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Americans Agree On Some Gun Restrictions, Pew Survey Finds

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:03:22 -0400

Americans' relationship with guns is complicated and often contentious. But they do agree on restricting sales to people with mental illness or on watch lists.

Church Of England 'Colluded And Concealed' Bishop's Sex Abuse, Leader Says

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:26:00 -0400

The archbishop of Canterbury offered "an unreserved apology" for how the church handled a bishop's crimes against young men. The apology followed the release of a "harrowing" report on the incidents.

Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:25:00 -0400

The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.

Senate GOP Reveals Health Care Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:07:00 -0400

Senate Republicans have released their health care bill. They are hoping to have a vote before the July Fourth recess.

Forget Freud: Dreams Replay Our Everyday Lives

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:05:00 -0400

Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.

China's Doggy Debate: Dog Meat Lovers Vs. Dog Lovers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:29:00 -0400

The country's changing attitudes toward pets are highlighted by the annual dog meat festival in Yulin City. The government issues a ban on dog meat sale, then promptly reversed it.

Humanitarian Aid Is 'Broken,' Says Former U.N. Official

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:25:00 -0400

The way we offer assistance to people fleeing conflict no longer works, says Paul Spiegel, a former director of program management at the U.N. refugee agency. He has a few ideas about how to fix it.

Census Finds A More Diverse America, As Whites Lag Growth

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:25:00 -0400

Asian and mixed-race people are the two fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Non-Hispanic whites are the only group to see deaths outpace births.

Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:39:00 -0400

The "ban the box" movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record.

Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Not Deport Detained Iraqi Christians

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:27:00 -0400

Many of the nearly 200 Iraqis currently under detention are from the minority Chaldean Christian community, which faces severe persecution in Iraq.

Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:23 -0400

Thanks to globalization and climate change, the pest has spread to 60 countries, attacking coconut, date and oil palm plantations, and costing millions of dollars in damages.

Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:25:00 -0400

States on the Gulf Coast are being hit with severe weather and floods as Tropical Storm Cindy moved inland Thursday morning in Louisiana.

Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Hundreds of rural hospitals are on the brink of closing. The House Republican health plan drastically reduces one of their key sources of funding and the Senate bill is expected to do the same.

Rural South Korean County Prepares For Role As 2018 Winter Olympics Host

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:56:00 -0400

Only a handful of tourists come to PyeongChang, usually to hike green hills dotted with Buddhist temples or visit a small nearby ski station. All that is about to change.

How Facebook Uses Technology To Block Terrorist-Related Content

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:55:00 -0400

Social media firms are under pressure to block extremist activity on their sites. Facebook is hiring thousands more people to review content, but artificial intelligence also plays a role.