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Debris and rubble are seen at the site where an Iranian missile struck Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq's Anbar province in January. The U.S. has repeatedly raised its injury report from the strike; it now says 109 personnel suffered brain injuries.
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 09:40

Of the 109 who were injured, 76 have returned to duty. But 21 service members who were taken from Iraq to Germany for medical care have now been brought to the U.S.

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 06:28

About 95% of American public schools have adopted some form of active shooter drills. But there's little proof they're effective — and there's growing concern they can traumatize children.

Olivia Freiwald, 20, of the New Hampshire Youth Movement and Sunrise Movement on the main campus of the University of New Hampshire. She's campaigning for Bernie Sanders, in part, because he pledges to ban fracking.
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 06:28

Some Democratic presidential candidates want to ban fracking to help address climate change. That attracts young people, but may alienate swing voters in key oil and gas states like Pennsylvania.

Philippine Navy personnel watch the U.S. Navy's multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS WASP during the Joint U.S.-Philippine military exercises in April 2019.
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 04:34

In a move that could have consequences for a counterinsurgency against Islamist extremists, President Rodrigo Duterte says Manila will unilaterally scrap the deal that lets U.S. forces train there.

A wolf from the Snake River Pack passes by a remote camera in eastern Wallowa County, Ore. A wolf advocate group in Colorado is challenging the model for U.S. wildlife management.
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 04:00

In November, Coloradans are set to vote on whether to return wolves to the state. The ballot initiative may be the first time voters in any state could force reintroduction of an endangered species.

People in Milford, N.H., wait in line to enter an event for Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Monday.
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 04:00

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the favorite, as progressives seem to be coalescing around him and moderates are split among several candidates.

Howard University students walk near the university's main gate.
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 04:00

The largest gift in Howard University's history — a $10 million investment in its STEM program — has sparked a larger conversation: which institutions get private donor money, and why.

People wearing protective masks shopping at a supermarket in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province, on Monday.
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 02:29

Two senior health officials in the province were fired, leaving Beijing in charge of efforts there to contain the virus which has killed more than 1,000 people since late December.

The head and skin of an East African lion killed at the turn of the century by President Theodore Roosevelt decorates The Explorers Club in New York. A committee designed to advise the Department of Interior on the benefits of big-game hunting was dissolved in December after two years.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 16:51

The government is calling on a New York federal judge to dismiss lawsuits alleging the group was formed illegally. But animal rights advocates want a ruling.

Holden Matthews, who was arrested in April over suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana, has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 16:23

Holden Matthews has stated that he committed the crimes in an attempt to break into the "black metal" music scene. He set three historically black churches on fire during a 10-day period.

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 16:22

Scientists say certain brain wave patterns can predict whether a person is likely to respond to a common antidepressant, or would do better with non-drug therapy.

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 16:11

Candidates need 1,991 delegates to become the Democratic Party's nominee and face President Trump in November. Here's where the candidates stand so far in the primaries.

The piece shattered on Saturday.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 15:10

The sculpture by Mexican artist Gabriel Rico included a large pane of glass with objects suspended within. How it suddenly broke into pieces on Saturday is a matter of fervent disagreement.

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald (dressed in red and black) celebrates with party supporters Sunday after receiving poll results in Dublin.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 14:22

The party's impressive election showing outpaced the country's two major parties and forced a political reckoning. So how did Sinn Fein shed its IRA-linked baggage and become the party of the young?

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's designated successor, says she will quit her role as head of the Germany's strongest party in summer and won't stand for the chancellorship.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 12:24

"I regard this decision with great respect, though I greatly regret it," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced that she won't run for chancellor.

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