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Sears filed for bankruptcy, but some of its stores will stay open

The company plans on closing 142 stores, but it’s not going out of business.

Heart disease used to be an ailment of the rich. But it’s now striking the world’s poor.

Heart disease is responsible for a third of all global deaths, and most of them are in the developing world.

The untold story of the migrant “caravan”: how Trump’s border crackdown endangered immigrants’ lives

The Central American migrants who sparked Trump’s panic faced attacks in Mexico — and threats of deportation — while waiting to seek asylum in the US.

Elizabeth Warren releases her DNA test results and dares Trump to make good on his $1 million bet

Warren’s positioning herself as the anti-Trump on transparency ahead of 2020.

When and where fall foliage colors will peak, in one map

Billions of leaves are changing color right now.

A pandemic killing tens of millions of people is a real possibility — and we are not prepared for it

A century ago, the Spanish flu killed more than 50 million people. The world is at risk of another pandemic of similar scale.

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A guide to the 2018 midterm elections

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Ebola showed up in a war zone. It’s not going well.

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How this Mexican-Palestinian-American progressive is selling the anti-corruption message in Trump country

Conservative Southern California has always been plagued with corruption scandals. Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar thinks he can change that.

The 13 most important governor elections in 2018, briefly explained

These are the charities where your money will do the most good

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5 key moments from Donald Trump’s rambling 60 Minutes interview

Donald Trump finally just said it: he doesn’t care if Kavanaugh’s accuser is telling the truth

Trump’s not sure about believing climate science. The Saudis and Putin get the benefit of the doubt.

Trump’s 60 Minutes interview once again reveals gross ignorance and wild dishonesty

A very early 2020 poll shows Democrats like Biden to take on Trump

First Man stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, a man struggling to deal with his grief

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In its 37th season, Survivor is still capable of surprising even its hardcore fans

“He’s black me!”: Alec Baldwin returns to SNL to spoof Trump’s Kanye West meeting

US National Guard chief: “The climate is changing. I don’t know why.”

“Who did you vote for?”: Trump’s welcome-home question for the US pastor released by Turkey

Facebook now knows how many users were hacked last month: 29 million

10 ways to accelerate progress against climate change

18 people are dead from Hurricane Michael. That number will only rise.

The Senate represents states, not people. That’s the problem.

Trump vows “severe punishment” if Saudis killed Jamal Khashoggi

Better Call Saul is nearing its end game. Here’s how long its showrunner thinks it has left.

Buying books isn’t enough to keep community bookstores alive

Photos: what Hurricane Michael’s destruction looks like on the ground

Melania Trump finally gave an explanation for her “I don’t really care. Do U?” jacket

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