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Congress bans import of forced labor products

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A bill headed for President Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.
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Mayor Kenney ends fire department's 'brownout' policy

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:44

Mayor Kenney ends fire department's 'brownout' policyPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday ordered an end to the fire department's controversial "brownout" policy.


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Ursinus College reopens dining hall after illness sweeps across campus

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:39

Ursinus College reopens dining hall after illness sweeps across campusA total of 185 Ursinus College students have contacted the student health center since a gastrointestinal illness outbreak started a couple days ago.


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Did Snapchat play role in deaths of 3 young women?

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:22

Did Snapchat play role in deaths of 3 young women?An Action News exclusive investigation examines a popular smart phone app that may have played a role in a deadly car crash.


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Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money, Obama

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:15

Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money, ObamaHillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters.


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Mayor Kenney ends fire department's 'brownouts' policy

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:08

Mayor Kenney ends fire department's 'brownout' policyPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday ordered an end to the fire department's controversial "brownouts" policy.


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Police Release Video of Traffic Stop of Princeton Professor

Nj News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:00
The professor, who is black, was handcuffed and searched by a white male officer, which she called emblematic of officers’ mistreatment of African-Americans.
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His Star Faded, Chris Christie Faces the Challenge of a More Modest Political Stage

Nj News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:00
Mr. Christie must now cram his vast political ambitions back into a space the size of New Jersey, and reimmerse himself in the humdrum functions of his office.
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Jury rules against Montana woman's wrongful-birth lawsuit

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:55

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Kerrie Evans of Gardiner, Mont., right, testifies in District Judge Mike Salvagni's courtroom during her negligent birth civil trial at the Gallatin County Law and Justice Center in Bozeman, Mont. A jury on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, ruled against Evans, who sought millions of dollars from health care providers she accused of failing to diagnose her unborn daughter’s cystic fibrosis.(Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis.


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Police: Woman evades security, abandons child after retail theft

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:44

 Woman evades security, abandons child after retail theftA woman is being sought in connection with stealing from a retail store and abandoning her daughter in an attempt to evade police.


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Cafe dispute leads to social media uproar

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:39

Cafe dispute leads to social media uproarB2 Cafe owner Nancy Trachtenberg and her staff got an alarming lesson of what happens when they are the targets of something negative and it goes viral on social media.


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House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:35

FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo an air traffic controller works in the tower at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. A Republican-controlled House committee on Feb. 11, 2016, endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests.


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Center City underground fire leads to evacuations, power outages

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:27

Center City underground fire leads to evacuations, power outagesAn underground fire prompted evacuations and left hundreds of PECO customers without power in Center City.


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NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:13

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, bottles of drinking water are seen in a hallway at St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. New York regulators say Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International are required to pay for the investigation and cleanup of a toxic chemical in an upstate village’s drinking water. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village's drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday.


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Japan stocks down 5.3 percent after Europe, US sell-off

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:13

Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's main stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday, leading other Asian markets lower, after a sell-off in banking shares roiled investors in Europe and the U.S.


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Best Lines of the Democratic Debate

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:13
The Democratic debate has kicked off in Wisconsin, best lines so far.
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Lawyers spar over whether girl was abducted or fled with man

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 20:30

FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, Isidro Garcia talks with his attorney Charles Frisco as he appears on video during his arraignment at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana, Calif. Garcia stands trial on charges of rape, kidnapping and lewd acts on a child, in an Orange County courtroom on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Ken Steinhardt/The Orange County Register via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITFULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said on Thursday that a California man was eying his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter before he helped bring the girl up from Mexico, raped her, abducted her from the family's home and forced her to live with him under a false name for a decade.


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Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index falls more than 5 percent after US, European sell-off

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 20:24
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index falls more than 5 percent after US, European sell-off.
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Exclusive: Woman whose family inspired Oregon standoff hopes more challenge govt

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 20:24

A Gadsden flag and a U.S. national flag fly over the Bureau of Land Management Burns District Office outside Hines, OregonSpeaking exclusively to Reuters, Susan Hammond, who did not participate in the standoff, said that she hoped the attention brought by the occupation would galvanize Americans to pursue legal avenues for weakening federal government control of millions of acres of land. The takeover at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 was sparked by the return to prison of Hammond's husband and son, two Oregon ranchers convicted of setting fires that spread to federal property in the vicinity of the refuge. Dwight Hammond Jr., 74, and his son, Steve Hammond, 47, are serving the remainder of their sentences in federal prison.


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Latest: Lawyers disagree with charge against judge for death

Yahoo News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 20:17
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on an Arkansas judge facing a negligent homicide charge after his son's death in the back seat of a hot car (all times local):
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