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The news is of interest to travelers looking forward to the world's longest commercial flight, from Sydney to London, which was expected to launch in 2023.
Aug. 15, 2019
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Washington's orcas are hungry, because there aren't enough salmon for them to eat. State officials want to take out some dams to help them, but that would hurt Washington's wheat farmers.
Aug. 15, 2019
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No ordinary pair of shorts, these were designed by Harvard scientists to work with the wearer's own leg muscles when walking or running, and might make a soldier's heavy loads easier to carry.
Aug. 15, 2019
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Last month, the president bemoaned the grime and litter in Baltimore on Twitter. Now activists, some with conservative leanings who live outside Maryland, are hosting cleanup efforts in the city.
Aug. 15, 2019
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India has split the state into two territories and shut off phone, Internet and cable TV service in the disputed region since early August.
Aug. 15, 2019
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It's the most diverse field ever, and the largest in at least 40 years. Potentially two dozen Democrats are entering a long, drawn-out primary process to take on President Trump in 2020.
Aug. 15, 2019
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Hickenlooper painted himself as a relative centrist in the crowded, progressive presidential field. But he wasn't able to gain much traction. O'Rourke plans to focus on the president.
Aug. 15, 2019
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Israeli officials reversed a decision to allow Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to visit the country. The two have been vocal critics of the Israeli government.
Aug. 15, 2019
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Many residents of a politically conservative neighborhood were born in China's Fujian province and came to Hong Kong for greater opportunities. They accuse protesters of hurting the local economy.
Aug. 15, 2019
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The outdated machines can stay for 2019 elections, but a federal judge says Georgia must transfer to paper ballots for 2020.
Aug. 15, 2019
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Investors paused to catch their breath Thursday after the stock market suffered its worst drop of the year the day before. Consumer spending is still strong, despite signs of a looming recession.
Aug. 15, 2019
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Drug combinations can cause side effects like confusion and dizziness — and even increase the risk for falls. Here's how to talk to your doctor about reducing or eliminating some prescriptions.
Aug. 15, 2019
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Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said the vessel was released "in light of the assurances we have received" from Iran.
Aug. 15, 2019
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NPR's analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show 52% of detainees in the last year were held in rural areas, where legal representation is limited and deportation is more likely.
Aug. 15, 2019
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Several Democratic candidates have ascribed the label to President Trump, but some who track hate and extremism wonder if that's a good idea.
Aug. 15, 2019

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