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Meet A Home Contractor Who Helps Older People Age In Place

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Chief Climate Negotiator Warns Against Consequences Of Leaving Paris Accord

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Ohio Sues Drug Companies Over Role In Creating Opioid Epidemic

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Portland, Ore., Mayor Responds To Fallout From Train Murders

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Prosecutors Protect Immigrants From Deportation For Minor Crimes

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Research Shows How PTSD Can Trigger Growth In Veterans

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In Remote Southern California Desert, U.S. Army Tests Advanced Cyber Weapons

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Jury selection began Wednesday in a defamation case over ABC News' 2012 reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics dubbed "pink slime." Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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'Pink Slime' Trial Begins, But It's The News Media Under The Microscope

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Chinese Labor Conditions Threaten Value Of Ivanka Trump's Brand

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President Trump Expected To Make Decision On Paris Climate Accord

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NASA Plans To Launch A Probe Next Year To 'Touch The Sun'

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