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Jan 23, 2020
Saying "birth tourism poses risks to national security," the State Department tells consular officials to deny a visa if they believe a potential visitor has the "primary purpose" of giving birth.
Jan 23, 2020
Vladimir Munk left Auschwitz 75 years ago after the concentration camp was liberated by Soviet soldiers. Now, for the first time, he's going back to a place he calls a burial ground for his family.
Jan 23, 2020
As most students at the school are leaving, a second wave trickles in. They're part of a public school experiment: evening classes. The flex students are on the same track as their daytime peers.
Jan 23, 2020
This week, Utah became the 19th state to ban so-called "conversion therapy," a widely discredited practice that aims to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
Jan 22, 2020
The rapper's unexpected death at Midway International Airport was caused by an overdose of opioids, according to the medical examiner.
Jan 22, 2020
"Workers' performance and workers' dedication to the company were secondary. Now, they'll be moved more to the forefront," state Sen. Joe Cryan, a co-sponsor of the bill, said.
Jan 22, 2020
The rail carrier Amtrak says passengers who use wheelchairs will no longer have to pay for the added cost of accommodating them.
Jan 22, 2020
A host of medical experts has rejected the practice — aimed at changing a patient's sexual orientation — as "futile and destructive." In Utah, the ban took effect with a regulatory change Tuesday.
Jan 22, 2020
One of the psychologists who designed the CIA's torture program appeared at war court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday. He testified about an inmate who was waterboarded more than 80 times.
Jan 22, 2020
"Verified the iguana warning," the National Weather Service office in Miami says. There are also reports that, much like in 2018, some people see the cold-stunned lizards as free meat.
Jan 22, 2020
This week, five U.S. airports will be screening passengers from flights originating in China for the new coronavirus. In San Francisco, people say they are cautious but not worried.
Jan 22, 2020
The impeachment trial could be a political test for some senators up for reelection this fall. Among the vulnerable is Arizona Republican Martha McSally, who's tried to keep a low profile.
Jan 22, 2020
New Boeing CEO David Calhoun met with his employees in Seattle and then held a conference call with reporters in an effort to bolster confidence in the troubled airplane manufacturer.
Jan 22, 2020
For years, dark rumors swirled around the movie producer. So how did those whispered allegations result in a full-fledged criminal trial? Here's an abridged history.
Jan 22, 2020
Chief Justice John Roberts trotted out an obscure term during impeachment proceedings yesterday; here's what it means.