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Cancer: States with the highest risk for melanoma linked to UV rays

Tuesday  03:20,   18 february 2020

States with the highest rates of melanoma cases linked to ultraviolet radiation are spread across the United States on the East and West coasts, in Hawaii and in landlocked states, according to a study published Monday in the International Journal... >>>

These prosecutors want radical criminal justice change. Barr is fighting to stop them.

Tuesday  03:00,   18 february 2020

With progressive district attorneys on the march, Attorney General William Barr delivered a blistering attack speech.Attorney General William Barr is standing in their... >>>

Airlines, officials trace path of couple diagnosed with coronavirus that flew from Hawaii

Tuesday  02:05,   18 february 2020

Delta and Hawaiian AIrlines are working with the CDC to trace the path of a couple who were diagnosed with coronavirus after returning from Hawaii.Hawaiian state health officials say the couple, who are in their 60s, were in Hawaii from Jan. 28 to... >>>

Native American tribe says Pentagon failed to consult on border wall construction

Tuesday  00:50,   18 february 2020

The Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona is asking for "government-to-government" consultation after barrier construction has disrupted "sacred" sites.In a Feb. 7 letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, tribal Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said the... >>>

Indiana professor is suspended for calling police on student who wouldn't switch seats

Tuesday  00:35,   18 february 2020

An Indiana university professor who called the police after a student declined to change seats last month during class has been suspended, the school said. © Education Images Image: Shafer Bell Tower at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. In a >>>

Shooting victim alleges hospital missed bullet in her head and sent her home

Tuesday  00:35,   18 february 2020

A Miami woman initially counted herself blessed for having survived a drive-by shooting with what she alleges a doctor told her was just a graze wound. But days later Shakena Jefferson was rushed to a trauma center where an X-ray confirmed she had... >>>

Life of a C.I.A. Coder: Nerf Guns, Pranks and Fat Jokes

Tuesday  00:25,   18 february 2020

Inside a secret government building west of Washington, D.C. — past the armed guards, through the turnstiles and coded locks, into a vaulted office with the highest security clearance — sat the Central Intelligence Agency’s team of elite... >>>

California will officially apologize for mistreating Japanese Americans

Tuesday  00:00,   18 february 2020

Nearly 80 years after internment, California will formally apologize to Japanese Americans for itsrole in what became the largest single forced relocation in US history. The California state assembly is expected to approve a resolution later this... >>>

Virginia assault weapons ban stalls in state Senate

Monday  23:45,   17 february 2020

A bill that would have banned assault or military-style weapons in Virginia failed to move forward in the state Senate Monday after some Democrats joined with Republicans to vote it down in committee. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

Payout From a National Opioids Settlement Won’t Be as Big as Hoped

Monday  23:30,   17 february 2020

As talks escalate to settle thousands of opioid-related lawsuits nationwide, a harsh reality is emerging: the money the pharmaceutical industry will pay to compensate ravaged communities will likely be far less than once envisioned. Lawyers on all... >>>

Catholic school accused of "forcing the resignations" of gay teachers

Monday  23:10,   17 february 2020

In a statement sent to parents, Kennedy Catholic High School said the teachers "voluntarily resigned their position," but no reason for their resignation was given.In a statement sent to parents, Kennedy Catholic High School said the teachers... >>>

Iconic Plymouth Rock vandalized, covered in graffiti: 'Why? Why would someone do this?'

Monday  23:02,   17 february 2020

Much of the graffiti was indecipherable, but several of the vandalized landmarks were tagged with numbers and letters.She was one of many who traveled to the Plymouth waterfront to express disgust over the overnight damage to the landmark and other... >>>

They were one of the first families separated at the border. Two and a half years later, they’re still apart.

Monday  22:40,   17 february 2020

Asylum-seeker Mar�a Reynoso was sent back to Guatemala. Her 9-year-old daughter is in Florida. Theirs is a hidden separation — older, longer, unreported to Congress.But when her teacher, or her social worker, or her best friend Ashley asks, Adelaida >>>

New bullet train plan paints optimistic picture, but opposition continues to grow

Monday  21:30,   17 february 2020

Every other year, the California bullet train authority issues a business plan to support its cause, and this year's 168-page document came out this month with words that are obvious by now: "Building the nation's first truly high-speed rail >>>

'Historic, unprecedented' flooding swamps southern USA; Mississippi and Tennessee hardest hit

Monday  21:00,   17 february 2020

Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern USA, bringing near-record flooding to Mississippi and TennesseeIn Jackson, Mississippi, hundreds of residents either watched their homes flood over the weekend or worried their... >>>