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U.S. Suspends Most Security Assistance To Pakistan

After Monday's tweet by President Trump accusing Pakistan of "deceit" and of harboring terrorists, the U.S. announced it will suspend most security aid to Islamabad. But the cut won't be permanent.

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5 TV Shows To Binge-Watch During A Winter Storm

For a TV nerd, a storm that shuts down work and school means more time for binge-watching. It may be only a day or two, so viewing choices are crucial.

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I Know Where You've Been: Digital Spying And Divorce In The Smartphone Age

Breaking up is hard to do, and spy tools are making it even harder. According to family lawyers, scorned spouses are increasingly turning to GPS trackers and cheap spyware apps to watch an ex.

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Shellfish Industry, Scientists Wrestle With Potentially Deadly Toxic Algae Bloom

After decades with no sign of a lethal neurotoxin, the algae that produces it is now plaguing the warming waters of the Gulf of Maine, forcing unprecedented closures in shellfish harvesting.

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The Met Is Set To Snap Nearly 5 Decades Of Pay-As-You-Wish Tradition

Since 1970, New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art has not mandated an admission fee. Come March, that will change for out-of-state visitors — but critics haven't accepted the decision quietly.

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Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department won't take the same permissive line toward state marijuana laws, but the implications for states, users and vendors aren't clear.

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Trump's Blowup With Bannon Means He's Now All-In With McConnell And GOP Establishment

The president has no choice right now other than to align himself with the Republican establishment both legislatively and politically. Will that hold?

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Trump Administration Opens Door To Dramatic Expansion Of Offshore Energy Leases

The proposal includes all but one of 26 "planning areas" in federal waters in the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic, comprising about 90 percent of the outer continental shelf.

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Unlike Humans, Bonobos Shun Helpers And Befriend The Bullies

Given a choice, bonobos tend to prefer people who act like jerks and dominate. That's very different than humans, who even as infants consistently prefer people who are cooperative and not mean.

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Will Holt is awseome

We pulled some offbeat and surprising facts from Goats and Soda stories. See how much you know about a viral YouTube video from Kenya, the lifestyle of ancient Arctic people and more.

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'Scandalous Decision': How A Turkish Banker's Conviction In U.S. Is Roiling Ankara

A federal court in New York City convicted Mehmet Hakan Atilla of participating in a plot to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran — but Turkish leaders are decrying the decision as "unjust and unfortunate."

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Jeff Flake Not Ruling Out 2020 Challenge To Trump

The retiring Arizona senator and frequent Trump critic tells NPR a presidential bid isn't in his plans, but it's not off the table either. Flake also isn't convinced Trump will run for re-election.

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Louisiana Says Thousands Should Move From Vulnerable Coast, But Can't Pay Them

Louisiana is losing land faster than just about anywhere in the world, and the state now says it can't protect everyone from flooding. It created a program to buy out 2,400 homes but it's not funded.

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U.S. Autonomous-Car Startup Signs Deal With VW And Hyundai

The partnerships will pair Aurora's machine learning and artificial intelligence technology with two companies that produce more than 15 million vehicles each year.

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Manafort Sues Justice Department, Mueller Over Russia Investigation

The former Trump campaign chairman's lawsuit alleges special counsel Robert Mueller has exceeded his mandate. A Justice Department spokeswoman called the suit "frivolous."

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Trump Dissolves Controversial Election Commission

The president has claimed, without evidence, that as many as 5 million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election. The commission had been mired in legal battles.

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School Closures Loom In Puerto Rico As Enrollment Shrinks After Maria

More than 22,000 students have left the island since the storm. Authorities say they'll have to make further cuts, yet some of these schools are central to their communities.

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Most Large Public Universities Don't Collect Data On Suicides, Report Finds

Recent findings from the Associated Press show that 43 out of 100 large public universities in the U.S. don't track suicides, despite efforts to improve student mental health.

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You'll Be Shelling Out More Money For Eggs In 2018

High demand, bird flu and insecticides have all driven prices higher, but there is a sunny side: U.S. producers appear to be increasing the size of their laying flocks, which may push costs down.

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Robust Apprenticeship Program Key To Germany's Manufacturing Might

Every year, about half a million young Germans enter the workforce through apprenticeship training programs. They provide a steady stream of highly qualified industrial workers.

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'National Geographic' Reckons With Its Past: 'For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist'

Before it could publish an issue on race, the magazine first had to look at its own history. "Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless," writes editor Susan Goldberg.

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Nerve Agent Found In U.K. Is Rare And Definitely Russian

Novichok-class agents were developed in top-secret Russian labs at the end of the Cold War. Experts say only Russia is known to have made them. "They've been a deep, dark secret," says one expert.

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Republicans On House Intel Panel Conclude There Was No Collusion With Russia

Democrats on the committee have long criticized their colleagues' handling of the inquiry into 2016 election interference. Meanwhile, a Senate panel and the special counsel continue their work.

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Deadly Package Explosions In Austin Are Linked, Police Believe

Three package bombs have killed two people in the Texas city in less than two weeks, including one victim on Monday. Police say evidence indicates the three blasts are "related based on similarities."

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Here's The Case For More Rules For Backyard Chickens

Drawn in by fresh eggs, or the possibility of feathered friends, people continue to flock toward backyard chickens. One researcher wonders if local laws are doing enough to keep people and birds safe.

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Stormy Daniels Offers To Pay Back 'Hush Money'

The adult film actress says she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and signed a nondisclosure agreement on the eve of the 2016 election. President Trump's personal lawyers have until Tuesday to respond.

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DeVos Says Arming Teachers 'Should Be An Option' To Consider

The education secretary, who's leading a new commission on school safety, was on 60 Minutes in an often uncomfortable interview. She seemed unable to answer questions about schools in her home state.

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After 5 Years As Pope, Francis' Charismatic Image Has Taken Some Hits

The pope has focused on the poor and boosting interfaith dialogue. But he has attracted criticism over his handling of issues including clerical sex abuse and the status of women in the church.

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Father, Son Face Over 90 Years For Scam Targeting American Airlines Workers

A jury found that Terry Lynn Anderson and son Rocky Freeland Anderson diagnosed the employees with hearing loss, then submitted some $27 million in fraudulent claims for unneeded hearing aids.

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Metropolitan Opera Fires James Levine For Sexual Misconduct

"The house that Jimmy built" has terminated its association with the conductor after an investigation found evidence of "sexually abusive and harassing conduct."

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This Is Why You Don't See People-Sized Salmon Anymore

Historical photos show fishermen with chinooks almost as tall as they are. A century's worth of dam-building, overfishing, habitat loss and hatcheries has cut the size of the average fish in half.

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Floyd J. Carter, A Tuskegee Airman And NYPD Detective, Dies At 95

Carter was one of the last of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famous unit that overcame both internal challenges and enemy fire to serve in World War II.

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It's Time To Recognize The Ronettes As Rock And Roll Pioneers

History tends to remember some innovations over others — and The Ronettes, in particular, have been remembered as pop singers, with their rock and roll sensibilities railroaded out of their image.

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Hubert De Givenchy, Famed Couturier, Dies At 91

Known for designing the little black numbers worn by Audrey Hepburn, a British fashion declared of his first collection: "These dresses remind you of that first, best, glass of champagne."

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Bullied For Its Faith, Muslim Family Fights Back Through Education

When Noshaba Afzal's daughter was bullied, she decided she had a choice. Accept it or say: "No, this is not the America we want it to be."

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Why No World Power Really Wants To Topple Syria's Assad

The Syrian leader has few friends. Yet after seven years of devastating war in his country, he's in a position of relative strength and there's no realistic alternative to his continued rule.

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Desiree Linden Wins Boston Marathon — The First U.S. Woman To Win Since 1985

"It's supposed to be hard," Linden told reporters after the race, which featured rain and fierce headwinds. U.S. women claimed seven of the top eight spots.

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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize In Music

The Compton rapper becomes the latest representative for a rising tide around institutional recognition of hip-hop.

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Democrats Have The Wind At Their Backs, But Can They Capitalize?

New data show the advantages they have, especially with the unpopularity of President Trump.

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What John Boehner's Pivot On Cannabis Tells Us About The Legal Weed Boom

The former House speaker is getting into the marijuana game, illustrating the ironies of the way many Americans think about weed — particularly when it comes to race.

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207 Million Eggs Are Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

The eggs were sold in nine states, according to the FDA. They are labeled under a number of brands, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, the Food Lion store brand, Great Value and Sunshine Farms.

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Grocery Stores Get Mostly Mediocre Scores On Their Food Waste Efforts

No store got an A; Walmart ranked highest with a B. Costco, Publix, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Target all got Ds.

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Whirlwind Weekend: Beyoncé Becomes Coachella, Country Reckons, Rock Hall Steps Up

Headlines came fast and furiously over this past weekend, with Coachella kicking off, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame succeeding (and failing), and the ACM Awards falling a little flat.

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Disgraced Donkey Kong Master Says He's Got Proof He Didn't Cheat

Billy Mitchell, a star of the documentary King of Kong, is fighting a ruling that stripped his records in the arcade classic. "Witnesses, documents, everything will be made available to you," he says.

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Chemical Weapons Inspectors Haven't Reached Douma. Finger-Pointing Has Begun

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said a team of nine inspectors arrived in Damascus on Saturday but hasn't been allowed to go to the site of the alleged chemical attack.

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7 Dead, At Least 17 Wounded In Hours-Long Fights At S.C. Prison

A sequence of fights that raged for more than seven hours at a South Carolina prison left seven inmates dead and 17 more needing "outside medical attention."

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Vote: Who's A Good Boy? Favorite Dogs Of The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

Calling all animal lovers! While our judges are hard at work picking a winner, we're focused on the furry friends of the Tiny Desk Contest.

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Comey Defends Handling Of Clinton Email Scandal

The former FBI director stands by his characterization of Hillary Clinton's handling of classified email as "extremely careless," but says he never meant to influence the outcome of the election.

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Here's What You Need To Know About Infinity Stones Before The New Avengers Movie

They're the major MacGuffins of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — but there's a lot of them, and you need a scorecard to keep track of which does what. We're here for you.

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