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The move in Europe to get tough on tech is partly thanks to an awakening that began with the experiences of women in politics.
Aug. 19, 2019
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A recent study found virtual reality experiences were better at easing pain than watching televised nature scenes. Immersive distraction seems key to the success, scientists say.
Aug. 19, 2019
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The president confirmed a recent report in The Wall Street Journal that he'd asked his advisers to look into purchasing the Arctic island. But Denmark's prime minister says Greenland is not for sale.
Aug. 18, 2019
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Pouring rain did not deter the 11th weekend in a row of mass protests, which caused roads to shut down and traffic to reroute as streets flooded with people.
Aug. 18, 2019
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The fire broke out Friday in a Dhaka slum while many were away celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, leaving about 10,000 people uncertain of their future.
Aug. 18, 2019
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A government source told the Sunday Times, which obtained the document, that "this is the most realistic assessment of what the public face with no deal."
Aug. 18, 2019
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The loss of the longtime hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., has forced a change in the way ER care is provided, including a greater reliance on air ambulances.
Aug. 18, 2019
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Denise Guerra, a second-generation Filipino American, never met her grandfather. When she finally learned a long-held family secret, it shattered her view of the quintessential immigrant narrative.
Aug. 18, 2019
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The startup Mahmee hopes to help OB-GYNs, pediatricians and other health providers closely monitor a mother and baby's health so that any red flags can be assessed before they become life-threatening.
Aug. 18, 2019
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Sargassum, a stinky algae, is choking beaches in Mexico and the Caribbean and wreaking havoc on the ecosystem — and tourism. From fertilizer to food, locals are experimenting with new uses for it.
Aug. 18, 2019
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More than 1,000 people had gathered at a hall in a Shiite neighborhood to celebrate a wedding. On Sunday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
Aug. 17, 2019
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A memo instructed workers at a Pennsylvania plant to show up at 7 a.m., scan their ID cards and stand for hours through lunch to watch a speech by the president.
Aug. 17, 2019
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Marium became an Internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines.
Aug. 17, 2019
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Larry Krasner, considered one of the country's most progressive district attorneys, has left U.S. Attorney William McSwain "fed up."
Aug. 17, 2019
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"Never had so much love in my life," Antonio Basco said Friday as hundreds of people whom he had never met showered him with hugs, blessings and support.
Aug. 17, 2019

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