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In its lame-duck session last December, the state's Republican legislature passed a number of laws curbing Gov. Tony Evers' power.
June 21, 2019
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In the 1980s, Prince wrote one of the Bangles' biggest hits, "Manic Monday." Now, The Prince Estate has released the demo version of the track as part of the artist's posthumous album, Originals.
June 21, 2019
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Most Venezuelans looking to emigrate cross land borders into Colombia or Brazil. But for many, Caribbean islands like Curaçao are much closer escapes from their country's turmoil.
June 21, 2019
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Curtis Flowers was tried six times for the same crime, and the court said it made its decision because of bias in jury selection. Now it's up to Mississippi whether to try him again.
June 21, 2019
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The president says after he was told a retaliatory attack would likely kill 150 Iranians, he decided that would be too much for Iran's having shot down a drone.
June 21, 2019
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The bestselling 1970s book The Secret Life of Plants has been effectively debunked — but that hasn't stopped Stevie Wonder, Solange and scores of ambient musicians from chasing its leafy muse.
June 21, 2019
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The internet native parlayed his brilliance for virality into a breakout career via the year's most indelible single, and its most unlikely cultural flashpoint. But that was then.
June 21, 2019
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It's often hard to plug in a USB device on the first try. Ajay Bhatt, the chief inventor of the USB, agrees the design is annoying but says there was a good reason for it.
June 21, 2019
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A Moscow scientist claims he has a safe way of editing genes in human embryos — a method that could protect resulting babies from being infected with HIV. Approval of the experiment seems unlikely.
June 21, 2019
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Candidates have proposed everything from tax credits for renters to spending billions on new affordable housing to address a prime example of racial and income inequality.
June 21, 2019
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The court is continuing to allow Congress to delegate the details on a law's implementation. But is this decision a harbinger of something quite different?
June 21, 2019
The Federal Aviation Administration prohibited U.S. carriers from overflying Iran "until further notice, due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions."
June 21, 2019
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The book's author is grateful that pressure on corrections officials persuaded them to rethink the ban, but it did not end his concerns over access to books among prisoners across the country.
June 21, 2019
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Naturally, transporting the whales — each about 13 feet long — was a huge logistical headache. Trainers have been preparing the belugas for the journey and for their new life in open water.
June 20, 2019
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In an interview with NPR, Majid Takht Ravanchi also denied responsibility for the attack on two tankers last week and steadfastly maintained that Iran is not interested in war.
June 20, 2019

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