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A divided Senate voted 50 to 48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the high court. The bitter campaign could leave a mark on his reputation and on public confidence in the institution, legal experts say.
Oct. 9, 2018
China's expansion into European ports is part of its new Maritime Silk Road, which aims to better connect the country to global commercial hubs. But this is about more than just moving cargo.
Oct. 9, 2018
North Atlantic right whales used to turn up large numbers off Maine's coast, but now, adapting to climate changes, they are being spotted further north in Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Oct. 9, 2018
About 2.5 million children in America are homeless. In Boise, Idaho, 14-year-old Caydden Zimmerman struggles with the anxieties of middle school while living in a homeless shelter.
Oct. 9, 2018
Many farmers are defying efforts by regulators to strictly limit the use of dicamba, a popular weedkiller that's prone to drifting into neighboring fields.
Oct. 9, 2018
When the FBI recovered virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg's stolen Stradivarius after his death, his daughters wanted the instrument to be played everywhere. Ensuring that was not so simple.
Oct. 9, 2018
The stretch SUV that crashed in Schoharie had recently failed inspection, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Such modified vehicles often fall through the cracks of regulatory agencies.
Oct. 8, 2018
Columbus had not previously observed Veterans Day as a city holiday. But putting its namesake's holiday on the back burner, it can change that.
Oct. 8, 2018
China has become the biggest lender on the African continent. The Nairobi-to-Mombasa railway is a symbol of Kenya's ambitions. But critics say China is saddling Kenya with unsustainable debt.
Oct. 8, 2018
Deborah Blum's book, The Poison Squad, tells how Harvey Washington Wiley and his band of chemists crusaded to remove toxins, such as arsenic and borax, from food. How? By testing them on volunteers.
Oct. 8, 2018
A hurricane warning — meaning hurricane conditions are possible within 36 hours — is in effect from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to the Suwannee River.
Oct. 8, 2018
Meng Hongwei's wife told journalists in Lyon — where Interpol is based — that she had received a troubling text message from her husband's phone: a knife emoji. China says he's under investigation.
Oct. 8, 2018
As the Catholic Church deals with new sex-abuse revelations, the pope opened a three-week gathering of bishops in Rome Saturday on how to make the Church relevant for young people.
Oct. 8, 2018
A scientific panel, convened by the U.N., lays out a challenging path to keep the global climate from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius — the red line for dangerous consequences.
Oct. 8, 2018
The newly minted Supreme Court justice will have the opportunity to weigh in on a number of lightning-rod topics: abortion, guns, executive power and more. Here's a brief primer on his positions.
Oct. 8, 2018

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