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We changed our plans for Death, Sex & Money this week as we watched the storm known as Harvey pummel the Gulf Coast. It's made us think about the conversations we had in New Orleans two years ago, for a series about life there around the tenth anniversary of Katrina. In those episodes, we profiled five people and heard in detail about how their lives were forever changed by a few days of rain, wind, and catastrophic floods. We also heard about their collective trauma of having the home they knew suddenly under water, and about the very long process of... [Read More]
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In light of the recent social media #MeToo campaign, which has brought to light the deplorable pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse, some are questioning common practices that may cross similar, inappropriate lines. It turns out, it is not appropriate for adolescent and teen youth to sit in a room with a male ecclesiastical leader with the door closed and be expected to answer questions about sexual history, inclinations or desires. Salt Lake Tribune reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack recently reported on the questionable nature of the prominent practice of the "bishop interview" within The Church of Jesus Christ... [Read More]
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Hours after an Amtrak train derailed in Washington state, Trump pushed his infrastructure plan as a solution, despite having delayed releasing it for months. [Read More]
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Matt Damon says the sexual-harassment allegations flooding Hollywood is a watershed moment but that men who don't do that aren't getting enough credit. [Read More]
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Beau Scott got a gift from his students — color-seeing glasses. [Read More]
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NBC is currently searching for a regional manager of Dunder-Mifflin's Scranton branch for 'The Office' revival. [Read More]
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A new Amtrak 501 train derailed in Pierce County on Monday morning. [Read More]
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Officials confirmed three people were killed today after an Amtrak train with at least 78 people on board derailed onto a busy interstate near Seattle. Earlier, they reported as many as six deaths. [Read More]
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An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least three people, authorities said. [Read More]
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President Trump, a commander-in-chief who occasionally directs foreign policy from his Twitter account, on Monday sought to define his overarching plan for keeping the country secure, releasing a lengthy national security strategy paper in advance of a speech distilling its "America first" theme.... [Read More]
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Vice President Mike Pence is postponing his trip to Egypt and Israel until the middle of January, citing an upcoming vote in the Senate to overhaul the nation's tax system. [Read More]
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An inaugural ride on a new line meant to speed train service in Washington state turned deadly Monday after an Amtrak train carrying more than 80 people derailed outside of Tacoma — causing several train cars to tumble from a highway overpass and killing at least three people, officials said. [Read More]
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Alaska Airlines announced Monday that it will dropping its fares between Seattle and Portland for two days in response to the deadly train crash and the closure of southbound I-5. "We have dropped all fares for today and tomorrow," Alaska Airlines said in a tweet. [Read More]
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Kobe Bryant is still angry over how many teams passed over him in the draft. [Read More]
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Brianna Brocu has evaded a hate crime charge after boasting about systematically poisoning her Black roommate on social media. [Read More]
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The White House says it will take down a website that hosts petitions to the federal government, with a promise to restore it as a new site next year.The "We The People" website, launched by then-President Obama in... [Read More]
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NBC is getting ready to put pen to paper on a revival of The Office. Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that the Peacock network is eyeing a continuation of the beloved workplace comedy for the 2018-2019 season. The revival would once again be set at Dunder Mifflin's Scranton, PA. [Read More]
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