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Click If You Dare: 100 Favorite Horror Stories

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 6:00am

In honor of Frankenstein's 200th birthday, this year's summer reader poll is all about horror — from classics like Mary Shelley's monster to new favorites, we've got something to scare everyone.

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Britain's Hot Summer Reveals Ancient Markings In The Land

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 5:47am

The markings show the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms — even Neolithic monuments. The markings were revealed because hot weather across the U.K. is drying out fields.

British Woman Wins Suit Against Online Dating Agency

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 5:42am

She sued because the agency didn't find her dream date. According to The Guardian, Tereza Burki, a mother of three, wanted a "sophisticated gentleman" leading a wealthy lifestyle.

Colorado Baker Sues State Again, After Refusing To Make Cake For Transgender Woman

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 5:12am

Jack Phillips, who prevailed in a Supreme Court case about his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, is suing Colorado in a case involving a cake celebrating gender transition.

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Bills And Bulletproof Backpacks: Safety Measures For A New School Year

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 5:00am

As summer draws to a close, schools are beefing up security, and some parents are buying bulletproof school supplies. In Washington, one agency wants to students to learn about traumatic injuries.

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'Boston Globe' Calls On Papers To Counter Trump's War On The Media

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor of The Boston Globe, about the paper's call for a coordinated editorial response to President Trump's attacks on the press.

49 Senators Want To Keep Protections Of Military Lending Act In Place

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

The senators question a Trump administration decision to stop enforcing parts of the Military Lending Act. They wrote the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau demanding the administration reconsider.

Lawyer For 2 Catholic Dioceses Weighs In On Pa. Grand Jury Report

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Noel King talks to Matt Haverstick, an attorney representing 2 Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, about the grand jury report on sexual abuse of children by priests in six of the state's diocese.

Illinois Sues Trump Tower Over River Violations

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

The state's attorney general is suing the Trump International Hotel and Tower, which uses water from the Chicago River for its cooling systems. The hotel is accused of violating the Clean Water Act.

A Jury Of 6 Men And 6 Women Will Deliberate Manafort's Fate

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the trial of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort after prosecutors and defense attorneys delivered their closing arguments Wednesday.

Faneuil Hall's Ties To Slavery Spark Debate In Boston

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Faneuil Hall is visited by millions of tourists every year. But few know its ties to the slave trade. Boston is trying to figure out how to reckon with that history.

Why Teachers Are Going From Classrooms To Campaign Trails

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Back to school season also brings prominent primary victories for two educators and a trend of more politically active teachers nationwide.

Morning News Brief: John Brennan, Paul Manafort

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Trump follows through on a threat and revokes the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan. The jury gets the Paul Manafort case. "Living drugs" are an exciting advance in the war on cancer.

To Cope With Shooting, Parkland Students Use Art, Music Therapy

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Students in Broward County, Fla., have gone back to school — 6 months after the shooting that left 17 people dead at a Parkland high school. Some students spent the summer trying to heal through art.

Farmers Swept Up In Trade Wars, Remember 80's Grain Embargo

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Farmers have worked for decades to lock in global customers. One Kansas farmer says U.S. trade wars threaten that, and remind him of the Soviet grain embargo nearly 40 years ago.

Researchers Figure Out How To Break Spaghetti Into Only 2 Pieces

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

It's almost impossible to break a piece of dry spaghetti into exactly two pieces. Mathematicians at MIT have figured out how to do it. And all it takes is a twist.

Local Candidates Are The Subject Of Political Tracking Too

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

From candidates for Congress to local school boards, surveillance has become a fact of life for campaigns. Trackers are taping candidates on the sly in search of slips that can blow up a race.

Till Victory Is Won: The Staying Power Of 'Lift Every Voice And Sing'

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:06am

Beyonce sang it at Coachella. Kim Weston sang it at Wattstax. The song often called the "black national anthem" is still with us — in part because the struggle it describes never went away.

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Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:05am

To outwit cancer, researchers are working on better ways to teach patients' immune system to root out and kill malignant cells. A promising approach involves cells that attack cancer two ways at once.

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Heitkamp Stresses Independence As Path To Re-Election In Trump Country

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:00am

Republicans say North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's emphasis on her points of agreement with Trump won't wash away the fact that she's a Democrat in a solidly red state.

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