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People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 85 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a pair of jeans.

“It was the popular tap,” said Enrique Cerron, 22, who lives near the field. “You could pass by at 11 or 12 in the morning and see people filling up here.”

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  • TERRORISM & SECURITY

Colombian authorities were scrambling to identify who was behind a brazen car bombing at a police academy in Bogota that has rattled residents and raised tough questions about lingering security threats in the wake of a peace deal with the nation’s largest rebel group.

The death toll from the Thursday morning bombing more than doubled to 21, making it the deadliest attack in Colombia in over a decade.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

The U.S. and North Korea began highly anticipated talks Friday aimed at resuming stalled efforts to end the North’s nuclear weapons program by arranging a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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  • AMERICAS

The migrant caravan that had camped at the U.S.-Mexico border late last year has quietly dwindled, with many having gone home to Central America or put down roots in Mexico.

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  • WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

A new more efficient, systematic and comprehensive approach to assess the extinction risk of animals has shown that approximately 600 species that were assessed as non-threatened on the Red List of Threatened Species might now be considered threatened.

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  • EUROPE

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office—but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal.

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  • MIDDLE EAST

President Donald Trump’s warning that the United States will “devastate Turkey economically” it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria has drawn a sharp response from Ankara and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Ads for prescription drugs appeared 5 million times in just one year, capping a recent surge in U.S. medical marketing, a new analysis found.

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  • ANALYSIS

The eyes are a window into the heart. You can learn a lot about people—particularly their thoughts, emotions and experiences—through the expression of their eyes and looks on their faces. If you could put a face on the events of the past 12 months, what emotions would you see?

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  • ECONOMY & PERSONAL FINANCE

The problems with Christmas go well beyond its pagan roots. In 2017 the average consumer racked up $1,054 of debt over the holiday season. Worse, 44 percent accumulated well over this amount with 5 percent taking on more than $5,000 in balances—all in a matter of weeks!

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  • AMERICAS

A young Honduran man was worried, and you could see it on his face: Clutching his 1-year-old son, he looked back apprehensively toward the barrier he just crossed. He was on United States soil and he knew that he did not have authorization to be there.

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  • MEDIA

In the United States, people who feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 news cycle significantly outnumber those who are comfortable with it. According to a 2018 survey by the Pew Research Center, nearly “seven-in-ten Americans (68%) feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days, compared with only three-in-ten who say they like the amount of news they get.”

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  • AMERICAS

Political and ideological stances in the U.S. are more entrenched than ever before. How long can the nation survive if most everyone is unwilling to listen to opposing voices?

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  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline.

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  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY

A more hands-off parenting trend has emerged in response to years of society favoring a micromanaging “helicopter” approach. Here’s what fathers and mothers need to know to strike a healthy balance.

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