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Iraq's Kurdish Region Votes In Controversial Independence Referendum

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:45:00 -0400

The vote is seen as a way to signal the ethnic minority's desire for self-determination, despite strong opposition from regional and international powers. Turnout reportedly was high.

Trump, The NFL And The Powder Keg History Of Race, Sports And Politics

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:30:00 -0400

President Trump says his calling for the firing of NFL players who don't stand for the National Anthem isn't about race. But the protests are about racial justice, which has a long history in sports.

Supreme Court Removes Travel Ban Cases From Its Calendar After Trump's New Revision

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:01:00 -0400

Parties in the two cases — Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v. Hawaii — have until next Thursday, Oct. 5, to file new briefs over whether parts of the cases are now moot.

Graham-Cassidy Health Care Hearing Starts With Eruption Of Protests

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:56:00 -0400

The Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing on Monday on Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Supporters of the bill cannot afford to lose any more GOP votes.

'Declaration Of War' Means North Korea Can Shoot Down U.S. Bombers, Minister Says

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:53:00 -0400

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says that under international law, his country can legally shoot down U.S. military planes — even if they're not in North Korea's airspace.

'Hard Confrontations' Ahead With Far-Right Party In German Parliament, Merkel Says

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would work to win back voters who'd abandoned her party. Meanwhile, internal squabbles erupted among leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany party.

My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:43:00 -0400

As a child, I found my father's love of the national anthem utterly bewildering. His was the generation of men born free but shackled by bigotry. So why did he sound so proud, singing that song?

How A Venezuelan Chef Is Teaching Women To Make Chocolate And Money

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:17:00 -0400

Some of the world's best cacao grows in Venezuela, a country roiled by political turmoil. One chocolatier is betting those beans can propel a whole industry and turn women into micro-entrepreneurs.

Anthony Weiner Is Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Sexting

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:13:00 -0400

The disgraced former U.S. congressman pleaded guilty in May to sending obscene messages to a 15-year-old girl. Court documents show that Weiner was aware the victim was a high school student.

Top Stories: Trump's Revised Travel Ban; More Trump On The NFL

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:40:28 -0400

Also: Jared Kushner used private email for White House work; a dam in Puerto Rico is still in trouble; and California gets an official state dinosaur.

Berliners Vote To Keep Cold War-Era Airport Open

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:06:00 -0400

Tegel Airport was built when Berlin was a divided city and has been scheduled to close after the opening of a new international airport called Berlin Brandenburg, farther from the city center.

Jared Kushner Used Private Email In Trump Administration, Lawyer Confirms

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:08:00 -0400

Emails have been a central theme for President Trump, who has repeatedly said that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton should face federal criminal charges over her use of private email.

Pregnant Women Should Still Get The Flu Vaccine, Doctors Advise

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:35:00 -0400

Researchers and physicians say a study suggesting a link between the flu vaccine and miscarriage in a limited population is cause for more research, not a reason to change vaccination recommendations.

This Test Can Determine Whether You've Outgrown A Food Allergy

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:34:00 -0400

Food allergies are tricky to diagnose, and many kids can outgrow them, too. A test called an oral food challenge is the gold standard to rule out an allergy. It's performed under medical supervision.

NFL Responds To Trump As President Renews Debate Over National Anthem

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:40:00 -0400

President Trump said kneeling during the national anthem is unpatriotic and those refusing to stand should be fired. On Sunday, players sat, knelt or locked arms with teammates during the anthem.