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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support 'Zero Tolerance' On Sexual Harassment

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Republicans, independents and Democrats alike agree that "a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment is essential to bringing about change in our society," according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.

Firefighter Dies in California Wildfire, Now The 4th Largest In The State's History

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The Thomas fire has claimed more than 242,000 acres and over 700 homes. Officials say it won't be contained until January.

After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage

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Even before Maria hit, most of the island's landfills were filled beyond capacity and nearly half had EPA closure orders. The storm generated millions of cubic yards of waste and debris.

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Tug Of War Over Tips Looms As Trump Administration Proposes Rule Change

The Labor Department has proposed a new rule that would give owners of restaurants and other service businesses more control over workers' tips. But critics warn owners would get too much leeway.

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South Florida Real Estate Boom Not Dampened By Sea Level Rise

Coastal cities are flooding more as sea levels rise faster and faster. But none of that is slowing real estate development in low-lying areas such as Miami.

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First-Degree Murder Charge Against Man Who Drove Into Charlottesville Demonstrators

James Fields Jr. of Ohio had been facing a second-degree murder charge until the judge upgraded it at a preliminary hearing Thursday. One protester was killed and dozens were injured.

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Federal Investigation Finds 'Significant Issues' At Immigrant Detention Centers

An inspector general's report says immigrant detainees' rights, health and safety are compromised in four facilities. In response, ICE agrees to strengthen oversight and improve conditions.

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Teen's Dramatic Video, Revealing His Acceptance By Harvard, Charms Internet

"All the hard work was worth it," Ayrton Little said. The video has been viewed more than 6 million times.

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The USDA Rolled Back Protections For Small Farmers. Now The Farmers Are Suing

At issue is the Trump administration's withdrawal of two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers who say they are being exploited by the meatpacking companies they supply.

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2 Will Go To Trial Over 36 Deaths In Oakland Warehouse Fire

Two California men will go to trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of 36 partygoers in the worst building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade, a judge ruled Thursday.

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Nephews Of Venezuelan First Lady Sentenced In U.S. Drug Smuggling Case

Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and his cousin Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas received 18 years in prison.

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Allegations Against Celebrity Chefs Reveal Abuse In The Restaurant Industry

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Mario Batali have highlighted abuse in the restaurants, but many people who have worked in kitchens say the industry's problem goes far beyond celebrities.

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Use Of The Death Penalty In U.S. Near A 25-Year Low, Report Finds

Executions of death row inmates occurred in only eight states in 2017 as public support for capital punishment wanes, according to an annual report by the Death Penalty Information Center.