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Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some…

Alabama will require 'chemical castration' of some molesters, but law prompts legal, medical concerns

LAPD investigates officer's actions in Costco…

The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer shooting and killing a man who authorities say attacked him inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store.

Record number of African migrants coming to…

Undaunted by a journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic privation and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the United States in unprecedented numbers

Boeing CEO concedes 'mistake' with planes in 2…

The CEO of Boeing says the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in 737 Max jets before two deadly crashes of the top-selling plane

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Texas pastor who backed bill criminalizing abortion arrested

A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse

Protests reawaken homosexuality fears

Llanelli MP Nia Griffiths says there is a "strong case" for sex and relationship education to be compulsory.

Escrow tops NHL players' list of concerns ahead…

Vast majority of NHL Players' Association representatives name escrow as biggest issue in upcoming collective bargaining talks

Father dies trying to rescue his toddler from Minnesota lake

Authorities say a father died while trying to save his 3-year-old child who fell from a bridge into a northwestern Minnesota lake

2020 race brings free college back to the…

The free college movement is back on the national stage as a rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House

Hundreds gather to protest Florida detention center for kids

Hundreds of protesters are gathering in South Florida to protest outside a facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children

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Reuters: UN Secretary General Urges The EU To…

In a letter, the UN Secretary General says ​an EU announcement “aiming for a target of 55% reduction in emissions would send a powerful message.”

South America blackout leaves tens of millions…

A massive blackout left more tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay Sunday morning after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid

Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid…

Torrential rain this spring prevented most Midwest farmers from planting their crops but while the federal government provides help to growers of corn and soybeans, those who grow specialty crops are largely on their own

Detective-Pastor: We Must Arrest, Kill All Gay…

The pastor of a small Baptist church in Tennessee delivered a sermon earlier this month that likely would have made headlines under any circumstances. Grayson Fritts told his congregation that police should arrest gay people ("freaks" and "animals") so they can be tried and executed, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel...

US maple syrup production up despite shorter…

U.S. production of maple syrup increased slightly this year, even though the season was shorter than last year's

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil

Texas governor OKs budget with $1M gun storage safety effort

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a spending bill that includes a $1 million public safety campaign for firearm storage

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How to stop the world's deadly viruses escaping

The Pirbright Institute in Surrey studies some of the world's most deadly viruses such as African Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth.