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    The 1918 flu hammered this Arizona mining town. Now a new scourge looms

    This southern Arizona town, once a tourist haven, is struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Mexico City was once the realm of the mammoth

    The giant pachyderms once roamed the Valley of Mexico.

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    Robert Mueller defends Russia probe — and points out Roger Stone remains a felon

    A day after President Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime confidante Roger Stone, former...

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    Column: In Peter Beinart's latest article, a liberal Jew rejects the two-state solution

    Once again, liberals are jolted by a rejection of the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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    The new Hong Kong: Disappearing books, illegal words and arrests over blank white paper

    Less than two weeks under a new national security law enacted by Beijing, Hong Kong residents...

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    Trump commutes prison sentence for Roger Stone

    President Trump has commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone, a longtime advisor and Republican operative...

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    CDC data reveal another racial disparity for COVID-19 victims — age at death

    COVID-19 claims the lives of Black and Latino Americans earlier than it does for whites. Nonwhite...

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    Amazon email on TikTok highlights app's security concerns and U.S.-China tech standoff

    TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is under pressure from lawmakers, who see a potential national...

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    Chief Justice Roberts, in full control, steers the Supreme Court to a surprising term

    Chief Justice Roberts sends a message that the Supreme Court is independent and not an ally...

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    World Health Organization acknowledges that coronavirus can linger in the air

    Under mounting pressure from scientists, the World Health Organization allowed that the coronavirus might float in...

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    Lush gardens. A waterfall. An airport built to awe in Singapore is quieted by COVID-19

    Coronavirus health and safety requirements could change the appeal of an airport that even locals visited...

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    At some U.S. universities, a time to rethink cops on campus

    Students and faculty across the U.S. are pushing for colleges to "defund the police," but goals...

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    COVID-19 death tolls now rising in key states after weeks of decline nationwide

    As caseloads rose, the Trump administration kept saying that death rates were falling. But in Arizona,...

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    COVID-19 and blood type: What's the link?

    Scientists are finding evidence that blood type may be a risk factor for COVID-19. In one...

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    Coronavirus clobbers Marshall Island communities in U.S.: Infections have 'skyrocketed'

    COVID-19 is disproportionately killing Marshallese immigrants in states such as Arkansas, Washington and Oregon, even as...

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    As COVID-19 patients fill beds, many hospitals choose not to cancel nonemergency surgeries

    Unlike earlier in the year, most hospitals are not proactively canceling elective surgeries, even in some...

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    He's Black, Republican and working to reelect Trump. It's not easy

    Immanuel Jarvis, GOP chair in Durham, N.C., sees President Trump as a friend of Black Americans...

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    Coronavirus, unemployment, uncertainty imperil Texas workers: 'It trickles down'

    As coronavirus spikes in Houston, refinery towns to the east that boomed before the pandemic now...

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    With a Senate majority in reach, Democratic candidates rake in massive donations

    Democratic Senate candidates in several key races announce huge fundraising totals that raise the party's hopes...

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    A nurse's plea: 'Please tell me my life is worth a LITTLE of your discomfort?'

    To healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, encountering people who indignantly refuse...

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    Odd bedfellows Trump and Mexican president talk trade as both face pressure at home

    President López Obrador uses his first official visit to talk trade with Trump. Can thornier issues...

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    Op-Ed: Mexico's president and Trump have this in common: They both trample human rights

    Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Donald Trump, who meet face to face for the first...

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    He called the coronavirus 'a little flu.' Now Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has COVID-19

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has long downplayed the coronavirus, says he has COVID-19. More than...

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    Coronavirus crisis disrupts treatment for another epidemic: Addiction

    Drug rehabs across the U.S. have experienced coronavirus flare-ups or COVID-19-related financial problems, forcing them to...

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    Police detain prominent law professor and government critic as China's crackdown continues

    Law professor Xu Zhangrun had already been suspended from teaching and put under house arrest after...

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    Mississippi students voted to move a Civil War statue. Now they fear a Confederate shrine

    After calling for the relocation of a Confederate statue at the University of Mississippi, students are...

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    López Obrador heading to Washington to meet Trump amid controversy

    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's first foreign trip stirs controversy on both sides of the...

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    Trump's views — bleak about the U.S., rosy about coronavirus — put Republicans on the spot

    GOP lawmakers, Trump surrogates tread carefully on president's inflammatory remarks over the Fourth of July weekend,...

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    The dark side of the South's Mexican combo-plate dream

    Gregorio Leon drove to the outskirts of Lexington, S.C., the night of Feb. 14, 2016, with...

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    Scientists say WHO ignores the risk that coronavirus floats in air as aerosol

    More than 200 researchers worldwide sign an open letter saying current guidance ignores evidence that the...

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    Texas waited to require masks, close beaches ahead of Fourth of July as coronavirus spiked

    Texas became a national coronavirus hot spot this week but didn't close popular beaches like Galveston...

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    Earthquake: Magnitude 4.1 quake shakes Hawaii's Big Island

    A magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon at 5:18 p.m. Pacific time 15 miles from...

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    The July 4 speeches that helped define what America is — or what it should be

    July 4 speeches — by Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, John F. Kennedy — are reminders...

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    Convictions of violent cops who kill Black people prove elusive. Dallas is becoming an exception

    Nationwide, police officers who kill unarmed Black people often are not charged, but Dallas County appears...

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    Where's the beef? Lebanon's currency crash puts desperation on the menu

    The Lebanese are used to eating plenty of meat, but the country's economic woes have made...

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    Op-Ed: Why abortion rights are still at risk

    If Chief Justice John Roberts can find a way to maintain the court's reputation and eliminate...

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    Coronavirus spikes in Texas: This hospital has quadrupled capacity yet is almost full

    This Houston hospital tried to prepare for the second wave of COVID-19, but was already 80%...

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    The killing of 26 people at a drug rehab center in Mexico thought to be part of a gang war

    Authorities suspect the assault was part of a fierce turf battle that has transformed industrial Guanajuato...

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    It's not just coronavirus: America repeatedly fails at public health

    Why has the U.S. done so much worse than Europe in controlling the coronavirus? Preferring medical...

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    As coronavirus cases soar, Trump continues cheerleading for reopening the economy

    Hospitals in Texas and Arizona are straining, and caseloads are soaring nationwide, but Trump continues to...

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    TikTok made stars out of these villagers in India. Then it was banned

    The Chinese video-sharing app is booted from its biggest foreign market as India retaliates for a...

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    Trump makes it harder for red state politicians to battle the coronavirus

    With COVID-19 cases rising in red states, Republican officials are caught between taking a hard line...

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    The coronavirus has changed since it left Wuhan. Is it more infectious?

    A newer strain of the coronavirus has a mutation that might make it more infectious, a...

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    George Floyd's death inspires an unlikely movement in Indonesia: Papuan Lives Matter

    A court's surprisingly light sentences for seven Papuan activists highlights how far the Black Lives Matter...

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    How secret deals could keep a COVID-19 drug out of reach for millions

    Activists say Gilead Sciences has signed agreements that could prevent the antiviral drug remdesivir from reaching...

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    As Congress leaves town, hopes for police reforms fade

    As the House and Senate prepare to leave Washington for a two-week break, action on national...

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    Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

    On the anniversary of the former British colony's handover to Chinese rule, thousands defied tear gas...

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    U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it

    The DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is...

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    COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. may be 28% higher than official count, study estimates

    Researchers calculate that there were 122,300 more deaths in the U.S. in March, April and May...

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    Emeritus Pope Benedict's elder brother, the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, dies at 96

    Ratzinger was renown in his own right as a director of an acclaimed German boys' choir.