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"I have been presented with evidence that demonstrates that the individual who was shot and killed ... may not in fact have been my uncle," his nephew, Mike Thompson, said in an affidavit.
Aug. 1, 2019
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The government's action grants thousands of Syrians in the U.S. an 18-month extension of a program allowing them to remain here. The State Department has said no part of Syria is safe from violence.
Aug. 1, 2019
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New Defense Secretary Mark Esper will review the cloud computing contract, for which Amazon and Microsoft are finalists. President Trump has cited critics' accusations of favoritism toward Amazon.
Aug. 1, 2019
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Major retailers in England issued 7.6 billion single-use plastic bags before a fee was instituted in 2015. In the most recent 12-month period, they cut that to 549 million.
Aug. 1, 2019
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President Trump said the United States will impose a new 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of goods imported from China, saying Beijing had broken some of the promises it made in trade negotiations.
Aug. 1, 2019
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Unlike many academic tomes, Jennifer Cobbina's book doesn't presume prior knowledge; it establishes historical and cultural context for the distrust many African Americans feel toward law enforcement.
Aug. 1, 2019
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In many turtle species, sex is determined by temperature in the egg. That makes turtles particularly vulnerable to climate change. But scientists say the animals may have a way to shield themselves.
Aug. 1, 2019
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The Federal Election Commission is considering new language to tighten restrictions on foreign involvement as lawmakers continue pushing for new legislation.
Aug. 1, 2019
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Before Sykes became a comic, she worked at the National Security Agency, where she had top security clearance. Now she takes on the president in her Emmy-nominated Netflix special Not Normal.
Aug. 1, 2019
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After covering Rage Against the Machine and Bad Brains — not to mention collaborating with psychedelic hardcore band F***** Up — the Miami rapper has been making the case for a new role.
Aug. 1, 2019
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The compromise was negotiated between the administration and Hill leaders and avoids a fiscal fight around the 2020 election. The deal suspends the debt limit for two years, heading off a default.
Aug. 1, 2019
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The New Light shelter in Kolkata offers a safe home. Founder Urmi Basu was inspired by a walk through the city's red-light district. This year, she was given India's highest civilian honor for women.
Aug. 1, 2019
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The two leaders spoke by phone Wednesday. The Kremlin said Putin "regards the US President's offer as a sign that it is possible that full-scale bilateral relations will be restored in the future."
Aug. 1, 2019
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Iron-deficiency anemia is often remedied with drugstore iron pills. But if that doesn't work, doctors sometimes prescribe iron infusions — and the bill for that can vary by thousands of dollars. Why?
Aug. 1, 2019
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The officers include a police commander, a lieutenant, a sergeant and two of the officers who arrested Stephanie Clifford — better known as Stormy Daniels — last summer in Columbus.
Aug. 1, 2019

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