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Indianapolis zoo lioness kills father of her three cubs
October 22, 2018
Lioness Zuri attacked the father of her cubs, Nyack, who had lived with her for eight years.
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Actress Amber Heard says birth on U.S.-Mexico border sparked rights activism
October 22, 2018
U.S. actress Amber Heard, a star of the upcoming "Aquaman" superhero movie and a U.N. human rights champion, said on Monday her childhood in Texas near the Mexican border helped spark her activism.
Republicans fear Democratic 'blue wave' spreading to once-safe districts
October 22, 2018
The last time U.S. congressional elections were held in this central Virginia district, Meg Sneed voted for the Republican incumbent, Representative Dave Brat. Her friend, Cheryll Lesser, did not vote at all.
State of Play: Tightening Arizona race threatens Democrats' slim Senate hopes
October 22, 2018
For most of this year, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has run what has been viewed widely as one of the best races in the nation. But with less than a month to go to Election Day, there are doubts whether she can make it across the finish line.
State of Play: Democrats threaten Trump's grip on the Great Lakes
October 22, 2018
Two years ago, Ohio and other states in the former industrial heartlands of the Great Lakes region catapulted Donald Trump into the White House.
U.S. wants ruling on 'Dreamers' in Supreme Court's current term
October 22, 2018
(Corrects first paragraph of a story from Oct. 17 to clarify that "Dreamers" are in the United States illegally. A prior version said they entered the country illegally.)
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Trump Shouldn't Blame Gun Violence on Violent Video Games
March 8, 2018
Research demonstrates no link can confidently be made between violent video games and gun violence.
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Latest polling points to high interest in...
October 22, 2018
If you're under the impression that interest in the elections is a bit higher than usual this year, it's not your imagination.
Trump admin eyes rolling back the clock...
October 22, 2018
Everything Candidate Trump said about fighting for LGBT Americans looks rather ridiculous now.
Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 10.22.18
October 22, 2018
Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
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AMERICA • Business
AWS CEO Jassy follows Apple in calling for spy chip story retraction
October 22, 2018
AWS CEO Andy Jassy said in a tweet on Monday that Bloomberg should retract its story about Chinese spy chips. He was agreeing with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who told Buzzfeed last week that the story was wrong.
FICO credit scores may jump, yet consumers should be wary. Here's why
October 22, 2018
Riskier borrowers could see their credit scores rise as a result of a new pilot program FICO says it  will roll out in 2019. Yet credit card APRs are at record highs and new customers need to be careful of those high interest loans.

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Creator of the wearable pacemaker dies
October 22, 2018
Starting as an electronics repairman, Earl Bakken went on to found one of the world's largest medical device makers
Mega Millions' $1.6B jackpot: Where do lottery profits go?
October 22, 2018
Lotteries support education? Jackpots are getting bigger, but states don't seem to be spending any more on education
Hasbro points to Toys R Us' demise in announcing layoffs
October 22, 2018
Toy manufacturer says pink slips are coming as it deals with a drop in sales linked to retailer's 2017 bankruptcy
CEO to stock analysts: "You are an embarrassment to your parents"
October 22, 2018
Mining company chief tees off on the financial pros who track it, saying "they will have to commit suicide"
Ryanair incident: Video of racist passenger sparks criticism
October 22, 2018
A passenger who hurled racist insults at an older black woman kept his seat, while she moved to another row
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Bitcoin is Now Just as Volatile as Largest Tech Stocks
October 22, 2018
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Volatility takes Investors for a Ride to Start the Week
October 22, 2018
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PayPal's Active Accounts Accelerate Sharply
October 22, 2018
Investors find additional confidence in PayPal's ability to keep growing like a start-up, as a key metric ratchets up in the third quarter.
Earnings: 3 Hot Stocks to Watch This Week
October 22, 2018
iRobot, Twitter, and Amazon are on deck. Here's what you should know.
A Foolish Take: The Bull Market for Dividends Is Still Strong
October 22, 2018
U.S. stocks are paying investors more than ever.
Papa John's founder to board: Remove 'poison pill' clause
October 22, 2018
John Schnatter said he has been approached by “several third parties” about potential investments in Papa John’s, but has been unable to speak with them.
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AMERICA • Markets
U.S. Tries to Uphold Saudi Alliance
October 22, 2018
The Trump administration, under pressure to sanction Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is seeking ways to maintain the two countries’ strategic alliance.
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How can investors gain from cannabis market?
October 22, 2018
How can investors gain from cannabis market?

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Stocks head down even if GOP keeps House, Senate?
October 22, 2018
Stocks head down even if GOP keeps House, Senate?

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A nervous beginning to the start of the week
October 22, 2018
Monday October 22: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities remain better supported
A nervous beginning to the start of the week
October 22, 2018
Monday October 22: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities remain better supported
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Stocks Close Roughly Flat After Recovering From Early Weakness - U.S. Commentary
October 17, 2018
After recovering from an early move to the downside, stocks showed a lack of direction over the course of afternoon trading on Wednesday. The major averages spent the afternoon bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.
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AMERICA • Economy
Unemployment Looks Like 2000 Again. But Wage Growth Doesn’t.
October 22, 2018
Trying to solve an economic mystery.
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AMERICA • Insights
Switching parties in Trump’s America
October 18, 2018

AMERICANS ARE “restless in the midst of abundance,” Alexis de Tocqueville observed, continually changing their track “for fear of missing the shortest cut to happiness.” This sense that something better might be around the next corner is visible in choices over where to live: despite a recent decline, Americans are still much more likely than the French to migrate within their own country. It also shows up in the realm of the sacred. Episcopalians become evangelicals, Catholics leave their childhood faith and sometimes come back, Muslims become atheists.

One part of life where this restlessness does not apply is politics. Almost everyone who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 had voted for Mitt Romney four years earlier, just as almost everyone who voted for Hillary Clinton had previously voted for Barack Obama. People who vote tend to settle on a party with which they identify in young adulthood, then stick with it. By...

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