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"The ceiling heights were 4.5 feet to 6 feet tall on each level, depending on where you were standing," says a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Buildings.
Aug. 20, 2019
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Evelyn Beatriz Hernández was originally sentenced to 30 years in prison in El Salvador, which has one of the strictest abortion laws in the world.
Aug. 20, 2019
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Environmental and labor groups complain the cleanup should have begun sooner, and they are concerned about health risks in Paris.
Aug. 20, 2019
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For months, Hong Kong has been at a boiling point, teeming with protesters and police officers. Here's an overview of what's been going on and why.
Aug. 20, 2019
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The former HUD secretary made the cut just over a week before the deadline to hit polling and fundraising benchmarks. Less than half the field is likely to make it on stage in Houston next month.
Aug. 20, 2019
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A lively new book by Gretchen McCulloch dissects the common vernacular that forms the cornerstone of online communication. Because Internet parses emojis, lols and punctuation — or lack thereof.
Aug. 20, 2019
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The FDA heavily restricted mifepristone — a drug that ends early pregnancies — when it approved it 19 years ago. A former FDA commissioner asks whether the current restrictions should be revisited.
Aug. 20, 2019
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Hear the album's opening track.
Aug. 20, 2019
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Investigators haven't identified who or what is behind the attack that took systems offline, but the Texas Department of Information Resources says the evidence points to "one single threat actor."
Aug. 20, 2019
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The government has promised to welcome migrants from neighboring Venezuela as "blood brothers." But more than 1 million newcomers are adding to the stress on an already strained health-care system.
Aug. 20, 2019
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The only place Billie Holiday received vocal instruction also gave her bad-girl cred and an ambitious spiritual discipline. It was The House of the Good Shepherd for Colored Girls, a Catholic convent.
Aug. 20, 2019
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With her well-researched, beautifully written book, Rachel Monroe addresses the desire to consume stories of murder and mayhem — and what it reflects about us and the world around us.
Aug. 20, 2019
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We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year's summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few uncategorizable gems) that make you laugh out loud.
Aug. 20, 2019
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Economists have long criticized summer vacation as economically inefficient. But one has come to its defense.
Aug. 20, 2019
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In response, European Council President Donald Tusk says the idea would lead to reestablishing a border. Johnson calls the backstop deal "inconsistent with the sovereignty of the U.K."
Aug. 20, 2019

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