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China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

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China has had a complicated history with golf. At one time, the country seemed golf crazy but it became synonymous with corrupt officials. Once again it is in the crosshairs of China's government.

His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

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The Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.

Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI Headquarters

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Some critics say Vornado Realty Trust should recuse itself from bidding on the project because of its financial relationship to the president and his family.

U.N. Says World's Population Will Reach 9.8 Billion By 2050

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The population growth is being driven by high birth rates in developing nations as well as higher life expectancy worldwide.

Israeli Judge Says Airlines Can't Reseat Women At Request Of Men

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sometimes refuse to sit next to women — including on planes. Now an Israeli court says airlines cannot ask a person to change seats based on gender.

Brendan Dassey Of 'Making A Murderer' Wins Federal Appeals Court Case

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A three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dassey should be released unless the state of Wisconsin decides to retry him within 90 days or appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mourners Remember Otto Warmbier At Hometown Funeral

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The 22-year-old university student died Monday, after returning from North Korea in a coma.

OB-GYNs Give Women More Say In When They Have Mammograms

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Updated guidelines on mammograms from the nation's gynecologists are intended to incorporate recommendations from three other medical societies, and consider women's preferences, too.

Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine

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FCC proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for 97 million robocalls over a three-month period, scheming to sell "discounted" travel packages.

After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

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Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced it plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.

Farmers Take Out Millions In Loans To Raise Chickens For Big-Box Retailers

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To slaughter 2 million birds per week, Costco is contracting poultry farmers. But this requires a major financial investment from small producers, and the payoff may not be guaranteed.

Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

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Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.

Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

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Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee all say they oppose the bill in its current form, though they're open to negotiating. Republicans can only afford to lose two votes.

Canadian Sniper Hit A Target More Than 2 Miles Away, Military Confirms

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For the shot to be accurate, many factors, from wind and gravity to the earth's curvature, would have to be taken into account.

How Do Eggs Get Their Shapes? Scientists Think They've Cracked It

16 hours ago

Eggs evolved over 300 million years ago and now come in all kinds of shapes, from Tic Tacs to teardrops to pingpong balls. After studying some 50,000 eggs, a team of researchers thinks they know why.