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Thunberg, teen climate activist, leaves US aboard…

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has left North America to begin her return trip across the Atlantic aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers include an 11-month-old baby

For Mate Selection, Birds Sniff Each Other's What…

Songbirds literally sniff out their mates and, according to recent research, there’s one olfactory clue that’s considered especially important.

8 Witnesses To Publicly Testify In Impeachment…

Two of the witnesses include a top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council and the former U.S. envoy to Ukraine.

Beijing Calls for Fiercer Crackdown in Hong Kong

Beijing has urged Hong Kong authorities to crack down even more harshly on pro-democracy demonstrators, raising fears that the mainland is preparing to intervene after more than five months of protests. Beijing's liaison office in the territory issued a statement late Tuesday calling for the government to adopt "every necessary...

On This Day: 13 November 1997

Musical "The Lion King" opened on Broadway to a full-house of celebrities. (Nov. 13)

Kanye West To Appear At Joel Osteen's Church

The rapper will visit the pastor's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, a representative for the church told the Houston Chronicle Tuesday. Osteen will conduct a 15- to 20-minute conversation with West at the 11 a.m. service and West will return for the 7 p.m. service to perform with his choir, according to the representative, Donald Iloff, Jr. "Joel is still putting his questions together, but he will talk about Kanye's journey to his faith," Iloff told the Chronicle.

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The Latest: Trump slams impeachment hearing…

President Donald Trump is lashing out at a pair of witnesses who are set to testify as the House impeachment inquiry goes public

Yelling At Your Dog Can Have Long-Term Negative…

Yelling At Your Dog Can Have Long-Term Negative Effects, Study Shows . An analysis says using negative commands can result in long-term stress for your pooch. The study can be found in the journal BioRxiv. Besides stress, it adds that a dog's cognitive abilities can be also be affected. For the study, 92 dogs from training facilities in Portugal were put into two groups. One group was trained aggressively and had choke collars used on them. The other went through training in a docile manner with rewards coming in the form of treats. The three-year study saw the dogs go through multiple stress tests. In one, negatively-trained dogs approached bowls of food slower than the other, a sign of pessimism. "Dogs trained using aversive-based methods experienced poorer welfare as compared to companion dogs trained using reward-based methods ..." - Researchers, via study. "Dogs attending schools using aversive-based methods displayed more stress-related behaviors ..." - Researchers, via study. It appears saying "Good Dog" may be more important than previously thought

Laura Dern Thanks Kanye West For 'Cred' With Kids

Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday, Laura Dern opened up about seeing West wear a long-sleeved top emblazoned with a close-up image of her “Blue Velvet” character, Sandy Williams, over the summer. “This is thanks to the amazing designer Raf Simons, who paid homage to [director] David Lynch and his work,” the “Big Little Lies” and “Marriage Story” actor told DeGeneres. “But what he didn’t know is he actually gave me a tiny bit of cred in my household of teenagers, and I’m really grateful.”

9 Student Deaths Since August Cause Alarm at USC

Shortly after administrators acknowledged a series of deaths at the University of Southern California, another student was found dead. The body of a male student, aged 27 or 28, was found in an apartment off campus Monday afternoon, according to university officials, who sent letters to students and parents on...

Schools close as pollution hits unhealthy levels

As pollution hit unhealthy levels in Tehran, Iran, the skies over the city were shrouded in smog on Nov. 13. Due to the poor air quality, schools across the city were ordered to be closed for the day.

America's Fattest States Revealed by WalletHub

America's Fattest States Revealed by WalletHub. For their rankings, WalletHub used data from nearly 30 metrics. They also included obesity-related healthcare costs. According to the personal finance website, Mississippi comes in at number one. Second place was West Virginia. Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama round out the top 5. The rankings come as obesity remains a major problem for the United States. The CDC says over 93 million adults fit the health status from 2015-16. "While U.S. obesity rates have, overall, stayed steady since 2003, the rates are still rising in some groups, and disparities persist." - Harvard University’s School of Public Health, via MSN

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect…

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end 5-year war

ShowBiz Minute: Legend, Yoakam, De Niro

People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive; BMI honors Dwight Yoakam, top country songwriters; Robert De Niro named Screen Actors Guild life achievement honoree. (Nov. 13)

Venice Swamped by Highest Tide Since 1966

Venice is no stranger to flooding—the Italian city is made up of 118 islands in a lagoon—but what it is experiencing this week is extraordinary. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro plans to declare a state of emergency amid major flooding caused by the second-highest tide on record, the Guardian reports....

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US consumer prices up 0.4% in October; gasoline…

Sharp rebound in gasoline prices lift US consumer inflation 0.4% last month, most since March

This Koala Loves Belly Rubs

This koala lives belly rubs.

EU Court: Food Made In Palestinian Territories…

The EU's top court has ruled that products made in Israeli settlements must be labeled has having been made in the Palestinian territories.

Battle Lines Drawn Ahead of Public Impeachment…

The first public presidential impeachment hearings this century begin at 10am Wednesday—and the White House is preparing for battle. President Trump has engagements including a Wednesday meeting with Turkey's President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan that will keep him from live-tweeting the House Intelligence Committee proceedings, but his campaign plans to...

Why Keith Urban wings it at awards ceremonies

Country star Keith Urban discusses being nominated for Entertainer of the Year at the upcoming CMA Awards and reveals his approach to acceptance speeches. (Nov. 13)

Will Ferrell Will Host 'SNL' For Fifth Time

(CNN) Will Ferrell is joining the Five-Timers Club. The "Saturday Night Live" alum will return to Studio 8H to host the November 23 episode, the NBC show announced on Tuesday. The gig will put Ferrell, who was a cast member from 1995 to 2002, among an elite group of performers who've hosted the show five or more times. Ferrell previously hosted in 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2018. He's returned in cameo appearances a number of times.

Nike calls off pilot program with Amazon ending…

Nike ends 2-year pilot program with Amazon

Jimmy Carter Experiences ‘No Complicatio…

Jimmy Carter Experiences ‘No Complications’ During Brain Surgery. On Nov. 12, Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. . His procedure took place at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and occurred with “no complications.”. According to the Carter Center, the pressure was caused by bleeding in his brain, which was likely a result of the two falls he took in October. . Because of Carter’s age, the falls resulted in a subdural hematoma, which is commonly associated with severe head injuries. . A subdural hematoma can cause symptoms that range from headaches and memory loss to seizures and paralysis. . Despite this, Carter has still remained active in recent weeks, attending Sunday school and making public appearances. Carter is currently in the hospital recovering from his surgery and will remain there for “as long as advisable for observation.”

Supreme Court Declines Shielding Gun Maker: Sandy…

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to the firearms industry, rejecting Remington Arms Co's bid to escape a lawsuit by families of victims aiming to hold the gun maker liable for its marketing of the assault-style rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre that killed 20 children and six adults.

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Kaepernick Gets an NFL Invite, but Some Are…

Will Colin Kaepernick soon be back in the game? ESPN got its hands on an NFL memo Tuesday inviting all 32 teams to attend a private workout for the out-of-work quarterback this Saturday in Atlanta, an event that will offer an interview with the 32-year-old and a chance to see...

Venice swamped by highest tide in more than 50…

Homes and businesses were flooded, boats were beached, and residents and tourists alike had to walk through water as the highest tide in more than 50 years swamped Venice, Italy, on Nov. 13.

Mark Cuban Calls Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax…

Mark Cuban Calls Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax Plan 'Unrealistic'. The 2020 candidate's strategy sees households worth over $1 billion take on a six percent tax increase for every dollar. The Dallas Mavericks owner is one of a few U.S. billionaires to publicly denounce the policy. In multiple tweets, Cuban said he is fine with paying more taxes, but is not a supporter of Warren's plan. "She is selling shiny objects to divert attention from reality. Haven't we had enough of that from @realDonaldTrump?" - Mark Cuban, via Twitter. The Massachusetts senator has said her wealth tax will help pay for policies such as "Medicare for All.". Cuban doesn't seem convinced, saying Warren is "misleading the public.". "The chances of getting all the necessary line items she needs for M4All approved within 4 years are nearly impossible." - Mark Cuban, via Twitter. He also said it is a way for Warren to keep attention away from her own finances. The Democratic senator's net worth is reportedly around $12 million. "The reality for @ewarren is that this is as much to divert attention from her income and net worth as anything else." - Mark Cuban, via Twitter