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Parkland School Shooter Public Defenders Seek To Withdraw Because Cruz Has Money Now

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Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz speaks to public defender Diane Cuddihy, right, during a hearing in March.

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Visas Are The Newest Weapon In U.S.-China Rivalry

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This year, the U.S. canceled visas for Chinese government-linked scholars over concerns that such exchanges are conduits for peddling influence and for espionage. Increased scrutiny has delayed visas to hundreds of Chinese students. Meanwhile, American academics are having difficulty receiving visas to China.

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Majority Of Americans Say Drug Companies Should Be Held Responsible For Opioid Crisis

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A man uses heroin in a park in New York City in 2017.

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After Felony Conviction, Iraq War Veteran Faces Deportation To Mexico

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Edgar Baltazar Garcia’s wife, Jennifer Garcia, holds a photo of her husband from when he was deployed at Balad Air Base in Iraq as a turret gunner in a Humvee. He now faces deportation to Mexico over a felony conviction.

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County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America’s Prime Centers For Opioid Detox

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In Massachusetts last July, several Franklin County Jail inmates, seated, were watched by a nurse (left) and a corrections officer after receiving their daily doses of buprenorphine, a drug that helps control opioid cravings. By some estimates, at least half to two thirds of today’s U.S. jail population has a substance use or dependence ...

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Henry Bloch, Co-Founder Of H&R Block, Dies At 96

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Bloch, along with his brother Richard, started the business as the IRS was phasing out its free tax prep service. They changed the “h” in their last name to a “k” so it would be easier to pronounce

Article source: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716641448/henry-bloch-co-founder-of-h-r-block-dies-at-96?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

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A Decade Of Implications At Stake, Supreme Court Hears Census Citizenship Question

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The Supreme Court justices are hearing oral arguments Tuesday over the citizenship question the Trump administration wants to add to forms for the 2020 census.

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Hospitals Chafe Under A Medicare Rule That Reduces Payments To Far-Flung Clinics

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Over the past decade, hospitals have been rapidly building outpatient clinics or purchasing existing independent ones. It was a lucrative business strategy because such clinics could charge higher rates, on the premise that they were part of a hospital. Medicare’s recent rule change puts a damper on all that.

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Key U.S. Attorney, Swept Into Russia Investigation, May Prosecute WikiLeaks Case

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One of the most intriguing parts of the special counsel report on Russian election interference involves the role of WikiLeaks. Prosecutors are continuing to investigate the site and its founder, Julian Assange, who faces a conspiracy charge for an unrelated hack.

The man who may end up prosecuting that case has a long backstory at the Justice Department. Zachary Terwilliger started there as an intern during high school in 1999. Now, he is the U.S. attorney in the backyard of ...

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‘Complete Chaos’: Attacks Devastate Sri Lanka, Leave More Than 200 Dead

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LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

At least 200 people have been killed and hundreds more wounded in eight blasts across Sri Lanka. The coordinated bombings targeted luxury hotels and churches in the country. Joining us now to discuss the latest news is journalist Lisa Fuller, who joins us from Colombo. Lisa, what have you seen there on the ground?

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Photos: Easter Services Around The World

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Christian faithful of the Legio Maria African Mission church hold candles as they attend the Easter vigil mass in their church in Fort Jesus area of Nairobi, Kenya April 20, 2019.

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Inside The Mueller Report, This Man Found A Photo Of His Dad Being Used By Russians

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When the Mueller report was released, Ronnie Hipshire was surprised to find a photo of his father Lee on a poster to support President Trump that was created by Russians.

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