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President Biden is set to leave Brussels on Tuesday for Geneva, the last leg of a trip where he sought to mend fences with allies and take a tougher stance on Moscow and Beijing.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 00:01

Biden tried to repair ties with European allies and convinced them to take a tougher stance on China. Next he'll confront Russia. But selling this at home remains the hardest part.

The U.S. Department of Justice is seen Friday.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 19:18

A Democratic-led committee will probe efforts by the Trump-era U.S. Department of Justice to seize metadata from devices belonging to members of Congress, journalists and the then-White House counsel.

This June 7, 2021, image shows the headquarters of Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The pandemic has left the Girl Scouts with an unusual problem this year: millions of unsold cookies.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 16:15

The 109-year-old organization says the coronavirus — not thinner demand for Thin Mints — is the main culprit for the glut of leftover cookies.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that low-level crack cocaine offenders cannot benefit from a 2018 federal law.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 14:36

The court ruled that some crack cocaine offenders sentenced to harsh prison terms more than a decade ago cannot get their sentences reduced under a federal law designed to do just that.

The infectious and contagious rabies virus, shown here in a colorized micrograph, can be transmitted to humans through the bite or saliva of an infected animal. Thanks to protective vaccination of pets, rabies was eliminated from the U.S. dog population in 2007, though a bite from infected bats, skunks and raccoons can still transmit the virus.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 14:02

A surge in pet adoptions has increased demand for dogs imported from around the world. Most are fine, but federal officials turned up 450 dogs in 2020 with false records — 50% more than in 2019.

Minks in a cage at a mink farm in Pushkino, Russia, more than 20 miles from Moscow.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 13:47

Israel has become the first country to outlaw the controversial clothing material that opponents say leads to the slaughter of millions of animals each year.

Police mark a security perimeter around the house where bones were found under the floor in the Atizapan municipality of the State of Mexico, on May 20, 2021. Police have turned up bones and other evidence under the floor of the house where a man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a woman to death and hacking up her body.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 09:49

Authorities in Mexico say they have found nearly 4,000 bone fragments so far under a home on the outskirts of Mexico City. The 72-year-old suspect, now in police custody, is a former butcher.

In this July 6, 2016 file photo, photos of Alton Sterling are taped to a makeshift memorial outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Sterling, was shot and killed outside the store by Baton Rouge police.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 09:34

Sterling's 2016 shooting by a Baton Rouge police officer was captured on video and sparked protests in the city's Black community. Neither officer involved in the shooting was charged criminally.

Novavax says its vaccine is 100% effective against the original strain of the coronavirus and had 93% efficacy against more worrisome variants.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 06:25

In a large-scale study, Novavax said its vaccine was completely effective against the original coronavirus strain and also effective against some variants. It works differently than other vaccines.

Protesters face police on June 6 in Minneapolis as they demand justice for Winston Boogie Smith Jr., who was fatally shot by members of a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. A woman at another Smith protest was killed Sunday after a vehicle drove into demonstrators.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 05:13

Demonstrators were gathered to protest the June 3 shooting death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a Black man, by U.S. marshals in Minneapolis when a man plowed into a crowd Sunday night.

The Xinyuan Coal Mine operated by Yangquan Coal Industry Group Co. in Jinzhong, Shanxi province, in October.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 05:05

This year, China pledged to go carbon-neutral by 2060. It has invested heavily in solar, wind and nuclear energy. Still, coal-fired heavy industry made up 37% of its economic activity last year.

Janelia's cafeteria, which was noisy and crowded in pre-pandemic times, now operates a contactless takeout system.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 05:05

Before the pandemic, the Janelia Research Campus was a hive of collaboration. Now, as researchers return to their offices and labs, they're eager to restore the connections lost this past year.

In this 2011 photo, Joe Biden, then vice president, shakes hands with Vladimir Putin, then Russia's prime minister, in Moscow. President Biden will hold a summit with Putin this week in Geneva, a face-to-face meeting between the two leaders that comes amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russia.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 04:02

The June 16 Geneva summit between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin is a chance for the two leaders to map out how they will manage a difficult relationship. Here's what to know.

Solid research has found the vaccines authorized for use against COVID-19 to be safe and effective. But some anti-vaccine activists are mischaracterizing government data to imply the jabs are dangerous.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 04:00

The system is designed to provide early warning of what might or might not be actual side effects. But anti-vaccine groups are bending the data to their own ends.

Hyundai Motor Company employees put the finishing touches on vehicles in Montgomery, Ala.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 02:01

A global shortage of semiconductor chips has impacted the manufacturing of cars, electronics and appliances.


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