Today in History for October 21st

Today in History for October 21st

Highlights of this day in history: Thomas Edison perfects workable electric light; Anthrax scare claims first of two U.S. postal workers in Washington, DC; Britain wins Battle of Trafalgar; Actress and author Carrie Fisher born.
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On Ukraine’s bleak front line, US aid saves lives

On Ukraine’s bleak front line, US aid saves lives

US-made medical equipment, night-vision devices and anti-tank missiles make a difference for Ukrainian troops fighting Kremlin-backed separatists. So President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze US military aid to Ukraine made Ukrainians nervous.
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US farmers look to grow now-legal marijuana cousin

US farmers look to grow now-legal marijuana cousin

The legalization of hemp is spurring U.S. farmers into unfamiliar terrain, enticing them with profits amid turmoil in agriculture while proving to be a tricky endeavor in the early stages
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Farmers in South Africa struggling due to drought

Farmers in South Africa struggling due to drought

The United Nations estimates that more than 11 million people now face crisis due to the ongoing drought in South Africa.
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Church boards examining sex abuse fail victims

Church boards examining sex abuse fail victims

U.S. Catholic leaders established mandatory review boards to ensure that no abusive priests stayed in ministry. But an Associated Press investigation of review boards across the country shows they have broadly failed to uphold these commitments.
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Today in History for November 21st

Today in History for November 21st

Highlights of this day in history: Thomas Edison says he's invented the phonograph; Gap revealed on Nixon White House tape; Final victim dies in America's anthrax scare; Jonathan Pollard arrested; 'Anything Goes' opens on Broadway.
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Lawyer: scratching the surface of Epstein victims

Lawyer: scratching the surface of Epstein victims

Britain's Prince Andrew is stepping away from his royal duties because of links with the late convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein. An attorney who represents some of Epstein's victims says there should be more accountability.
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Native Americans mark lessons of Alcatraz takeover

Native Americans mark lessons of Alcatraz takeover

Fifty years after a Native American takeover of Alcatraz, former occupiers returned to the island to remember the rights they fought for then and what's been accomplished since.
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Official: Ukraine asked about aid on July 25th

Official: Ukraine asked about aid on July 25th

A Defense Department official is testifying that the Ukrainian embassy was asking questions about U.S. military assistance as far back as July 25, the day President Donald Trump asked Ukraine’s president to investigate Democrats.
Donovan on what to expect in '20 MLS All-Star Game

Donovan on what to expect in '20 MLS All-Star Game

Landon Donovan, who played in Major League Soccer and Mexico's Liga MX, discusses what to expect when the top stars from both leagues meet in the 2020 MLS All-Star Game on July 29 in Los Angeles.
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ACLU asks judge to block funding for border wall

ACLU asks judge to block funding for border wall

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Oakland to block President Donald Trump from constructing a border wall with money obtained through his national emergency declaration.
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Turkey stalks Wisconsin mail carrier

Turkey stalks Wisconsin mail carrier

A Wisconsin mail carrier is being stalked by a turkey that follows his truck while he makes his appointed rounds. He says it started over the summer and continues a week before Thanksgiving
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Judge orders DNA testing in teen’s disappearance

Judge orders DNA testing in teen’s disappearance

An Alabama judge is ordering DNA testing for a man charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of the missing stepdaughter of a UFC heavyweight fighter.
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AP Top Storie

AP Top Storie

Here's the latest for Wednesday, November 20: Sondland testifies he worked at the direction of Trump; President says impeachment should end; Prince Andrew steps back due to Epstein links; New York to consider ban on tackle football for younger kids.
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Sondland admits Trump benefits from Biden probe

Sondland admits Trump benefits from Biden probe

Near the end of Wednesday's first impeachment hearing, Ambassador Gordon Sondland clashed with New York Rep. Sean Maloney about who would benefit from a Ukraine investigation of the Bidens. Sondland's reticent answer: President Donald Trump.
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Train hits car left on tracks, driver uninjured

Train hits car left on tracks, driver uninjured

Police dashcam video shows the moment an Amtrak train smashed into a car parked over the train tracks in West Windsor, New Jersey late Tuesday night. The driver of the vehicle was not harmed.
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Referees chief discusses handball rule

Referees chief discusses handball rule

Nicola Rizzoli, who handles the Italian league's refereeing appointments, explains how difficult the new handball rules are for referees.
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Ex-Baltimore Mayor faces fraud, tax charges

Ex-Baltimore Mayor faces fraud, tax charges

The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore who resigned amid investigations into deals to sell her self-published children's books has been charged with fraud and tax evasion.
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Chicago cop wounded, suspect killed in shootout

Chicago cop wounded, suspect killed in shootout

Authorities say a suspected bank robber shot a Chicago police officer in the head, badly wounding him, before another officer killed the suspect in a shootout in which a teenage bystander was wounded.
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Sondland: Investigations were linked to Ukraine

Sondland: Investigations were linked to Ukraine

Ambassador Gordon Sondland says he never heard President Donald Trump say that military aid to Ukraine was conditioned on a public announcement by the Ukrainian president that the country was investigating Democrats.
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DNC chair talks voter suppression, impeachment

DNC chair talks voter suppression, impeachment

The chair of Democratic National Committee speaks out on voter suppression at a summit discussion in Atlanta, the same day the Democratic candidate debates are due.
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GOP slams Sondland over omission of Trump's denial

GOP slams Sondland over omission of Trump's denial

Republicans slammed Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the E.U., for omitting in his lengthy opening statement the details of a phone call he had with President Trump on September 9th during which Trump said there was no quid pro quo.
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Steelers QB Rudolph laments role in brawl

Steelers QB Rudolph laments role in brawl

Steelers QB Rudolph laments role in brawl
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Republicans drill Sondland during House hearing

Republicans drill Sondland during House hearing

Republican counsel drills Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the European Union during his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
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Maura Tierney breaks down 'The Report'

Maura Tierney breaks down 'The Report'

Maura Tierney is one of the stars of 'The Report.' A film that brings to light the CIA's torture of detainees in the wake of Sept. 11.