.

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