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Housing Department Slaps Facebook With Discrimination Charge

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| The Department of Housing and Urban Development says Facebook allowed advertisers to use their platform to unlawfully discriminate by restricting which users can see housing ads.

Air Force Needs Almost $5 Billion To Recover Bases From Hurricane, Flood Damage

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Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida's Panhandle was hit by Hurricane Michael in October. Then Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska was inundated by flooding this month.

Why Pedestrian Deaths Are At A 30-Year High

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"It's great advice to tell people to use a crosswalk, but that's not very useful if the crosswalk doesn't exist," says Tom Ellington of the Pedestrian Safety Review Board in Macon, Ga.

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Migrants In Maltese Custody After They Hijack Ship That Rescued Them

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More than 100 migrants were picked up from a sinking boat in the Mediterranean. When they realized the ship was returning to Libya, they commandeered the vessel and demanded to be taken to Europe.

Jury Awards $80 Million In Damages In Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Trial

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The verdict represents the second time a jury has decided in favor of a multimillion-dollar damage award after concluding that Roundup caused cancer.

Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty To Abducting Jayme Closs And Killing Her Parents

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Jake Thomas Patterson faces the possibility of life in prison for intentional homicide. He said he wanted to spare Jayme and her relatives from worrying about a trial.

Immigration System At The 'Breaking Point,' Homeland Security Official Warns

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A flood of migrant families and children arriving at the southern border is straining the U.S. immigration system. Authorities say daily apprehensions are at the highest levels in over a decade.

N.Y. Suburb Declares Measles Emergency, Bars Unvaccinated Minors From Public Places

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Rockland County declared a state of emergency after more than 150 people contracted the virus in recent months.

Hong Kong Refugee Who Sheltered Snowden Granted Asylum In Canada

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Vanessa Rodel and her daughter, Keana, arrived in Montreal on Tuesday after years of living in legal limbo. They and other refugees helped NSA leaker Edward Snowden after he fled the U.S.