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Crackdown on MS-13 gang nets more than 200 arrests

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Underscoring its promise earlier this year to crack down on a brutal gang, the Trump adminstration on Thursday announced the arrests of dozens of members of MS-13. “Operation Raging Bull,” conducted Oct. 8-Nov. 11 across the United States...

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Celebrities lash out at Trump administration over reversing ban on elephant trophies

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The Trump administration's move to reverse a ban on elephant trophies has elicited strong reactions all over social media, including a number of celebrities invested in preservation. The government is likely to overturn a ban on hunters bringing trop...

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Keystone Pipeline closed through several states after 200,000-gallon leak in South Dakota

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Part of the controversial Keystone Pipeline was shut down Thursday after more than 200,000 gallons of oil leaked in South Dakota, the state and the company that runs the pipeline said Thursday. Brian Walsh, an environmental scientist for the Ground W...

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Rupert Murdoch Has His Pick of Suitors as He Ponders Fox's Fate

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After a lifetime building a media empire, Rupert Murdoch has to decide whether the changes roiling the industry are so daunting that he must tear his creation apart. Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. owns a movie and TV studio, a U.S. broadcast n...

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Fewer Foreign Students Means a Smaller Contribution to U.S. Economy

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The U.S. could lose its status as the top destination for international students in the not-so-distant future if new enrollments continue to recede – a change that will come at an economic cost. For the first time in 12 years, the Institute of ...

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Musk steals his own (truck) show with a new Roadster reveal

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HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the next version of the electric car maker's roadster, saying it will be the "fastest production car ever made — period. " The new Tesla Roadster, a sports car that takes over where the com...

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Review: ‘Mudbound’ Is a Racial Epic Tuned to Black Lives, and White Guilt

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“Mudbound” is a movie about how things change — slowly, unevenly, painfully. It is also, as the title suggests, about how things don’t change, about the stubborn forces of custom, prejudice and power that lock people in place ...

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Man convicted of torturing, killing girlfriend’s 8-year-old son

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A jury found a man guilty of torturing and killing his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son after prosecutors argued he inflicted the horrific abuse because he believed the boy was gay. Isaura Aguirre, 37, was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday ...

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Massive fire rips through Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in Pa., forcing evacuations out into the cold

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Huge fire engulfed Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia, late on November 16, 2017 Last Updated Nov 16, 2017 10:10 PM EST WEST CHESTER, Pa. – At least 20 people were taken to hospitals as a...

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It's too soon to celebrate a narrowing gender wage gap

  • Written by Rebecca Cassells, Associate Professor, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University
  • Category: The Conversation
imageWomen working full-time earn on average $26,527 less than men each year.Shutterstock

The gender pay gap is trending downward. It has fallen from 24.7% to 22.4% in the past four years, in terms of total remuneration, according to the latest gender equality scorecard.

But it’s not time to pop the champagne cork. The decline that we’re...

Don Dale royal commission demands sweeping change – is there political will to make it happen?

  • Written by Sophie Russell, Research Associate, UNSW
  • Category: The Conversation

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory’s final report, which was handed down on Friday, revealed “systemic and shocking failures” in the territory’s youth justice and child protection systems.

The commission was triggered following ABC Four Corners’ broadcasting of...

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the same-sex marriage ballot result

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
  • Category: The Conversation

Michelle Grattan speaks to University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Nick Klomp about the week in Australian politics.

They discuss the same-sex marriage postal ballot result, the continuing dual citizenship issues, the Bennelong byelection and retired major general Jim Molan’s potential move to the...

Plague outbreak: where does it still exist and could it spread?

  • Written by Allen Cheng, Professor in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Monash University
  • Category: The Conversation
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An outbreak of plague has been occurring in Madagascar, with more than 2,000 cases and 170 deaths reported since August 2017.

This island nation is one of the few remaining hotspots for plague in the world, with cases usually reported between...