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The book's author is grateful that pressure on corrections officials persuaded them to rethink the ban, but it did not end his concerns over access to books among prisoners across the country.
June 21, 2019
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Naturally, transporting the whales — each about 13 feet long — was a huge logistical headache. Trainers have been preparing the belugas for the journey and for their new life in open water.
June 20, 2019
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In an interview with NPR, Majid Takht Ravanchi also denied responsibility for the attack on two tankers last week and steadfastly maintained that Iran is not interested in war.
June 20, 2019
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A mega-church says it needs its own police for security. Critics say the law will grant state authority to church officials and is unconstitutional, violating the separation of church and state.
June 20, 2019
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A top mine safety regulator testified before Congress that no new regulations are needed to protect workers from deadly silica dust, despite an epidemic of advanced black lung disease.
June 20, 2019
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This year women who graduated from college will likely make up a majority of adults with degrees in the U.S. labor force. The increase could signal greater earning potential for women in the future.
June 20, 2019
With support from a handful of Republicans, the Senate voted Thursday to halt billions of dollars worth of arms sales, paving the way for a veto battle.
June 20, 2019
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During a 2017 Senate race, multiple women accused the former Alabama chief justice of sexual misconduct when they were teens. Democrat Doug Jones won, so President Trump urged Moore not to run again.
June 20, 2019
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Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Corey Scott stunned prosecutors as he described a previously unheard version of events, saying he asphyxiated the teenage Islamic fighter as an act of mercy.
June 20, 2019
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The two countries are marking the 70th anniversary of their establishment of diplomatic relations. But some experts believe Xi Jinping's trip has another purpose.
June 20, 2019
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Scientists used "lost" wallets to test whether people are more likely to be dishonest when they might profit. The results were puzzling — so they put more money in the wallets.
June 20, 2019
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First he vanished after sending his wife a knife emoji. Then Chinese officials announced Meng Hongwei had been detained on bribery charges. Now, state-run media says he's admitted guilt.
June 20, 2019
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The official anthem of the capital city, "En Mi Viejo San Juan" also serves as a nostalgic lament, evoking memories of the island for the many forced to leave it behind.
June 20, 2019
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As more states legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, veterinarians are treating more intoxicated dogs who've gotten into THC edibles, discarded joints or drug-laced feces.
June 20, 2019
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Many rural people live too far from a doctor to visit one regularly. In Wyoming, volunteers offer health skills trainings to help patients stay on top of chronic conditions.
June 20, 2019

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