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Science Aug 25Scientists found 91 volcanoes under Antarctica. Here’s what they might do
The volcanoes are located in the West Antarctic Rift System, a 2,200-mile valley created by separating tectonic plates.
World Aug 23Boko Haram has used 83 children as human bombs so far this year
The radical militant group Boko Haram has already used four times as many child suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria this year than it did in 2016, the United Nations Children’s Fund reported Tuesday.
World Aug 18Uganda now houses more than 1 million South Sudanese refugees
More than 1 million South Sudanese refugees reside in Uganda, the United Nations said Thursday, as a result of an ongoing civil war.
Nation Aug 16Heroin overdoses killed 3 times as many teens in 2015 than in 1999
Drug overdose deaths among teenagers have ticked up after years of decline, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Aug 04Senate approves bill that would allow over-the-counter sale of hearing aids
The Senate passed a measure Thursday allowing people to purchase hearing aids without a doctor's prescription.
Nation Jul 29Here’s what we’ve learned about mass protests 100 years after the Silent Parade
In 1917, the NAACP organized a march that some historians now call the beginning of the civil rights movement.
Nation Jul 20Missing Burundi robotics team members found safe in Canada, police confirm
Two of the six members of the Burundi robotics team, who participated in an international competition this week in Washington, D.C., were seen crossing into Canada and have been reported safe, police said Thursday.
World Jul 13Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and Chinese dissident, dies at 61
Liu died while serving an 11-year prison sentence for “inciting subversion of state power” after co-authoring a pro-democracy manifesto titled “Charter 08.”…
Nation Jun 19Police say 17-year-old girl killed after suspected road-rage incident near mosque
Several teenagers, including Hassanen, were walking from an IHOP restaurant when a man in a car confronted them, according to police. The teens ran to the nearby All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque, but Hassanen was separated from the group.
Nation Jun 03Dakota Access Pipeline in operation after months of resistance
The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline began shipping oil Thursday after months of protests by nearly 300 tribes created a national movement and drew international attention.