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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
The photo of the rescued boy in Syria has inspired sympathy, outrage — and donations. But will it be forgotten tomorrow?
Aug. 19, 2016
An extraordinary effort to limit a widespread fish kill comes a week before the centennial celebration of the National Park Service.
Aug. 19, 2016
It's the most goals ever scored in a women's water polo final, and the widest margin of victory.
Aug. 19, 2016
July 2016 was Earth's hottest month on record. And Arctic ice has shrunk this year almost as much as it did in 2012 — the most severe melt to date.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
So-called "savory jams" are experiencing a surge in popularity. But what makes a jam a jam?
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
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
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
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 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
"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

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