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The forces aligned with Iraq's government allegedly used crude, imprecise weapons that caused an unnecessary level of civilian casualties in the fight against ISIS, the U.K.-based rights group says.
July 12, 2017
Some businesses are keeping costs down for workers by removing deductibles for supplies needed to manage diabetes and other chronic conditions.
July 12, 2017
But he, and others in the Trump campaign, may have violated other laws.
July 12, 2017
The laws were spurred by the criminal case of an emergency room doctor charged with performing the procedure on multiple girls in suburban Detroit. The United States banned the practice in 1996.
July 12, 2017
Asked what he would do if asked by the president to do something illegal, attorney Christopher Wray said, "First, I would try to talk him out of it, and if that failed, I would resign."
July 12, 2017
The conviction handed down Wednesday carries with it a prison sentence of nine and a half years. Still, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains free as he appeals the verdict.
July 12, 2017
The move is historic for Beijing, which has aimed to project a presence in Africa: "This base will support China's navy to go farther afield," state-run media say, "and it is of great significance."
July 12, 2017
"The White House is transforming a public forum into an echo chamber," says an attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute.
July 12, 2017
A study analyzing data from poison control centers finds that the rate of serious medication errors outside health care settings doubled between 2000 and 2012.
July 12, 2017
China has refused to let Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, now near death, obtain medical treatment abroad. Beijing released some dissidents in the past, but it no longer needs to cave into foreign pressure.
July 12, 2017
Traditional Asian greens like crisp daikon roots for pickling are an integral part of Asian-American cultural identity. A nonprofit is helping small farmers meet high demand in Asian enclaves.
July 12, 2017
Whatever actual impact previous foreign entanglements may have had, the stories persist — if only because they feed such powerful thoughts of "what might have been."
July 12, 2017
Four bombers, including at least one female, targeted the civilian self-defense force and people who had gathered to mourn in the city of Maiduguri.
July 12, 2017
Some small businesses buy their health plans through trade associations. The GOP health bills would make those cheaper. But that could also make employer-based insurance more expensive for others.
July 12, 2017
Scientists say that the iceberg is one of the largest seen by satellites. But the full implications of its break-off remain to be seen.
July 12, 2017
Attorney Christopher Wray, who was tapped by the president to lead the FBI, has his confirmation hearing Wednesday and is likely to face questions about his independence from the White House.
July 12, 2017
Fish sticks with less fish. Lunchmeat with less meat. Central European nations say packaged foods sold there have lower quality standards than the same brands in the West. They want the EU to step in.
July 12, 2017
After a booming first week of legal retail sales, Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed a statement of emergency, and regulators are looking to boost distribution.
July 12, 2017
For the first time since 2002, home field advantage in the World Series wasn't on the line in the exhibition, but the AL's 2-1 win was still hard-fought.
July 12, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced a "regulatory reset" for predatory for-profit colleges, and students and others are speaking out in testimony.
July 12, 2017

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