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Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says a crude oil pipeline set to span from North Dakota to Illinois could contaminate their drinking water and sacred lands.
Aug. 19, 2016
President Obama is heading to Louisiana next week to survey damage from historic flooding there. The announcement by the White House came on the same day GOP nominee, Donald Trump, is doing the same.
Aug. 19, 2016
Is there a right way to write and handle a resignation letter when you're embroiled in a scandal? For many ousted bosses, "spending more time with my family" is the excuse of least resistance.
Aug. 19, 2016
The Gawker Media site, which is to be shut down next week by its new owner, blurred the lines between public and private with "wit and venom."
Aug. 19, 2016
The swimming critters were once common in the British countryside, but industrialization and rampaging minks have made them endangered. A new effort seeks to reintroduce them at a northern lake.
Aug. 19, 2016
As it becomes increasingly clear that Lochte fabricated parts of his story, an interesting thought experiment emerges: What would happen if white athletes were treated like black athletes?
Aug. 19, 2016
Twitter spent a lot of time this week on #BetterPOTUSCandidates — almost begging for any one other than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Including Jake from State Farm.
Aug. 19, 2016
The Paralympics Committee says up to 10 countries may not be able to send athletes as planned. The committee is working with the Brazilian government to secure more money before the games next month.
Aug. 19, 2016
Two American astronauts are installing a new docking port that will allow astronauts traveling with private companies to enter the International Space Station.
Aug. 19, 2016
Matthew Bissonnette, who wrote a best-seller about the Osama bin Laden raid, has agreed to pay more than $6 million to resolve civil breach of contract claims with the government.
Aug. 19, 2016
Mosquitoes have spread the Zika virus to at least five people in Miami Beach, marking the second outbreak of the virus to occur in Florida's Miami-Dade County, officials announce.
Aug. 19, 2016
As part of a lawsuit, images from surveillance cameras at holding cells in Arizona have been made public. They show people huddled together, wrapped in thermal blankets, on bare concrete floors.
Aug. 19, 2016
So-called "savory jams" are experiencing a surge in popularity. But what makes a jam a jam?
Aug. 19, 2016
Matthew Bissonnette, who wrote a best-seller about the Osama bin Laden raid, has agreed to pay more than $6 million to resolve civil breach of contract claims with the government.
Aug. 19, 2016
The group deemed six facilities "unsafe" after a hospital was hit by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike, and said it has lost confidence in the coalition's "ability to prevent such fatal attacks."
Aug. 19, 2016
The HPV vaccine prevents cancer, but in a survey most parents said they don't want it to be required for school. They're much happier with a mandate if they're given an opportunity to opt out.
Aug. 19, 2016
"I know that just by saying all these things together, I may upset some people," Clinton said this week as she tries to validate the concerns of police and groups like Black Lives Matter.
Aug. 19, 2016
The lower the household income, the less likely it is for children to receive needed eye exams. The income effect was independent of insurance status, a study found.
Aug. 19, 2016
Just over two months after Manafort was brought on to bring some structure to Donald Trump's presidential bid, the Washington insider has resigned from the campaign.
Aug. 19, 2016
Four years after the the Koch political network spent heavily to back Republican nominee Mitt Romney, it's now spending millions to save the GOP Senate majority from their own presidential candidate.
Aug. 19, 2016

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