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The pistol emoji will be replaced with a green water gun icon, and Apple is also adding new emojis of a pride flag, families with single parents, and women playing sports.
Aug. 2, 2016
Challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan for his seat in Wisconsin, Paul Nehlen seems to have brought Donald Trump on board his #DumpRyan campaign.
Aug. 2, 2016
The Vatican says Pope Francis has asked a group of seven men and six women to study whether women should be allowed to serve as deacons within the Roman Catholic Church.
Aug. 2, 2016
Russians have been banned in a host of sports at the Summer Games, with track and field, rowing, and weightlifting hit the hardest.
Aug. 2, 2016
A hot air balloon crash in Texas on Saturday killed all 16 people aboard. The cause is not yet clear, but revelations about the pilot are raising questions about the licensing of balloon operators.
Aug. 2, 2016
Lee Baca, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, gambles that he can defend himself at trial on corruption charges. Baca retired in 2014 amid allegations of abuse of inmates' civil rights.
Aug. 2, 2016
The AG office report comes after a joint NPR and Frontline investigation that uncovered how private insurance companies in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy were profiting while homeowners suffered.
Aug. 2, 2016
The spike in demand for small-batch beers has infused new life into small, family owned hop farms that were teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
Aug. 2, 2016
Artificial intelligence is getting stronger. Education must adapt. Here's a framework for separating out the things schools can and should teach that are uniquely human.
Aug. 2, 2016
In California's Joshua Tree National Park, scientists say the quirky trees are in trouble. The National Park Service is looking for ways to save them for future visitors to experience.
Aug. 2, 2016
Renee Montagne speaks with Washington Post reporter Missy Ryan about the American airstrikes targeting ISIS in Libya. The strikes, launched Monday, hit the coastal town of Sirte, an ISIS stronghold.
Aug. 2, 2016
Tens of thousands of tourists arrive in Rio this week for Friday's opening of the Olympics amid a surge in crime, concerns over Zika, and reports that the host city might not be ready for prime time.
Aug. 2, 2016
The rush of victory or crush of defeat in the Olympics can flash by very quickly. But if you slow those moments down, there's a lot to learn about human behavior.
Aug. 1, 2016
A pair of evolutionary biologists think the female orgasm, or at least its predecessor in other animals, may have more to do with stimulating ovulation than previously thought.
Aug. 1, 2016
Federal health officials are cautioning pregnant travelers to avoid a Miami neighborhood where at least 14 cases of Zika have been traced to local mosquitoes. What about the rest of Florida?
Aug. 1, 2016
Memorials to the 14 killed and 31 wounded by clocktower shooter Charles Whitman on Aug. 1, 1966, coincided with the legalization of concealed-carry handguns on Texas state universities.
Aug. 1, 2016
The recent hacking of Democratic Party emails has raised questions about the vulnerability of other election-related technology and what potential problems could arise on Election Day.
Aug. 1, 2016
In an interview with PBS NewsHour, the father of a slain soldier spoke about his criticism of Donald Trump and why he pulled out the Constitution.
Aug. 1, 2016
"This is the most complicated takeover, not only on the planet, but in history," says Max Stier, President of the Partnership For Public Service.
Aug. 1, 2016
A farmer in Spain makes foie gras from wild geese who gorge themselves naturally on acorns and olives. New York chef Dan Barber describes tasting it as "the best culinary experience of my life."
Aug. 1, 2016

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