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Top House Homeland Security Dem: 'I would not rule out a wall in certain instances'
Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said he “would not rule out a wall in certain instances” after President Donald Trump proposed a new immigration and border security plan Saturday in an attempt to end the partial government shutdown.Asked if he would “rule out a wall,” Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi said, “I would not rule out a wall in certain instances."“The notion that we can't have barriers is just something that's not true," he said, adding, "You have to have a plan, and the plan that the president initially started with...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/19/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOklahoma City 117, Philadelphia 115Charlotte 135, Phoenix 115Sacramento 103, Detroit 101Milwaukee 118, Orlando 108Indiana 111, Dallas 99Toronto 119, Memphis 90Boston 113, Atlanta 105Miami 117, Chicago 103Houston 138, L.A. Lakers 134Denver 124, Cleveland 102NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEAnaheim 3, New Jersey 2Colorado 7, L.A. Kings 1St. Louis 3, Ottawa 2N.Y. Rangers 3, Boston 2Philadelphia 5, Montreal 2Tampa Bay 6, San Jose 3Dallas 4, Winnipeg 2Florida 4, Nashville 2Minnesota 2, Columbus 1Vegas 7, Pittsburgh 3Calgary 5, Edmonton 2Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Major blast of cold air moves into Northeast after winter storm delivers snow, ice
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A powerful storm continues to move through the Northeast on Sunday, after it brought up to 15 inches of snow in the Midwest and three reported tornadoes in the South.The winter storm will dump snowfall totals of 10 to 20 inches in parts of the Northeast before moving out of the region later in the day on Sunday. In the wake of the storm, temperatures in the Northeast will drop nearly 40 degrees as an arctic blast settles over the eastern U.S.Select snowfall totals as of Sunday morning:Heron Lake, Minnesota: 15 inchesBluffton, Iowa: 14 inchesMansfield,...
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How one architect is helping young people remember Beirut's complicated past
Simone Cecchetti/Corbis/Getty Images (BEIRUT) -- To enter the Beirut nightclub B018, one arrives on what appears to be a helicopter landing pad and descends a staircase to enter the underground music mecca.The club is located on the spot where 20,000 Palestinian, Kurdish and South Lebanese refugees were massacred in 1976 during Lebanon’s civil war, which began in 1975 and continued for 15 years.“How do you design a bar on a site like this in a country that is in denial of its own history?” said architect Bernard Khoury, who took on the project in 1998. For Khoury, the project was...
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How dogs are saving diabetics' lives
iStock By DR. AZKA AFZAL (NEW YORK) -- Can a dog’s nose save a diabetic’s life? Man’s best friends are known to sniff out bombs, drugs and even bedbugs, but can they smell trouble for type 1 diabetics?A new study done in the U.K. shows that the diabetic “alert” dogs were able to detect 70 percent of episodes of abnormal blood sugar -- incidents that can be dangerous, even deadly, for type 1 diabetics.How do they do it?Dogs that are noted to have a better sense of smell, such as golden retrievers, than their counterparts are the ones chosen for...
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Elon Musk warns 'the road ahead is very difficult' as Tesla lays off 7 percent of workforce
Robyn Beck-Pool/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Tesla announced on Friday that it will cut 7 percent of its workforce, marking the second round of job cuts in just over six months, as it faces the pressure of building and delivering its long-promised, lower-priced Model 3s at scale while keeping costs down. The news comes just one week after CEO Elon Musk announced layoffs of 10 percent at his other company, SpaceX, in an all-hands meeting, which was first reported by The Los Angeles Times. "We, unfortunately, have no choice but to reduce full-time employee headcount by approximately 7 percent (we...
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Alan Alda on living with Parkinson’s disease: "I just try to make the best of what's in front of me"
Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Radio Hall of Fame (NEW YORK) -- Ahead of receiving the the Life Achievement Award at the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27, former M*A*S*H star Alan Alda has given an upbeat interview to People. The 82-year-old actor, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease almost four years ago, admits that at first, he was frightened by the diagnosis, but he hasn't let it slow him down. "My life is more of an improvisation," Alda tells the magazine. "I just try to make the best of what’s in front of me." Alda learned...
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