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People protest during a rally calling for more government action to combat the spread of monkeypox at Foley Square on July 21, 2022 in New York City.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 14:34

Scientists call the name "discriminatory and stigmatizing." The World Health Organization agrees. But no progress has been made on finding a new name. And some say the name doesn't need changing.

In this aerial image, the river is still high around the homes in Breathitt County, Ky., on Saturday. Recovery has begun in many of the narrow hollers after historic rains flooded many areas of Eastern Kentucky.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 14:29

At least 35 have been confirmed killed in flooding and hundreds remain unaccounted for. The governor warned that high winds could create the danger of falling trees and utility poles.

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 12:48

Kirk Wallace Johnson tells the story of a bitter conflict that arose along the Gulf Coast when Vietnam war refugees began trawling for shrimp in the area. His book is The Fishermen and the Dragon.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson throws a pass during practice at the team's training facility in May in Ohio. The NFL suspended Watson for six games on Monday for violating its personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 12:30

The NFL confirmed the Browns quarterback is being suspended for violating the league's personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct made against him by two dozen women in Texas.

In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, a worker prepares absentee ballots for mailing at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 11:31

National Democrats have questioned the validity of the Green Party's signatures on a petition drive needed to get a spot on the state ballot.

Hyperion is located in a closed part of the Redwood National Park. Still, many visitors have attempted to go off trail to observe the tree.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 11:07

Hyperion, the world's tallest living tree, has suffered as hikers in California's Redwood National Park damaged its habitat. Now, prospective visitors face a $5,000 fine and six months in jail.

A grain combine harvester collects wheat near Novoazovsk outside Mariupol, Ukraine.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 11:05

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Marianne Martin stands alongside fellow Tour de France winner Laurent Fignon on the podium in Paris on July 22, 1984. Martin received around $1,000 for her win; Fignon got more than $100,000.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 10:56

The Tour de France for women fizzled out less than 10 years after Marianne Martin won it in 1984. Now, she says, "other women can see women racing and they can visualize themselves doing it."

A chimney stands at a destroyed building as the McKinney Fire burns in Klamath National Forest, Calif., on Sunday.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 07:36

Crews battling the largest wildfire so far this year in California braced for thunderstorms and hot, windy conditions that created the potential for additional fire growth Sunday.

Scientists say research into Alzheimer's needs to take a broader view of how the disease affects the brain — whether that's changes in the cortex or the role of inflammation.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 05:32

An atlas showing how Alzheimer's changes individual brain cells could help researchers find new treatments for the disease.

Vintage and new items from discount stores may contain lead and can be especially dangerous for children, who often put their hands in their mouths after touching anything within reach.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 04:00

Lead is regularly found in vintage items more than 40 years old, but also in many new, cheaply made dollar-store goods. Children are especially susceptible to lead-poisoning even at low levels.

Blackbird Collective, located in Culver City, Calif., was created with the intention to empower women of color and allies in the entrepreneurship and creative fields to create positive change for each other and the world. Here, a portion of the workspace used by members.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 04:00

By channeling its focus on women of color in the workplace, the primary goal for Blackbird Collective is simply to provide its members with a safe space to work and connect.

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., speaks during a hearing on June 4, 2020. Herrera Beutler, one of 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, faces a tough primary Tuesday.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 04:00

The Washington state congresswoman was one of just 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after Jan. 6. And she is one of three who are on the ballot Tuesday — in Washington and in Michigan.

President Barack Obama awards Bill Russell the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. The president recognized Russell not just for his legendary basketball career, but for his work as an activist on and off the court.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 04:00

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell was a civil rights trailblazer, before, during and after his basketball career. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 for his activism efforts.

Labor member for Solomon, Luke Gosling introduces the Restoring Territory Rights Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022.
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 02:16

Australia's Northern Territory in 1995 became the first place in the world to legalize voluntary euthanasia, but the law was quickly overturned two years later. The new bill seeks to lift the ban.

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