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Top EU Court Blocks Polish Supreme Court Law Forcing Judges To Retire

Since going into effect in July, nearly a third of Poland's judges have been ousted. Friday's ruling orders officials to reinstate justices and raise the mandatory retirement age from 65 back to 70.

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Jamal Khashoggi's Complicated History With The Saudi Royal Family

For generations, the Khashoggi family has had close ties to the Saudi royals. Over a long career, Jamal Khashoggi was a loyalist who worked for the monarchy — and a critic who urged reform.

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USC Reaches $215 Million Settlement Over Gynecologist Abuse Allegations

The tentative deal would compensate current and former female students who were patients of former USC gynecologist George Tyndall. He has been accused by about 500 women of sexual misconduct.

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South Korean Women Fight Back Against Spy Cams In Public Bathrooms

Microcameras installed in public bathrooms for surreptitious filming are an everyday concern for women. Police say the number of "illegal filming" crimes sharply increased between 2011 and 2017.

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Spy Bosses Warn Of Foreign Interference As Feds Unseal New Russia Charges

The intelligence agencies said the threat of foreign interference persists; DOJ unsealed a criminal case against a Russian accused of being the top accountant for Moscow's disinformation effort.

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Dozens Feared Dead As Train Plows Through Crowd Of Revelers In India

One official said the local response was on par with a "war footing" as emergency workers tended to the dead and injured among crowds celebrating a Hindu festival.

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A Slow Trip To A Hot Planet: Spacecraft Poised For Mission To Mercury

The European Space Agency's BepiColombo will take seven years to reach the innermost planet in our solar system, where temperatures at the surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Legal Battle Over Missouri Clinic Could Foretell Abortion Fights In Other States

As a fight over abortion laws simmers in Missouri, both opponents and supporters say their state's battle could be replicated across the country.

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The TB That Afflicts Much Of The World Was Likely Spread By Europeans

A new study looks at how tuberculosis has traveled the world — and the lessons that can be learned about treatment of drug-resistant forms.

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Jenny Graham Cycles Around The World In Under 125 Days, Shattering Record

It took less than 125 days — just over one-third of a year — for Jenny Graham to ride around the world, covering some 18,000 miles on her bike.

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Travis Scott And Drake Head To 'Sicko Mode' Houston, Where It's Always Nighttime

The Dave Meyers-directed visual is a kaleidoscopic view into Scott's psychedelic, whiplashing Astroworld, with an assist from Drake — and the entire city he's from.

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U.N. Calls For End To 'Virginity Tests'

The tests are traumatic and unreliable, the United Nations said in a statement this week. In Afghanistan, there's a campaign to bring the practice to a halt.

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VIDEO: Watch The Sea Forager Sustainably Harvest The Ocean's Bounty

In sun, sea and sand, Kirk Lombard teaches people how to responsibly fish and forage for dinner along the Northern California coast.

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Spain Plans To Remove Franco's Remains From A Memorial, Angering His Supporters

More than four decades after his death, the dictator Francisco Franco remains a divisive figure. His tomb is situated at a memorial outside Madrid that has become a pilgrimage site of sorts.

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Afghanistan Delays Election In Kandahar After Attack That Killed Police Chief

The rest of the country will vote Saturday. But one journalist says that after a gunman pulled off a surprise attack in Kandahar, "there's a huge security vacuum, people are very nervous and worried."

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Trump Says He Now Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Threatens 'Consequences'

Their statements are a departure from more nuanced comments Trump made earlier this week. Trump also approved Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's decision not to attend the kingdom's financial summit.

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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

In August, immigration officials hauled off 150 workers from a northeast Texas plant — one of ICE's largest operations in a decade. Now the employer is pushing back.

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New York Hospital Says It Knew Of Sexual Misconduct By Pediatric Doctor

The Rockefeller University Hospital says it was aware for several years that Dr. Reginald Archibald, who died in 2007, engaged in misconduct with one or more of his minor patients.

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Detained American Graduate Student Allowed To Study In Israel, Court Rules

Israel's Supreme Court said Lara Alqasem should be allowed to study in the country despite her past association with a student group that supports boycotting Israel.

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How Does A Red Seat Turn Blue? Utah Race Tests Democrats' Strategy To Take The House

As the national Democratic party shifts to the left, control of the House in November likely rests on moderate Democrats beating Republicans in red districts Trump carried handily in 2016.

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