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After a series of logistical and financial setbacks, the planned three-day festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair has been canceled by its organizers.
July 31, 2019
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If found guilty, the protesters reportedly could face up to 10 years in jail. Demonstrations began several weeks ago over an extradition bill and have grown to include other demands.
July 31, 2019
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Dozens of food companies have promised to stop their suppliers from clearing forests in order to grow crops or graze cattle. Now the companies have a tool to monitor those farmers from space.
July 31, 2019
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The quarter-point cut signals growing concern at the Federal Reserve about a slowdown in the economy amid the trade war with China. The Fed last cut rates in 2008 and raised them as late as December.
July 31, 2019
Washington Post tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler listened to four years' worth of audio that Amazon had captured and stored from his Alexa smart speaker. He was surprised by what he found.
July 31, 2019
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"After much analysis, and taking into account the best interests of our people, I have selected Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia to fill the vacancy of Secretary of State," Rosselló tweeted Wednesday morning.
July 31, 2019
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Lowering gun violence was one issue on which Democratic presidential candidates spoke with nearly one voice. But researchers question the effectiveness of some of the Democrats' proposals.
July 31, 2019
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The winner of an unprecedented 21 Tony Awards, Prince left a major impact on American musical theater. Among his shows: Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof and The Phantom of the Opera. He was 91.
July 31, 2019
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The White House called the brief talks in Shanghai this week between top U.S. and Chinese officials "constructive" and said negotiations are expected to pick up again in early September.
July 31, 2019
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Health and Human Services outlined two pathways for importing the drugs to the U.S., a plan Secretary Alex Azar says is intended to "lower prices and reduce out of pocket costs for American patients."
July 31, 2019
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Facebook's plans for a new digital currency have sent Chinese monetary officials scrambling. Since 2014, China's central bank has been looking into launching a cryptocurrency too.
July 31, 2019
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Annie is out and Mamma Mia! is in, according to the new high school theater rankings from Dramatics magazine. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.
July 31, 2019
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Mongolia is undergoing a dramatic transformation from a pastoral society to one whose economy is based on mining, especially copper and coal. With the change has come opportunity — and loss.
July 31, 2019
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Immigrant advocacy groups are trying to encourage noncitizens to take part in the national head count while many remain skeptical after the Trump administration's failed citizenship question push.
July 31, 2019
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The administration's rules would require hospitals to provide far more detail about the actual prices they charge insurers for medical care. Would patients welcome the data, or feel overwhelmed?
July 31, 2019

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