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Children watch U.S. forces in the village of Darbasiyah, Syria, on Apr.29. A UNICEF report on Monday put the number of children at risk in Mideast and North Africa conflicts at 24 million.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:01

"Beyond the bombs, bullets and explosions, countless children are dying in silence from diseases that could easily be prevented and treated," the group reports.

A blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, engulfs krill off the coast of California.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:19

Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been so huge. Researchers say the ocean giants only became enormous fairly recently, and over a short period of time.

This is a vertebrae of the Selam skeleton.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:58

It's hard evidence that the type of spinal segmentation and numbering found in modern humans emerged 3.3 million years ago, the scientists say. The remarkable fossil was discovered in Ethiopia.

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn sitting in the White House in February. The Senate Intelligence Committee announced it has subpoenaed two companies owned by Flynn.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:32

Because former Trump adviser Michael Flynn, citing the 5th Amendment, has refused to turn over documents related to Russia, the Senate Intelligence Committee is trying another approach.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reviews guards just outside Moscow late Monday. He announced Tuesday night he would be cutting his Russia visit short due to violence on Mindanao, where he declared martial law.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:50

An attempt to arrest a local militant group's leader went awry in Marawi City on Tuesday. By nightfall, militants occupied public buildings and the Philippine president cut his Russia trip short.

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street after addressing the media in London on Tuesday.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:45

"It is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack," Prime Minister Theresa May said of the bombing that killed at least 22 people in Manchester.

US Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump holds two babies after his Town Hall address at the Gallogly Events Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 29, 2016.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:32

The administration has said it will work out the details of the paid leave plan in budget negotiations. Here are a few of the questions that will have to be answered.

A tractor pulls a planter through a field as corn is planted in Princeton, Ill.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:21

The Trump administration wants to cut both food aid to the poor and subsidies for the nation's farmers. Supporters of both programs are joining forces to fight the cuts in Congress.

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks to the reporters about President Trump's proposed budget on Tuesday.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:23

President Trump's proposed budget released Tuesday rests on a key assumption: The economy will grow much faster than it has in recent years — and at a more robust pace than most analysts predict.

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, center, after his speech to delegates at the World Health Assembly on May 23 in Geneva.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:38

The new leader, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, will be expected to reform the bureaucratic agency and deal with the world's growing health problems.

Bill Ricker, 74, of Hartford, Maine relies on food stamps and food donations from a local food pantry.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:16

The administration's motive is to get as many people back into the workforce as possible in an effort to spur economic growth, said OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.

A study found 20 percent of children who died in car crashes were improperly restrained, or not restrained at all.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:03

A review of child deaths after fatal car crashes found wide variations by state and region, and suggests state authorities could radically decrease child deaths by changing traffic safety laws.

China has been growing faster than the U.S. for years. But it started from a much lower baseline.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:00

The president has long looked to China and India as a model for galloping economic growth. Here's why it's unlikely that the U.S. could grow even half as fast.

Stacks of President Trump's FY2018 budget proposal are seen during a photo availability Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:47

President Trump released his budget on Tuesday, which proposes deep cuts to federal safety nets, like food stamps. The plan builds off of the blueprint that the White House distributed in March.

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:43

Authorities say at least 22 victims died in the attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Three of them have been named so far: an 8-year-old girl, an 18-year-old college student and a man in his late 20s.

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