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Marium became an internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines.

Larry Krasner, considered one of the country's most progressive district attorneys, has left U.S. Attorney William McSwain "fed up."

"Never had so much love in my life," Antonio Basco said Friday as countless people, whom he had never met, showered him with hugs, blessings and support.

TV networks have standards that minimize tobacco use on shows, and Netflix now does, too. But streaming companies lack public policies about smoking cannabis onscreen, and doctors say that hurts kids.

The images at an exhibit at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York are infused with the spirit of African identity.

Mitch McConnell's status stems from his post as the Senate majority leader. But few who have held this office have been able to wield it with this kind of result.

Fonda was born into Hollywood royalty as the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda. His 1969 classic, <em>Easy Rider,</em> earned him an Oscar nomination.

Dozens of people in the Midwest have been hospitalized with severe lung damage in the past month. It's unclear what exactly is causing the problem, but the common link appears to be vaping.

The findings come nearly a week after the wealthy financier was found unresponsive in his cell. Epstein had been facing federal sex trafficking charges.

The state's Court of Appeals said officers violated a man's Fourth Amendment rights by conducting a warrantless search of his person, after he was approached in a car that smelled of pot.

The president was reportedly considering purchasing the island, which a Greenlandic politician says has strategic value. But "it sounds a little bit like a joke," Aaja Chemnitz Larsen told NPR.

Colorado Springs police say De'Von Bailey reached for a firearm prior to running from officers. Bailey's family says newly released body camera footage disputes that version of events.

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