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China's Xi Visits Kim In Pyongyang, With An Eye Toward Talks With Trump
The two countries are marking the 70th anniversary of their establishment of diplomatic relations. But some experts believe Xi Jinping's trip has another purpose.
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What Dropping 17,000 Wallets Around The Globe Can Teach Us About Honesty
Scientists used "lost" wallets to test whether people are more likely to be dishonest when they might profit. The results were puzzling — so they put more money in the wallets.
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Former Interpol President Pleads Guilty To Bribery In Chinese Court
First he vanished after sending his wife a knife emoji. Then Chinese officials announced Meng Hongwei had been detained on bribery charges. Now, state-run media says he's admitted guilt.
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Legal Weed Is A Danger To Dogs. Here's How To Know If Your Pup Got Into Pot
As more states legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, veterinarians are treating more intoxicated dogs who've gotten into THC edibles, discarded joints or drug-laced feces.
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When There's No Doctor Nearby, Volunteers Help Rural Patients Manage Chronic Illness
Many rural people live too far from a doctor to visit one regularly. In Wyoming, volunteers offer health skills trainings to help patients stay on top of chronic conditions.
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Poll: Americans Want NASA To Focus More On Asteroid Impacts, Less On Getting To Mars
American attitudes toward space exploration and NASA's priorities have changed ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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African Migrants Are Becoming A New Face Of The U.S. Border Crisis
The crisis on the Southern border has been driven by a surge of migrants from Central America. But hundreds of African migrants have crossed the border in recent weeks, many to seek asylum.
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David Ortiz Shooting Is A Case Of Mistaken Identity, Dominican Officials Say
Officials say a poorly lit photograph led to a mix-up, resulting in the former Red Sox slugger getting shot instead of a friend who was the intended target.
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10 People Injured In Mass Shooting Outside Pennsylvania Nightclub
The victims were gathered on the sidewalk outside an Allentown, Pa., club. All are expected to survive, police said.
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Supreme Court: Cross Can Stand On Public Land In Separation Of Church And State Case
The high court's conservative majority sided with those advocating for "religious freedom" in a major win for groups like the American Legion.
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Opinion: Why War With Iran Is Bad For Trump — And America
Iran's shoot-down of a U.S. drone underscores the growing risk of conflict between the countries. If war occurs, President Trump will wish he stayed out, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky.
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Women's World Cup: USA Takes On Sweden In A Game That Means Little – And Everything
Sweden dealt the U.S. a painful loss at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The U.S. squad has spent the past three years working on new strategies to win this time.
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Craft Beers Without The Buzz: Brewing New Options For The 'Sober Curious'
More people are choosing to drink less, driven by growing concerns about health and wellness. But there haven't been many high-quality nonalcoholic beers available. Booming demand has forced a change.
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New Zealand's Plan To Buy Back Illegal Firearms Angers Gun Advocates
The country's equivalent of the NRA says the government isn't paying enough for weapons that became illegal under a new law passed in April.
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Acting The Part: Trump Has A Pattern Of Filling Key Posts With Temporary Leaders
The latest acting secretary of defense, Mark Esper, will join an acting secretary of homeland security and other key officials serving without Senate confirmation in the Trump administration.
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Iran Shoots Down U.S. Spy Drone It Says Was In Its Airspace
U.S. officials confirm that a drone was downed by a surface-to-air missile, but over international airspace above the Strait of Hormuz.
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Four Suspects Named And Face Murder Charges In Flight MH17 Shoot Down
The Dutch-led investigation accused three Russians and one Ukrainian of being involved in the 2014 incident, which claimed 298 lives. Court hearings are set to begin next March.
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72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts
Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from the street in recent memory.
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U.N. Report Implicates Saudi Crown Prince In Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi
After a five-month probe of Khashoggi's death, a special U.N. investigator concluded it was "inconceivable that an operation of this scale could be implemented without the Crown Prince being aware."
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Judge's Order Sets Up Potential New Block Against Census Citizenship Question
The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the Trump administration's plans for a citizenship question. But an order by a federal judge in Maryland could complicate the question's legal fate.
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NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sex Cult Case
The secretive group espoused a philosophy of self-help but was accused of recruiting women as sex slaves. Charges against Raniere, known as "The Vanguard," included sex trafficking and racketeering.
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More Bad Buzz For Bees: Record Numbers Of Honey Bee Colonies Died Last Winter
An annual survey of beekeepers shows the rate of colony death last winter was the highest reported since the survey began thirteen years ago.
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I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers
Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades earlier.
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Democrats Blast Biden For Recalling 'Civil' Relationship With Segregationists
At a fundraiser Tuesday night, Biden talked about working with former Sens. James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, two segregationist Democrats.
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Who In The House Is Calling For Impeachment?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opposes launching an impeachment probe now, arguing it's divisive and requires overwhelming public support. But a growing segment of her caucus is calling for it.
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When Surgeons Are Abrasive To Coworkers, Patients' Health May Suffer
A new study shows a link between how surgeons act around coworkers and their patients' outcomes. Turns out rudeness and other unprofessional behavior isn't just obnoxious, it may be dangerous.
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Hope Hicks Testifies On President Trump's Potential Obstruction Of Justice
The former Trump aide's appearance before the Judiciary Committee is the first time an official from the White House agreed to show up. But Democrats say she is not answering their questions.
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Fed Ponders When To Cut Interest Rates
There's an unusual air of suspense surrounding the Federal Reserve's policy meeting, with the possibility that the central bank could cut interest rates for the first time in nearly 11 years.
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Hong Kong's Leader Backpedaled, But Here's Why The Opposition Movement Continues
Under a "one country, two systems" policy, Hong Kong is connected to China but with its own legal protections. Protesters view the extradition bill as a threat to that arrangement.
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Trump Administration Weakens Climate Plan To Help Coal Plants Stay Open
The Trump administration is replacing one of President Obama's signature plans to address climate change. It could help some coal-fired power plants, but likely won't slow the industry's decline.
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