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American Airlines Is The Latest To Raise Checked-Baggage Fees
The first and second bags will each cost $5 more, going up to $30 and $40. Delta, United and JetBlue have also announced increases.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:30:34 -0400)

Shutdown Of New Mexico Observatory Was Part Of Investigation Into Child Pornography
The observatory suddenly closed, with little explanation, for 11 days in September, fueling rumors its shutdown was due to aliens, UFOs, or government surveillance.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:10:46 -0400)

Florence Blamed For 4 More Deaths As 'Unheard Of Amounts Of Water' Keep Flowing
The additional deaths were reported in North Carolina. South Carolina's governor said the damage in his state "will be catastrophic, surpassing anything recorded in modern history."
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:42:00 -0400)

Google Warned Senators, Aides Of Hacking Attempts On Personal Emails
In a recent letter, Sen. Ron Wyden said some senators and Senate staff members were warned by a major tech company "that their personal email accounts were targeted by foreign government hackers."
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:32:38 -0400)

Stuck In Traffic? You're Not Alone. New Data Show American Commute Times Are Longer
Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau show Americans have spent an extra two and a half hours commuting last year compared to the year before.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:08:20 -0400)

Federal Agents Board Buses 100 Miles From Border To Ask, Are You A U.S. Citizen?
U.S. Border Patrol agents are boarding buses and stopping cars from private lines like Greyhound and Concord Coach within 100 miles of a U.S. border, asking passengers if they're American citizens.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:26:23 -0400)

Does The Anita Hill Timeline Set A Precedent For Christine Blasey Ford?
Should the FBI investigate Christine Blasey Ford's allegation of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh from when they were both in high school?
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:19:00 -0400)

Migrant Workers Hit Hard By Hurricane Florence
As flood waters continue to rise in some parts of North Carolina, migrant farm workers are struggling, and at times scared to get help.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:36:00 -0400)

Where Hurricane Maria First Made Landfall, Songs Memorialize The Tragedy
At 6:15 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall on the shores of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. One year later to the minute, and at the same spot, a choir memorialized that tragedy with song.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:36:00 -0400)

Students And Neighbors Of Christine Blasey Ford Discuss The Woman They Know
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were in high school, is a professor and research psychologist in California.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:36:00 -0400)

The Anthemic Allure Of 'Dixie,' An Enduring Confederate Monument
Despite its origins in the popular music of the North, the song became the unofficial anthem of the Confederacy during the Civil War and still endures as a divisive symbol in modern America.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:41:00 -0400)

Kavanaugh Accuser Open To Testifying About Sexual Assault Allegations
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s, is open to appearing before a Senate panel next week.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:27:00 -0400)

Multiple People Killed And Wounded In Maryland Shooting
The suspect, a woman, has died, and officials say there is no additional threat to the community. The shooting occurred at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Md.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:12:51 -0400)

FACT CHECK: Can The Senate Enlist The FBI To Reopen A Kavanaugh Investigation?
A key senator suggests that if the Senate Judiciary Committee needs help investigating the Supreme Court nominee, it could bring in the feds. That's more complicated than it sounds.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:34:00 -0400)

Trump Officials 'Did Not Want' Census Survey To Ask About Sexual Orientation
Four federal agencies under President Obama requested new sexual orientation and gender identity questions for the American Community Survey. Under President Trump, the proposal stalled.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:02:24 -0400)

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