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A federal judge in Michigan dropped most charges against a doctor accused of female genital mutilation, concluding that Congress "overstepped its bounds" when it passed a law banning the practice.
Nov. 21, 2018
In an interview with CNN, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that despite calls for his resignation, he is not stepping down.
Nov. 21, 2018
The sweet potato is not just a Thanksgiving staple — it's a staple of African life as well. We asked three sweet potato lovers (and one hater) to share their views.
Nov. 21, 2018
Chinese authorities are cracking down on student activists, exposing a paradox between a state founded on Marxist principles and the young people it calls upon to carry them out.
Nov. 21, 2018
AAA predicts some 54 million Americans will travel during the days around Thanksgiving. Unseasonable weather could cause headaches.
Nov. 21, 2018
Indian media has identified the man as either an "adventure tourist" or a Christian missionary who landed on remote and restricted North Sentinel in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Nov. 21, 2018
After decades of booming growth, demand for turkeys began to flatline in 2008. While a number of factors are at play, it could also be that Americans are changing the way they celebrate Thanksgiving.
Nov. 21, 2018
New preliminary research shows families in the U.S less than five years were the most likely to drop out of SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, out of fear it could impact their immigration status.
Nov. 21, 2018
Amazon executives often evoke magic when talking about fast shipping. Now in a race for one-hour deliveries, few retailers can afford to keep up. And few rely quite so much on artificial intelligence.
Nov. 21, 2018
At first, the results of Nabil Ayers' DNA test made him feel less black than ever. But months later, those results uncovered his ties to a unique and specific black experience.
Nov. 21, 2018
The judge blocked the state from enforcing its ban, writing that Mississippi passed a law that it knew was unconstitutional.
Nov. 21, 2018
At a debate Tuesday night, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith apologized to anyone offended by her "public hanging" remark. Her African-American opponent Mike Espy said she reinforces stereotypes about the state.
Nov. 21, 2018
Development of the first oil production facility in federal Arctic waters will take longer than planned. That's because warming temperatures are melting the sea ice needed to build it.
Nov. 21, 2018
Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good night's rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics, including surveillance, to make patients bear the costs.
Nov. 21, 2018
Perhaps more than any other state in the last decade, Georgia has put new restrictions on voting, which became a central issue in the recently concluded governor's race.
Nov. 21, 2018

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