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Controversy has roiled Sri Lanka since Maithripala Sirisena fired his prime minister and suspended Parliament. He also aims to replace lawmakers entirely — but Tuesday's ruling has stayed that plan.
Nov. 13, 2018
Amazon means shopping. It also makes movies and smart locks, publishes books, operates stores, and helps other companies deliver packages and run websites. How many Amazon brands will you recognize?
Nov. 13, 2018
At least 48 people have died in the Northern California blaze that burned through the town of Paradise with shocking speed.
Nov. 13, 2018
The fact that Florida currently has three statewide recounts underway is exceptional in American politics. Between 2000-2015, only three races flipped after statewide recounts.
Nov. 13, 2018
The Baraboo School District is looking into a photo that went viral of what appears to be a group of mostly white male high school students posing with outstretched right arms.
Nov. 13, 2018
It's estimated that nearly half of all Americans over 65 own a gun or live with someone who does. And 7 million in the U.S. have dementia, a number that's expected to double within two decades.
Nov. 13, 2018
After a yearlong search, Amazon announced Tuesday that it will divide its second headquarters between the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens and Arlington in Northern Virginia.
Nov. 13, 2018
The Weekly Standard reported last week that the Iowa Republican had publicly made the comparison, but King accused the magazine of lying and challenged it to release audio — so the Standard did.
Nov. 13, 2018
"They made me wear what they called 'iron clothes,'" the man tells NPR, describing a 50-pound metal suit he was forced to wear for 12 hours. When he returned home, people were afraid to speak to him.
Nov. 13, 2018
Teaching teens what their peers are really up to is a new evidence-based way to promote less risky behavior around sex and alcohol.
Nov. 13, 2018
A small cylinder called Le Grand K has defined the kilogram for more than a hundred years. But if a scratch ever rendered it lighter, the definition of the kilo literally shifted. Time for a change.
Nov. 13, 2018
Dozens of Democratic candidates who ran in competitive suburban House districts this election year bluntly called out the need for more gun control. And many of them won.
Nov. 13, 2018
A police officer arriving on the scene shot and killed Jemel Roberson, a uniformed security guard who had detained a suspect after a shooting in a suburban Chicago bar.
Nov. 13, 2018
As part of an ongoing lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, Maryland requested a preliminary injunction that would declare Rod Rosenstein the acting attorney general instead.
Nov. 12, 2018
Sinema is the first woman Arizona has elected to the Senate ever, and the first Democrat the state elected to the chamber in 30 years. She'll make history as the first openly bisexual senator.
Nov. 12, 2018

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