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As Saudi Arabia Builds A Nuclear Reactor, Some Worry About Its Motives

/Planet Labs Inc
| Saudi Arabia is building a small civilian nuclear reactor, the nation's first. Nuclear power is an important part of its energy plans. Arms control experts ask if its intention is entirely peaceful.

Business Leaders Oppose 'License To Discriminate' Against LGBT Texans


Texas legislators are considering a bill that would allow professionals to deny service to people based on religious beliefs. Critics say the law would sanction discrimination against LGBT Texans.


Boeing Knew About 737 Max Sensor Problem Before Plane Crash In Indonesia


Engineers at the company discovered a problem with a key safety indicator light within months of the first deliveries of 737 Max. But it didn't inform airlines or regulators for another year.

Federal Court Throws Out Ohio's Congressional Map


The court says the state's map is an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander" and must be redrawn by the 2020 election.

2020 Census To Be Hand-Delivered In Disaster Recovery Areas


The Census Bureau is planning to send workers to personally visit every household in Paradise, Calif.; Mexico Beach, Fla.; and Puerto Rico, which are still recovering from wildfire and hurricanes.

Troops have installed miles of concertina wire at the U.S./Mexico border, and more may be coming


President Trump is considering sending a new round of troops to the southern border. The military withdrew some service members from the border in December, after they laid miles of concertina wire – large steel coils with razor-sharp teeth.

The Army has a message for soldiers: Even where marijuana is legal, don't use it


As more states legalize recreational marijuana, there's at least one place where the rules haven't changed: the military. Active service members are strictly forbidden to use marijuana, whether it's recreational or medicinal.

Army Soldier Falls Into Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano After Straining For Better View


A soldier visiting the active volcano on the Big Island wanted a better view, so he hopped a guard rail and fell in. Airlifted out of the crater, he is in stable condition.

1 Child Dead, 3 People Missing After Migrant Raft Overturns In Rio Grande


U.S. border officials say human smugglers put migrants in harm's way by launching rafts into the river's cold, fast-moving waters.