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Confirmed: Mountain Lion Took Pescadero, Calif., Dog While Owner Slept - Wildlife authorities say DNA identifying the predator was found in the home, mixed with blood from the pet. The cat entered through an open door and snatched the dog from the foot of the owner's bed.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:54:45 -0400

What This Doctor Is Going To Do With His $1 Million TED Prize - Raj Panjabi must use the award "to solve a timely, pressing problem." Here's what he plans to do.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:30:01 -0400

Trump To Sign Executive Order That Could Shrink National Monuments - The Interior Secretary says, under the policy, his department will review protective designations since 1996 of 100,000 acres or more, particularly their size.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:50:00 -0400

Watchdog Group Sees Conflicts In Jared Kushner's Vast Wealth, Responsibilities - Democracy 21 says President Trump's son-in-law should recuse himself from certain duties. Kushner's lawyer says her client "has consistently said that he would follow government ethics requirements."
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:05:00 -0400

Trump Names Retired Marine Corps General To Lead Secret Service - Randolph Alles is currently at Customs And Border Protection. He will take over an agency stretched thin and beset by poor morale and other issues.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:02:00 -0400

Cherokee Nation Sues Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens Over Tribal Opioid Crisis - The tribe says these companies regularly filled large, suspicious prescriptions within the Nation's 14 counties in northeastern Oklahoma, leading to hundreds of tribal members' deaths.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:58:00 -0400

Federal Court In San Francisco Blocks Trump's Threat Against Sanctuary Cities - The president's immigration policies have been dealt another setback. A federal judge's ruling will stop the administration from penalizing sanctuary cities while a lawsuit winds through the courts.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:55:00 -0400

Mexicans No Longer Make Up Majority Of Immigrants In U.S. Illegally - Mexicans made up half of the 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. last year, according to new estimates by the Pew Research Center. There are growing numbers from Central America and Asia.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:41:00 -0400

New TV Shows And Movies? They'll Stay In The Writer's Mind If There's A Strike - The last TV and movie strike a decade ago cost Hollywood hundreds of millions of dollars and left a hole in viewers' schedules.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:34:00 -0400

Wearing A Hijab, A Young Muslim Boxer Enters The Ring - After three years of training and a battle with USA Boxing over its uniform policy, Amaiya Zafar will fight in her first competitive bout on Saturday. She says she fell in love with the sport at 13.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:01:00 -0400

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retiring From NASCAR At Season's End - The star driver told NPR just two weeks ago that he wasn't sure when he'd be leaving the sport. He recently took time off to recover from a concussion.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:58:00 -0400

What You Learn Hiking The Whole Appalachian Trail - Rhys Hora hopes walking the some 2,2000 miles from Georgia to Maine will nudge him out of a rut. Sara Leibold did it in 2011 and says adjusting to the solitude, and then life afterward, are difficult.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Fighting Steep Odds, Flint Starts To See Bright Spots - Despite its recent water crisis and economic troubles, there is a trend of urban hipness in Flint, Mich.'s small downtown and a partnership to help the city's children.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:26:00 -0400

A Worm May Hold The Key To Biodegrading Plastic - More than a trillion plastic bags are used annually. They're made of a notoriously resilient kind of plastic called polyethylene – but scientists have found that wax worms are able to break them down.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:18:00 -0400

The Research Argument For NYC's Preschool Plan For 3-Year-Olds - New York City's plan for universal preschool for 3-year-olds aligns with a growing body of research showing that the benefits of high-quality pre-K can persist for years.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:39:00 -0400

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