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New Zealand's Prime Minister To Take A Baby Break

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:56:00 -0500

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's youngest prime minister in 150 years, will become only the second female leader to give birth in the modern age.



Sunny War Wants To Comfort Your Broken Heart On 'If It Wasn't Broken'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:43:00 -0500

A soothing introspective song set in a colorful Venice Beach scene at sunset where she's become know for street playing.



Government Shutdown Still Possible As Short-Term Funding Passes House

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:28:00 -0500

The House has passed a short-term spending bill, but a government shutdown is still possible as Democrats appear ready to block the measure in the Senate.



USA Gymnastics Severs Ties To Karoyli Ranch Where Olympians Say They Were Abused

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:14:28 -0500

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who is competing in the 2020 Tokyo games, said on Monday it would break her heart to return to the training facility where she says she was abused.



Former Wisconsin Officer, Acquitted In Fatal Shooting, Takes Sexual Assault Plea Deal

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:07:56 -0500

Last June, a jury found Dominique Heaggan-Brown not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide. Thursday, he accepted a plea deal in an unrelated case.



USA Gymnastics Says They Will No Longer Use The Karolyi Ranch Training Center

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:57:00 -0500

On Thursday, USA Gymnastics announced they will stop using the Karolyi Ranch — the site of many of the atrocities committed against Olympians by Larry Nassar, the team's former doctor.



Scientists Peek Inside The 'Black Box' Of Soil Microbes To Learn Their Secrets

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:51:00 -0500

Microorganisms play a vital role in growing food and sustaining the planet, but they do it anonymously. Scientists haven't identified most soil microbes, but they are learning which are most common.



What's The Best Way To Help Refugees Land A Job?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:34:00 -0500

Stanford University's Immigration Policy Lab has created an algorithm to predict where a refugee has the best chance of finding employment.



'Den Of Thieves' Offers An Epic Cops And Robbers Tale, Re-'Heat'ed

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:30:22 -0500

Christian Gudegast's film about a bank heist in L.A. borrows so freely from Michael Mann's 1995 film Heat it never quite recovers from the deep cinematic debt.



Baltimore Schools' Heating Crisis A 'Day Of Reckoning' For The City And State

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:12:48 -0500

After heating problems left some students in 40-degree classrooms, city and school leaders, there's plenty of baggage and blame to go around.



'Forever My Girl': A Familiar Tune, Played (Too) Simply

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:00:52 -0500

A Southern town, a heapin' helpin' of heartbreak, a shot at redemption and an adorable tyke: Writer-director Bethany Ashton Wolf's romantic drama never complicates or deepens its rote story.



Documentary 'The Final Year' Offers Behind-The-Scenes Look At Obama's Foreign Policy

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:00:52 -0500

Greg Barker's film favors candid emotional moments over a meaningful examination of how key policy initiatives were shaped in the closing months of the Obama presidency.



Tune-Yards' 'Private Life' Is A Public Self-Examination

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:59:37 -0500

Merrill Garbus talks ditching the face paint, learning from the Black Lives Matter movement and acknowledging her platform as a white artist on the new album I Can Feel You Creep into My Private Life.



Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:40:00 -0500

There are hundreds of digital currencies worldwide. The price of the largest, best known one just plummeted by 50 percent. Now, investors are watching for a boom — or a bust.



'This Is Depraved Conduct': Couple Charged With Torture After Kids Found Shackled

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:37:00 -0500

Their 13 children, who range from 2 years old to 29, allegedly suffered years of brutal abuse. Now, the Southern California parents could face life in prison. Officials have released new details.