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UN finds organized crime expanding in Southeast Asia

Jul 18, 2019

A U.N. report says organized crime syndicates in Southeast Asia are flourishing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, wildlife, counterfeit goods and people

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Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Jul 18, 2019

Nevada's governor and congressional delegation say recent earthquakes should make the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks at a site eyed as the place to bury the nation's nuclear waste

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Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

Jul 18, 2019

Iranians feeling the squeeze from US sanctions increasingly turning to digital currencies like Bitcoin to make money

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The Latest: Construction gear nears Hawaii telescope protest

Jul 17, 2019

Hawaii officials have closed the highway leading to the access road where protesters have gathered in opposition of telescope construction on a mountain some consider sacred

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Netflix's subscriber growth tapers off in 2Q, stock tanks

Jul 17, 2019

Netflix's subscriber growth slows dramatically in second quarter with stiffer video streaming competition on the way

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Dems pan 'Zuck buck,' want Facebook to rein in currency plan

Jul 17, 2019

Facebook is facing fresh criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency, with House Democrats asking the company to scale down the project

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Men who lost family members in Max crash seek safety changes

Jul 17, 2019

Two men who lost family members in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet called on legislators to change Federal Aviation Administration procedures that let company employees perform safety inspections on aircraft as they're being built

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Mail carrier convicted in scheme to deliver pot packages

Jul 17, 2019

A postal service worker has been convicted of intercepting packages of marijuana and delivering them to a drug dealer in return for cash payments

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French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

Jul 17, 2019

A judicial official says that French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard

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Washington talks could soon yield spending, debt deal

Jul 17, 2019

Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and speed through must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap

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