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  • Weekly segment profiling the brightest thinkers, makers, artists, and inventors marks its 100th show anniversary with a special guest Washington, DC (October 16, 2017) — PBS NewsHour’s popular interview series Brief But Spectacular (series trailer) recently celebrated its 100th episode on October 12, 2017 after more than two years since it’s debut in 2015. Brief has introduced NewsHour viewers to original
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    Published on 10-16-17By Nick Massella
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  • MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence. The Republican former presidential hopeful sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith saying he believes players are showing disrespect for the flag and veterans.
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    Published on 10-16-17By Joshua Barajas
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  • Fierce winds that have fanned the flames of more than 14 wildfires raging through Northern California are beginning to die down this week. As of Monday, the fires had left 41 dead, 213,000 acres burned and 5,700 structures destroyed. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) reported today that 11,000 firefighters are making headway against 15
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    Published on 10-16-17By Laura Santhanam
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  • Monday marks the 129th birthday of the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill. Long before he sat down to compose the dramas that have long enlightened and haunted audiences, O’Neill contracted tuberculosis, and like most people suffering serious illnesses, it forever changed him. In O’Neill’s case (as I wrote several years ago in the Journal of the American
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    Published on 10-16-17By Dr. Howard Markel
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  • President Donald Trump offered remarks that wandered from the opioid crisis, the Russia probe and a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border from the Rose Garden at the White House Monday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Watch President Trump’s remarks live now in the player above. He and McConnell made remarks and took questions during the press
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    Published on 10-16-17By Laura Santhanam
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  • Thousands of people revealed the magnitude of sexual assault and harassment they have endured under the social media hashtag #MeToo within the last 24 hours. Women shared stories of how they’ve been the targets of such abuse after actor Alyssa Milano posted a message of solidarity on Sunday, urging victims to reply “me too” to her original tweet. “If
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    Published on 10-16-17By Joshua Barajas
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  • Before Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ press briefing Monday, President Donald Trump launched several attacks, both in meetings and on Twitter, against Democrats, Republicans, Iran and welfare fraud, offering reporters ample fodder for questions. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to begin speaking around 1:30 p.m. ET. Watch live in the player above. Earlier Monday, Trump tweeted
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    Published on 10-16-17By Laura Santhanam
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  • WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator is demanding that the White House withdraw the nomination of Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation’s drug czar. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says Marino played a key role in passing a bill weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration’s authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. The Washington Post and CBS’s
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    Published on 10-16-17By Laura Santhanam
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  • President Donald Trump says he “understands” his former chief strategist’s anger at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and efforts to unseat incumbent Republicans. Trump told reporters as he convenes a Cabinet meeting Monday that he “can understand where Steve Bannon’s coming from.” At a conservative gathering over the weekend, Bannon declared war against the Republican establishment, including McConnell. Trump
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    Published on 10-16-17By Laura Santhanam
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  • When Yrsa Daley-Ward wrote the poem “bone” years ago, it came to her as many of her poems do: in the morning, just after waking up, and she wrote what hit her, in an attempt to tell the truth about something not often said. The result is a poem that speaks plainly of sexual abuse through a series
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    Published on 10-16-17By Elizabeth Flock
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