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Oman has emerged as a quiet facilitator of dialogue, including between Iran and the U.S. "We always keep a focus not on the negative, but on the positive," says Oman's incoming U.N. ambassador.
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The new tax could bring in some $200 million that would be used to support modes of travel that pollute less — such as trains.
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The judges upheld a lower court decision that found Trump used the platform for official purposes, which precludes him from banning users because they disagree with his views.
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President Trump said Alexander Acosta has done a good job leading the Labor Department, but will look into his involvement in a decade-old plea agreement with the financier accused of sex trafficking.
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The blue-green algae "can cause rashes, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting," the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says.
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Billionaire Richard Branson is partnering with a group of investors to take his space tourism company public. The stock market debut is expected later this year.
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An emblem of the hippie era in America, the car was marketed in the U.S. as adorably uncool. Volkswagen sold the bug with cheeky slogans like "It's ugly, but it gets you there."
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Mother Jones journalist Ari Berman says recent Supreme Court decisions on redistricting and the 2020 census citizenship question will help determine which party is in power in the next decade.
Plastic waste litters cities, oceans and even the air. Largely overlooked is how making plastic affects the environment. Plastic is a big contributor to global warming. So are its alternatives.
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Jeff Guinn weaves in a portrait of America's burgeoning love affair with the automobile. But his book rests heavy on the men's positive attributes, while shying away from their "unfortunate flaws."
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The National Museum of American History said it has a long commitment to documenting "history as it unfolds." It reached out to pediatricians who shared images made by children after their release.
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The baseball commissioner's charming, informative memoir is about the best you can hope to read from a powerful professional sports insider — even if Selig is too defensive on steroids.
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"In business and in life, Ross was a man of integrity and action," his family said in a statement. Perot, who had battled leukemia, died Tuesday at his home in Dallas.
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Some borrowers default on their student loans at much higher rates than others — and they're not the borrowers with the highest debt.
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The songs tell women they are "more than a mother" — then promote the pharmaceutical company's fertility treatment programs. But the music videos raise some concerns.
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A century ago, debate over immigration and urban-rural power stalled congressional action on the results of the census. The tensions that mattered then still persist a century later.
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The billionaire hedge fund manager, who has focused on impeaching the president, launched his presidential bid — with no mention of impeachment.
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Vigilance and heat are currently your best weapons against bedbugs, exterminators say. But scientists are working on a way to give the bugs the hook with a strategy inspired by a Balkan folk remedy.
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The backlash to the bill has prompted the most serious challenge to the Beijing-controlled government of Hong Kong since the former British colony was returned to China in 1997.
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Club music is often grounded in bass and rhythm, but electronic and dance songs that feature wind instruments explore innovation as well as connections with histories of jazz and indigenous music.
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