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What to expect from Friday's massive National School Walkout

Associated Press - 4 hours 57 min ago
If you think students are done protesting gun violence, get ready for the National School Walkout.
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Marijuana's effects diminish 72 hours later

Associated Press - 5 hours 1 min ago
Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users.
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Corker questions Trump 2020 bid

Associated Press - 5 hours 3 min ago
In an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) questions if President Trump will run for re-election in 2020 and says that he wants to see who else is running before deciding whether or not to back Trump.
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UK's May proposes ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton swabs

Associated Press - 5 hours 19 min ago
Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton swabs could be banned in England under plans proposed by the UK government to reduce plastic waste and protect the world's oceans.
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Boy asks pope if atheist father is in heaven

Associated Press - 5 hours 35 min ago
Pope Francis consoled a young boy who told him that his father didn't believe in God before he died. The boy asked the Pope if his father could still be in heaven.
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France's CGT urges broader anti-Macron protests, other unions keep their distance

Reuters - 5 hours 38 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - France's far-left CGT labor union sought to broaden resistance to hard-hitting economic reforms on Thursday, urging employees across the public sector to join striking railway workers in their showdown with President Emmanuel Macron.
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GOP senator won't say if he backs Trump 2020 bid

Associated Press - 5 hours 42 min ago
In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) got heated when asked if he would back President Trump in the 2020 election and decided not to answer, saying he is focused on supporting Trump's current agenda.
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Turkey's ruling party taunts opposition over early election

Reuters - 5 hours 53 min ago
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling AK Party taunted the main opposition party on Thursday to name a candidate to challenge Tayyip Erdogan for June elections which are expected to tighten the president's 15-year hold on power.
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Britain's lower house to debate EU customs union membership

Reuters - 6 hours 58 sec ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's lower house of parliament will debate staying in a customs union with the European Union next week, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to change her Brexit blueprint.
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How Sofia Vergara passed husband's test

Associated Press - 6 hours 3 min ago
Actor Joe Manganiello describes how his wife, actress Sofia Vergara, downed a sandwich at one of his favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh.
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Angolans laugh a little louder as iron grip loosens

Reuters - 6 hours 24 min ago
LUANDA (Reuters) - A front page complains that the city traffic lights do not work, audiences laugh a little louder at risky political gags, and a policeman admits mistakes were made. After decades of iron rule in Angola, there are signs of a softer touch.
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Trump says he's running again. Many Republicans aren't ready to back him.

Associated Press - 6 hours 26 min ago
A wide array of House and Senate Republicans are not yet ready to endorse President Donald Trump's bid for a second term, a reflection of the deep uncertainty on Capitol Hill over his political standing amid growing problems at home and abroad.
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U.S. hopes for success in talks with Europeans on 'fixing' Iran nuclear deal

Reuters - 6 hours 28 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States hopes to reach agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address President Donald Trump's concerns about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington's disarmament ambassador said on Thursday.
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Austrian doctor Asperger 'actively cooperated' with Nazis, study says

Reuters - 6 hours 30 min ago
VIENNA (Reuters) - Hans Asperger, the Austrian paediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named, "actively cooperated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, an academic paper published on Thursday says.
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Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves

Reuters - 6 hours 33 min ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government on Thursday stepped up its efforts to retake the opposition's last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another.
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