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US says North Korea 'directly responsible' for 'WannaCry' ransomware attack

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| In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert writes that after careful investigation, the U.S. is sure that Pyongyang carried out the attack in May.

Amtrak train derails on overpass in Washington state, killing 3

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The high-speed train was carrying 77 passengers and seven crew members when it derailed in Washington state. The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the incident and has sent a team to the site.

US judge steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct

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Alex Kozinkski, a prominent U.S. appeals court judge, announced his retirement Monday days after women alleged he subjected them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments.

On a bad date? These apps could help you stay safe

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Safety apps are designed to help women ease out of a dating situation that seems uncomfortable or dangerous. But experts say it's also important to help friends in real life.

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After interviewing 122 rapists, there's still one question: Why?

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Shattered by the rape and death of a woman in Delhi, a psychology student in wanted to know why they did it — and if they felt remorse.

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock posts online confessional of sexual misconduct

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Spurlock, who made the 2004 Oscar-nominated Super Size Me, detailed an encounter in college that the woman viewed as rape and a sexual harassment settlement he concluded with a former employee.

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

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After waiving fees 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in 2017, the National Park Service announced Tuesday that it will have four no-cost days next year.

DOT suspends proposed rule that would force airlines to show baggage fee at booking

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Late last week the Department of Transportation announced it would withdraw proposed measures that would require airlines to show the full cost of booking, including baggage, at ticket purchase.

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

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The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition.