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Taking a cue from Khizr Khan's speech at the Democratic National Convention, protesters held up the booklets during a Trump speech in Portland, Maine.
Aug. 4, 2016
Two years ago, "to many observers, ISIL looked invincible," Obama said at the Pentagon on Thursday. But now: "ISIL turns out not to be invincible, they're in fact inevitably going to be defeated."
Aug. 4, 2016
Donald Trump, who has begun to slip in the polls, has charged that the outcome of November's election will be "rigged." President Obama blasted that as "ridiculous" in a wide-ranging news conference.
Aug. 4, 2016
An analysis of pediatric clinical trials found that the results of almost a third of studies that were finished weren't published in medical journals. The lapses raise scientific and ethical concerns.
Aug. 4, 2016
As part of a state law designed to help equalize pay for women, employers are now prohibited from asking about an employee's previous salary. Advocates say the question creates a cycle of low pay.
Aug. 4, 2016
Last August, 3 million gallons of orange wastewater flooded into Colorado's Animas River, ending up in Lake Powell. But Congress has failed to come up with a way to stop this from happening again.
Aug. 4, 2016
Cracks are forming at the highest levels of the Nigeria-based extremist group. The Islamic State has named a new leader and a new strategy for the group, but the old leader says he's still in charge.
Aug. 4, 2016
No, really, the mayor's office actually sent out a press release saying the city is cracking down on block parties that use a dumpster as a pool.
Aug. 4, 2016
A Baltimore-based meadmaker is going after the beer-drinking demographic by adding a new ingredient to this old-timey honey-based drink: hops.
Aug. 4, 2016
Our hashtag #FeminismInMyCountry trended in South Korea, a country reeling from recent attacks on women. Hear what they — and people in other countries — have to say.
Aug. 4, 2016
Gov. Jay Nixon has denied funding increases and vetoed caseload caps for the state's badly overloaded public defender system. So the director is calling him in to help out with the backlog.
Aug. 4, 2016
The move by the Supreme Court halts activity in the case, but does not necessarily mean the court will ultimately take up the case.
Aug. 4, 2016
They are political endorsements you might not expect.
Aug. 4, 2016
Multiple testing options and false positives can leave parents confused about blood lead level readings. We found out how the tests work and what the results really mean for a child's health.
Aug. 4, 2016
Several prominent Republicans endorsed Hillary Clinton this week — but crossing over during a presidential election isn't new.
Aug. 4, 2016
American men are the defending champion in rugby — a sport that's coming back after being dropped following the 1924 Games. The U.S. women are considered contenders in the fast seven-on-seven game.
Aug. 4, 2016
The freewheeling Trump personality that had been a wellspring of success has become a gusher of miscues and offenses — at precisely the wrong time.
Aug. 4, 2016
DraftKings and FanDuel suspended operations there after after the state's attorney general argued they were essentially gambling sites. A new state law declares fantasy sports to be games of skill.
Aug. 4, 2016
American women are poised to win far more medals than any other women's squad in Rio. As part of their relentless rise, they're also expected to outpace the U.S. men.
Aug. 4, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is proposing to fund experiments that create chimeras of human and animal cells while also imposing restrictions in response to ethical concerns.
Aug. 4, 2016

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