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AP: Miami Dolphins Players Who Protest During Anthem Might Be Suspended


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The NFL will fine entire teams if players protest on the field during the national anthem. Now, the Associated Press reports, at least one team has a policy for punishing individual players.

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Report Warns Of 'Dangerous Complacency' In The Fight Against HIV


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Treatment has been a success but prevention is another story, according to a report in The Lancet. And the stigma of seeking help persists.

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American Baby Trump Blimp Set To Breeze Onto Namesake's Home Turf


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Activists aimed to bring one balloon to the president's backyard; they overshot their fundraising goal and now say they will create more than one replica.

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Russia Says Agreements Were Discussed With Trump On Syria. The U.S. Is Silent


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The Trump administration has offered no information about supposed "specific" proposals that Russian officials have mentioned publicly.

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Florida Couple Settles Legal Battle To Keep 'The Starry Night' House


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The homeowners were fined thousands of dollars by Mount Dora officials for making their two-story house and surrounding wall look like Van Gogh's famous painting. On Tuesday, the mayor apologized.

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Expect A 'Bunch' Of Attention For This House Listing


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Does this house look familiar? It appeared during the beginning and ending credits of The Brady Bunch and is now for sale.

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Washington, D.C., Is Counting All Its Cats. It Will Take 3 Years And $1.5 Million


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The nation's capital has a cat problem. And the first step toward fixing it, apparently, is to quantify it.

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Explosion At Pa. Army Depot Injures Four


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Officials said the victims suffered burns and three were airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. Terrorism in not suspected.

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Black Lung Rate Hits 25-Year High In Appalachian Coal Mining States


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In central Appalachia, one in five working coal miners with at least 25 years experience underground now suffers from the deadly disease black lung, according to a new study.

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Appeals Court Nomination Withdrawn Before It Was Expected To Fail On Senate Floor


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The White House withdrew the nomination of Ryan Bounds to join the Ninth Circuit just before a vote was expected on Capitol Hill Thursday.

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California Supreme Court Squashes Bid To Split State Into Three


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The court ruled that the proposal to divide California can't be placed on the November ballot. A venture capitalist has spent years arguing the state would be better off as several smaller states.

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Reporter Shows The Links Between The Men Behind Brexit And The Trump Campaign


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Carole Cadwalladr's investigation into Cambridge Analytica's role in Brexit led her to Russian connections and the Trump campaign. She says British investigators are working "closely with the FBI."

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More Than 140 'Sister Survivors' Of Larry Nassar Abuse Are Honored At ESPYS


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"I'm here to tell you, you cannot silence the strong forever," said one of the women who was onstage to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

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Trump Slams Interest Rate Hikes, Ignoring Hands-Off Tradition Toward Fed


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The commander in chief usually doesn't comment directly on Fed policy. But President Trump broke with that tradition Thursday, saying, "I'm not thrilled" about the Fed's interest-rate increases.

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Migrating Arctic Geese Are Confused, Exhausted By Rising Temperatures


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Warmer weather means that barnacle geese fly faster to their breeding grounds, leaving them too tired to lay eggs right away. By the time they're ready, the babies have missed the best food.

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Senators Clash Over Trump's Pick To Run Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


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Elizabeth Warren and other senators fired tough questions at Kathy Kraninger, President Trump's nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Zuckerberg Looks To 'Clear Up' Stance On Facebook, Fake News And The Holocaust


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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he "didn't intend to defend the intent of people" who deny the Holocaust occurred, after his remarks on fake news and hoaxes were criticized this week.

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Carne Asada, Hold The Meat: Why Latinos Are Embracing Vegan-Mexican Cuisine


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Meat-heavy dishes are a mainstay of Mexican cooking. But spurred by health and environmental concerns, working-class Mexican-American chefs are giving traditional dishes a plant-based makeover.

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Disney Prevails In Hunt For Fox As Comcast Drops Bid


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Disney is poised to take over most of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox. The new mega-studio is to compete with streaming giants Netflix and Amazon. A fight still looms over Sky.

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Immigrant Rights Group Turns Down $250,000 From Tech Firm Over Ties To Border Patrol


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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been under mounting pressure for the company's contract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. A Texas nonprofit says it won't accept a contribution from the company.

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From California, A Saudi Woman Fights Her Country's Strict Male Guardianship Laws


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"I came from a very strict country to a very free country," says Samah Damanhoori. The 29-year-old cut ties with her family after her father canceled his initial approval for her to study in the U.S.

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Who Knew The World Bank And The U.N. Are Emoji Lovers?


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Charities and nonprofit agencies are embracing the symbols to communicate about tough topics like global hunger, poverty and disease.

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Can A Community Hospital Stick To Its Mission When It Goes For-Profit?


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After 130 years as a nonprofit hospital with deep roots in North Carolina, Mission Health is seeking to be bought by HCA Healthcare, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain.

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Whale Of A Plane: Airbus BelugaXL Makes Maiden Flight


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The BelugaXL's paint job "features beluga whale-inspired eyes and an enthusiastic grin." For several hours on Thursday, the whale soared over southern France.

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In Interview, Trump Appears To Question NATO's 'Collective Defense' Clause


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On Fox News, the president answered a hypothetical question about an attack on member Montenegro by wondering aloud about the alliance's founding agreement that "an attack on one is an attack on all."

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British Police Reportedly Identify Russian Suspects In Nerve Agent Attack On Skripals


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Citing a source close to the investigation, the Press Association reports that police used closed-circuit television to identify multiple Russians who participated in the attack.

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A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol


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Deaths due to liver disease have increased among the young — and heavy drinking is to blame.

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Behind The Campaign To Get Teachers To Leave Their Unions


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Conservative groups are spreading the word: Teachers no longer have to support the union that represents them.

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Republicans Force Democrats To Go On Record Over Immigration Agency


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Democrats denounced the nonbinding House Republican resolution backing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency as a "stunt" and many voted "present" to avoid taking a position.

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Why Did Russia Attack The 2016 Election? This Week's Whirlwind Offers New Clues


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Russian President Vladimir Putin's preoccupation with two individuals he has singled out for blame suggests how strongly the Russian leader viewed his 2016 attack on the U.S. as simple turnabout.

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FBI Director Says Russia Still Seeking To Interfere In U.S. Democracy


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"Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and ... it continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day," Christopher Wray said at a national security forum.

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White House Names Steven Dillingham To Head Census Bureau


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The agency has not had permanent leadership since July 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Steven Dillingham will oversee the 2020 census and inherit six lawsuits challenging a citizenship question.

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Ex-Teacher Sentenced To Prison After Firing Gun In Georgia High School


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Jesse Randall Davidson pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting that occurred just two weeks after the Parkland, Fla., massacre. Davidson's attorney said he didn't want to hurt any kids.

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AI Innovators Take Pledge Against Autonomous Killer Weapons


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"We will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of" artificial intelligence that is used to kill people, leading AI researchers vowed.

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Physicists Go Small: Let's Put A Particle Accelerator On A Chip


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A tiny accelerator could be useful in medicine as well as basic science. Instead of speeding up beams of electrons through giant tunnels, the aim here is to build accelerators on semiconductor chips.

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Sean Spicer Praises Successor Sanders: 'She Understands What The President Wants'


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The former White House press secretary has a new book coming out. Spicer tells NPR that he regrets dressing down the press for reporting on the crowd size at Trump's inauguration.

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'Lifeline' Stretch Of California's Highway 1 Reopens Months After Massive Mudslide


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The road in the rugged Big Sur area is back in business 14 months after more than 1 million tons of earth collapsed. Motorists can now drive uninterrupted along the coast between LA and San Francisco.

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Judge Orders Maria Butina, Linked To Russian Spy Agency, Jailed Ahead Of Trial


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A federal magistrate judge ordered a Russian woman charged with serving as a foreign agent into custody ahead of her trial after prosecutors said she was a flight risk.

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Trump Again Contradicts Intelligence Officials, Says Russia Not Targeting U.S.


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Less than 24 hours after stating his "full faith and support for America's great intelligence agencies," President Trump disagreed with them again, saying that Russia is not aiming at U.S. elections.

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Elon Musk Apologizes To Diver In Cave Rescue For Words 'Spoken In Anger'


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The tech entrepreneur apologized after tweeting a personal attack on Vern Unsworth — the diver who used a vulgar comment to dismiss Musk's offer of help in the Thai cave rescue.

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Justice Department Calls Russian Woman, Maria Butina, A Flight Risk


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The Russian grad student living in the U.S. has been charged with working as an unregistered foreign agent. The Justice Department wants her detained until trial.

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Commercial Plane Flies From Ethiopia To Eritrea For First Time In 20 Years


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After two decades of deadly conflict, the neighboring countries are rapidly reconciling. Demand was huge for the historic commercial flight, which was marked with champagne and roses.

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Marriott Follows Starbucks In Dropping Plastic Straws


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The giant hotel chain became the latest company to announce it will stop using plastic straws, saying it would remove them from its more than 6,500 properties by next July.

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Fake News Turns Deadly In India


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In recent months, about two dozen people across India have been beaten to death by mobs driven to violence by what they've read on social media and messaging apps.

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How Rwanda Tidied Up Its Streets (And The Rest Of The Country, Too)


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On the last Saturday of the month, citizens must spend 3 hours beautifying the nation. Some people question the authoritarianism approach. But the results are impressive.

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EU Hits Google With $5 Billion Fine For Pushing Apps On Android Users


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The European Commission found that the tech giant had broken EU antitrust rules by requiring manufacturers to pre-install the Google and Chrome apps. Google plans to appeal.

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Australian Couple Who Lost Children In MH17 Blame Trump For Not Confronting Putin


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Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement in the destruction of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down by a Russian missile over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 passengers and crew.

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Alabama's GOP Rep. Martha Roby Wins Primary Runoff


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She faced a number of primary challengers last month over a pledge she made in 2016 not to vote for then-candidate Trump. The president endorsed her in the runoff against challenger Bobby Bright.

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Thai Cave Rescue: Boys And Coach Speak To Press As They Leave Hospital


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The 12 members of the Wild Boar soccer team and their coach who were trapped in a cave together for two weeks are set to go home from the hospital.

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Lawsuit Says Migrants Were Subjected To Dirty Detention Facilities, Bad Food And Water


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In interviews that appear in the suit filed by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, detainees also reported not being allowed to shower for days and sleeping in overcrowded rooms.

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