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Nuclear civil defense fell out of favor in the latter years of the Cold War. But, as North Korea builds its nuclear arsenal, local officials are reluctant to bring it back.
Dec. 19, 2017
That one vote means that Republicans will have to share control of the state's lower house with Democrats for the first time in 17 years. Democrats say they'll use the victory to expand Medicaid.
Dec. 19, 2017
It's impossible to miss: Threadbare and thinly patched in pine needles, the tree towers over one of Rome's busiest plazas — but appears to have seen better days.
Dec. 19, 2017
Paul Schuda was the director of the NTSB's training center in Ashburn, Va. He and two other people died when the pilot's Cessna crashed into the woods in southeastern Indiana.
Dec. 19, 2017
Hearing firsthand accounts from survivors has been key for Holocaust education. The first-of-its-kind exhibit features holograms of 13 survivors who answered 2,000 questions about their experiences.
Dec. 19, 2017
Seeking to cut greenhouse gas emissions dramatically by 2030, regulators approved a plan that offers incentives for truck and bus fleets to go green and for utilities to use more renewable energy.
Dec. 19, 2017
A morgue in Mosul, Iraq, documented more than 5,000 civilians killed during the battle to free the city from ISIS — likely more than the number of ISIS fighters that died.
Dec. 19, 2017
A morgue in Mosul, Iraq, documented as many as 5,000 civilians killed during the battle to free the city from ISIS — possibly more than twice the number of ISIS fighters that died.
Dec. 19, 2017
A provision in the state's new law making recreational pot legal as of Jan. 1 allows people with marijuana-related convictions to ask the courts to clear their records or reduce their charges.
Dec. 19, 2017
Some students of the McNally Smith College of Music graduated Saturday; others who were left short are rushing to find a new school — and learn whether their credits will transfer.
Dec. 19, 2017
Several news stories recently celebrated a new study suggesting global warming might enhance the taste of the beloved sweet. Sadly, that's not what it found at all, says the lead researcher.
Dec. 19, 2017
Currently, the site uses face recognition to prompt users to tag themselves or their friends in photos. Now users will get alerts when a photo is posted of their face, tag or no tag.
Dec. 19, 2017
The GOP has rushed its bill through Congress and may pass the package of tax changes less than two months after introducing it.
Dec. 19, 2017
Yemen's Houthi rebels, who are fighting a Saudi-led coalition, said Tuesday they aimed at a royal palace in the Saudi kingdom. Videos appear to show the missile exploding in mid-air over Riyadh.
Dec. 19, 2017
First rule of smörgåsbord: Pace yourself. You've got to make your way through dozens of dishes — fish courses, ham, cheeses, warm entrees. And don't forget dessert. Or should we say desserts?
Dec. 19, 2017
Playwright Jocelyn Bioh is using a familiar premise to show us a different side of Africa.
Dec. 19, 2017
The Hall of Presidents is updated with a new robot for every new leader. So it's not the presence of President Trump that is raising eyebrows. It's ... well, it's his face.
Dec. 19, 2017
Republicans tried last summer to expand the use of these tax-advantaged accounts that are linked to high-deductible health plans. But their expansion proposal didn't make it into the tax bill.
Dec. 19, 2017
After an unusual three-year moratorium, the federal government says it will once again allow research on deadly viruses that could spark pandemics. The work has sparked concerns about bioterrorism.
Dec. 19, 2017
The frame was meant to add pizzazz to park visitors' photos; instead, it sparked "sustained outrage." It was taken down without ceremony on Monday, days after it was erected.
Dec. 19, 2017

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