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When people leave religious groups, they sometimes feel adrift. Some formerly faithful folks in Southern California are looking for ways to build community specifically for ex-believers.
July 4, 2017
Cholera is spreading rapidly across Yemen, where civil war has decimated the public health services needed to contain the outbreak.
July 4, 2017
Eleven-month-old Charlie Gard was born with a rare genetic disorder. His parents' legal fight to continue his treatment has sparked a debate about who should decide what medical treatment he gets.
July 4, 2017
The North Korea missile test is another challenge for the Trump administration. North Korea expert Laura Rosenberger says the president's intentions aren't clear to either adversaries or allies.
July 4, 2017
In some fireworks displays, the symphony follows the lead of a pre-programmed launch sequence. In Nashville, Larry Trotter calls the shots in real time for one of the largest shows in the U.S.
July 4, 2017
A month ago, several countries cut ties with Qatar, saying it funds terrorist groups and has too close a relationship with Iran. Qatari-funded Al-Jazeera is caught up in the middle of the crisis.
July 4, 2017
President Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution says he hopes there will be a serious tone on both sides, and modest expectations.
July 4, 2017
Most of the refugees who flooded into Germany two years ago have yet to find work. But one bright spot is the tech sector, which is training newcomers to code and fill job market demands.
July 4, 2017
Brazil's prisons are dangerous places, blighted by overcrowding and drug gangs. But literacy is offering a way to shorten some inmates' sentences: Read books, reduce your time behind bars.
July 4, 2017
Fire officials warn that an abundance of fresh brush, the result of record-setting precipitation this winter in California and the Southwest, could provide plenty of fuel for wildfires this summer.
July 4, 2017
The Pentagon may soon be prohibited from using anti-virus software and other products from Kaspersky Lab. The Moscow-based company is alleged to have ties to the Kremlin, which Kaspersky denies.
July 4, 2017
North Korea claims it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, which the U.S. and South Korea are working to confirm. The missile could be powerful enough to reach Alaska.
July 4, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. notes the EPA can choose to rewrite a rule designed to prevent leaks from natural gas facilities. But it can't just put it off for two years, the judges decided.
July 4, 2017
Rwandans celebrate Liberation Day on July 4. This was the day in 1994 when the killing stopped, marking the end of a 100-day genocide that left nearly a million Rwandans dead.
July 4, 2017
A scientist tested his peers' ability to pick which cancer experiments would pan out. They failed more often than not, which doesn't say much for intuition or efficiency in the scientific process.
July 4, 2017
How many people lived in the original 13 Colonies? How much do we import in American flags? The pressing questions to get you through July Fourth.
July 4, 2017
Every year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds Americans that fireworks are dangerous — with some memorable demonstrations. And seriously, be careful with do-it-yourself displays.
July 4, 2017
The Soviet Union built research institutes in Siberia as innovation centers during the Cold War. Since then, there's been a brain drain. Tech innovators remain, but some have faced legal challenges.
July 4, 2017
If your pooch runs, howls or hides at the first sound of fireworks, you're not alone. Noise-related phobia is common, veterinarians say. Could cannabidiol oil soothe your sensitive beast?
July 4, 2017
The Morning Joe host plans to release new music every month over the next two years.
July 4, 2017

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