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93 More Women Accuse Former USC Gynecologist George Tyndall of Sexual Misconduct

10/19/2018
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Ninety-three more women have accused former University of Southern California gynecologist George Tyndall of sexual misconduct in two new lawsuits filed against the doctor and the school, according to their lawyer. The former students have came forward with allegations against Tyndall including sexual assault and harassment, CNN reports.

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Everything You Know About the Fate of Lottery Winners Is Probably Wrong, According to Science

10/19/2018
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Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has gone up to a record-breaking $970 million. On Saturday, Powerball will have a drawing for a $430 million jackpot. A winning ticket for either lottery will be life-changing, but some of the popular theories about the fate of lottery winners aren't necessarily accurate, according to a study published in May.

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People Are Trying to Use Clickbait to Lure You to Vote

10/19/2018
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With the 2018 midterm elections fast approaching, people are finding alternative new ways to get as many Americans as possible registered to vote. One such method that has recently gone viral involves pairing an attention-grabbing tweet—otherwise known as clickbait—with a link to the U.S. government's official voter registration website.

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Brexit Is a Threat to Ireland — and the U.S. Too, Says Senator Who Brokered Peace Deal

10/18/2018
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In the seventy-five years before 1945, Europe was devastated by three major land wars. The last and most destructive, the Second World War, resulted in the deaths of 63 million people, in a world with a population of about a third of today’s. The American and British leaders who mapped out the reconstruction of the continent realized that in the past trade wars had become real wars, so high on their agenda was the establishment of international rules of trade.

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Jamal Khashoggi Warned of Threats to Free Media in His Last Washington Post Column

10/18/2018
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(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate.

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Family Border Crossings Spiked in September

10/18/2018
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The number of families crossing the southwestern border into the U.S. illegally spiked last month, according to a report in the Washington Post. Citing an unpublished report from the Department of Homeland Security, which has not released statistics on southwest border apprehensions for the month of September, the Post reports that 16,658 family units were apprehended by agents during that time, up from 12,774 in August. In July, 9,247 family units were arrested, according to government...

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Treasury Employee Charged With Leaking Manafort Records

10/18/2018
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(WASHINGTON) — A Treasury Department employee was accused Wednesday of leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and an unidentified high-ranking colleague was cited in court papers as a co-conspirator, but was not charged.

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'It's Very Sad.' Ariana Grande Explains Why She's Taking a Social Media Break

10/18/2018
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Ariana Grande is taking a break from the Internet following a year that included the untimely death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and most recently, the end of her engagement to Saturday Night Live star fiancé Pete Davidson. Following the taping of NBC's A Very Wicked Halloween, Grande wrote in a now-deleted Instagram story on Tuesday about why she is choosing to take a hiatus from being online. "Ok today was v special and i’m so grateful i was able to be there," Grande wrote.

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Canada Has Legalized Marijuana. Here’s What That Means For American Travelers

10/18/2018
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Recreational marijuana is now legal across Canada, giving millions of people the right to buy, carry and grow cannabis. The country's new federal cannabis act went into effect Wednesday, legalizing use for adults 18 or 19 and up, depending on the province. The change raises questions for U.S. travelers eager to hightail it across the border and light one up. But take note: people returning to the U.S.

Duration:00:03:24

Melania Trump Visits Newborn Victims of Opioid Crisis Following Plane Malfunction

10/18/2018
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(PHILADELPHIA) — First lady Melania Trump is touring an intensive care unit at a Philadelphia hospital to learn about the care being given to newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal. She was late for the visit Wednesday morning after her first flight was forced to return to a Washington area military base because of smoke in the cabin. She took a different plane to make the trip. Mrs.

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Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy? Here’s What Experts Say

10/18/2018
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Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health benefits of sunflowers seeds, according to dietitians. Are sunflower seeds healthy? Sunflower seeds are rich in nutrients. One serving of shelled sunflower seeds is usually an ounce, which is about 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons (one to two thumb-sized portions.

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The Mega Millions Jackpot Has Been Raised Again. Now It’s a Whopping $900 Million

10/18/2018
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(DES MOINES, Iowa) — The Mega Millions jackpot is now up to $900 million. Lottery officials raised the estimated prize Wednesday, less than a day after another drawing without a winner increased the prize to $868 million. Officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the Mega Millions prize Tuesday night. The numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9. The next drawing will be Friday. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in U.

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The Mega Millions Jackpot Has Been Raised Again. Now It’s a Whopping $900 Million

10/18/2018
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(DES MOINES, Iowa) — The Mega Millions jackpot is now up to $900 million. Lottery officials raised the estimated prize Wednesday, less than a day after another drawing without a winner increased the prize to $868 million. Officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the Mega Millions prize Tuesday night. The numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9. The next drawing will be Friday. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in U.

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Against All Odds, The Conners Justifies Its Existence

10/17/2018
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It’s hard to believe anyone was clamoring for The Conners. Even before a tweet from its star resulted in the show’s speedy cancellation, ABC’s Roseanne was on thin ice with viewers who’d cherished the show’s progressivism in the ’90s. Ratings fell, maybe as those who could initially stomach Roseanne Barr’s, and then Roseanne Conner’s, MAGA makeover grew weary of her act.

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Anna Burns Wins Man Booker Prize for ‘Very Powerful’ Milkman

10/17/2018
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(LONDON) — Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence. Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the 50,000-pound ($66,000) prize, which is open to English-language authors from around the world.

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China Defends Internment of Uighurs as an Effort to ‘Modernize’ the Persecuted Muslim Minority

10/17/2018
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(BEIJING) — China on Tuesday characterized its mass internment of Muslims as a push to bring into the "modern, civilized" world a destitute people who are easily led astray — a depiction that analysts said bore troubling colonial overtones. The report is the ruling Communist Party's latest effort to defend its extrajudicial detention of Central Asian Muslim minorities against mounting criticism.

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Why Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Are Being Criticized for Meeting With Uganda's President

10/17/2018
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West met with the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, on Monday. The pair have been in Uganda since Friday, while West reportedly films a music video. West grabbed lighthearted headlines by gifting Museveni a pair of his Yeezy sneakers and referencing Jurassic Park while talking about tourism in Uganda. “We’re not here to take a photograph and look like we’re doing something positive,” he said. “This is going to be like Jurassic Park.

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Mary Bono Resigns as Interim CEO of USA Gymnastics After Just 4 Days on the Job

10/17/2018
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Mary Bono has resigned as interim USA Gymnastics President less than week into her job, and following scrutiny from Olympic gymnasts over her appointment. "It is with profound regret, coupled with a deep love for the sport of gymnastics and respect for those who aspire to be great gymnast that I today tendered my resignation as the interim CEO of USA Gymnastics," Bono, a former Congresswoman and gymnast, said in the letter Tuesday afternoon.

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HBO’s The Sentence Shines a Light on the Devastating Effects of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

10/17/2018
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Rudy Valdez at first thought the 15-year prison sentence given to his sister Cindy Shank was a clerical error. The judge had probably meant to give her 15 months, he reasoned. Shank, whose sentence was later commuted, had been found guilty of conspiracy on drug charges, related to the crimes of an ex-boyfriend who had died years ago. Valdez says he thought he'd be able to fix it. But, Valdez says, a quick Google search showed there hadn’t been a mistake.

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Why Harry and Meghan's Daughter Wouldn't Have the Same Noble Rights as Their Son

10/17/2018
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's forthcoming royal baby may well never be a prince or princess because of century-old protocol. But if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a baby girl, she will never be a duchess either – even though the first-born son of the royal couple have could become a duke. Markle – who describes herself as a feminist on her official royal biography page – hasn't revealed the sex of her baby.

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