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Hong Kong Refugee Who Sheltered Snowden Granted Asylum In Canada

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| Vanessa Rodel and her daughter, Keana, arrived in Montreal on Tuesday after years of living in legal limbo. They and other refugees helped NSA leaker Edward Snowden after he fled the U.S.

North Korean Embassy Attack Suspects Fled To U.S., Spanish Court Says

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A Spanish judge said the alleged attackers offered stolen hard drives and other materials to the FBI.

In The Shadow Of Suicides, Senate Panel Makes Rare Move To Consider Gun Control

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The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a previously scheduled hearing Tuesday on so-called red flag laws, which allow for the temporary removal of guns from individuals if they are deemed a risk.

Trump Administration Flips Switch On Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

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The Trump administration wants to reverse a rule designed to make light bulbs more efficient. Environmental groups say the change will cost consumers and waste energy.

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Author Says New Zealand Massacre Points To A Global Resurgence Of 'Extremism'

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J.M. Berger, who studies extremist movements, warns that white nationalism is a growing phenomenon worldwide — with many in the movement drawing inspiration from President Trump.

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The Use Of Virtual Reality To Treat PTSD Is Expanding

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The University of Central Florida is using virtual reality to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It's worked well enough that the Pentagon will fund similar programs elsewhere.

Students In Ukraine Learn How To Spot Fake Stories, Propaganda And Hate Speech

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A new report says students who received media literacy training were 18 percent better at identifying false reports than students without the lessons. Girls gained more knowledge than boys.

Analysis: The End Of The 'Caliphate' Doesn't Mean The End Of ISIS

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Friday that ISIS' territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria. Even so, its threats remain.

2 American Service Members Killed In Afghanistan

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About 14,000 U.S. troops are in Afghanistan. U.S. representatives have been negotiating a peace deal with the Taliban and President Trump has said he wants to cut down the U.S. presence there.