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The deal, approved by a federal judge on Tuesday, enshrines the right of transgender individuals to use bathrooms that match their gender identities in many North Carolina public buildings.

"We are confident we brought down one drone; we may have brought down a second," CENTCOM Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said on Tuesday during an interview with CBS News.

While the prolific Hollywood writer's career is well-documented, his personal history has been a mystery. His memoir is painful and inspiring, infuriating and full of hope, humorous and depressing.

History will likely judge that Li deserved his moniker for his role in the Tiananmen Square massacre. He appeared on television to declare martial law. After that, troops descended on protesters.

Advanced MRI scans of 40 embassy workers who developed health problems in Havana found no evidence to support claims that they were attacked or suffered brain injuries.

Solar energy has taken off across the U.S. As an African American working in the industry, Jason Carney wants to make sure minority communities don't miss out on the energy savings or the green jobs.

Regal fritillary butterflies have largely disappeared from the East Coast, save for a military base in central Pennsylvania. A few days each summer, hundreds descend for guided tours to see them.

In a village of about 10,000 people, a group of Mozambicans are serving up local flavors of the Italian treat. But how to make it with limited power supply and access to clean water?

Silvia Moreno-Garcia's novel is set in an alternate Jazz Age Mexico, where gods and monsters from Mayan mythology walk the Earth and war with each other for dominion over Xibalba, the land of death.

At a time of polarization and political chaos, the United Kingdom and the United States are about to be led by two remarkably similar figures. Johnson will take office on Wednesday.

Roughly 40% of House Democrats are advocating for opening an impeachment inquiry against the president. Robert Mueller's testimony Wednesday may be a critical moment for lawmakers on the fence.

Johnson will inherit a slate of problems from Theresa May, including a small majority in Parliament, government resignations and escalations with Iran. And then there's Brexit.

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California has had a thriving punk scene since the 1970s. Think: The Germs, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag.

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California has had a thriving punk scene since the 1970s. Think: The Germs, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag.

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The California Supreme Court says tech companies like Facebook and Twitter have to turn over private posts and chats to defense lawyers.   
  That ruling comes in a gang-related…

The California Supreme Court says tech giants have to turn over private posts

The California Supreme Court says tech companies like Facebook and Twitter have to turn over private posts and chats to defense lawyers.  That ruling comes in a gang-related…

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Chinese professors and students in the U.S. are under more scrutiny these days as the Trump administration has intensified its surveillance of academia.

Chinese professors face increased scrutiny due to Trump’s tense relationship with China

Chinese professors and students in the U.S. are under more scrutiny these days as the Trump administration has intensified its surveillance of academia.

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Science continues to suffer attack from the Trump administration. Testimony on climate change and national security has been censored.

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The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, outside of the quiet beach town of Oceano, has been making headlines this summer following six deaths at the park this year.

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The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, outside of the quiet beach town of Oceano, has been making headlines this summer following six deaths at the park this year.

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