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The high court heard arguments Monday in cases testing whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily in redrawing state legislative districts.
Dec. 5, 2016
Italian archaeologists found a pair of mummified knees in Nefertari's tomb in 1904. For the first time, tests indicate that the knees belonged to the great queen herself.
Dec. 5, 2016
A day after the Army Corps of Engineers blocked the proposed route for the Dakota Access Pipeline, the tribal leader said "nothing will happen" until the Trump administration begins.
Dec. 5, 2016
Gore has spent decades warning about the dire consequences of unchecked, man-made climate change while Trump regularly called climate change "a hoax" during the campaign.
Dec. 5, 2016
After nearly two days of questions and clarifications, the jury was unable to agree on a unanimous verdict for or against Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott after a traffic stop.
Dec. 5, 2016
The sparsely populated nation of nomadic herders rode China's booming economy by supplying it with coal. But as China's economy slows and commodity prices drop, Mongolia's economy is crashing.
Dec. 5, 2016
A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 could be a goldmine for its inventors. But it's not clear who owns the idea. U.S. patent judges will soon hear oral arguments to decide the issue.
Dec. 5, 2016
Turkish and Ghanaian organized crime rings are said to have issued legitimate and counterfeit visas for $6,000 to people from across West Africa. They bribed corrupt officials to look the other way.
Dec. 5, 2016
Antonino Fernandez, who made his fortune from Corona beer, died in Mexico in August at 98. But he never forgot where he came from — a tiny village in northern Spain that he helped support for decades.
Dec. 5, 2016
The big winners in the referendum are Italy's two major euroskeptic parties — the anti-immigration Northern League and the maverick 5-Star Movement, which waged vitriolic campaigns.
Dec. 5, 2016
The U.S. government is seeking the death penalty for Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. The 22-year-old had asked to represent himself.
Dec. 5, 2016
The incumbent McCrory conceded in a YouTube message just as the recount that he requested came to a conclusion. Democrat Roy Cooper will now become the state's 75 governor.
Dec. 5, 2016
Fighting extreme poverty and failing crops caused by a three-year drought, United Nations food agencies are struggling to keep the region's population from succumbing to starvation.
Dec. 5, 2016
A devastating fire on Friday killed at least 36 people at an artists' collective in Oakland, Calif. Firefighters have temporarily halted recovery efforts after they noticed a wall was leaning.
Dec. 5, 2016
President-elect Trump announced he's appointing Ben Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Rachel Martin talks with Carson adviser Armstrong Williams, a conservative talk show host.
Dec. 5, 2016
An entirely baseless rumor about Comet Ping Pong has spread online. On Sunday, police say a man claiming he was there to "investigate" pointed a gun at an employee, who fled before the man fired.
Dec. 5, 2016
President Obama and Abe will visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor together later this month. The historic trip will happen weeks after the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack.
Dec. 5, 2016
President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses, and the possible conflicts.
Dec. 5, 2016
The retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate is an unorthodox pick to lead the agency that oversees affordable housing programs and enforces fair housing legislation.
Dec. 5, 2016
The Army's decision to look for an alternative route for the Dakota Access Pipeline comes with less than two months left in the current administration.
Dec. 5, 2016

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