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Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming

The crash of the space rock that slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula also warmed up the Earth's atmosphere for 100,000 years. And scientists say it's a cautionary tale for people living today.

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'Very Perplexed': International Confusion, Concern After Trump Cancels Summit

President Trump's scuttling of a meeting with North Korea's leader caused South Korean President Moon Jae-In to call an emergency meeting of his advisers. The U.N. secretary-general expressed dismay.

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Kilauea's Latest Impact: Blue Flames And Beleaguered Residents

Scientists say new hazards are emerging, although they can't say when the eruption may end, leaving more than a thousand residents in limbo.

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NOAA Expects Hurricane Season For 2018 To Be Near Or Above Normal

After a devastating 2017 hurricane season, the Atlantic isn't likely to get a break this year, NOAA says. The agency predicts 10 to 16 named storms this season, including up to four major hurricanes.

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Air Force Uncovered LSD Use Among Airmen Guarding Nuclear Missiles

Military investigators cracked the ring in 2016, after one of the service members made the mistake of posting material to social media.

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Top Stories: North Korea Warns On Summit; Lawmakers Get Intel Briefing

Also: A court sustains a ruling against California's assisted suicide law; a former Navy SEAL will receive the Medal of Honor today; and the Washington Capitals advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

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Investigators Say Missile That Downed MH17 Came From Russian Military

The plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing 298 people aboard. Russia has denied involvement.

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Yulia Skripal Says She And Father 'Lucky' To Survive Attack With Nerve Agent

In her first appearance on camera since the March poisoning, Skripal said that she was concentrating on nursing her father back to health, but that she eventually hoped to return to Russia.

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Georgia Jury Awards $1 Billion In Lawsuit Over Girl's Rape

"They said a little black girl in Clayton County who was raped is worth $1 billion. That was a big win for us," her lawyer said. Hope Cheston was raped by an armed security guard when she was 14.

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North Korea Threatens To Scuttle Summit, Saying It Won't 'Beg The U.S. For Dialogue'

North Korea's vice foreign minister calls remarks made by Vice President Pence "ignorant and stupid" and said she was prepared to recommend to Kim Jong Un to "reconsider" the summit.

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Justice Department Will Conduct Bipartisan Briefing On Secret Russia Probe Documents

The second briefing comes after Democrats cried foul at being excluded from a Republicans-only meeting led by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein.

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Court Upholds Ruling Against California's Assisted Suicide Law

The decision lets stand a lower court ruling that the state's 2015 law allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to the terminally ill was passed unconstitutionally.

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Trump Weighs Tariffs On Imported Cars

President Trump has instructed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to consider new protections for the domestic auto industry. He's relying on the same authority used to justify steel and aluminum tariffs.

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Anti-Castro Militant Luis Posada Carriles Dies At 90

The Cuban exile tried for decades to oust longtime communist leader Fidel Castro.

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ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected To Widespread Abuse By Officials

Government documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal a pattern of abuse, says the ACLU. The government says its investigations found no evidence of misconduct.

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FBI Over-Counted Encrypted Phones Connected To Crimes — By A Lot

For about seven months, the bureau has been telling Congress and the public that potential evidence on nearly 7,800 blocked devices continues to elude investigators. Those numbers are way off.

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Overturned Truck Flips Commuters The Bird, Spilling 40,000 Lbs. Of Feathers

The semi scattered nearly 2,300 chickens' worth of feathers across an interstate highway Wednesday, according to authorities in Washington state. Oh, and reader beware: There be puns in this post.

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Milwaukee Police Disciplined For Tasing, Arrest Of NBA Player

Police tased and arrested Sterling Brown, a rookie with the Milwaukee Bucks, in January. On Wednesday, Milwaukee's police chief said that the officers had acted inappropriately.

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On Capitol Hill, USA Gymnastics President Apologizes To Nassar's Victims

Executives from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the governing bodies of swimming, taekwondo and volleyball also testified about changes their organizations are making to protect athletes from abuse.

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'I Hope This Will Set A Precedent,' Says Trans Teen Who Won Case Over Bathroom Access

Gavin Grimm was a high school student in Virginia when his local school board denied him access to the boys' bathroom. His case has stretched for years; now a federal judge has decided in his favor.

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