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LGBT Splinter Group From Migrant Caravan Is The 1st To Arrive In Tijuana

8 timmar 43 minuter sedan

About 80 mostly LGBT migrants reached the border city south of San Diego on Sunday. They plan to seek political asylum as early as Thursday, arriving weeks ahead of thousands en route to the U.S.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

U.S. Officials 'Harden' Border With Mexico To Prepare For Migrant Caravan

10 timmar 33 minuter sedan

Several lanes of northbound traffic from Tijuana will be closed to install "port hardening infrastructure equipment." U.S. Customs and Border Protection says drivers should expect delays.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

2 Electric Utilities Reported Problems Minutes Before Deadly Wildfires Began

tis, 11/13/2018 - 23:43

Both Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison had warned customers that the companies might need to shut off power because of heightened fire risks.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

U.K. And EU Finally Agree On Brexit Text, But It's Already Getting Slammed

tis, 11/13/2018 - 23:28

Negotiators for the U.K. and the European Union have a draft agreement laying out how the U.K. will leave the EU next March, but the agreement still needs to be ratified by both parties.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

CNN Sues Trump Administration To Restore Jim Acosta's Press Credentials

tis, 11/13/2018 - 21:58

The White House suspended the reporter's credentials following a contentious news conference last week during which President Trump called him a "rude, terrible person."

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

U.K. Reaches Draft Brexit Deal With EU — But It May Be A Tough Sell

tis, 11/13/2018 - 20:58

The British prime minister's office confirmed the deal Tuesday without offering details. But that did not silence Theresa May's critics at home, many of whom have already expressed opposition.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

There's No Copyrighting Taste, Rules EU Court In Dutch Cheese Case

tis, 11/13/2018 - 20:16

Unlike literary or musical works, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, the taste of a food depends on who's tasting it.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

Do You Know Someone Missing As The Camp Fire Burns?

tis, 11/13/2018 - 19:34

Authorities estimate hundreds could still be missing in Northern California's Camp Fire. ​Are you searching for a friend or loved one, or do you know someone who is?

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

In Tight Race, Maine Republican Sues To Block State's Ranked-Choice Voting Law

tis, 11/13/2018 - 19:15

Rep. Bruce Poliquin's lawsuit claims the state's ranked-choice voting law violates the U.S. Constitution because the candidate who gets the most votes may not ultimately be declared the winner.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

Janelle Monáe Is The 21st Century's Time Traveler

tis, 11/13/2018 - 19:02

Monáe's work reminds us that we don't need to be tied to one vision of the future: We can create worlds that help us process current hierarchies and others that try to break out of those structures.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

China's Building Spree In Poor Nations: Does It Really Help The Local Economy?

tis, 11/13/2018 - 18:16

There are a lot of state secrets when it comes to the billions of dollars worth of roads, hospitals and more. Satellite images of night lights may offer some insights into their value.

(Image credit: Map by Soren Patterson, AidData/William & Mary/Screenshot by NPR)

Kategorier: Amerikanska

Sri Lankan Supreme Court Blocks President's Bid To Dissolve Parliament

tis, 11/13/2018 - 17:40

Controversy has roiled Sri Lanka since Maithripala Sirisena fired his prime minister and suspended Parliament. He also aims to replace lawmakers entirely — but Tuesday's ruling has stayed that plan.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

How Big Is Amazon? Its Many Businesses In One Chart

tis, 11/13/2018 - 15:20

Amazon means shopping. But it also makes movies and smart locks, publishes books, operates stores, helps other companies deliver packages and run websites. How many Amazon brands will you recognize?

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

California's Camp Fire Becomes The Deadliest In State History

tis, 11/13/2018 - 15:00

At least 42 people have died in a wildfire in Northern California that burned through the town of Paradise with shocking speed.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

CHART: Election Recounts Are Rare, Reversals Almost Unheard Of

tis, 11/13/2018 - 14:02

The fact that Florida currently has three statewide recounts underway is exceptional in American politics. Between 2000-2015, only three races flipped after statewide recounts.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

Photo Of Students Giving Nazi Salute Being Investigated By Wis. School District

tis, 11/13/2018 - 13:48

The Baraboo School District is looking into a photo that went viral of what appears to be a group of mostly white male high school students posing with outstretched right arms.

Kategorier: Amerikanska

Firearms And Dementia: How Do You Convince A Loved One To Give Up Their Guns?

tis, 11/13/2018 - 13:15

It's estimated that nearly half of all Americans over 65 own a gun or live with someone who does. And 7 million in the U.S. have dementia, a number that's expected to double within two decades.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

Amazon's Grand Search For 2nd Headquarters Ends With Split: NYC And D.C. Suburb

tis, 11/13/2018 - 12:01

After a yearlong search, Amazon announced Tuesday that it will divide its second headquarters between the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens and Arlington in Northern Virginia.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

Rep. Steve King Denied Comparing Immigrants To 'Dirt' — Audio Says Otherwise

tis, 11/13/2018 - 11:15

The Weekly Standard reported last week that the Iowa Republican had publicly made the comparison, but King accused the magazine of lying and challenged it to release audio — so the Standard did.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska

Say Au Revoir To That Hunk Of Metal In France That Has Defined The Kilogram

tis, 11/13/2018 - 11:06

A small cylinder called Le Grand K has defined the kilogram for more than a hundred years. But if a scratch ever rendered it lighter, the definition of the kilo literally shifted. Time for a change.

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Kategorier: Amerikanska