Merrit Kennedy

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Felony Charges For U.S. Diplomat Over Alleged Contacts With Chinese Agents

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

For years, a State Department employee allegedly received tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from Chinese intelligence operatives and failed to report the repeated contacts to U.S. officials.

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Good News For Elephants: China's Price Of Ivory Has Plummeted

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Africa's elephants have been poached by the thousands for their tusks. Many of those tusks are then smuggled to China, one of the largest markets for the banned material.

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Suspect Arrested Near U.S. Capitol After Officers 'Nearly Struck' By Vehicle

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Officers observed an "erratic and aggressive" driver near the Capitol and tried to carry out a traffic stop. Then, police said, the driver nearly hit officers. Shots were fired; no one was injured.

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Judge Approves $97 Million Settlement To Replace Flint's Water Lines

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Residents of the Michigan city have been struggling with the lead crisis for the past three years. "This is the first little battle won in this huge overall war," plaintiff Melissa Mays tells NPR.

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Trump Takes Aim At A Centerpiece Of Obama's Environmental Legacy

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Trump administration aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, which limits emissions from power plants, lift the moratorium on federal coal leases and change the "social cost of carbon" policy.

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British Police Arrest 8 In Investigation Into London Attack That Left 4 Dead

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Police believe the attacker who killed three people before being shot to death acted alone and was "inspired by international terrorism."

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This Parrot Has An 'Infectious Laugh,' Scientists Say

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The researchers say that when the highly intelligent kea parrots hear a call associated with play, they start playful tussling, aerial acrobatics, or throwing objects into the air.

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Joey Meek, Who Knew Of Dylann Roof's Plan, Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Before Roof shot dead nine parishioners at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., he told his friend Joey Meek about his murderous plans during an alcohol and cocaine-fueled night.

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The Thai Turtle That Ate Hundreds Of Coins Has Died

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The green sea turtle drew international sympathy when it emerged that she had consumed nearly 1,000 coins that had been thrown into her pool. She died despite two emergency surgeries.

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Freak Accident At A Waterfall In Ghana Kills At Least 17

Monday, March 20, 2017

A tree crashed onto a group of people enjoying a swim at the base of a large waterfall in Ghana, and local authorities tell wire services that at least 17 people were killed.

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Tom Brady's Stolen Jersey Found With 'Member Of The International Media'

Monday, March 20, 2017

With the same person in Mexico, authorities also recovered another of the New England Patriots quarterback's Super Bowl jerseys, from his team's victory over the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.

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Man Charged After Attack On Painting At London's National Gallery

Monday, March 20, 2017

A man entered The National Gallery in London on Saturday afternoon, approached a painting by British master Thomas Gainsborough and proceeded to attack it with a "sharp object," the museum says.

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Ahead Of House Hearing, Committee Head Says No Evidence Of Collusion Or Wiretapping

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The head of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes said that there is still no evidence that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower, as President Trump has claimed.

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Study: 'Urgent' Action Against Global Warming Needed To Save Coral Reefs

Thursday, March 16, 2017

After another major coral bleaching event, a new study has concluded that securing a future for coral reefs "ultimately requires urgent and rapid action to reduce global warming."

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Groovy: Scientists Say They've Found The First Fluorescent Frog

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The South American polka dot tree frog initially appears unremarkable. But when researchers in Argentina shone an ultraviolet light on the frog, it glowed.

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U.S. Indicts 2 Russian Security Officials Over Yahoo Hack

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The two defendants are officers of the Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB. They were indicted along with two criminal hackers over a 2014 breach involving at least 500 million Yahoo accounts.

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Trump Travel Ban Blocked Nationwide By Federal Judges In Hawaii, Maryland

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The judges issued temporary restraining orders that prevented the president's revised executive order from taking effect at midnight and barring refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries.

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Senators Grill Top Marine Over Nude Photo Scandal

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

"Why should we believe that it's going to be different this time than it's been in the past?" Sen. Jeanne Shaheen asked Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller.

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Scientists Catch Star And Possible Black Hole In A Rapid, Dangerous Dance

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The white dwarf is whizzing around what researchers think is a black hole at an extraordinary speed — at least twice an hour. It is believed to be a star's closest known orbit to a black hole.

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South Africa Considers Legalizing Domestic Rhino Horn Trade

Monday, March 13, 2017

Conservationists are sounding the alarm over a South African proposal that would legalize and regulate the domestic trade of rhinoceros horn, as well as allow some limited exports.

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