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Tony Award-Winning Playwright Mark Medoff Dies At Age 79
Medoff is best known for Children of a Lesser God, a play about a young deaf woman's romance with her speech teacher.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:12:00 -0400)

CDC Reports Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak Since Year 2000
There are 695 cases in 22 states. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the spike was "avoidable" and he called measles vaccines "among the most extensively studied medical products we have."
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 21:14:39 -0400)

NRA Sues Over LA Law Requiring Contractors To Disclose Ties To The Gun Rights Group
Los Angeles wants to know whether city contractors also do business with the NRA. An attorney for the gun rights group calls it "McCarthyism."
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:33:00 -0400)

Global Effort Begins To Stop Social Media From Spreading Terrorism
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her country and France will lead a meeting with world leaders next month. Social media is now a "centerpiece" for terrorist outreach, an expert says.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:34:14 -0400)

Camp Fire Victims Struggle With Psychological Scars that Scorched The Community
The Camp Fire virtually incinerated the town of Paradise, Calif., and killed 85 people, many of them elderly. Some are still feeling the intense trauma of having their town and homes destroyed.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:25:00 -0400)

In El Paso, A New Migrant Shelter Is Opened For Families Released By Border Officials
Annunciation House, the main shelter for migrants in El Paso, is opening a new building to house families after they're released by ICE.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:14:00 -0400)

Boeing Officials Say Company Is Taking Financial Hit From Grounding Of 737 MAX Jets
Boeing has released a quarterly earnings report that shows revenue and profit taking a hit from the grounding of its 737 MAX planes. Profits fell 13% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Overall revenues fell much less though, only 2%.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:27:00 -0400)

Rental Vouchers for L.A.'s Homeless Provide Short-Term Fix For Long-Term Problem
Los Angeles has a large and growing homeless population. A program called rapid rehousing gets people into homes quickly. But it isn't a long-term fix to the region's larger housing crisis.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:27:00 -0400)

Blasting Trump's 'Unacceptable Behavior,' Iowa Lawmaker Leaves GOP After 40+ Years
State Rep. Andy McKean says that the Republican Party has changed and that he no longer wants to be a member. He was first elected to the legislature in 1978.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:29:20 -0400)

Kohl's Will Now Accept Amazon Returns At All Its Stores
The reatiler is betting that easy returns will drive foot traffic to its stores. Shares of Kohl's stock spiked with the news.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:44:31 -0400)

Too Many Eggs For One Basket! Backyard Chicken Farmers Scramble To Give Them Away
Some food pantries are benefiting from home chicken keepers' desire to keep collecting the birds as pets, which results in more eggs than they can handle. But sometimes it can be hard to find takers.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:47 -0400)

Government Expands Air Bag Investigation To Include More Than 12 Million Vehicles
A component responsible for detecting a crash and deploying air bags has been malfunctioning owing to electrical interference, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 06:51:00 -0400)

President Trump To Speak At Opioid Abuse Summit In Atlanta
Rachel Martin talks to Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about Wednesday's summit. It's a chance for Trump to say what he's doing about the public health emergency.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:05:00 -0400)

Texas Executes Man Convicted In 1998 Murder Of James Byrd Jr.
John King was convicted of the 1998 killing of James Byrd, Jr. It was one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history. Twenty-one years later, Jasper residents still struggle with what happened.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:05:00 -0400)

Henry Bloch, Co-Founder Of H&R Block, Dies At 96
Bloch, along with his brother Richard, started the business as the IRS was phasing out its free tax prep service. They changed the "h" in their last name to a "k" so it would be easier to pronounce.
(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:05:00 -0400)

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