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There are a lot of unanswered questions, like whether Kurdish forces are actually withdrawing from the border. The Pentagon says U.S. ground forces won't be involved in enforcing a "safe zone."
Oct. 18, 2019
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It's the most serious militant attack against civilians in weeks. And it continues an alarming trend of rising casualties among the public in Afghanistan.
Oct. 18, 2019
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Black scientists more often seek grants for community health studies, but molecular-level research proposals win more funding. More diversity throughout the process could help close the gap, says NIH.
Oct. 18, 2019
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is the scene of the world's second deadliest Ebola outbreak. But in the city of Goma, some 250 miles from the hot zone, residents have other concerns.
Oct. 18, 2019
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The word "gung-ho" used to mean "industrial cooperative." So, how did it come to describe that overeager middle-schooler taking high school math? On today's edition of Word Watch, we explore.
Oct. 18, 2019
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"I Feel for You" was a smash for Chaka Khan in 1984. Five years earlier, it existed only as a solo demo by a 20-year-old Prince.
Oct. 18, 2019
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Since Reconstruction, Virginia has elected only two African American Republicans to the legislature. This year, two young black men running against Democrats might change that.
Oct. 18, 2019
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Security forces came under attack and were forced to withdraw after they sought to arrest Ovidio Guzmán López, who is thought to have been running the Sinaloa cartel since his father's arrest in 2014.
Oct. 18, 2019
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Although new pieces of the puzzle are added all the time, some of the biggest questions about the Ukraine pressure campaign — and what Congress may do about it — aren't yet resolved.
Oct. 18, 2019
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As the Trump administration calls for expanding access to Medicare Advantage, a federal whistleblower lawsuit accuses a large Medicare Advantage plan of bilking Medicare out of $8 million.
Oct. 18, 2019
Walgreens is testing out delivery from store to door by drone in Virginia, and UPS won approval to expand air delivery of medical supplies.
Oct. 18, 2019
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In a speech blending humor with a serious message, the former secretary of defense also quoted a warning by Lincoln against a leader "unfettered by conscience, precedent or decency."
Oct. 17, 2019
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The city expects to reduce its jail population by more than half by 2026 and plans to relocate prisoners in four smaller jails spread across the city.
Oct. 17, 2019
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Flavored e-cigarettes have hooked millions of teens to nicotine. Now, Juul says it will suspend sales of many flavors. Some call the move too little, too late.
Oct. 17, 2019
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It looks like a big breakthrough in Britain's long process to leave the European Union, but the saga doesn't end here.
Oct. 17, 2019

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