Merrit Kennedy

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Mississippi Shooting Spree Kills 8, Including Sheriff's Deputy

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The rampage happened at three separate locations in the county, and suspect Willie Corey Godbolt said that he intended to commit "suicide by cop." The state's governor called it a "senseless tragedy."

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Scientists Pinpoint How A Flamingo Balances On One Leg

Thursday, May 25, 2017

What appears to be a feat actually requires almost no muscle effort from the bird. The researchers found even a dead flamingo's body will fall into a stable one-leg balance if positioned vertically.

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NBA Says 2019 All-Star Game Will Be In N.C. After Partial 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"We believe the recent legislation eliminates the most egregious aspects of the prior law," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. Some advocates for transgender rights have criticized the decision.

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UPDATE: Nepalese Officials Dispute Reports Of More Everest Deaths

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A day after reports surfaced from Mount Everest that four climbers were found dead, Nepalese officials say other climbers would have seen the bodies and that no climbers had been reported missing.

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3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It's hard evidence that the type of spinal segmentation and numbering found in modern humans emerged 3.3 million years ago, the scientists say. The remarkable fossil was discovered in Ethiopia.

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'Peace Is A Choice,' Trump Says During Appearance With Palestinian Leader

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The president provided few specifics about how a deal might be achieved in a peace process that has been stalled for years. He said it could "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East."

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Poll Shows Increased Support For NATO On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The uptick in support, especially among U.S. Democrats, comes after the turbulent U.S. presidential race where Donald Trump called NATO "obsolete." He now says it's "no longer obsolete."

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Supreme Court Rejects 2 Congressional Districts In North Carolina

Monday, May 22, 2017

"A State may not use race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines unless it has a compelling reason," Justice Elena Kagan said in the court's opinion upholding a lower court ruling.

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Ford Replaces CEO Mark Fields In Management Shake-Up

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ford announced Monday that Jim Hackett, who has overseen Ford's efforts on autonomous vehicles, has taken over as president and CEO.

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In Saudi Arabia, Trump Says Fight Against Terrorism A 'Battle Between Good And Evil'

Sunday, May 21, 2017

In his first foreign trip as president, Trump stressed to leaders of Arab and Muslim-majority countries that "nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them."

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Oxfam: Combined Wealth Of 5 Richest Nigerians Could Lift Country Out Of Poverty

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oxfam calls the level of inequality in the country "obscene." The disparity is only growing, the charity says, in light of what it describes as the misallocation of the country's resources.

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Trump Administration Says It Will Launch NAFTA Renegotiation

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The U.S. trade representative formally notified congressional leaders in a letter Thursday that the president intends to begin negotiations with Canada and Mexico "as soon as practicable."

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Tragic Love Triangle Is Sad For Lonely Rare Snail, Still Good For Science

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A garden snail with a rare genetic condition can't mate with normal snails; scientists launch an international search for a mate; two possible mates are found. But they mate with each other instead.

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Trump Administration Upholds Iran Sanctions Waiver, Keeping Nuclear Deal Alive

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The U.S. will continue to waive some sanctions against Iran, a key aspect of the agreement negotiated by the Obama administration and other world powers.

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Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar López Rivera Is Released

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

López Rivera had been in custody since 1981. He was imprisoned over his connection with a militant group that fought for Puerto Rican independence and claimed responsibility for dozens of bombings.

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Female Broadcaster Set To Make NFL History

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever woman to call an NFL game televised nationally — the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game on Sept. 11.

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Rare White Wolf In Yellowstone Was Shot, Park Reveals

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

She was the alpha female of a pack in Yellowstone National Park, sought after for photographs because of her unusual white coat. The wolf was found suffering from severe wounds and had to be put down.

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'Chicago Tribune' Parent Company Is Trying To Buy The 'Chicago Sun-Times'

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Both newspapers have stressed that Chicago will remain a two-newspaper city, with the Sun-Times maintaining a separate newsroom that would operate independently.

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Disappearing Montana Glaciers A 'Bellwether' Of Melting To Come?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Glaciers there are "an early indicator of the kinds of changes that are going to occur elsewhere," a scientist says. Since 1966, the glaciers in Glacier National Park shrunk an average of 39 percent.

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Milwaukee Reaches Tentative Settlement Agreement Over Fatal 2014 Police Shooting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

If the $2.3 million deal is approved, the city of Milwaukee will pay the family of a black man with schizophrenia who was shot dead by a police officer three years ago.

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