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A Hong Kong protester on why he won’t surrender…

A teenage protester in Hong Kong is obsessed with one thought: How am I going to get out

Thousands Of Indiana Teachers March For Funding…

The Indiana State Teachers Association organized the rally, which led half of the school districts in Indiana to close for the day.

Town Finds New Use for Hitler's Birth House

The building where Adolf Hitler came into this world will not become a shrine to Nazism, authorities in Austria have vowed. Officials say the 500-year-old house in Braunau am Inn, which the government expropriated after a lengthy legal battle , is going to become a police station, the BBC reports. The...

Botanists hunt rare apples on pioneer homesteads

Pacific Northwest apple ‘detectives’ are hunting for varieties of domesticated apples thought to be extinct in century-old pioneer homestead orchards. There were once 17,000 varieties of domesticated apples in North America. A fraction remain. (Nov. 20)

Malta arrests ‘person of interest’ in journalist…

Malta authorities on Wednesday arrested a prominent Maltese businessman who appears to be a “person of interest” in the assassination of a leading investigative reporter

Pregnant Woman Killed by Dogs During Hunt

Authorities in France are testing 93 dogs to determine which of them attacked and killed a pregnant woman. Prosecutor Frederic Trinh says the 29-year-old woman died from "bleeding after several dog bites to the upper and lower limbs and the head" after she was attacked Saturday in forest land outside...

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Australian bank Westpac faces massive fine for breaches

Major Australian bank Westpac faces a massive fine after being accused of 23 million breaches of the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing act

Fake doctors: OxyContin maker thrives in China

OxyContin sales are slowing in the United States under an avalanche of lawsuits and the bankruptcy of Purdue Pharma. But the company's owner, the Sackler family, continues to profit from sales of their signature painkiller in China. (Nov. 20)

Fox Hosts Advised Against It. Trump Weighs In…

President Trump on Tuesday weighed in on the resumption of impeachment hearings, though two Fox News hosts had advised him to refrain. "What is going on is a disgrace and it’s an embarrassment to our nation,” Trump told reporters, per the Hill . His Twitter feed also filled up with retweets...

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at opposition…

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at opposition supporters ahead of leader’s speech

FCC Chair Makes Case To Establish 988 As U.S…

The FCC hopes giving the National Suicide Prevention Hotline a three-digit number will help more people reach it.

Deal Creates Newspaper Giant That Now Needs to…

The $1.1 billion purchase of Gannett—publisher of USA Today —by GateHouse closed Tuesday, creating a newspaper industry goliath and starting a search for $300 million in yearly spending cuts. The new company, which will be called Gannett, will own about 260 daily newspapers and hundreds of weeklies, the...

Dems question Volker, Morrison on July 25th call

A former top national security adviser to President Donald Trump says he was told that a rough transcript of Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was placed on a highly classified system by mistake. (Nov. 19)

Esper says US providing Vietnam with coast guard…

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the United States is providing Vietnam with a surplus American ship for its coast guard

US Mass Shooters Have 4 Things in Common: Study

A new, comprehensive study of mass shooters—covering every killing of at least four people in a public place since 1966—has found four factors that connect nearly all of them. The Violence Project compiled data starting with the University of Texas shootings, when 15 people were shot to death...

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Emirates to get 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for…

Dubai’s carrier Emirates announces firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in deal valued at $8.8 billion.

Today in History for November 20th

Highlights of this day in history: Nazi war crimes trial begins at Nuremberg; Robert F. Kennedy born; Britain's future Queen Elizabeth II marries; Spain's dictator Francisco Franco dies; Mexican Revolution begins; 'Cabaret' hits Broadway. (Nov. 20)

Bronte Society Reclaims an 'Absolute Highlight'

The Bronte Parsonage Museum has in its possession four surviving "little books" written in 1830 by Jane Eyre author Charlotte Bronte, and it just got its hands on a fifth. The BBC reports that for about $860,000, which included fees, the Haworth museum run by the Bronte Society emerged...

Son of former German president stabbed to death…

The son of a former German president has been stabbed to death while he was giving a lecture at a hospital in Berlin where he worked as a head physician

Tuesday Impeachment Hearing Recap: 'It Was A…

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said the president's phone call to Ukraine "was my worst fear of how our Ukraine policy was playing out."

White Girl Accused of Plotting 'Horrific' Attack

Georgia police have arrested a 16-year-old girl for allegedly planning to attack and murder people in a mostly black church—with knives, no less, ABC News reports. The girl, who is white and remains unidentified, has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder. Her alleged target: Bethel African Methodist...

Suspect in cold case killings pleads not guilty

Prosecutors in Nevada are tying a 73-year-old Arizona man to two unsolved Reno-area killings in a bid to keep him in jail following his indictment in the bludgeoning death of a California woman more than 40 years ago. (Nov. 19)

Stamkos focused on team success, not personal…

Steven Stamkos celebrates 400 goals with grace and humility

It's a Good Day for Michael Jackson Accusers

Looks like two of Michael Jackson's best-known accusers may have another day in court. A California appeals court has tentatively ruled that lawsuits by Wade Robson and James Safechuck—who accused Jackson in the HBO documentary Finding Neverland of molesting them as boys—should get fresh consideration by a court...

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Carmelo Anthony takes a new outlook to his new…

New Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony says it feels great to return to the NBA with a franchise that believes in him and what he can bring to the table

Activists to mark 50 years since Alcatraz takeover

Native American activists are preparing to mark the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz island. The 19-month occupation is considered a seminal event that reinvigorated tribes to stand up to the U.S. government. (Nov. 19)

Prince Andrew's Business Backers Start to Back…

More fallout after an interview that one royal watcher dubbed "a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion level bad." Brands have begun retreating from organizations and initiatives supported by Prince Andrew in the wake of his interview on the relationship he had with...