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Texas is home to some of the deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history. It's making some in a once solidly Republican community outside Houston revisit their positions on gun control.
Aug. 15, 2019
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The number of pigs in China is falling rapidly due to an epidemic of African Swine Fever. It's affecting farmers and consumers across the world, because China produces half of the world's pork.
Aug. 15, 2019
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In a Wednesday evening tweet, the president offered a personal meeting with Xi Jinping in hopes the two could "humanely solve" the unrest over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Aug. 15, 2019
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On the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender, Emperor Naruhito expressed "deep remorse" for his country's wartime role. Meanwhile, Shinzo Abe sent offerings to a shrine that honors Japan's war dead.
Aug. 15, 2019
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An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn't see a care provider for months afterward.
Aug. 14, 2019
Steven Hoffenberg spent 18 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme. He says his former business partner Jeffrey Epstein should have been there too.
Aug. 14, 2019
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MIT allegedly stuck its employees with a retirement plan so bad it violated federal labor law, charging them millions of dollars in fees. A lawsuit says the university received millions in donations.
Aug. 14, 2019
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Six officers were shot in an incident in North Philadelphia that started with a narcotics unit serving a warrant and went on for hours. Two officers trapped at the site were later evacuated safely.
Aug. 14, 2019
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A recent surge in cyclist deaths in NYC has called into question whether cities are taking the necessary steps to keep cyclists safe. Cities are adapting but cyclists say not quickly enough.
Aug. 14, 2019
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Antonio Basco asked the funeral home planning his wife's service to invite the public. Now, the mayor of El Paso, a U.S. congresswoman and many others are expected to attend.
Aug. 14, 2019
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The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate is launching an initiative called Fair Fight 2020 which aims to ensure voter enfranchisement across twenty states.
Aug. 14, 2019
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Planned Parenthood officials asked for a stay against new Trump administration rules that forbid organizations receiving Title X funds to provide or refer patients for abortion.
Aug. 14, 2019
I haven't been to a mosque in ages. I had no idea how to celebrate the holiday — or whether it was appropriate for me to do so.
Aug. 14, 2019
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As a writer, director and producer of the TV series about the underground ballroom community in 1980s New York, she says the work sometimes makes her tear up.
Aug. 14, 2019
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By celebrating those who applied the substance as a drug, Walter A. Brown aims to raise awareness — and to demolish what remains of the myth that scientific progress is driven by rigorous dispassion.
Aug. 14, 2019

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