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In a new study, researchers pinpoint the genetic mutation that transformed almonds from toxic and bitter to tasty and sweet.
June 13, 2019
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"Virtually any aspect of the weather forecast — whether it is temperature, or precipitation — will see overall improvement with this upgrade," a National Weather Service scientist said.
June 13, 2019
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The university is making 1,500 incoming freshmen eligible for options to delay enrollment, such as a gap year stipend. Now, students are trying to decide whether to take the offers.
June 13, 2019
NY Times cybersecurity correspondent Nicole Perlroth says hacking tools developed by the NSA were stolen, posted online and are now being used in cyberattacks, including one on the city of Baltimore.
June 13, 2019
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President Trump says he might be open to taking information from a foreign government in a future election, calling it a part of politics. But the law draws a distinction when foreigners are involved.
June 13, 2019
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The White House adviser disregarded the Hatch Act by repeatedly criticizing Democratic candidates while speaking in her official capacity, the Office of Special Counsel finds.
June 13, 2019
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"First things first, the surgery was a success," Team INEOS doctor Richard Usher said a day after Froome, the four-time Tour de France winner, suffered multiple fractures during a training ride.
June 13, 2019
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With details at once compelling and disturbing, geographer Jacob Shell describes the lives of the elephants of mountainous Myanmar and northeastern India that haul timber or transport people.
June 13, 2019
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The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. local time, as officers from the U.S. Marshals Service tried to take a man into custody in the Frayser community in Memphis, Tenn.
June 13, 2019
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Pompeo said Iran is using "terror, bloodshed and extortion" in an attempt to pressure the U.S. to ease what he described as a "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran.
June 13, 2019
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The latest outbreak has killed nearly 1,400 people in Democratic Republic of the Congo, but new cases in neighboring Uganda have raised further concern at the World Health Organization.
June 13, 2019
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Presidential candidates oppose the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for abortion services. But House Democrats kept it in a spending package that's expected to pass in the coming days.
June 13, 2019
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The U.S. government has doled out at least $2.4 billion in state grants since 2017, specifically targeting the opioid epidemic. Yet drug abuse problems seldom involve only one substance.
June 13, 2019
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Close to a half-million households in most of the U.S. are receiving letters for a last-minute experiment gauging how adding a citizenship question could affect how people respond to the 2020 census.
June 13, 2019
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Most people appear to have abandoned the protests after riot police moved in with tear gas and rubber bullets to break up demonstrations against a proposed extradition law.
June 13, 2019

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