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African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks and whites is shrinking.
A 1982 law empowers the secretary of defense to redirect military construction funds during a presidentially declared national emergency.
The case is the last high-profile legal action arising from the violent and chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
What started off as a strong holiday shopping season ended with a whimper, as December retail sales posted the sharpest drop in nine years. That could mean GDP growth will miss the president's target.
The suspect is a high-ranking officer in Russia's military intelligence agency, Bellingcat says. The group accuses the Russian government of expunging documents to conceal the man's identity.
An internal memo says the embassy has grown to an "extraordinary footprint" and it is time to "ensure our Embassy is right-sized for the long-term."
The DNC plans to host 12 sanctioned debates during the 2020 primary cycle. The first one will be in June on back-to-back weekday nights. The format changes follow criticism from the 2016 campaign.
WHO acted in reaction to a Chinese scientist's announcement in 2018 that he had created the world's first gene-edited babies, a step that highlighted the need for uniform gene-editing guidelines.
The parliament overwhelmingly approved the changes, which require a referendum to enter into force. Human rights groups are expressing alarm, saying they "sanction lifelong presidency."
The department's own inspector general says student loan companies aren't following the rules, and that the government isn't doing enough to hold them accountable.
An anonymous survey found 747 students suffered unwanted sexual contact in the last school year at the Army, Navy and Air Force academies. That's up nearly 50 percent from a survey two years earlier.
"This agreement is a win, plain and simple: for our students; for our educators; and for our communities," said Denver Classroom Teachers Association President Henry Roman.
The man printed the gun after a background check stopped him from purchasing a firearm legally. His sentencing comes as lawmakers around the country are trying to expand background check requirements.
LaRouche was connected to bizarre conspiracy theories and ran for president eight times between 1976 and 2004.
Satellite images show the amount of green vegetation on Earth increasing, despite deforestation. But some of the added greenery has a down side.
We take for granted every day that the buildings we work in are safe. But how do you know? What are they made out of? When were they built? Have they ever been retrofitted? In episode 6, we investigate two office buildings in downtown L.A.
The heavy downpour is expected to keep up through the afternoon and rain rates could reach about a half-inch per hour.
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Members of the West Hollywood city council on Tuesday called for John Duran to resign as mayor.
Police unions & civil liberties groups spar over application of CA law allowing easier access to investigative records of officer-involved shootings| February 14 2019, 9:57 AM
Despite its reputation as a liberal, progressive state, California has long held some of the strictest laws in the country regarding public access to internal police records.
FBI overreach? Andrew McCabe says FBI / DoJ considered reaching out to Cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment| February 14 2019, 9:54 AM
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview aired Thursday that he worried that investigations into President Donald Trump's ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice would be shut down after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments.
Hyper-conscientious and over-prepared: do the same traits that make girls good at school undermine them at work?| February 14 2019, 9:48 AM
It’s been well-reported than girls outperform boys when it comes to grades, but why doesn’t that academic rigor seem to correlate with success in the workplace?
So much for HQ2 in New York. Amid protests, Amazon drops plan to open up second headquarters in Queens| February 14 2019, 9:47 AM
Amazon will not be building a new headquarters in New York, a stunning reversal after a yearlong search.