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Montana Wildfire Roundup for August 19, 2018

2018-08-19 19:46:02

Update 10:55 a.m. Shifting winds in Glacier National Park are prompting additional evacuations and evacuation warnings near the Howe Ridge Fire , which is burning 7,835 acres along the northwest edge

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President Trump Attacks Report On White House Counsel's Cooperation With Mueller

2018-08-19 19:46:02

In a series of tweets over the weekend, President Trump responded to a story published in The New York Times, that detailed extensive cooperation between White House counsel Donald McGahn, and the inq

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Wisconsin Political Activists Hope A 'Silent Canvas' Will Win Back Black Voters

2018-08-19 15:15:11

Like their counterparts across the country, Wisconsin Democrats eager to win back the House and make gains in the Senate have been watching primary election voter turnout with bated breath. This week,

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South Koreans Prepare For Rare Family Reunions With Long-Lost Relatives In The North

2018-08-19 15:15:11

In August 1950, 14-year-old Ahn Seung-choon was still asleep at home early one morning when her mother woke her up, screaming that her 17-year-old brother had been taken by North Korean soldiers. "Som

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HUD Hits Facebook For Allowing Housing Discrimination

2018-08-19 15:15:11

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is accusing tech behemoth Facebook of engaging in housing discrimination, according to a complaint filed on Friday. In it, HUD says the social media

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Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Real Estate Business

2018-08-19 15:15:11

Michael Doody remembers some things about his Columbus, Ohio neighborhood in the 1990s: "Gunshots, helicopters, thefts, smashed out windows, burglaries, robberies, assaults and murders." In addition t

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PHOTOS: It's Hard To Grow Up — And Grow Old — In Honduras

2018-08-19 13:15:54

What's it like to live in Honduras today — and why do so many people want to leave? Those are the questions that photojournalist Tomas Ayuso , who grew up in the Central American country, explores in

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Imran Khan Is Sworn Into Office As Pakistan's New Prime Minister

2018-08-19 01:31:07

Imran Khan was sworn in Saturday as Pakistan's new Prime Minister, ushering in a new era in the country. The legendary cricket star and international playboy turned politician was voted in with a slim

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Millions Of Muslim Worshipers Flock To Mecca For Hajj

2018-08-18 23:30:13

Sunday marks the first day of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca. The journey to the holiest site in the Muslim world is one of the five pillars of Islam, and is expected to draw arou

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As Death Toll Rises, Mourners Gather To Honor Victims Of Italian Bridge Collapse

2018-08-18 21:15:37

Updated 1:20 p.m. ET Families of 19 victims in the deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy gathered on Saturday at a state-run funeral. At least 38 people died when a section of Morandi Bridge collapse

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Musician (And Landscaper) Ryan Culwell On Making Ends Meet

2018-08-18 16:30:25

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Saturday Sports: NFL Preseason, Lindsay Whalen

2018-08-18 16:30:25

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Eyeliner On Spiders: It's For Science

2018-08-18 16:30:24

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Should You Get That Scan? Your Doctor Might Not Be Great At Helping You Decide

2018-08-18 16:30:24

Your doctor probably nags you to schedule cancer screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies. These tests, after all, can be life-saving, and most doctors want to make sure you get them done. Bu

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Report Says 7 Former Faculty At Connecticut School Sexually Abused Students For Years

2018-08-18 16:30:24

An elite boarding school in Connecticut is acknowledging sexual abuse by seven former faculty members against 16 of its former students — going back as far as 1969 and lasting until 1992. The Hotchkis

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Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General, Peace Prize-Winner, Dies At 80

2018-08-18 14:31:06

Updated at 7:20 a.m. ET Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan died Saturday, the foundation bearing his name confirmed. He was 80. "Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committe

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Brett Kavanaugh Investigated A President, Then Voiced Concerns About Doing Just That

2018-08-18 14:31:05

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlw81ThwZ00 A warning: Parts of this story contain content that is sexually explicit. Twenty years ago Friday, the long-running independent counsel Whitewater investiga

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Court Orders Further Consideration On Arctic Grayling Protections

2018-08-18 02:31:19

A federal appeals court says U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when it decided against designating a Montana fish as a threatened or endangered species. A three-judge

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Libertarian House Candidate Elinor Swanson Talks Public Lands

2018-08-18 02:31:19

Earlier this week we heard from the major party candidates in the race for Montana’s U.S. House seat on the topic of Wilderness Study Areas . Both Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams and Republica

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Evening Newscast 08-17-18

2018-08-18 02:31:19

For the second year running, the historic Lake McDonald Lodge will close for the season early because of a fire burning in Glacier National Park. The Flathead county sheriff issued an evacuation warni

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Democrats Unveil Ad Attacking House GOP Leaders

2018-08-18 00:31:12

A prominent outside group supporting House Democrats is out with a new ad attacking top House Republican leaders as a scandal-plagued trio following in the mold of disreputable party predecessors. The

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WATCH: Massive 'Fire Tornado' Revealed In Footage Released By Officials

2018-08-18 00:31:12

It was just after 7:30 p.m. on July 26 when dispatchers heard Jeremy Stoke's mayday call. The fire inspector had been in his pickup heading to evacuate a neighborhood in northwest Redding, Calif., whe

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Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 17, 2018

2018-08-18 00:31:12

Update 4:15 p.m. For the second year running, the historic Lake McDonald Lodge will close for the season early because of a fire burning in Glacier National Park. The Howe Ridge Fire continues to burn

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'There Must Be Justice': U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Soldiers For Rohingya Killings

2018-08-17 22:30:21

Nearly a year since Myanmar began its bloody crackdown on the Rohingya, driving more than 700,00 members of the Muslim minority group to flee, the U.S. is sanctioning several high-level commanders and

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Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

2018-08-17 22:30:21

A federal judge has sentenced Esteban Santiago to life in prison for carrying out a 2017 shooting in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., airport that killed five people and injured six others. U.S. District Judg

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Monsoon Floods Have Killed More Than 320 People In Kerala, India

2018-08-17 20:30:06

The official death toll from flooding in the Indian state of Kerala spiked to at least 324 people on Friday — and the office of Kerala's chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, said, "the rains continue to

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Convoluted Ties To Rail Company Whose Project He Supports

2018-08-17 20:30:06

Seven years ago, Florida Gov. Rick Scott killed a federally funded project to build a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando. Scott now supports the idea of a similar train route — fueled by priva

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Texas Tightens Disclosure Rules Following Medicaid Investigation

2018-08-17 18:30:27

A Medicaid committee in Texas is requiring those who comment at its meetings to disclose more details about their ties to pharmaceutical companies following a Center for Public Integrity and NPR inves

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Air Quality Update For Western Montana, August 17, 2018

2018-08-17 18:30:26

Today's air quality report courtesy of Missoula City-County Air Quality Specialist Sarah Coefield: 9:30 a.m. Good morning. Last night’s smoke stuck around and we’re currently sitting at Unhealthy for

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How Spanish Women Were Allegedly Targeted In 'Stolen Babies' Cases For Decades

2018-08-17 18:30:26

For almost 40 years, Pilar Navarro thought her daughter was dead. She gave birth at a private Catholic hospital in Madrid in 1973, anxious to start a family. But less than 24 hours after delivery, Nav

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About That Microloan Mention In 'Crazy Rich Asians' ...

2018-08-17 18:30:26

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on November 1, 2016 and has been updated. Crazy Rich Asians is, of course, not a movie about global development. But as it happens, the topic gets a

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Colombia Health Official Gives Tips To Get Through A Heat Wave

2018-08-17 16:30:39

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Flooding Forces Phish To Cancel Curveball Festival

2018-08-17 16:30:38

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Vatican Responds To Pa. Grand Jury Report On Abuse Of Children By Clergy

2018-08-17 16:30:38

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WHO Expects Ebola To Spread In Congo In Areas Too Dangerous To Send Workers

2018-08-17 16:30:38

The World Health Organization said Friday that security concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu region were preventing aid workers from reaching certain areas — and leaving open

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Opinion: How I Learned To Face Food Waste And Plan Smarter

2018-08-17 16:30:38

In Washington, D.C., Peter Rabbit regularly challenges me to stop wasting food. On a billboard hovering beyond my local grocery store and on posters on bus stop shelters, he casually chomps on a carro

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U.S. Threatens Further Sanctions Against Turkey Over Detained Pastor

2018-08-17 16:30:38

The U.S. is threatening further sanctions against Turkey if it does not quickly release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained by the Turkish government for nearly two years. The diplom

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Ready For A Linguistic Controversy? Say 'Mhmm'

2018-08-17 14:15:40

Pop quiz: What's a word you use a hundred times a day — that doesn't show up in the dictionary? Give up? Mhmm. You got it! Mhmm is a small word that's often used unconsciously. But it can actually tel

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Politics Of Wildfires: Biggest Battle Is In California's Capital

2018-08-17 14:15:40

As California's enormous wildfires continue to set records for the second year in a row, state lawmakers are scrambling to close gaps in state law that could help curb future fires, or make the differ

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The Lasting Influence Of Bruce Lee's 'Enter The Dragon,' Which Turns 45

2018-08-17 14:15:40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFBxFrq7byk When the seminal martial arts film Enter the Dragon premiered in August 1973 — 45 years ago this weekend — it was exactly what Bruce Lee had been waiting fo

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Calls For Widespread Change Challenge Incoming Head Of U.S. Olympic Committee

2018-08-17 14:15:39

Sarah Hirshland will take over as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee starting Aug. 20. Her predecessor, Scott Blackmun, resigned earlier this year in part because of several sexual abuse scandals that

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Omarosa Releases Tape Of Trump Campaign's Offer To 'Buy My Silence'

2018-08-17 14:15:39

Former Trump White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman released excerpts of a recording Thursday she said corroborated her claim of being offered a job paying $15,000 a month in exchange for stayin

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Chipotle To Retrain Employees After Latest Outbreak Of Food Poisoning

2018-08-17 12:00:34

Health officials have determined that a type of bacteria found in food left at unsafe temperatures is the cause of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that struck 647 people who ate last month at

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NYU Medical School Plans Free Tuition For Those Studying To Be Doctors

2018-08-17 12:00:34

In a move it said was to address the large cost of entering a career in medicine, New York University's School of Medicine said Thursday that it will offer full scholarships to all current and future

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Hospitals Battle For Control Over Fast-Growing Heart-Valve Procedure

2018-08-17 12:00:34

When Medicare in 2011 agreed to pay for a procedure to replace leaky heart valves by snaking a replacement through blood vessels, the goal was to offer relief to the tens of thousands of patients too

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Trump Predicts 'Red Wave,' But Special Elections Show Democrats Poised For Big Gains

2018-08-17 12:00:34

As the 2018 midterms draw closer, President Trump continues to claim there's a "Red Wave!" brewing . The problem is, concrete voting data shows a very different type of wave forming — one that's poise

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Connecticut Health Officials Respond To Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses

2018-08-17 12:00:33

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After Families Disown Them, 2 Transgender Vietnam Vets Share A Bond

2018-08-17 12:00:33

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NYU Plans To Give Every Medical Student A Free Scholarship

2018-08-17 12:00:33

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Bullock In Iowa: Dems Have Lost Ability To Speak To Heartland Voters

2018-08-17 03:00:01

Governor Steve Bullock made an appearance at the Iowa State Fair Thursday. He gave a speech at the Des Moines Register’s “Political Soapbox” event. It’s an event politicians go to when they’re at leas