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Electric assisted bicycles are on trails in the national parks. Enthusiasts think that's a great thing, but some traditional riders and environmentalists see big problems ahead.
Oct. 21, 2019
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A new technique, dubbed 'prime editing,' appears to make it even easier to make very precise changes in DNA. It's designed to overcome the limits of the CRISPR gene editing tool.
Oct. 21, 2019
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Extensive structural damage was apparent by sunrise, but no fatalities or injuries have been reported, Mayor Eric Johnson said early Monday.
Oct. 21, 2019
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Israel's longtime prime minister had been given a mandate to form a governing coalition after last month's close election. The mandate now falls to his chief rival, Benny Gantz.
Oct. 21, 2019
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Other U.S. troops will pivot to fighting ISIS in Iraq rather than immediately heading home. Some 300,000 people have reportedly been displaced since Turkey's offensive began.
Oct. 21, 2019
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The Utah senator outed himself over the weekend as the owner of a mostly nondescript Twitter handle that defended Romney and was critical of President Trump.
Oct. 21, 2019
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Diabetes can double a person's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Now researchers are beginning to understand the role of brain metabolism in the development of the disease.
Oct. 21, 2019
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Four defendants, including the three big U.S. distributors, have struck a deal with Summit and Cuyahoga counties. It doesn't resolve thousands of other lawsuits filed against the firms across the U.S.
Oct. 21, 2019
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Four defendants, including three big U.S. distributors, have struck a deal with Summit and Cuyahoga counties. It doesn't resolve thousands of other lawsuits filed against the firms across the U.S.
Oct. 21, 2019
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The first-ever Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index points to the creative rules that some nations use — and what happens when contact isn't policed.
Oct. 21, 2019
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McDonald's employees in Marseille are fighting to save their restaurant. For them, McD's isn't a capitalist giant; it's a vital community anchor in an under-resourced immigrant neighborhood.
Oct. 21, 2019
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The death of Samya Stumo in an Ethiopian Airlines crash stirred her parents to take action against regulators and Boeing. Victims' families want regulators to order a complete review of the 737 Max.
Oct. 21, 2019
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Pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are particularly vulnerable to flu complications yet lag the elderly in getting vaccinated.
Oct. 21, 2019
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In a rare on-the-record interview, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad tells NPR that the new rule is "modest" compared to the way U.S. officials are monitored by Beijing.
Oct. 21, 2019
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The acting White House chief of staff denied what he previously said: that defense funding to Ukraine was frozen in part over the demand that Kyiv dig up dirt on Trump's political rivals.
Oct. 20, 2019

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