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New 'LA Times' Owner Wants To Compete With NYTimes And Washington Post

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:36am

Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over the Los Angeles Times on Monday. He said he hopes it will be perceived "not just as a regional paper, but indeed a national paper and hopefully an international paper."

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Audi CEO Arrested In Connection With Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:20am

German prosecutors reportedly said they feared that Rupert Stadler might attempt to suppress evidence. The head of Volkswagen's luxury car brand was taken into custody Monday morning.

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'Cutting-Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:11am

With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof for its effectiveness.

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'We Do Not Have A Policy' Of Separating Families, DHS Head Says, Contradicting Policy

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 8:42am

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said "we will not apologize" for enforcing immigration law. Former first lady Laura Bush said the administration's zero-tolerance policy "breaks my heart."

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Senate Judiciary Committee To Hear Testimony About IG Report

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:52am

Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Richard Blumenthal about how senators are expected to question how the FBI and Department of Justice handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

Will Congress Address Immigration Border Controversy?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:42am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Will Hurd of Texas about the growing criticism against the Trump administration policy of separating parents and children crossing illegally into the U.S.

Bureaucracy And Politics Slow Election Security Funding To States

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:28am

Congress is giving states $380 million to bolster the security of the 2018 elections. But getting that money out to local election officials has been a slow and laborious process.

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Half-Marathon Entrant Runs Full Marathon

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:14am

Sean Elmquist of Minnesota planned to run a half marathon but he boarded the wrong bus and realized he would miss his race. The bus he was on was headed for the full marathon — so he went for it.

It'll Take More Than A Few Angry Villagers To Kill Off 'Frankenstein'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:00am

Mary Shelley's timeless novel gave us not only an enduring trope — the misunderstood monster — but an equally enduring way to talk about what happens when human knowledge outpaces responsibility.

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At Least 5 Dead After Border Patrol Car Chase Ends With A Crash In Texas

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:10am

The SUV topped 100 mph before the driver lost control and more than a dozen passengers were ejected from the mangled vehicle. Officials said nearly everyone involved is undocumented.

'LA Times' New Owner Plans To Compete With 'New York Times,' 'Washington Post'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:09am

The Los Angeles Times has a new owner. Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over the paper, as well as the San Diego Union-Tribune and several community and suburban publications in a $590 million deal.

Magnitude 6.1 Quake Strikes Japan, Killing 3, Injuring Hundreds

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:04am

The temblor caused severe damage to roads: bursting water mains and setting fires across the prefecture. Crumbling concrete walls killed two people, while another was struck by a bookshelf.

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A Guide To Parental Controls For Kids' Tech Use

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:00am

All the major tech companies offer parental controls — Apple is the latest. For parents, making the best of them can be tricky.

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Reaction To Mexico's Soccer Goal Moved The Earth, Literally

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:45am

During the World Cup match between Mexico and reigning champions Germany, Hirving Lozano scored, and fans' collective leap of joy was so huge it was picked up by 2 seismic monitoring systems.

DOJ Inspector General, FBI Director To Testify Monday About IG Report

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:01am

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to grill Michael Horowitz and Christopher Wray about how the FBI and Department of Justice handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

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Have We Reached Peak Funny?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:00am

In his new book Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture, Ken Jennings takes humor seriously, tracing how comedy infiltrated every aspect of our lives — and what it's doing to us.

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Khalid: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:00am

Watch the 20-year-old star perform acoustic versions of "Location," "Saved" and "Young Dumb & Broke."

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Zillow Data Used To Project Impact Of Sea Level Rise On Real Estate

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:59am

A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists examined how real estate values were affected in 23 coastal states. Florida has the most to lose, according to the research.

Colombians Elect Right-Wing Populist Duque As President

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:59am

Ivan Duque won the presidency of Colombia Sunday. The conservative campaigned against the peace process with the leftist FARC movement. Duque defeated former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro.

Backlash Grows Against Trump Policy Of Separating Families At The Border

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:59am

Children are being taken from parents who have crossed illegally into the U.S. Republicans introduced a bill that would end the practice, but it would require Democrats to agree to fund a border wall.

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