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After years of declining numbers, hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are rising exponentially. But good statistics are hard to come by.
Feb. 17, 2017
In 2016, people of color were the protagonists in fewer than a quarter of new children's books. Here's why that matters.
Feb. 17, 2017
The president's eldest sons will cut the ribbon on a new Trump golf course in Dubai this weekend. The Trump family stands to profit, while U.S. taxpayers pick up the tab for Secret Service protection.
Feb. 17, 2017
Malaysian officials did an autopsy on the body of Kim Jong Nam, who died in Kuala Lumpur under mysterious circumstances, but haven't released the results. Pyongyang says it won't accept the findings.
Feb. 17, 2017
The president's visits to his Mar-a-Lago home are hurting local governments and businesses, including a nearby airport. Some owners fear going out of business if security-related disruptions continue.
Feb. 17, 2017
Uber-flawed surveys are still useful: They can plant ideas in respondents' heads, provide friendly numbers and test new messaging.
Feb. 17, 2017
The Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the EPA's next administrator. Pruitt is a longtime critic of the agency.
Feb. 17, 2017
The Trump administration faces protests for its plan to aggressively rein in the EPA, an agency created by President Richard Nixon. But environmental protection was not always so politically divisive.
Feb. 17, 2017
The president seemed as concerned with how he won the presidency as he was about his actual presidency. And this weekend he will once again be rallying like it's 2016.
Feb. 17, 2017
Once a year around this time, when conditions are just right, Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park lights up at sunset with a majestic spectacle of orange and yellow. See the phenomenon in action.
Feb. 17, 2017
The Oroville dam is the tallest in the country and has a capacity of 3,537,577 acre feet. It went over capacity last week causing massive evacuations and bringing attention to its damaged spillways.
Feb. 17, 2017
If the Colorado newspaper files a lawsuit, legal experts said it would be the first of its kind, potentially setting a legal definition for what is considered fake news and what is not.
Feb. 17, 2017
"The law mentions one blow, but with one blow you can kill someone," says a young mom hiding in a shelter. "What kind of husbands, what kind of families, will we have with that law? Is that normal?"
Feb. 17, 2017
President Trump's visit to the North Charleston plant comes after the company's employees voted against unionizing.
Feb. 17, 2017
A lobbying battle is being waged over a rule requiring financial advisers to act in their clients' best interest in retirement planning. It pits financial firms against consumer and retiree groups.
Feb. 17, 2017
The doll Cayla looks like an everyday toy and gives no notice that it collects and transmits everything it hears, German regulators say.
Feb. 17, 2017
A federal appeals court ruled that part of the state's "Docs vs. Glocks" law limiting what doctors can ask patients about guns in the home violates the First Amendment right to free speech.
Feb. 17, 2017
Jay Y. Lee, vice president of Samsung, has been taken in on charges of bribery and embezzlement. He's been a central figure in a corruption scandal that brought President Park Geun-hye's impeachment.
Feb. 17, 2017
Infanta Cristina de Borbón and her husband were accused of embezzling millions of dollars in public donations to a sports charity.
Feb. 17, 2017
Princess Infanta Cristina de Borbón, 50, had also faced charges of tax fraud; although she was acquitted, a court ordered her to pay a fine of 265,000 euros (around $280,000).
Feb. 17, 2017

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