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Early Voting Changes In North Carolina Spark Bipartisan Controversy

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Gaston County Elections Director Adam Ragan tests equipment.

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Poll: Rural Americans Rattled By Opioid Epidemic; Many Want Government Help

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Derrick Slaughter attends a July 14, 2017, march through the streets of Norwalk, Ohio, against the epidemic of heroin, with his grandmother (not shown). Both of Derrick’s parents are heroin addicts and he is now being raised by his grandparents.

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Pompeo Arrives In Turkey After Discussing Khashoggi Disappearance With Saudis

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu before their official talks in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday.

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NPR Poll: Rural Americans Are Worried About Addiction And Jobs, But Remain Optimistic

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Rural Americans are preoccupied with the problems of opioid and drug addiction in their communities, citing it as a worry on par with concerns about local jobs and the economy, according to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“For many years, the opioid crisis was seen as affecting only a few states — West Virginia, Kentucky and New Hampshire among others. But it never was just about ...

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Washington Catholic Archdiocese Names 31 Priests ‘Credibly Accused’ Of Sexual Abuse

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl speaks in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. in 2015. Wuerl resigned on Friday after accusations of covering up sexual abuse.

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Oops — Ignore That Email Invitation To A Cookie Monster Cat Party, U.S. Embassy Says

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The U.S. Embassy in Australia issued a lighthearted apology on Monday for an invitation to a “cat pajama-jam” featuring a photo of a cat dressed as the Sesame Street character Cookie Monster that was accidentally sent out by email.

The email, reportedly sent from the State Department, featured some Latin text and an RSVP button to the event, according to The Australian Associated Press.

Spokesperson Gavin Sundwall told the AAP the ...

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In Prison, Discipline Comes Down Hardest On Women

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Illinois Department of Corrections officers participate in a role-playing exercise during a March training session on working with female inmates, at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, Ill.

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Blue And Red Companies: How CEO Activism Is Reshaping Workforce Politics

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CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods Ed Stack visits a new store in the Houston area in 2016. In February, Stack pulled assault-style weapons from store shelves and raised the minimum age to buy guns to 21.

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On ’60 Minutes,’ Trump Talks Possible Mattis Exit, Climate Change And Kim Jong Un

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President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House earlier this month.

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Facebook Says 14 Million Accounts Had Broad Array Of Personal Data Stolen

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Facebook says 30 million users were affected by a recent security breach, including 400,000 whose accounts were nearly fully accessed and another 14 million who had broad categories of personal data stolen.

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Protesters Throng Berlin In Massive Rally To Support ‘Open And Free Society’

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Demonstrators march Saturday in a massive protest against racism in Berlin.

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With Voters Sour On Major Parties, Group Recruits ‘None Of The Above’ Candidates

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The Colorado Senate, as seen on the first day of its 2018 session, Jan. 10, 2018 in Denver. A group called Unite America is determined to weaken the power of the two major political parties by trying to elect unaffiliated members in Colorado this fall.

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