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Considered to be the most consequential election in decades, the 2018 midterm elections will have a major effect on the time ahead.

For months, pundits have pushed the importance of this year’s midterm election cycle. Some unabashedly called it the most important election in American history.

Is this all hyperbole in an effort to “get out the vote”? Maybe. But November’s elections to select members of U.S. Congress are unquestionably significant. The results will clearly reveal voter’s opinions on the current direction of the country.

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Thousands of Palestinians massed Friday along Israel’s frontier, with dozens approaching and breaching the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel, even as Egypt stepped up efforts reach a lasting cease-fire between the territory’s Hamas rulers and Israel.

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Russian officials said an 18-year-old student attacked his vocational school Wednesday in Crimea, going on a rampage that killed 17 students and left more than 40 people wounded before killing himself. One student said the shooting went on for at least 15 minutes.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $34.1 billion in September as exports to the American market rose by 13 percent over a year earlier despite a worsening tariff war.

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  • AMERICAS

Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona’s harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children at risk.

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  • CRIME & PUNISHMENT

A federal official who controls medical care in California prisons wants as much as a quarter-billion dollars a year to provide medication intended to ease a record increase of fatal drug overdoses among inmates.

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  • WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph on October 10, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage.

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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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  • 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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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Air pollution shortens human lives by more than a year, according to a new study from a team of environmental engineers and public health researchers. On the other hand, better air quality could lead to a significant extension of lifespans around the world.

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  • WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

Wildfires on the West Coast are growing worse. The reason for this trend is more than a century in the making.

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Today, the number of countries involved in “violent conflicts” is the highest in 30 years, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on July 17, 2018. He also stated that the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005 and that the number of “violent situations” classifiable as wars, based on the number of casualties, has tripled since 2007.

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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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  • WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

A global biodiversity collapse is imminent unless concerted action to reverse species loss in the tropics occurs, according to a major scientific study in the journal Nature.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Even as a young adult, being overweight may cause higher blood pressure and thicken heart muscle, setting the stage for heart disease later in life, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

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