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QUALITY REPEAT A sign is seen next to a water dispenser at North Western high school in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, in Michigan May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2CVJ1

Why lead went from household staple to dangerous toxin

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Lead has been used in pipes and plumbing dating back to ancient times, but its role as a public health hazard only emerged in recent decades. Continue reading

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Trump responds to ‘locker room banter’ at second debate

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Salesman Ryan Martinez clears the chamber of an AR-15 at the "Ready Gunner" gun store In Provo, Utah, U.S. in Provo, Utah, U.S., June 21, 2016. Massachusetts will ban the sale of "copycat" assault-style weapons similar to those increasingly used in mass shootings, state Attorney General Maura Healey, said July 20, 2016. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo - RTSIXLF

Election issue: Clinton and Trump on gun control

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Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different approaches to the issue of gun control. Continue reading

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Vice presidential candidates debate immigration

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Illinois Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine went head-to-head in the first and only vice presidential debate of the 2016 election on Tuesday. Continue reading

A man casts his vote in a referendum on a peace deal between the Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels at the Colombian Consulate in Caracas, Venezuela October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello - RTSQFVK

Colombians narrowly reject peace deal with FARC

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Colombian voters narrowly rejected a peace deal Monday that would have ended more than 50 years of conflict between the government and the rebel group known as the FARC. Continue reading

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