Merrit Kennedy

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FIFA Says It Was Victim To Its Leaders, Asks For Millions In Restitution

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The top soccer organization argues that a group of leaders facing trial in the U.S. has cost it millions in financial losses and damage to its reputation.

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Obama Administration Will Not Allow Atlantic Offshore Drilling

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The reversal comes after an uproar from communities in Atlantic coast states over fishing and wildlife. Also, the Pentagon said it would conflict with Navy activity.

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U.S. Eases Sanctions Against Cuba Ahead Of Obama's Landmark Visit

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The changes make it easier for U.S. citizens to travel to the island, and allow nonimmigrant Cubans who are in the U.S legally to earn salaries.

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Myanmar's Parliament Elects First Civilian President In Decades

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

U Htin Kyaw is a close ally of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who was barred from running herself by the country's constitution.

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Newly Discovered Dinosaur Helps Explain Rise Of Tyrannosaurs

Monday, March 14, 2016

The horse-sized Timurlengia euotica provides a glimpse into a 20 million-year gap in fossil records, when tyrannosaurs evolved from "marginal hunters" to "apex predators."

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After Bombing In Ankara, Turkey Hits Kurdish Targets In Northern Iraq

Monday, March 14, 2016

Turkish warplanes are conducting airstrikes against Kurdish targets in Northern Iraq, following a deadly car bomb that killed at least 37 people in Turkey's capital, Ankara.

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Humanitarian Fears Grow After Balkan Nations Shut Borders To Migrants

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The closures by Macedonia, Slovenia and other countries have effectively cut off the main migrant route to northern Europe. That's drawing criticism from rights advocates and Germany's Angela Merkel.

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1st U.S. Uterus Transplant Fails Amid 'Sudden Complication'

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The 26-year-old patient is recovering, and the Cleveland Clinic says it will continue its clinical study that is meant to involve 10 women with uterine factor infertility.

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Iran Tests 2 Ballistic Missiles Reportedly Designed To Reach Israel

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Iran's military tested two ballistic missiles Wednesday, and an Iranian officer says the missiles are designed to reach Israel, according to an Iranian news agency. Iran has conducted a number of other ballistic missile tests this week.

The tests, which come after Iran won sanctions relief in January by curbing ...

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Epic Missouri Filibuster Over Bill Shielding Opponents Of Same-Sex Weddings Ends

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Ending a Democratic filibuster lasting more than 36 hours, the Missouri Senate has given preliminary approval to a controversial bill that shields religious groups and individuals who have religious objections to same-sex weddings.

The proposed state constitutional amendment, introduced by Republican Sen. Bob Onder, would not allow the state ...

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Hulk Hogan Testifies In His $100 Million Lawsuit Against Gawker

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan testified in his invasion of privacy suit in St. Petersburg, Fla., against the media organization Gawker, which published a portion of a sex tape.

The case raises major questions about freedom of expression, privacy and celebrity. That being said — "it really couldn't be seedier ...

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'Dentist Of Horror' Allegedly Mutilated Scores Of Patients In France

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The Dutch dentist was initially welcomed to the rural French town of Chateau-Chinon, which had been without a dental care provider for two years.

Then the horror stories started.

Now Jacobus Van Nierop is standing trial on charges of aggravated assault and insurance fraud, after scores of patients said he ...

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Sharapova Loses Major Sponsors After Positive Drug Test

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Tennis star Maria Sharapova has lost several major sponsors after admitting that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open.

The former world champion has been the highest-paid female athlete in the world for 11 years in a row, Forbes reported last year. She earned $29.7 million last ...

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U.S. Airstrikes Kill At Least 150 Militants In Somalia, U.S. Military Says

Monday, March 07, 2016

The U.S. military has hit an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia using both drones and manned aircraft, killing at least 150 of the al-Qaida fighters, the Pentagon says.

The weekend strikes hit an al-Shabab training camp about 120 miles north of the capital, Mogadishu, NPR's Tom Bowman reports. Here's more ...

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Tiny Marshall Islands Taking On 3 World Nuclear Powers In Court

Monday, March 07, 2016

The Marshall Islands is on an unlikely mission — trying to press India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom to curb their nuclear programs.

The Pacific archipelago, which was the site of dozens of U.S. nuclear tests in the '40s and '50s, is suing the three countries in the U.N.'s International ...

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EU Leaders, Turkey Near Agreement On Migration Route To Northern Europe

Monday, March 07, 2016

European Union leaders and Turkey's prime minister have ended talks aimed at resolving the flood of migrants into Europe, signaling their leaders are closer to an agreement.

The Associated Press reports, "Luxembourg's prime minister says that European Union and Turkish leaders have ended talks ... but that more work is ...

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2 Men Linked To Drowning Death Of Syrian Toddler Are Convicted Of Trafficking

Friday, March 04, 2016

A Turkish court has sentenced two Syrian nationals to four years in prison each in a case tied to the drowning death of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi and four others.

Photos of 3-year-old Alan's body lying facedown on a Turkish beach in September 2015 produced a groundswell of global ...

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'Everybody Stretches' Without Gravity: Mark Kelly Talks About NASA's Twins Study

Friday, March 04, 2016

Kelly says his twin brother, Scott Kelly, who just returned to Earth after 340 days in space, was temporarily 2 inches taller. NASA is studying the pair to explore what spaceflight does to the body.

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New York Mayor To March In St. Patrick's Day Parade After 2-Year Boycott

Thursday, March 03, 2016

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will march in the city's St. Patrick's Day parade, ending his two-year boycott over a ban on LGBT groups.

NPR's Hansi Lo Wang tells our Newscast unit that the mayor's decision comes after organizers allowed a new group to march in the ...

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A Team Of Refugees Will Compete At The Olympic Games In Rio

Thursday, March 03, 2016

A team of refugees will compete alongside athletes representing their home countries at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee has announced.

Previously, athletes who did not represent a country were not allowed to compete.

The team will likely number between five and 10 athletes,

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