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Turkey in the glass as Indiana motorists sustain windshield bird strike

japantimes - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 08:53

A New Jersey family traveling through northern Indiana got a shock when a 30-pound turkey crashed through their vehicle’s windshield. LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Michael Kellems says the flying bird collided Tuesday with the family’s rented SUV. The dead turkey was left lodged in the shattered windshield as driver John Tarabocchia of Emerson, New […]

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How Congress can fix Internet privacy rule

cnn - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 08:47
Imagine a book filled with every website you've ever visited. What story would it tell about it you? Would you want some control over who might read it?
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Two possible landing sites picked out for 2021 ExoMars mission

japantimes - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 08:43

The ExoMars mobile rover, tasked with recovering evidence of life on the Red Planet, will touch down in 2021 at one of two sites, scientists announced Wednesday. “After intense discussions, we have voted for the sites Oxia Planum and Mawrth Vallis,” Frances Westhall, head of research at the Center for Molecular Biophysics in Orleans, France, […]

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Letter from Africa: Should degrees be necessary for leaders?

bbc - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 08:33
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu looks at why Kenya insists that its senior political leaders must hold a university degree.
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Is 'luxury co-living' a solution to loneliness in big cities?

bbc - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 08:31
Could student hall-style accommodation for young professionals tackle loneliness in big cities?
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Schiff says he will meet with Nunes on Thursday

cnn - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 08:30
Rep. Adam Schiff, the leading Democrat on the House intelligence committee, plans to meet with his counterpart Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Thursday.
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Bridgegate: Prison for Christie allies

cnn - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 08:24
Two former officials linked to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office were sentenced Wednesday in the Bridgegate case for using their power to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013 in an act of political revenge.
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Is this the most dangerous backwater in the world?

bbc - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 08:20
You may not have heard of the Sulu-Celebes sea, but piracy is on the rise there.
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Senate intel chief, unlike House counterpart, vows Russia probe cooperation

japantimes - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 08:15

Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel’s probe of Russian interference in last year’s election. They made a point of putting themselves at arm’s length from the House investigation marked by partisanship and disputes. Richard Burr of North Carolina, […]

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Stop shaming poor people for being poor

cnn - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 08:07
One of the most searing memories from my childhood is the day my mother sent me to the local IGA with a book of food stamps in one hand and a grocery list in the other. Little else I have done in the intervening three decades of life made me feel as much shame as I did that day.
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Japan’s top carmakers log largest domestic output growth in three years

japantimes - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 07:59

Vehicle production in Japan by eight major domestic makers in February marked the strongest increase in some three years, it was learned Wednesday. According to data from the automakers, their combined domestic output rose 12.5 percent from a year earlier to 810,994 vehicles in the reporting month, extending the uptrend to a fourth month. The […]

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Schiff questions truth behind Nunes' documents

cnn - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 07:58
Top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff said that because Devin Nunes has not shared the information he received on Trump incidental collection with anyone, he can only conclude that the information doesn't show what it's being purported to show.
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Environmental groups, Native Americans sue to block Trump bid to undo Obama climate legacy

japantimes - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 07:55

Environmental groups that vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back his predecessor’s plans to curb global warming made good on their promises Wednesday, teaming up with an American Indian tribe to ask a federal court to block an order that lifts restrictions on coal sales from federal lands. The Interior Department last […]

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Amid ethics questions, Ivanka Trump to become official but unpaid White House employee

japantimes - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 07:52

Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father’s administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts. The first daughter announced Wednesday that she will serve as an unpaid employee in the White House, saying she had “heard the concerns some have with my advising […]

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Bill O'Reilly offended all Americans

cnn - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 07:48
Bill O'Reilly's repellent, on-air comment Tuesday has helped shine a spotlight on the ways in which black women are stereotyped and denigrated. The #BlackWomenAtWork hashtag that quickly blew up on Twitter after he publicly disrespected Rep. Maxine Waters, the most senior African-American woman in Congress, brought women's stories of systemic, widespread and routine affronts rushing to the surface.
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Turkey ends Euphrates Shield military campaign in Syria

bbc - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 07:44
The Euphrates Shield operation targeted Islamic State fighters and also Syrian Kurdish militias.
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