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Carbon Emissions Could Plummet. The Atmosphere Will Lag Behind

The U.S. plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically in the next decade. Scientists say it's crucial that the U.S. succeed. Still, many of the positive effects won't arrive for decades.

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What We Know About The Suspect Who Planted Bombs Before The Capitol Riot

More than 400 people are charged in the Jan. 6 riot, but one suspect remains elusive to law enforcement: the person who left bombs near the Democratic and Republican national committee headquarters.

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Kristen Clarke's Civil Rights Record Led Her To Barrier-Breaking DOJ Nomination

Clarke is facing the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. If confirmed she would be the first woman and first woman of color in the job.

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Once On The Brink Of Eradication, Syphilis is Raging Again

Syphilis cases in California have contributed to soaring national caseloads of sexually transmitted diseases. Experts point to the advent of dating apps, condom fatigue and an increase in meth.

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Report: Capitol Police Leadership, Equipment Deficiencies Hampered Jan. 6 Response

The watchdog review also found that some advance intelligence offered a "more alarming" warning ahead of the day's events.

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Coast Guard, Good Samaritans Searching For Victims After Severe Weather Off Louisiana

A "microburst of severe weather" may have caused a 256-foot lift boat to capsize in the Gulf of Mexico, about 8 miles south of Grand Isle.

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1st Century Roman Statue, Looted A Decade Ago, Found In Belgium By Off-Duty Police

The statue is valued at 100,000 euros and was stolen from an archaeological site near the outskirts of Rome.

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'I Never Imagined This': Daunte Wright's Family Calls For Accountability

The family, joined by their lawyer Benjamin Crump and George Floyd's relatives, questioned why police felt the need to use force, in the form of a Taser or gun, on Wright.

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Rusten Sheskey, Kenosha Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake, Will Not Face Discipline

"Officer Sheskey was found to have been acting within policy," Kenosha, Wis., police Chief Daniel Miskinis said Tuesday, adding that he knows "some will not be pleased with the outcome."

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Park Police Officer Who Provided Backup Testifies In Derek Chauvin Trial

Chauvin's attorney said the footage from Officer Peter Chang's bodycam would show how another officer reacted to events, as well as reflect bystanders' reactions to what they were seeing.

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Expert Testifies Chauvin's Actions Were Justified And In Line With Policies

Defense witness Barry Brodd, a former police officer and use-of-force expert, told the court that the defendant, Derek Chauvin, followed his training as he pinned down George Floyd with his knee.

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Biden To Make Historic Census Director Pick With Latinx Statistician Rob Santos

If confirmed by the Senate, Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association, would be the bureau's first permanent director of color overseeing the national count and major surveys.

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Passenger In George Floyd's Car Testifies In Derek Chauvin Trial

Shawanda Hill said she was with George Floyd when an officer drew a gun outside the car. Floyd grabbed the wheel and said, "Please, please don't kill me, please, please don't shoot me," she recalled.

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Brooklyn Center Police Chief And Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Resign

The resignations of Kim Potter, who fired her gun at Wright, and Chief Tim Gannon come after the city council passed a resolution calling for them to be relieved of duty.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. On 'The Black Church' And His Own Bargain With Jesus

When he was 12, Gates made a bargain with Jesus in an attempt to save his mother's life. He talks about how that altered his own life, and his new book and PBS series, The Black Church.

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Biden Administration Says It Will Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan By Sept. 11

A senior administration official said that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that prompted America's involvement in its longest war.

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Pitcher Hope Trautwein Throws A Perfect Game Of All Strikeouts

The softball pitcher from the University of North Texas made NCAA Division I history on Sunday by throwing a perfect game in which she registered all 21 outs by strikeout.

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Biden's National Security Team Lists Leading Threats, With China At The Top

The intelligence community views four countries as posing the main security challenges over the next year: China, followed by Russia, Iran and North Korea.

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Protests Grow In Minnesota And Around U.S. Over Death of Daunte Wright

Police clashed with protesters for a second night in Brooklyn Center, Minn., as outrage spread across the U.S. over Wright's death at the hands of an officer who meant to use her Taser, officials say.

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'Enough Is Enough': Democrats Push For GOP Support On Asian American Hate Crimes Bill

The legislation would address the spike in hate crimes and violence targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Democrats need GOP votes to advance the bill in the Senate this week.

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