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Ling Jihua, who had been a close aide to former president Hu Jintao, will not appeal the ruling, according to state media.
July 4, 2016
Overall rates of the surgical snip have declined nationally in the past decade. But, despite advice, some hospitals and certain doctors still routinely cut the vagina to ease a baby's birth.
July 4, 2016
Nigel Farage says his goal was to get Britain to vote to leave the European Union, and that's been achieved.
July 4, 2016
Turkish authorities believe the Istanbul bombing points to ISIS and a cell of Russian speakers, a contingent that makes up a large portion of the terrorist group.
July 4, 2016
Italy's October referendum is on constitutional reforms. Many analysts worry it could boomerang on the prime minister and Italy could be the weak link in the EU family, the next domino to fall.
July 4, 2016
On July 4, 1776, church bells rang out over Philadelphia as the Continental Congress adopted Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence.
July 4, 2016
The injured man, visiting from Virginia, was hurt on Sunday while walking through New York's Central Park, according to the NYPD. Police think the item was just intended to make noise.
July 4, 2016
As the Olympic trials loom in women's gymnastics, an informal group of blogs and podcasts called the "gymternet" has been shaking up how the sport is covered — focusing on athleticism, not sparkles.
July 3, 2016
Susannah George of The Associated Press has details on the bombing in Baghdad, Iraq that left at least 121 people dead Sunday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility.
July 3, 2016
The Supreme Court left in place a decision to block the president's immigration plan. Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies and Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum respond.
July 3, 2016
With Olympic gymnastics trials set to begin, reporter Elspeth Reeve talks about how women's gymnastics coverage is being shaken up by bloggers.
July 3, 2016
Only about half of geriatric fellowships for medical residents in the U.S. are filled each year. Some students blame overwhelming medical school debt, which grows with every extra year of training.
July 3, 2016
Melting Arctic ice is giving Russia new shipping routes and access to oil. They're also building up militarily, in what could be the next crisis zone between Russia and the West.
July 3, 2016
A new study says the population of Adelie penguins in the Antarctic could drop dramatically in population by 2099 due to climate change. Megan Cimino, who headed the study, explains why.
July 3, 2016
Police forces say the number of hate crimes reported in the U.K. has increased dramatically in the week since the "Brexit" vote. Esmat Jeraj of Citizens UK talks about the recent racial tension.
July 3, 2016
The new guidance, meant to "preserve their safety," comes after an Emirati man was mistaken for an ISIS member and handcuffed by police in Ohio. He then fainted and was hospitalized.
July 3, 2016
Cimino received broad critical acclaim for the 1978 Vietnam War epic The Deer Hunter, which won five Oscars. He followed it up with Heaven's Gate, one of the most famous flops in film history.
July 3, 2016
"Think of being in a train crash," says one survivor. Now, think of a train crash made of a mountainside. This is an avalanche — and surviving one will take expertise, equipment and a lot of luck.
July 3, 2016
It exploded on a busy street in the Karada neighborhood, where people were gathering to shop, socialize and watch soccer during a hot, lively Ramadan night. The death toll is expected to rise.
July 3, 2016
It exploded on a busy street in the Karada neighborhood, where people were gathering to shop, socialize and watch soccer during a hot, lively Ramadan night. The death toll is expected to rise.
July 3, 2016

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