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Philippine population growth slows as contraceptives spreadThe Philippines' annual population growth rate has slowed as more people in the predominantly Roman Catholic country use contraception
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AGs: Pelvic mesh implants caused dire complicationsWashington state and California are suing Johnson & Johnson, saying that for years the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold
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Afghan men and boys watch the site of a suicide attack west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing 10 people, an Afghan official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul, killing 11An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has hit a minibus carrying court employees in Kabul, killing 11 people
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In this image made from pool video, U.S. President Barack Obama listens as Vietnamese rapper Suboi raps during a town-hall style event for the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) at the GEM Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Obama is wrapping up his visit to Vietnam before traveling to Japan for the G-7 summit and a visit to Hiroshima. (Photo via Pool Video)
Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speechPresident Barack Obama's parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves
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Young map experts put on the spot at National Geographic BeeTen of the nation's top young experts on maps, borders, culture and history will be competing for the title of National Geographic Bee champion
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In this Jan. 5, 2016, photo, a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle drives next to a U.S-Mexico border fence in the booming New Mexico town of Santa Teresa. On the Mexican side in San Jeronimo, Mexico, and behind the fence sits a massive Foxconn factory that builds Dell computers for the U.S. market. The nonprofit group that operates Santa Teresa is working to transform the area from a place where people work into one where they might live. Officials are drafting plans that call for the building of a plaza on an upslope, surrounded by Mediterranean-style housing and international restaurants. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
Planners seek to transform border town into destinationPlanners for a booming New Mexico border town hope to transform it from a largely industrial area into a destination for tourists and new residents
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Susan Schoelwer, curator of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington in Mount Vernon, Va. looks at a list of slaves at Mount Vernon written by George Washington around 1799, on Thursday, May 19, 2016. George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is turning a museum space previously dedicated to the Founding Father’s furniture and fineries into an exhibit that takes a hard look at Washington’s life as a slave owner. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Mount Vernon exhibit looks at Washington as slaveholderGeorge Washington's Mount Vernon estate is turning museum space previously dedicated to the Founding Father's furniture and finery into exhibit taking hard look at Washington's life as a slave owner
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
In this May 18, 2016, photo, Wynn and Encore hotel towers rise above the Wynn golf course in Las Vegas. The Paradise Park development proposal unveiled by Wynn Resorts in April is anchored by a 38-acre man-made lake where an 18-hole golf course now sits in Las Vegas. But skepticism about the project’s environmental claims includes questions about evaporation, drought and the unethical or unnatural use of water.  (AP Photo/John Locher)
Casino magnate Wynn envisions water paradise in dry NevadaA Las Vegas casino magnate is proposing an extravagant water paradise in drought-stricken Nevada
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
In this picture taken Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, Hagai El-Ad the executive director, for the left wing group 'B'Tselem' speaks during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. The leading Israeli rights group said Wednesday it will stop seeking investigations of Israeli soldiers suspected of abusing Palestinians, arguing that internal military probes have failed to deliver justice and effectively help whitewash half a century of occupation. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Rights group: Israeli army probes of soldiers a fig leafA leading Israeli rights group says it will stop seeking investigations of Israeli soldiers suspected of abusing Palestinians, arguing that internal military probes have failed to deliver justice
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
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    Local transit agencies are trying to figure out how and if they can help commuters find another way around in the wake of Metro's announcement of plans for huge shutdowns and single tracking needed for safety fixes. On Thursday, Metro announced that it had revised its track work schedule to address the Federal Transit Administration's concerns that the most serious safety risks were not being addressed first. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, along with Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, left, stops in to Little Castle in McCracken County, Ky. on Monday, May 16, 2016 Hillary Clinton is a Democratic candidate for president and a former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York. The Washington Post, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 01:51 PM
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