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Qatar has been isolated by neighboring countries in a heated diplomatic standoff. But Saudi Arabia has announced it plans to open its border to allow pilgrims from the tiny Gulf country.
Aug. 17, 2017
Regional police are describing the deadly incident on Las Ramblas boulevard as a terrorist attack. The driver initially fled the scene, but now one suspect has been arrested, police say.
Aug. 17, 2017
Thirteen years ago, Mary Grams of Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while working on the family farm. This week, her daughter-in-law found the heirloom, bizarrely adorning a vegetable.
Aug. 17, 2017
It's a common refrain from whiskey enthusiasts: Adding a few drops of water to a glass opens up the flavors of the drink. Chemists in Sweden provide a molecular explanation for why this works.
Aug. 17, 2017
Qatar has been isolated by neighboring countries in a heated diplomatic standoff. But Saudi Arabia has announced it plans to open its border to allow pilgrims from the tiny Gulf country.
Aug. 17, 2017
A University of Arkansas professor falsely identified as a participant in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville says the online reaction was frightening and felt like being chased by a mob.
Aug. 17, 2017
Idalia Amaya, an emergency response coordinator for Catholic Relief Services, says the top priority is rescuing people trapped in their homes under the mud.
Aug. 17, 2017
Steve Bannon telephoned a liberal journalist to talk China, white nationalism, and his everyday "fight" with others in the administration. "They're wetting themselves," he said.
Aug. 17, 2017
Authorities are advising the public to avoid the area around Placa Catalunya, a public square in Barcelona's city center. Wire services report a white van has crashed into "dozens" of people.
Aug. 17, 2017
Thirteen years ago, Mary Grams of Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while working on the family farm. This week, her daughter-in-law found the heirloom, bizarrely adorning a vegetable.
Aug. 17, 2017
Tunisia's president is pushing for his country to become the first in the Arab world to ensure equality between men and women in inheritance laws. Currently, a man's share equals that of two women.
Aug. 17, 2017
The tweets come after days of the president whipsawing back and forth on his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., that led to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
Aug. 17, 2017
Top students from low-income families make up just 3 percent of enrollment on elite campuses, and a new report says there are lots of things higher ed can do to fix that.
Aug. 17, 2017
"Academic racists" lay the intellectual groundwork for white supremacy. The effect, says one expert, is making racist tropes more palatable, including to members of the political mainstream.
Aug. 17, 2017
It's a common refrain from whiskey enthusiasts: Adding a few drops of water to a glass opens up the flavors of the drink. Chemists in Sweden provide a molecular explanation for why this works.
Aug. 17, 2017
President Trump says he's "seriously considering" a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Doing so would "enflame emotions and further divide our nation," says Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.
Aug. 17, 2017
Top ranking uniformed leaders of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and National Guard all posted on social media condemning racism, hatred and extremism.
Aug. 17, 2017
Two years ago, Carolyn Beans — plant biologist, flower farm worker and daughter of a veggie-grower — thought she had what it took to coax a bounty out of her tiny urban garden. She was wrong.
Aug. 17, 2017
Ten immigrants were found dead among the nearly 40 people who sat in a sweltering truck's trailer in San Antonio. Agents say James Matthew Bradley, Jr., 60, was sitting in the cab of the truck.
Aug. 17, 2017
No eclipse glasses? No problem. Make your own solar viewer; (almost) no tools required.
Aug. 17, 2017

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