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The sanctions target four mid-level commanders and two units — but they failed to satisfy senators and activists alike, who say the U.S. has a ways to go to hold Myanmar accountable for its crimes.
Aug. 17, 2018
In 2011, Scott rejected a federally funded rail project; now he supports a privately funded one. He and his wife invested millions with an investment firm that owns the company behind the proposal.
Aug. 17, 2018
The heavy rainfall has resulted in deadly landslides and flash floods, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless.
Aug. 17, 2018
In one scene, Rachel Chu, the fictional lead character in the rom-com, chats with a princess about how small loans are helping women. But do they really?
Aug. 17, 2018
A secret adoption network started in Spain in the 1930s as a fascist tactic to purge "communist tendencies" from women who defended the republic, say prosecutors and academics.
Aug. 17, 2018
Officials in Texas are responding to the findings of an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity into drugmakers' influence over medication choices for Medicaid patients.
Aug. 17, 2018
Rising tensions between the two countries have caused Turkey's currency, the lira, to plunge by about a third of its value against the U.S. dollar since January, sparking fears of an economic crisis.
Aug. 17, 2018
According to the USDA, nearly 300 pounds of food per person gets thrown out in American homes each year. For three months, here's how one woman tried to cut back on food waste with her family of four.
Aug. 17, 2018
The World Health Organization says violence and insecurity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu region is preventing health workers from stopping the spread of Ebola.
Aug. 17, 2018
The recording is of a conversation between the former administration staffer, who is promoting a tell-all book about her time in White House, and President Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump.
Aug. 17, 2018
The incoming CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee faces more challenges than just sexual abuse scandals. Elite athletes are calling for a complete overhaul of the USOC financial model.
Aug. 17, 2018
Politics have always been part and parcel of fighting wildfires. With wildfires setting records across the West, political will is growing to change the way we manage forests and fight fires.
Aug. 17, 2018
Mmhmm is a small word that's often used unconsciously. But it can actually tell us a lot about language, bias and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Aug. 17, 2018
The Democratic congressman is challenging GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. He's making a bet that firing up liberals is the way to win, instead of running to the center like other Democrats in red states.
Aug. 17, 2018
Medicare limits payments for minimally invasive replacement of aortic valves to hospitals with large numbers of heart procedures. But smaller facilities are crying foul.
Aug. 17, 2018

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