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A federal judge has ruled in favor of descendants of enslaved people owned by members of the tribe in the 19th century. The tribe's attorney general says he does not intend to appeal the decision.
Aug. 31, 2017
Poor neighborhoods on the northeast side were hit hard by the storm. But residents say they received little help evacuating, and now they are struggling to get basics: food, water and information.
Aug. 31, 2017
As Houston starts to recover from the flooding, many see similarities between the two massive hurricanes and the damage they wrought. But there are some key differences.
Aug. 31, 2017
Urban planning experts say Houston's flat landscape, outdated drainage system and unchecked development have left the city vulnerable to catastrophic flooding.
Aug. 31, 2017
It's a step toward launching the long-promised border wall with Mexico even as funds for the project remain uncertain.
Aug. 31, 2017
Ocean acidification can cause reckless behavior in coral reef fish. But researchers say that coral reef environments have large chemical variations daily, which can offer recovery time for fish.
Aug. 31, 2017
Hurricane Harvey destroyed intricate supply chains that keep supermarket shelves stocked with perishable food. Grocery stores are already rebuilding those networks.
Aug. 31, 2017
The White House says the president is seeking input from the press corps to as to where the money should go. Meanwhile, the vice president was in Texas lending a hand to the recovery effort.
Aug. 31, 2017
State Sen. Burke Harr says Nebraska's state flag flapped upside-down for 10 days at the Capitol earlier this year — and no one even noticed. Now, he's on a crowdsourced quest to redesign it.
Aug. 31, 2017
To work all the expected flood claims, insurance companies will rely on hundreds of small processing companies. Some worry that inexperienced claims adjusters will do more harm than good.
Aug. 31, 2017
A day after the hurricane hit Houston, Al-Salam mosque in Houston welcomed people displaced by flooding. "I'm Catholic and my husband is Jewish, but it is beyond all that," says one volunteer.
Aug. 31, 2017
Buying a sacrificial goat for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha is the sign of a strong household. But harsh droughts in the Karachi area are making it hard for families to afford one.
Aug. 31, 2017
"Avoid, avoid, avoid," one fire ant expert says. The ants, common in areas flooded by Harvey, can't be submerged underwater. But if you have a bottle of soapy water, you might be able to drown them.
Aug. 31, 2017
The State Department declaration requires the closures in San Francisco, New York and D.C. It is in retaliation for the Kremlin order expelling 755 U.S. diplomatic staff. The deadline is Saturday.
Aug. 31, 2017
Nearly a decade after the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, her family and party got some closure. But fugitive ex-President Pervez Musharraf remains out of reach.
Aug. 31, 2017
During hurricane Harvey, doctors, nurses, technicians and facilities staff tended to inpatients at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Now the hospital is working to get outpatients back for care as well.
Aug. 31, 2017
There's little suspense about one outcome of the congress: President Xi Jinping is all but assured of another five-year term. He's maintained a grip on power to a degree not seen in China for decades.
Aug. 31, 2017
An outside review discovered that 1.4 million more potentially unauthorized accounts were opened between January 2009 and September 2016.
Aug. 31, 2017
When it comes to finding and preparing food, we're a continually inventive species. Anthropologist Barbara J. King asks: What are the food trends of the future?
Aug. 31, 2017
After five years, just 12 percent of people diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer had their tumors grow by 3 millimeters or more, a study found. And in some people, the tumors shrank.
Aug. 31, 2017

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