Posts Tagged 'news'

Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison Following Plea That Implicated Trump

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Michael Cohen, (right) Donald Trump’s former lawyer, arrives at federal court, with his children Jake and Samantha, for his sentencing in New York on Wednesday.

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What To Know About The No-Confidence Vote Facing British Prime Minister Theresa May

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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Ministers’ Questions session on Wednesday.

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From Convict To Criminal Justice Reporter: ‘I Was So Lucky To Come Out Of This’

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Queens House of Detention, New York

Queens House of Detention, New York

As a criminal justice reporter for the Houston Chronicle, Keri Blakinger has a special interest in covering the conditions of prisoners — in part because she spent nearly two years locked up in county and state correctional facilities herself.

Blakinger, who grew up in Lancaster, Pa., was a competitive figure ...

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Russians Pay Last Respects To Human Rights Defender Lyudmila Alexeyeva

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Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva speaks at a news conference in Moscow in 2012.

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There Are Lots Of Antibiotics In The Beef Supply. McDonald’s Vows To Change This

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A customer holds a McDonald’s Big Mac. The fast-food giant, one of the world’s biggest beef buyers, has announced plans to use its might to cut back on antibiotics in its global beef supply. Environmentalists are applauding the commitment.

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Iowa College Becomes Battleground For Student Worker Unionization

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Students at Grinnell College in Iowa hold a protest on Dec. 7 in support of expanding the student workers’ union.

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Dueling U.S. Agendas As U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week

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Protesters disrupted a U.S. side event on the future importance of fossil fuels at the COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland, on Monday. Separately, U.S. negotiators are helping to write a rule book that will help countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Break Rules, Clean Up Gutters: The To-Do List Of A Rookie Mayor In Sierra Leone

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Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the new mayor of Freetown in Sierra Leone, speaks at the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit in New York City. “For decades, there had been no structure, no focused thinking of a strategy for the city,” she says. “The way my brain works is with plans. I have to have a to-do list.”

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The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

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Autonomous vehicles could be the “most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car,” says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz.

Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/10/675254096/the-revolution-will-be-driverless-autonomous-cars-usher-in-big-changes?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

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Political Moves In Wisconsin And Michigan Reminiscent Of Marbury Vs. Madison Debate

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The moves in Wisconsin and Michigan aren’t new. In some ways they reopen the debate that was settled in Marbury vs. Madison. The American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein gives us a lesson.

Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/09/675070435/political-moves-in-wisconsin-and-michigan-reminiscent-of-marbury-vs-madison-deba?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

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Not Time To ‘See The Winter Wonderland’: N.C. Governor Says To Stay Off Roads

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A snow plow moves on a snowy Durham, N.C., street on Sunday. Weather Prediction Center forecaster David Roth told NPR this could be a “historic storm” for southwest Virginia and western North Carolina.

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How 2 New York Women Erased $1.5 Million In Medical Debt For Hundreds Of Strangers

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Judith Jones and Carolyn Kenyon discuss their fundraising efforts that resulted in $1.5 million medical bill debt forgiveness for New York strangers.

Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/09/675070442/how-2-new-york-women-erased-1-5-million-in-medical-debt-for-hundreds-of-stranger?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

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