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College athletes mentor kids at domestic violence shelter

The athletes – football players at St. John's University in Minnesota – offer the children a different example for how men behave. The kids look forward to the athletes' visits – as do the players themselves.

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As House GOP tries to revive health-care reform, Democrats emboldened to stop it

The Republican debacle over health care gives Democrats momentum in their efforts to preserve Obamacare. And they have procedural tools that bolster their leverage. 

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In tricky US-Russia climate, citizen diplomats and scholars do the talking

In conferences and forums around Washington last week, hacked emails and election influencing were not on the agenda. Rather, the talk centered on strategic stability, terrorism, and other areas of mutual interest that undergird US-Russia relations.

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Why Trump rollback of Obama climate policies could be a long slog

President Trump signed an "Energy Independence" executive order at the EPA Tuesday. He wants to scrap the Clean Power Plan, which calls on states to reduce electric-utility emissions that scientists say are changing Earth’s climate.

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Without more sand, SoCal stands to lose big chunk of its beaches

The USGS forecasts a six-foot rise in sea level and says preserving California's beaches will require more sand and a sustained, coordinated commitment to distributing it.

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Chinese company Tencent picks up five percent of Tesla (+video)

China is the world's largest auto market and Tencent is one of Asia's largest tech companies – a powerful set of credentials to team up with Tesla.

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The view of Brexit from a city that voted to ‘Leave’

‘Brexit’ is often framed in terms of anger: the anger of ‘Leave’ voters at Brussels and immigrants, and the anger of ‘Remain’ voters at what Britain loses by divorcing the EU. But as the experience in Hull shows, hope is part of Brexit, too. 

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A good defense against terrorist hate

As Islamic State loses ground, it seeks a base in Egypt. A branch there has lately killed dozens of Christians in an attempt to rally Muslims to its side. But the tactic has failed. Muslims instead are coming to the aid of Christians.

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Hockey champions join soccer champions in battle for fair pay (+video)

The defending world champion US women’s hockey team is currently involved in a stand-off with USA Hockey over a compensation and wage dispute.

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Is the end in sight for the Flint water crisis? (+video)

A new settlement would require the state to replace 18,000 water lines linked to the lead contamination of Flint's drinking water, at a cost of at least $87 million.

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Citing a proposal for tougher taxi standards, Uber withdraws from Denmark

A proposal that would require taxicabs and cars for hire to have seat occupancy sensors and meters has prompted the ride-hailing company to shut down its services in Denmark.

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Why a 94-year-old McDonald's employee is celebrating 44 years on the job

Although she represents the extreme end of a trend, Loraine Maurer is not alone in postponing retirement and continuing to enjoy the world of work.

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Britain's Royal Mint introduces 12-edged pound coin

Designed to foil counterfeiters, the new coin also features a hologram.

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'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins heads to Amazon for 'The Underground Railroad'

Jenkins' film 'Moonlight,' which was praised for depicting stories not often seen in movies, won the Oscar best picture award for 2017. His next project promises to bring a similarly seldom-told story to the small screen.

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Amazon just bought the Middle East's biggest online retailer

Amazon is expanding its influence in the Middle East with the acquisition of Dubai-based retailer Souq.com.

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Podcast: Life as a teenage hacker

Paul Vann, the 14-year-old chief executive officer of VannTechCyber, and his father, Raytheon's Paul Vann, join this episode of The Cybersecurity Podcast. 

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US and other nuclear-armed states boycott UN meeting to discuss banning nukes

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said that the US and about 40 other countries would not participate in a meeting about prohibiting nuclear weapons.

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Why this isn't your grandma's housing market

Home prices are rising to pre-recession levels, and there are more new homes selling, too. Yet the housing supply is not meeting demand in some regions, which is raising prices too high for certain buyers.

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White racist accused of fatal NYC stabbing charged with terrorism

James Harris Jackson, who stands accused of stabbing Timothy Caughman, a black man, told a reporter last week that he sought to deter interracial relationships.

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Cheddar scallion biscuits

Soft, savory, cheesy biscuits with herby scallions pair nicely with soup or as a dinner side. 

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Why the 'Fearless Girl' statue will stay put on Wall Street (+video)

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the statue, which faces down the 'Charging Bull,' will be allowed to stay until February 2018.

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Attorney General Sessions escalates threats against sanctuary cities

Leaders of so-called sanctuary cities across the US are vowing to intensify their fight against President Trump's promised crackdown.

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Why is someone trying to shutter one of Russia's top private universities?

What appears to be on full display is a hallmark of the Putin era: a new brand of domestic 'lawfare,' in which state-run courts enforce political conformity through legal pretexts.

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Pelosi, Schiff call for Nunes recusal from Russia probe

Chairman Devin Nunes is facing calls to step down from an investigation of alleged ties between President Trump's associates and Russian officials after it was revealed that he met secretly with a source last week at the White House.

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An army of angels

A Christian Science perspective: God’s messages of love for us bring tangible blessings.

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A day to celebrate the living legacy of Virginia Woolf

The pleasure of language rested at the heart of Woolf’s novels, as well as her lively occasional essays and literary criticism. 

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'Casey Stengel' profiles baseball's greatest character

'Casey Stengel" is a wonderful romp through America's collective field of dreams.

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Yazidi 'superhero' earns award for helping survivors of ISIS atrocities

The Bond Humanitarian Award has been given to aid worker Bassam Hawas Quru, who is helping people displaced by violence in northern Iraq.

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For water users on Colorado River, a mind-set of shared sacrifice

A wet winter is easing water strains in the Southwest, but the longer-term outlook is generally hotter and drier. States now have that in mind in water bargaining.

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How climate change may be driving extreme weather

Scientists say climate change could be altering the jet stream in a way that causes extreme heat waves, droughts, and flooding.

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Scientists describe treasure trove of dinosaur tracks in Australia (+video)

Dubbed 'Australia’s Jurassic Park,' a 15-mile stretch of Dampier Peninsula coastline boasts an unprecedented 21 different types of dinosaur tracks.

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More than 1,000 arrested in Belarus protests against 'parasite law' (+video)

Authorities have been struggling to contain unsanctioned protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, who has sharply curtailed dissent during his 23 years in power.

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3 captivating biographies for women's history month

From children's lit to poetry to cinema – these three women made big contributions.

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A model for anti-corruption Russians

The March 26 protests in dozens of Russian cities were not simply against the corruption under President Putin. Many demonstrators also know how another former Soviet state, Georgia, has achieved relatively clean governance. 

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'Sundown towns': Midwest confronts its complicated racial legacy

Towns like Utica, Ohio, and Goshen, Ind., are beginning to come to terms with a legacy of racism that has largely evaded history books. These 'sundown towns' were places where, black Americans knew, they were not welcome once the sun went down.

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Iran sanctions US companies: Will that hurt? (+video)

Following sanctions issued by the Trump administration, Iran recently announced their own set of sanctions against United States-based companies, further complicating diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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Humongous gold coin stolen from Berlin museum (+video)

A Canadian gold coin weighing about 220 lbs. and worth about $4 million has been stolen from Berlin's Bode Museum, say authorities.

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Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 15 days in jail (+video)

A Moscow court sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of antigovernment protests nationwide, for resisting police orders.

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'Beauty and the Beast' tops box office again – how easy is it to stay at No. 1 today?

'Beauty and the Beast' ruled the box office for the second weekend in a row. The March slump may be one of the keys to its success.

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Decoupling the world economy from fossil fuels

In this edition: Carbon emissions stay flat for three years, yet global economy grows; a Cheerios-led effort to save bees; could a Moore's Law for carbon halt climate change?

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