Merrit Kennedy

Merrit Kennedy appears in the following:

Supreme Court Rejects 2 Congressional Districts In North Carolina

Monday, May 22, 2017

"A State may not use race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines unless it has a compelling reason," Justice Elena Kagan said in the court's opinion upholding a lower court ruling.

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Ford Replaces CEO Mark Fields In Management Shake-Up

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ford announced Monday that Jim Hackett, who has overseen Ford's efforts on autonomous vehicles, has taken over as president and CEO.

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In Saudi Arabia, Trump Says Fight Against Terrorism A 'Battle Between Good And Evil'

Sunday, May 21, 2017

In his first foreign trip as president, Trump stressed to leaders of Arab and Muslim-majority countries that "nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them."

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Oxfam: Combined Wealth Of 5 Richest Nigerians Could Lift Country Out Of Poverty

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oxfam calls the level of inequality in the country "obscene." The disparity is only growing, the charity says, in light of what it describes as the misallocation of the country's resources.

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Trump Administration Says It Will Launch NAFTA Renegotiation

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The U.S. trade representative formally notified congressional leaders in a letter Thursday that the president intends to begin negotiations with Canada and Mexico "as soon as practicable."

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Tragic Love Triangle Is Sad For Lonely Rare Snail, Still Good For Science

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A garden snail with a rare genetic condition can't mate with normal snails; scientists launch an international search for a mate; two possible mates are found. But they mate with each other instead.

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Trump Administration Upholds Iran Sanctions Waiver, Keeping Nuclear Deal Alive

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The U.S. will continue to waive some sanctions against Iran, a key aspect of the agreement negotiated by the Obama administration and other world powers.

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Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar López Rivera Is Released

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

López Rivera had been in custody since 1981. He was imprisoned over his connection with a militant group that fought for Puerto Rican independence and claimed responsibility for dozens of bombings.

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Female Broadcaster Set To Make NFL History

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever woman to call an NFL game televised nationally — the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game on Sept. 11.

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Rare White Wolf In Yellowstone Was Shot, Park Reveals

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

She was the alpha female of a pack in Yellowstone National Park, sought after for photographs because of her unusual white coat. The wolf was found suffering from severe wounds and had to be put down.

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'Chicago Tribune' Parent Company Is Trying To Buy The 'Chicago Sun-Times'

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Both newspapers have stressed that Chicago will remain a two-newspaper city, with the Sun-Times maintaining a separate newsroom that would operate independently.

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Disappearing Montana Glaciers A 'Bellwether' Of Melting To Come?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Glaciers there are "an early indicator of the kinds of changes that are going to occur elsewhere," a scientist says. Since 1966, the glaciers in Glacier National Park shrunk an average of 39 percent.

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Milwaukee Reaches Tentative Settlement Agreement Over Fatal 2014 Police Shooting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

If the $2.3 million deal is approved, the city of Milwaukee will pay the family of a black man with schizophrenia who was shot dead by a police officer three years ago.

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Senators Reject Effort To Roll Back Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It's a rare victory for environmentalists so far under President Trump. The Senate rejection to rolling back an Obama-era regulation was close — tipping after three Republican senators voted no.

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Primitive Humanlike Species Lived More Recently Than Expected

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The surprising finding suggests that small-brained Homo naledi may have lived at the same time as early humans in South Africa, complicating previous notions about human origins.

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Australian Fossils Hint At Where To Search For Life On Mars

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Scientists say the rocks lend weight to a theory that life on Earth originated, as Darwin wrote, "in some warm little pond" on land, suggesting we should look for it in similar environments on Mars.

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Coach Announces It Is Buying Kate Spade In $2.4 Billion Deal

Monday, May 08, 2017

The news confirms months of rumors that the two New York-based brands were in talks to join forces, as Coach tries to attract millennial customers. Both boards unanimously approved the deal.

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Syrian Foreign Minister Says Damascus Supports Deal Creating 'De-Escalation Zones'

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Russia-brokered deal is backed by regional heavyweights Iran and Turkey. But it remains to be seen whether this deal will be any different than other truces that have failed to stop the violence.

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Kushner Companies' Pitch To Chinese Investors Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

Sunday, May 07, 2017

The sister of President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, highlighted her powerful brother as she sought financing for the family firm's real estate project in New Jersey to Chinese investors.

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North Korea Says It Has Detained A Fourth U.S. Citizen

Sunday, May 07, 2017

North Korean state media says authorities have detained Kim Hak Song, an employee of a university in Pyongyang, on suspicion of hostile acts against the country.

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