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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that reverses a policy separating more than 2,300 children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, but House GOP leaders are still trying to get hesitant party members to agree to a measure to resolve broader immigration issues. A vote is expected Thursday. Democrats have seized the opportunity to highlight yet another one of the Trump administration’s self-inflicted wounds, but die-hard Trump supporters see no issues with the president’s about-face.

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German security officials say left-wing extremists have become more willing to use violence over the past five years.

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Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died.

The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation’s preserve in California’s Santa Cruz mountains on Tuesday.

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The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said the continued crises in places like South Sudan and Congo, as well as the exodus of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar that started last year, raised the overall figure of forced displacements in 2017 to 68.5 million.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Marriage may protect against the development of heart disease and stroke as well as influencing who is more likely to die of it, suggests a pooled analysis of the available data, published online in the journal Heart.

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  • ASIA

Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia’s government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week.

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The number of Americans who have “absolute certainty” in their belief in God has declined in recent years, according to previous research by the Pew Research Center. In addition, it found that those who have doubts of God’s existence or do not believe in a higher power at all is increasing.

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When Navy SEALs carry out dives in Arctic waters, or when rescue teams are diving under ice-covered rivers or ponds, the survival time even in the best wetsuits is very limited—as little as tens of minutes, and the experience can be extremely painful at best.

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The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel were gathering Tuesday to discuss this week whether to increase production of crude and help limit a rise in global energy prices.

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  • MIDDLE EAST

Fierce fighting raged outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni military officials said.

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New Delhi officials ordered a two-day halt to construction in an attempt to reduce choking pollution that cloaked the city in smog and dust.

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  • SOCIETY & LIFESTYLES

One out of every five deaths among U.S. adults ages 24-35 is related to opioids, according to a study led by researchers in Toronto, Canada.

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  • EUROPE

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fourth-term government took nearly six months to put together, taking office in March after the center-left Social Democrats reluctantly agreed to team up with her conservatives again. But the crisis shaking the new administration has come from within Ms. Merkel’s own conservative family, as her interior minister has pushed for Germany to turn back unilaterally some migrants at its border

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Teenage girls who binge drink regularly could fail to reach peak bone mass, according to a study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

President Donald Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Now, with the smiling snapshot a part of history, new details are emerging about the bizarre behind-the-scenes negotiations that led up to the summit

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Africa’s last male northern white rhino died in March. There’s been a 50% decline in many fish populations since 1970. Only 1% of North America’s ash trees will survive the emerald ash borer beetle. What does this all mean for us?

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According to a new paper by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication that was published in the journal Science, there is a quantifiable answer: roughly 25 percent of people need to take a stand before large-scale social change occurs. This idea of a social tipping point applies to standards in the workplace, and any type of movement or initiative.

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  • EDUCATION

Nearly 50 percent of Afghanistan’s children are not attending school because of war, poverty and other factors, according to a new report.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Nighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a potential link between poor sleep and obesity, according to a study by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers. The study also found that junk food cravings were associated with increased risk of diabetes and other health problems.

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A daily dose of a simple household item could help combat Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis—and improve overall well-being.

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After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide May 29 on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this predominantly Catholic country: whether to allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide.

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Rhetoric that evokes moral values on Twitter may signal whether a protest will turn violent, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Southern California (USC). The study was published on May 23 in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Children who take a 15-minute break from daily routines to exercise experience better health, according to new research by experts from UK universities Stirling and Edinburgh.

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