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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.

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.

5 Years After Flint's Crisis Began, Is The Water Safe?

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"In some ways we're better," says activist Melissa Mays. "In other ways, we're forever poisoned, damaged, traumatized ... that's not gonna ever be better."

Kim Jong Un Willing To Denuclearize If Given Security Guarantees, Putin Says

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The two leaders met Thursday to discuss denuclearization and sanctions. No major agreements came out of the summit, but the two leaders said they were satisfied with the talks.

Visas Are The Newest Weapon In U.S.-China Rivalry

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This year, the U.S. canceled visas for prominent Chinese scholars with government links and has delayed visas to hundreds of Chinese students. Meanwhile, U.S. academics fail to receive visas to China.

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Majority Of Americans Say Drug Companies Should Be Held Responsible For Opioid Crisis

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According to a new NPR/Ipsos opioid poll, 71% of Americans surveyed also say the government should do more to curb the epidemic.

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Global Effort Begins To Stop Social Media From Spreading Terrorism

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her country and France will lead a meeting with world leaders next month. Social media is now a "centerpiece" for terrorist outreach, an expert says.

Blasting Trump's 'Unacceptable Behavior,' Iowa Lawmaker Leaves GOP After 40+ Years

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Kansas state Rep. Andy McKean says that the Republican Party has changed and that he no longer wants to be a member. He was first elected to the legislature in 1978.