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Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, listens during a November 2016 news conference in Minneapolis. On Monday, she reached a near $3 million settlement from the city of St. Anthony, Minn., over the killing of her son by a city police officer.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:34

The city of St. Anthony, Minn., said in a statement that "no amount of money could ever replace Philando." It said the deal was reached quickly "to allow the process of healing to move forward."

A man waits to be processed at a Border Patrol detention center in Imperial Beach, Calif.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:20

The case centers on a man who was detained for three years without the right to appear before a judge and ask to be released on bond.

Maria Guadalupe Guereca, 60, visits the grave of her son Sergio Hernandez Guereca at the Jardines del Recuerdo cemetery in Juarez, Mexico, earlier this year. Her son was shot by a U.S. agent across the border in 2010.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:30

Can the family of a slain Mexican teenager sue the federal agent who shot him from across the U.S.-Mexico border? The case tests a long-held doctrine called a Bivens action.

Cholera bacteria can colonize the outer surfaces of the Chinese soft-shell turtle, a species that's found in parts of Asia.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:19

A new study finds that turtles are really good at carrying the bacteria that causes the potentially fatal disease.

Muslims and supporters gather on the steps of Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., during a protest against President Trump's temporary travel ban in February.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:34

In what President Trump President Trump calls "a clear victory for our national security," the Supreme Court says that parts of his revised travel ban can take effect.

Children play on the playground at the Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center in Columbia, Mo.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:28

In a closely watched case about church and state, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a religious school was entitled to state funding for playground resurfacing under a state program for nonprofits.

British Prime Minister Theresa May (left) greets Arlene Foster, leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, outside 10 Downing St. in London on Monday.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:38

The Democratic Unionist Party also secured more than $1 billion in economic assistance for Northern Ireland.

Arpaio confronts protesters during a 2010 rally in Rancho Bernardo, California.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:52

A criminal trial begins Monday in which Arpaio is accused of ignoring a federal judge's order to curtail his crackdown on illegal immigration. His lawyer argues that the order wasn't clear.

Left to right: mothers from Namibia's Himba tribe; from Amber, India; and from Washington state.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:50

Many American women want to breast-feed. And try to. But only about half keep it up. It's like they've lost the instinct. One researcher thinks she's figured out why. And how to get the instinct back.

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, whose image is seen here during during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong last year, has been granted medical parole.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:51

Liu was serving an 11-year prison sentence for what the government called "incitement to subvert state power." Liu has terminal cancer, his lawyer says.

Ladi Adaikwu, right, and her business partner, Musa Ogbeba, run one of the few high-quality seed yam shops in central Nigeria.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:00

The tubers are essential to the country's economy and culture, but their quality keeps declining. Now, researchers have found a way to mass produce good seed yams — and it could save the industry.

Candelario Padilla grills elotes — Mexican street corn.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 05:57

A campaign to legalize street vending is gaining strength from local resistance to President Trump's immigration policies — and fears that infractions could lead to deportation.

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 05:01

Screen time can be more than a distraction if you follow these principles.

The Apollo 11 capsule in in sore need of restoration, conservation specialists say, if it's to last another 50 years. Even the adhesive that holds pieces of velcro in place is losing its stickiness, and some objects inside are starting to pop off.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:13

In 1969 it was the orbiting home and refuge for the first astronauts who walked on the moon. Today, after decades on display in a Smithsonian museum, the module is being restored for a national tour.

Supporters watch the Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District, Jon Ossoff, concede to Republican Karen Handel at his election night party in Atlanta on June 20.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:00

Georgia's liberal grass-roots groups say they are more energized than discouraged after Democrat Jon Ossoff's disappointing, close loss to Republican Karen Handel in a closely watched special election

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