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South African Man Crushed To Death By Wounded Elephant

59 min 59 sec ago

Theunis Botha was leading a hunting group when the elephant charged and lifted him up in the air. At that point, a member of Botha's party fatally shot the animal.

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Federal Computers Dodge Global Malware Attack ... This Time

1 hour 33 min ago

Experts say federal agencies have taken steps to secure networks, but they remain vulnerable.

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At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery

1 hour 37 min ago

In 1980, John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative.

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They Outnumber Refugees But Don't Often Make Headlines

1 hour 44 min ago

The world is riveted by the ongoing refugee crisis. Less so by the ongoing — and much larger — internally displaced persons crisis.

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Richard Oakes, Who Occupied Alcatraz For Native Rights, Gets A Birthday Honor

1 hour 47 min ago

The late activist and Google doodle honoree stormed the island with dozens of other activists in 1969, citing a century-old treaty in claiming it for Native Americans. He would have been 75 on Monday.

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Jury Selection In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Looks To Be A Challenge

2 hours 28 min ago

A third of the potential jurors say they've already formed opinions about Cosby's guilt or innocence. The case involves one of scores of sexual assault allegations against the comedian.

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4 Climbers Killed In Deadly Week On Mount Everest

2 hours 44 min ago

An American doctor who was trying for a second time to conquer the mountain after surviving an avalanche in 2015 was among those who died.

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How Did Toby Keith Get To Do A Concert In Saudi Arabia?

3 hours 26 min ago

The kingdom famously barred public music performances for more than 25 years. So what's changed? And why did the Saudis alight on an American country music star for one of the first approved shows?

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How Slack Has Changed The Workplace

3 hours 36 min ago

The messaging app Slack lets people communicate online instantly in the office, individually or in teams. But has it also brought a new kind of stress to the workplace?

LA Health Clinic 'A Microcosm' Of Fears About Trump Administration Policies

3 hours 42 min ago

President Trump's push to repeal the Affordable Care Act and crack down on illegal immigration has many worried.

With Bankruptcy, Puerto Rico Faces Long Uphill Battle

3 hours 48 min ago

The U.S. territory filed for a type of bankruptcy earlier this month, saddled with $123 billion in debt obligations.

Amid Layoffs, Ford Replaces CEO

3 hours 55 min ago

After announcing last week that it will lay off 10 percent of its salaried employees, Ford announced Monday that Jim Hackett will take over from Mark Fields as CEO.

'Twin Peaks' Makes A Moody And Eccentric Return To TV

3 hours 59 min ago

A quarter of a century later, Showtime has revived the series some fans consider the most inventive of all time. Critic David Bianculli offers his first impressions of Twin Peaks: The Return.

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Churchill, Orwell And The Fight Against Totalitarianism

3 hours 59 min ago

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Tom Ricks says the writings of Winston Churchill and George Orwell still resonate today. Ricks also discusses the generals serving in the Trump administration.

Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill,' OK Religious Refusal Of Adoptions

4 hours 1 min ago

A proposal governing bathroom use by transgender students in public schools has moved forward. A bill to allow adoption agencies to deny gay, unmarried or non-Christian would-be parents has passed.

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New York Times Correspondent's Memoir A Love Letter To Africa And Journalism

4 hours 8 min ago

After a visit to East Africa in college, Jeffrey Gettleman set his heart on finding a way to return and make his life there.

Illinois' Charter School Delays Continue

4 hours 16 min ago

Two years ago, Illinois won a $42 million federal grant to open dozens of new charter schools across the state. But those schools have not materialized.

Budgeting Underway While Trump Is In Israel

4 hours 22 min ago

As President Trump tours Israel, his administration is preparing to release a budget proposal that’s expected to slash social programs.

American Football Dreams Of Japan For 'My Instincts Are The Enemy' Video

4 hours 28 min ago

The emo band imagines a Japanese character missing home while temporarily living in small-town Central Illinois.

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Alaska Power Company Triggers Small Avalanches To Limit Larger Ones

4 hours 36 min ago

Alaska Electric Light and Power Company uses helicopters to trigger smaller slides that prevent more destructive avalanches.

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