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Why Your Local Weather Forecast Is Going To Get Better

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| "Virtually any aspect of the weather forecast — whether it is temperature, or precipitation — will see overall improvement with this upgrade," a National Weather Service scientist said.

For Troops At The Border, Encounters With Migrants Are Rare


During the eight months they've been deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border, military personnel have had little direct contact with the people at the center of the mission.

As Legal Battle Persists, Census Citizenship Question Is Put To The Test


Close to a half million households in most of the U.S. are receiving letters for a last-minute experiment gauging how adding a citizenship question could affect how people respond to the 2020 census.

House Judiciary Committee Approves Funds For Sept. 11 First Responders


The measure is expected to pass the full House. The fund established to compensate sick and dying Sept. 11 first responders is nearing depletion with about 19,000 unpaid claims to address.

Citizenship Question Lawsuit Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court To Delay Ruling


In a last-minute request, plaintiffs' attorneys led by the ACLU are asking the justices to wait to rule on the census question in light of documents that show an alleged Trump administration cover-up.

FBI Probing Why Some U.S. Tourists Have Died Mysteriously In The Dominican Republic


There are similarities in the rash of deaths. Most are described as happening suddenly, and several after an alcoholic drink.

Sara Netanyahu Agrees To Pay $15,000 Over $100,000 Catering Scandal


The wife of Israel's prime minister will pay the money as part of a plea deal. She was accused of ordering meals from fancy restaurants on the public's dime for years even though she had a cook.

Judge Temporarily Protects Abortion Access At Missouri Clinic


A state judge's ruling on Monday will allow Missouri's only clinic that performs abortions to remain open for at least 10 more days.

Trump Wants To Limit Aid For Low-Income Americans. A Look At His Proposals


Low-income Americans who take advantage of government safety net programs could be affected by a number of proposed rules and actions in areas such as housing, food aid, overtime and immigration.