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Construction Crane Falls From Roof, Killing 4 In Seattle

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| A construction crane hit six cars, killing four people and injuring four others. Seattle has about 60 construction cranes operating in the city.

'Indiscriminate Strikes': Amnesty Criticizes U.S.-Led Coalition's Actions In Raqqa

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Amnesty International says the U.S.-led coalition offensive against ISIS in Raqqa used indiscriminate artillery force and killed nearly 10 times more civilians than the U.S. military has acknowledged.

Kansas Supreme Court Rules State Constitution Protects Right To Abortion

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The court said that the state's Bill of Rights "allows a woman to make her own decisions regarding her body ... decisions that can include whether to continue a pregnancy."

Here's Why Brexit Wasn't Followed By Frexit, Swexit Or Nexit

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After Britain voted in 2016 to leave the European Union, many feared other countries would follow and the EU might collapse. But Brexit's chaotic example has helped strengthen the EU's standing.

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Court Orders Administration To Identify Separated Migrant Children Within 6 Months

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The government lost track of thousands of kids it had separated from families trying to cross at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now the administration has six months to find them.

New Mexico County Declares Local Emergency Over Abandoned Border Patrol Checkpoints

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Six Border Patrol checkpoints in southern New Mexico and Texas are temporarily closed as agents were diverted to the border. Local officials worry illegal narcotics are flowing northward unchecked.

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Abuse By Boy Scout Leaders More Widespread Than Earlier Thought

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Newly revealed court testimony suggests the Boy Scouts of America had considerably more leaders involved in the sexual abuse of minors than previously thought.

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Hundreds Of People At 2 LA Universities Quarantined Due To Measles Exposure

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The University of California, Los Angeles, and California State University have told hundreds of students and staff to stay home for up to 48 hours unless they can prove they're immune or vaccinated.

Trump Administration Puts Offshore Drilling Plan On Hold After Setback In Court

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The Trump administration is delaying efforts to boost offshore oil and gas drilling in the wake of a recent court setback. The plans have been controversial, even in Republican-held states.