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How a tiny clinic turned into the biggest U.S. babymaker

Consider the number 40,000. That’s larger than the student body of the University of Maryland. It’s about double the number of seats at Verizon Center. It’s just shy of the total population of Manassas, Va.So it’s astounding that it’s also how many children have been born with the help o
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Republicans and Democrats agree: If Trump has tapes, he’ll need to turn them over to Congress

In the six days since President Trump abruptly fired FBI director James B. Comey, concern from both parties has mounted about the selection of a replacement and the president’s suggestion that he may have secretly taped conversations with the ousted director. Key Republican and Democratic lawmaker
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Republicans in N.C. Senate cut education funding — but only in Democratic districts. Really.

This bit of North Carolina news won’t get as much attention as the infamous “bathroom bill,” which insisted that people at public schools and other government-run facilities use bathrooms that correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificate, sparking a boycott of the state. But it i
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Trump thinks that exercising too much uses up the body’s ‘finite’ energy

President Trump reportedly eschews exercise because he believes it drains the body’s “finite” energy resources, but experts say this argument is flawed because the human body actually becomes stronger with exercise.Trump’s views on exercise were mentioned in a New Yorker article this month a
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The woman who invented Mother’s Day would absolutely hate what it is today

While dining at a Philadelphia tearoom owned by her friend John Wanamaker, Anna Jarvis ordered a salad — then dumped it on the floor.Jarvis hated that the food was called “Mother’s Day Salad,” named after a celebration of mothers that she had pioneered years earlier.The strong-willed woman
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In Arizona, teachers can now be hired with absolutely no training in how to teach

New legislation signed into law in Arizona by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey (R) will allow teachers to be hired with no formal teaching training, as long as they have five years of experience in fields “relevant” to the subject they are teaching. What’s “relevant” isn’t clear.The Arizona la
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More than 150 countries affected by massive cyberattack, Europol says

Europol confirmed Sunday that computer networks in more than 150 countries and more than 200,000 people had been affected by one of the biggest cybersecurity attacks in recent history. “It is the biggest ransomware attack ever,” Europol spokesman Jan Op Gen Oorth said.The number of affected netw
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Clapper says Trump weakening U.S. institutions

Former director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. warned Sunday that the nation’s institutions are being undermined by President Trump after his decision last week to fire FBI Director James B. Comey.Citing Russian influence in the U.S. election, Clapper told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “
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As Zinke listens in on the monumental divide at Utah’s Bears Ears, natives feel unheard

BLANDING, Utah — Long after the Black Hawk helicopter carrying Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke flew off into the bright Utah sky, James Adakai stood in the airport parking lot with an angry frown frozen on his face.As chairman of a tribal commission established to oversee the Bears Ears National Mo
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How a woman in England tracks civilian deaths in Syria, one bomb at a time

One recent morning in the countryside beyond London, Kinda Haddad dropped her two children off at school, came home and began scanning her computer for the day’s first ­reports of Syrian civilians killed by American bombs.Outside her living room window, a willow tree was swaying in the breeze. In
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