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Justin Trudeau Battles For His Political Survival As Canada Gets Ready To Vote

Justin Trudeau Battles For His Political Survival As Canada Gets Ready To Vote

In Canada, campaigning for Monday's election is going down to the wire with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fighting the battle of his political life. His rise to power as Liberal Party leader four years ago on a message of hope and change now seems a long way off. He has since been implicated in a series of scandals that have him locked in a virtual tie with the opposition Conservative Party in a race that has some distinctly American overtones. This past Wednesday, former President Barack Obama endorsed Trudeau, writing on Twitter that "The world needs his progressive leadership now, and...

October 21, 2019
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Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy, Economists Say

Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy, Economists Say

Presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want to tear up your student loans and set you financially free. That's popular among voters – especially those struggling to pay off this debt. Other Democratic candidates have more modest plans. But economists say the dramatic proposals from Sanders and Warren to free millions of Americans from the burden of student debt could boost the economy in significant ways and help combat income inequality. Warren would forgive up to $50,000 for most people. Sanders would go further with total loan forgiveness. But with these plans having...

February 2, 2020
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Trump Administration's Delay In Census Printing Sets Up Count's 'Biggest Risk'

Trump Administration's Delay In Census Printing Sets Up Count's 'Biggest Risk'

Trump Administration's Uncertain Citizenship Question Plans Put Census At Risk The Trump administration appears to have delayed the printing of 1.5 billion paper forms and other mailings for next year's count as it decides whether to try again to add a citizenship question.3:48Toggle more options3:48Toggle more optionsHeard onUpdated at 8:02 a.m. ET The Trump administration appears to have missed its own deadline Monday to start the printing of paper forms and other mailings that will play a key role in next year's constitutionally mandated head count of every person living in the U.S. As...

July 2, 2019
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Secret Gyms And The Economics Of Prohibition

Secret Gyms And The Economics Of Prohibition

My friend Evelyn is an immigration lawyer, and she recently had a meeting at a foreign consulate in downtown San Francisco. (Her work makes it hard for her to talk to reporters, so we're not using her last name). As she walked toward the building's metal detectors, the security guards told her she couldn't bring her backpack in, so she had to leave. She worried this would make her late, so she frantically began searching for a safe place to stash it. She walked down the street, and her eyes caught a gym storefront with one of those garage-style, roll-down metal doors. It was slightly open. ...

August 11, 2020
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In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy

In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy

In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy : The Two-Way "It's a mystery," said one health official. Italy was declared malaria-free in 1970. Officials will try to determine how and where the 4-year-old was infected.A 4-year-old girl has died of malaria in Italy, where the disease is thought to have been wiped out. Troubled health officials are looking for answers. The girl was taken to the hospital Saturday in her Alpine hometown of Trento after she developed a high fever, the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera. Lab tests confirmed she was infected with...

September 6, 2017
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'I Came, I Saw, I Selfied': How Instagram Transformed The Way We Experience Art

'I Came, I Saw, I Selfied': How Instagram Transformed The Way We Experience Art

'I Came, I Saw, I Selfied': How Instagram Transformed The Way We Experience Art Immersive exhibits, such as "Infinity Mirrors" and Artechouse, are driving people to museums in search of the perfect snapshot. The craze is changing the way we experience art in the Instagram-era.You are suspended in an endless dark chamber as thousands of red, green, yellow and blue lights flicker across the air like tiny diamonds in the sky. Or at least that's how it appears in the selfie you just posted on Instagram. Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" – mirror-lined rooms that seem to go on forever – is part...

December 28, 2017
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Facebook Removed Nearly 3.4 Billion Fake Accounts In 6 Months

Facebook Removed Nearly 3.4 Billion Fake Accounts In 6 Months

Fake Facebook Account Removal Doubled Since October, New Report Says Nearly all the phony accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and a boost in human monitoring. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said breaking up the company would make purging abusive accounts harder.Facebook says it removed 3.39 billion from October to March. That's twice the number of fraudulent accounts deleted in the previous six-month period. In the company's latest , released Thursday, Facebook said nearly all of the fake accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and more human monitoring. They also attributed the...

May 28, 2019
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Bernie Sanders Won't Yet Explain Details Of How To Pay For Medicare For All

Bernie Sanders Won't Yet Explain Details Of How To Pay For Medicare For All

Bernie Sanders doesn't plan on releasing a detailed plan of how to finance his single-payer Medicare for All plan, he told CNBC's John Harwood on Tuesday. "You're asking me to come up with an exact detailed plan of how every American — how much you're going to pay more in taxes, how much I'm going to pay," he said. "I don't think I have to do that right now." The Vermont senator explained that before getting to his detailed financing plan, he wants Americans to understand that they currently pay more for health care than people in other countries. "The fight right now is to get the...

November 2, 2019
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QVC Plans To Buy, Merge With Rival Shopping Network HSN

QVC Plans To Buy, Merge With Rival Shopping Network HSN

QVC Plans To Buy, Merge With Rival Shopping Network HSN : The Two-Way QVC already owns a substantial stake in its rival. Now it plans to buy the remaining stake, in a $2.1 billion deal.1:16Toggle more options1:16Toggle more optionsHeard onUnder pressure from the growth of online retailing, TV shopping giant QVC intends to acquire its rival HSN Inc. in a $2.1 billion deal. The merger, announced Thursday, would create a company with $14 billion in annual sales, NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports. QVC's parent company, Liberty Interactive, already owns a big chunk of HSN — 38 percent of its stock. Now...

July 8, 2017
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Scott Pruitt Out At EPA

Scott Pruitt Out At EPA

Scott Pruitt Resigns As Head Of Environmental Protection Agency After months of ethics scandals and investigations, the embattled Environmental Protection Agency head has resigned, the president said Thursday.Updated at 6:01 p.m. ET Scott Pruitt will no longer lead the Environmental Protection Agency, . "I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt," Trump tweeted. "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this," Trump also wrote. The president that on Monday, will "assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA." "I have no...

July 5, 2018
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