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Can you lose a language you never knew?

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| Each year, fewer Latinos in the U.S. speak Spanish. But the language is still a fundamental marker of their identity.

Female firefighter to lead Forest Service amid sexual misconduct scandal


Vickie Christensen was appointed interim chief of the 35,000-employee agency late Thursday. She has been with the Forest Service for seven years and became a deputy chief in 2016.

7 gutsy women to know on International Women's Day


From a sex trafficking activist who sued her captors to a war refugee who became a biochemistry professor, these women inspire us every day.

US Forest Service chief resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations


Tony Tooke has stepped down days after a report alleged that the Agriculture Department was a hotbed of sexual harassment and even assault.

US Holocaust museum rescinds human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi


The Nobel laureate's handling of the Rohingya Muslim crisis in Myanmar led to the museum's decision.

In possible breakthrough, North Korea offers talks on denuclearization


South Korean officials returning from a two-day visit to Pyongyang say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss giving up his nuclear weapons with the U.S.

As DACA deadline passes, advocates urge Trump to ‘fix what you broke'


DACA would have ended Monday, but courts have blocked President Trump from phasing out the program that protects childhood arrivals. "It's been quite a roller coaster ride of anxiety," says one advocate.

Germany's Angela Merkel gets fourth term


Two-thirds of voters from the center-left Social Democrats endorsed a new coalition government with the center-right Christian Democrats.

Man shoots himself outside White House


The Secret Service says a man shot himself to death along the north fence. There were no other reported injuries.