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The White House physician made public comments on Tuesday about President Trump's checkup at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Last week, the doctor said the president is in "excellent health."
Laurence Fink, CEO of the investment firm BlackRock, is telling other CEOs they need to do more than just deliver profits. In a letter published by The New York Times, Fink says companies must show how they are making positive contributions to society.
Over 655,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, where alleged ethnic cleansing is underway. Now, the two countries have agreed to a schedule for repatriation — but will the Rohingya actually return?
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Food service is fueled by high stress and late hours; it's easy to see how people in the industry can be susceptible to alcohol and drug abuse. Some who've been there are now offering help to others.
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Women began speaking in court on Tuesday about the devastating impact of abuse at the hands of sports doctor and admitted sexual assaulter Larry Nassar. The list of accusers is growing longer.
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"My brethren of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles laid hands upon my hands, ordained me, set me apart as president of the church. It was a sacred and humbling experience," Nelson said Tuesday.
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In past generations, committee chairs were masters of the agenda, ruling based on their seniority and longevity. They kept their grip on the gavels until they, or the Almighty, decided otherwise.
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An official investigation into Ballou High School and other high schools in the District of Columbia found that students received diplomas despite missing more than 30 days in at least one class.
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President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort may not face trial until the fall. The judge in his case says she's befuddled about some of his arguments in the case.
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A newer type of breast imaging costs more. It's not yet clear if the three-dimensional approach is more effective at catching cancers that will kill.
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The Danish inventor set out in his submarine with the Swedish journalist in August — but she never returned alive. On Tuesday, after months of shifting stories, he was charged with homicide.
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"North Korea appears to have launched a missile ... The government urges people to take shelter," Tuesday's false alert read. Hawaii sent out a similar message three days ago.
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The danger for the U.S. is that Trump's reported slurs make China an even more enticing partner for African nations, writes Somali-British journalist Ismail Einashe.
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Also: Pope Francis is in Chile, facing anger over clergy sex abuse cases; ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon will speak privately to a House committee; and gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies.
A supermarket in central Japan sold several packages of the fish containing potentially deadly parts. Officials have issued a warning to residents.
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A federally funded experimental program is partnering with a Latino grocery chain to reward people who use their food stamps to put more fresh produce on their tables.
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The sexual assault of a person with an intellectual disability is one of the most difficult crimes to prosecute, but some prosecutors are tackling the tricky cases.
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In 1970, the Edwin Hawkins singers won a Grammy for best soul gospel performance for "Oh Happy Day." It became an unexpected hit when a San Francisco disc jockey began playing the song.
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At least five churches have been vandalized since Friday ahead of Francis' visit, some with firebombs as anger persists years after a major sex-abuse scandal that many see as a coverup by the Vatican.
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Authorities said a daughter who managed to escape and dial 911 alerted police to the house of horrors in a Los Angeles suburb: 12 of her siblings, restrained in "dark and foul-smelling surroundings."
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