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7 Arrested In Protests Over Confederate Statue At UNC Chapel Hill

Groups supporting and opposing the presence of a statue of a Confederate soldier gathered again on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Whatever Happened To ... The Car Mechanic Who Invented A Device To Pop Out A Baby?

Jorge Odon became a world celebrity — and the subject of a 'Jeopardy' question even — with his invention. But it hasn't made it to market yet. What's the timeline?

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200 Nicaraguans Claim Asylum Daily In Costa Rica, Fleeing Violent Unrest

For over four months, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has responded forcefully to nationwide protests. As many as 23,000 are seeking refuge next door.

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So Far, More Heat Waves Do Not Mean More Heat Deaths

The spread of air conditioning may have kept some people from dying in this summer's extreme heat. But studies project more heat-related illnesses as the climate warms.

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McCain Made Campaign Finance Reform A Years-Long Mission

"The people whom I serve believe that the means by which I came to office corrupt me. That shames me," the senator said in 1999

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Stop Sending Money on Venmo. There Are Better Alternatives

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 07:00
We're increasingly wary of sharing too much on social media. So why are we still doing it on Venmo?
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China Built the World’s Largest Telescope. Then Came the Tourists

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 07:00
Thousands of people moved to let China build and protect the world’s largest telescope. And then the government drew in orders of magnitude more tourists, potentially undercutting its own science in an attempt to promote it.
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'Patriot,' 'Hero,' 'American Original': Politicians Remember John McCain

Colleagues abandoned their partisanship to offer sympathies for the late Arizona Republican senator and celebrate his legacy. John McCain died on Saturday at age 81.

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Judge Invalidates Key Parts Of Trump's Executive Orders On Unions

A ruling by a federal judge late Friday was seen as a victory for public-sector unions.

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From A POW Prison, John McCain Emerged A 'Maverick'

McCain was shot down during the Vietnam War and was held captive and tortured for years. The ordeal helped fuel his political career.

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Sen. John McCain, Former Presidential Nominee And Prisoner Of War, Dies At 81

The two-time presidential candidate served for 30 years in the U.S. Senate and was a Washington institution known as a political maverick. He had an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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