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Mercury retrograde: Planet passes directly between Earth and the sun today

The solar system's smallest, innermost planet will resemble a tiny black dot Monday as it passes directly between Earth and the sun.In this composite image provided by NASA, the planet Mercury passes directly between the sun and Earth on May 9, 2016 in a transit which lasted seven-and-a-half-hours. ...

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The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage Girls

”Young Americans have become unwitting guinea pigs in today’s huge, unplanned experiment with social media, and teenage girls like Jordan are bearing much of the brunt.A 2019 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 36% of girls report being extremely anxious every day. ...

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Blackouts, Fires, High Gas Prices: Who Wants to Live in California Today?

have instituted to try to prevent them—are reshaping life across the Golden State and transforming the state’s reputation.Homelessness is surging in the state’s major cities, despite billions spent by state and local governments to combat the problem. ...

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Texas execution today: White supremacist gang member Justen Hall executed for 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz

Justen Hall, 38, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the October 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz.and Melanie was lost," Rivera said. ...

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South Dakota execution today: Charles Rhines executed for fatally stabbing co-worker in 1992

Steve Allender, a Rapid City police detective at the time of the killing who is now the city's mayor, said Rhines' jury sentenced him to death partly because of Rhines' "chilling laughter" as he described Schaeffer's death spasms.Any human being would be repulsed by the things he said and the way he said them," Allender told KELO. ...

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Donald Trump tax returns can be turned over, New York federal appeals court says today

Circuit Court of Appeals, which is certain to be challenged, follows arguments from Mr.The appeals court said it did not consider whether the president is immune from indictment and prosecution while in office or whether the president may be ordered to produce documents in a state criminal proceeding. ...

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ISIS leader dead: Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi "died like a coward" in U.S. raid in Syria today

On "Face the Nation," Vice President Mike Pence said it was "incredible" to be able to watch the operation "in real time.The president said the troops involved "accomplished their mission in grand style" and collected a trove of sensitive intelligence related to ISIS. ...

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Latest on Kincade, Sonoma, Tick Fires, evacuations today — live updates

Cal Fire said Sunday night that two firefighters have been injured fighting the Kincade Fire.They have since been allowed back home as Santa Ana winds started to subside. ...

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Felicity Huffman released from prison today after college admissions scandal sentence

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"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman, who was given a 14-day sentence last month for her role in the college admissions cheating scandal, has been released prison two days early, the California Board of Prisons confirmed to CBS News on Friday.The board said Huffman was "released from the custody of the BOP on October 25, 2019. ...

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39 bodies found: U.K. police launch murder probe after dead bodies found in semi truck in Essex, England today

The dead included 38 adults and one teenager, who were discovered in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Essex Police said in a statement.The ambulance service was called to Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex only 22 miles east of central London, where the victims were pronounced dead. ...

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Zion Williamson injury: New Orleans Pelicans rookie out 6-8 weeks after meniscus surgery today

In his only season at Duke University, Williamson averaged 22.9 rebounds while shooting 68% from the field. ...

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Fire in L.A.: Fast-moving fire threatens homes in Pacific Palisades today

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Los Angeles — An explosive fire is threatening multimillion-dollar homes in Pacific Palisades.The wind-whipped fire is chewing through dry brush on rugged hillsides, making it difficult to contain. ...

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Trump Doral: G7 Summit next year will be hosted at Trump National in Miami, White House says today, dismissing concerns over ethics and optics

It's the best place," Mulvaney said in a press conference announced last minute, while the president was en route to Texas.The White House briefing was Mulvaney's first since taking on the acting chief of staff role at the turn of the year. ...

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Netflix will report its most pivotal earnings in years today. Here's what Wall Street is looking for.

All eyes are on Netflix this week as the company prepares to report earnings for the third quarter on Wednesday.All eyes are on Netflix this week as the company prepares to report earnings for the third quarter on Wednesday. ...

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Democratic debates live updates: Candidates for 2020 Democrats face off in presidential primary debate in Ohio today - live updates

Twelve Democratic presidential candidates take the stage Tuesday in Westerville, Ohio, for their fourth presidential debate, co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN.The president's Ukraine call led the U. ...

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Russia Military kicks off "Thunder-2019" – huge war games to test its nuclear weapons today after INF collapse

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Moscow — Russia kicked off a sweeping military exercise of its Strategic Missile Forces on Tuesday.Dubbed "Thunder-2019," the war games were set to last three days and involve 12,000 troops, 213 missile launchers, 105 aircraft, 15 surface warships and five nuclear submarines. ...

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Felicity Huffman prison sentence begins today as actress reports for 14 day sentence in college admission scandal

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"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman, who was given a 14-day sentence last month for her role in the college admissions cheating scandal, reported to prison Tuesday, her representative said in a statement.The popular television actress has admitted to paying $15,000 in an effort to boost her eldest daughter's SAT score. ...

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Impeachment inquiry: Adam Schiff says whistleblower testimony "might not be necessary" on "Face the Nation" today

California Congressman Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said congressional investigators leading the impeachment inquiry might not pursue testimony from the intelligence community whistleblower if doing so risks exposing the person's identity.Lawmakers had discussed taking great lengths to protect the whistleblower's identity during possible testimony, including obscuring the person's voice and appearance and conducting the interview somewhere other than Capitol Hill. ...

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Syria: Rep. Adam Kinzinger U.S. leaving Kurds "to the wolves" with "weak" Syria withdrawal on "Face the Nation" today

troops stationed in northern Syria tasked with preventing fighting between Turkey and U.We have left them to the wolves," Kinzinger said on "Face the Nation" Sunday. ...

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Trump tax returns appeal denied: President Donald Trump loses appeal to stop House subpoena of tax documents in D.C. Ciruit court today

Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling saying that the president's longtime accountant Mazars USA must turn over eight years of accounting records.The decision by the appeals court was 2 to 1, with Trump-nominated Judge Neomi Rao dissenting. ...

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