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Russia's "symmetrical answer" in U.S. media battle

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MOSCOW — Russia’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill allowing the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents, a swift retaliation to the U.S. demands made to a Russian TV channel. The bill comes days after the Russian state-funded RT registered with the U.S. …

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Does Backpage help or hinder efforts to stop sex trafficking?

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A bipartisan group of 47 lawmakers  – almost half of the Senate – is co-sponsoring a bill to close what it sees as a loophole that supports an online market for sex trafficking. They want to remove legal protections for websites that host prostitution ads, but some in law enforcement …

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Australians vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage

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Last Updated Nov 14, 2017 7:07 PM EST Australians voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, BBC News reports. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the vote showed that 61.6 percent of 79.5 percent of eligible voters were in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry. About 12.7 million …

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Defendant collapses after conviction in murder-for-hire plot

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VISTA, Calif. — A woman collapsed in a California courtroom after hearing she had been found guilty in what authorities called a botched murder-for-hire plot targeting her husband, who was shot but survived.  Diana Lovejoy and her firearms instructor, Weldon McDavid Jr., were convicted separately Monday of charges including conspiracy to …

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Women on Capitol Hill speak out about sexual harassment

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WASHINGTON — On Capitol Hill, female members of Congress say they have been the victims of sexual harassment. “This is about a member who is here now,” U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock said. “I don’t know who it is.” The Virginia Republican told her colleagues Tuesday about one of their fellow …

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"Violent" patient escaped psych hospital, boarded flight

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Last Updated Nov 15, 2017 8:58 AM EST HONOLULU — Hawaii authorities were searching Tuesday for a man who has been called a “violent psychopath” who escaped from the state’s psychiatric hospital outside Honolulu and flew to Maui. From there, he boarded a flight to California, sources told CBS affiliate …

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How much of the world's wealth is owned by the rich?

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Wealth creation is on the rise around the world, but not everyone is sharing equally in the newfound riches. Since the Great Recession, the richest global citizens have benefited far more from the worldwide increase in wealth than their poorer countrymen, according to a new report from investment bank Credit …

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From student debt to side hustles, millennials talk finances

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“CBS This Morning” is partnering with digital media company Refinery 29 for a new series about millennials called My Generation. Millennials — the generation  born between the early 1980s and mid-90s — outnumber the Baby Boomers and Generation X. They are an increasingly influential force in American society and are making their mark …

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Russia offers bogus "evidence" that U.S. is helping ISIS

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LONDON — If Russia has a legitimate complaint about U.S. forces letting ISIS militants slip through the closing net and escape their territory in Syria, it appears to have undermined its own argument by laying out the charges with bogus “evidence.” Russia’s Ministry of Defense on Tuesday alleged in various …

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