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Animated History: The Evolution Of Parenting

1 hour 8 min ago

A new theory claims that shared child care and food were the original secrets of our species' success.

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Mother And Son Reunite At Airport; U.S. Had Split Them Because Of Migrant Status

1 hour 33 min ago

"I started crying when I saw him, because he is the only child I have," Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia said after meeting her son at the Baltimore-Washington International airport.

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In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone

2 hours 4 min ago

The Supreme Court ruled police do need a search warrant to obtain cellphone location information routinely collected by wireless providers.

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What To Know About Turkey's Elections

2 hours 22 min ago

On Sunday, voters will elect a president and parliament in snap elections called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has amassed broad powers over the years. Here's a look at what's at stake.

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'Roseanne' Minus Roseanne: ABC Picks Up 'The Conners'

2 hours 43 min ago

ABC was widely praised for giving up a highly rated show on principle when it canceled its Roseanne reboot. It turns out it wasn't quite that simple.

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Emails Raise Questions About Interior Secretary Zinke's Link With Oil Executive

2 hours 45 min ago

Congressional Democrats and a public watchdog group are calling for an ethics investigation into the secretary over a land deal between the Zinke family and oil and gas company Halliburton.

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Laws That Criminalize Spread Of Infectious Diseases Can Increase Their Stigma

2 hours 52 min ago

About a dozen states have added hepatitis C to the list of medical conditions for which people can face criminal prosecution if they knowingly engage in activities that could spread the disease.

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EU Tariffs Take Effect, Retaliating For Trump's Taxes On Imported Steel And Aluminum

4 hours 5 min ago

More than $3 billion worth of U.S. goods — from bourbon and peanut butter to Harley Davidson motorcycles — are now under a 25 percent tariff in Europe.

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Watch: ProPublica Speaks With Family, Detained Girl From Audio Recording

6 hours 25 min ago

In a video, a reporter meets the aunt of a 6-year-old Salvadoran girl who was separated from her mom after crossing into the U.S. The girl was heard in an audio recording released this week.

Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?

6 hours 38 min ago

The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this year kicked off a national debate over how to reduce school violence: through tighter security and tougher discipline ... or more help for troubled students?

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Trump's Migrant Family Policy Now Moves To The Courts

12 hours 44 min ago

At issue: How should cases proceed and what should happen to the more than 2,000 immigrant minors already detained in light of the president's executive order?

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Keystone Virus Makes Jump From Mosquitoes To Human For First Time

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 23:42

The first known human case of the virus was identified in a Florida teen after a year of tests. Known symptoms include fever and a severe rash, but it's unclear if it causes brain inflammation.

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This Jacket Caused A Racket: What, Exactly, Does Melania Trump Not Care About?

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:27

The first lady's wardrobe choice during a trip to visit detained migrant children raises eyebrows and generates theories about whom the message was meant for.

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Mars Dust Storm Now 'Planet-Encircling,' Dimming Hopes For NASA Rover

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 19:23

As the dust storm grows and the solar-paneled Opportunity remains asleep, the younger Curiosity rover has been able to power through.

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El Paso Sheriff Bars Deputies From Working At Facility Holding Child Migrants

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:49

"We don't support the current administration's position of separating children simply to discourage illegal immigration," Sheriff Richard Wiles said in explaining his decision.

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Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer-Winning Columnist, Dies Of Cancer

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:42

Krauthammer, who was a columnist for the Washington Post and a commentator for Fox News, wrote earlier this month that he had "no regrets." He was 68.

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House Passes Farm Bill With Controversial Work Requirements

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:39

The House of Representatives passed its version of the farm bill Thursday afternoon with strict work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Program, known as SNAP.

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Military Asked To Provide 20,000 Beds For Detained Immigrant Children

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:03

The bed space has been requested starting in July and running through the end of the year. Officials tell NPR that four bases are expected to provide space.

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A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:34

Maya kids do better on tests measuring attention, researchers say it's because these kids have something that many American kids have lost.

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ICE Temporarily Closes Portland Office Amid Tumult Of Protests Across U.S.

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:59

"Security concerns" persuaded Immigration and Customs Enforcement to shutter its office there for at least two days. But the Oregon city isn't the only place feeling unrest over immigration policy.

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