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Bump stocks made headlines in October, when a man used weapons fitted with the attachment in an attack that killed 58 people at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas.
Dec. 20, 2017
Male cassidine beetles have enormously long, hooked penises that are rigid in some parts and soft in others. Scientists hope studying the beetle penises could help people design better catheters.
Dec. 20, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been traveling this week to push an effort to crack down on crime. Meanwhile, a new report says data undercut claims that the U.S. is experiencing a crime wave.
Dec. 20, 2017
A once obscure spirit unless you have Scandinavian heritage, new and old-style aquavit is exploding on the American craft liquor scene. Maybe the secret's in the spices.
Dec. 20, 2017
"Diversity." "Transgender." "Fetus." A Washington Post report, which the Trump administration denies, says that CDC scientists were told not to use those and other words in budgetary documents.
Dec. 20, 2017
Barry Sherman was 75; Honey Sherman was 70. Their bodies were found shortly before noon on Friday, after a 911 call brought police to their house.
Dec. 20, 2017
The House will again take up the final version of a $1.5 trillion Republican bill to cut taxes, after a procedural hiccup in the Senate on Tuesday forced a repeat vote.
Dec. 20, 2017
There's a difference between the news that you listen to, and the stories you love.
Dec. 20, 2017
The IOC's Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group released guidelines for uniforms, accessories and equipment two weeks after Russia was effectively banned.
Dec. 20, 2017
Sometimes it takes years to get a family recipe right. And in the meantime, new holiday traditions emerge, like arguing over how to seal "Grandmom's" Slovakian pierogi perfectly.
Dec. 20, 2017
A taxi drivers' association in Barcelona had complained that Uber was guilty of unfair competition and misleading business practices.
Dec. 20, 2017
Herbert and Audrey Goodine, who lived at a nursing home in New Brunswick, are apart for Christmas after Herbert was moved to treat his dementia. Photos of the tearful parting have gone viral.
Dec. 20, 2017
In Vieques, an 81-year-old blind retiree and his family are bathing in brown, foul-smelling water from an improvised well behind the home they are squatting in.
Dec. 20, 2017
Hundreds of families in Southern California who have lost their homes to the Thomas fire are trying to find a way to celebrate Christmas.
Dec. 20, 2017
Also: Disgraced Cardinal Bernard Law dies in Rome; Europe's highest court rules Uber is, in fact, a taxi service; and one of only three black women to play in the Negro Leagues has died.
Dec. 20, 2017
Yanghee Lee, the U.N.'s human rights special rapporteur to Myanmar, was told that she will not be allowed to enter the country for the rest of her term. Lee had been scheduled to visit in January.
Dec. 20, 2017
African-American women are more likely to lose a baby in the first year of life than women of any other race. Scientists think that stress from racism makes their bodies and babies more vulnerable.
Dec. 20, 2017
Melting permafrost and major storms are eating away at the coastal Alaskan village of Newtok. Residents are desperate to move, but the U.S. has no climate change policy that could help them.
Dec. 20, 2017
President Trump's most popular tweets include attacks on the media, name-calling North Korea's leader and "covfefe" — whatever that is.
Dec. 20, 2017
Once considered among the most influential prelates in America, the Archbishop was forced to resign amid the church's growing sex abuse scandal, which indelibly stained his reputation.
Dec. 20, 2017

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