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The silver carp captured Thursday in Illinois just downstream of the T.J. O'Brien Lock and Dam. The carp weighs about 8 pounds and measures 28 inches long. Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources hide caption

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'Cause For Serious Concern': Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes

A commercial fisher captured the silver carp beyond the barriers built to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. The incident is raising alarms from local lawmakers.

Ray Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, testifying on the seventh day of his retrial in Hamilton County Common Pleas earlier this month at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati. Cara Owsley/AP hide caption

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Judge Declares Mistrial, Again, In Cincinnati Police Shooting Case

Jurors couldn't agree on a verdict in the murder and manslaughter case against former police officer Ray Tensing over his fatal shooting of black motorist Sam DuBose in 2015.

Gary Koivu and his wife Kim came to StoryCorps to talk about Koivu's friend Vincent Chin. Chin died 35 years ago, and his death became a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

The Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.

His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

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Al-Jazeera staff in Doha, Qatar. The news network has been thrust into the center of a diplomatic standoff, with Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries calling on Qatar to close it in their list of demands on the Persian Gulf country. Malak Harb/AP hide caption

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Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

If Qatar wants to end its recent diplomatic standoff, Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states say the country has 10 days to comply with a steep list of demands, including shutting down Al-Jazeera.

Demonstrators protest against imposition of vaccine requirements in Rome on June 11. A new law requires childhood vaccination against 12 diseases. Marco Ravagli/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Amid Measles Outbreak, Italy Makes Childhood Vaccinations Mandatory

A tough new law means parents who don't vaccinate their children against a dozen diseases will face steep fines — and even risk losing custody. Italy has recorded 2,500-plus measles cases this year.

Amid Measles Outbreak, Italy Makes Childhood Vaccinations Mandatory

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Tributes to victims of the Grenfell Tower block fire are seen near the building in North Kensington, west London, Friday. Combustible cladding has been found in "a number" of similar tower blocks in Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May said. Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Massive Fire At London High-Rise Started In A Refrigerator, Police Say

Investigators also say the building's cladding failed safety tests. Police say they're considering manslaughter charges in the case, in which at least 79 people died.

Ozzie Ling, manager of Shanghai's Yingyi Golf Club, says government inspection squads will sometimes visit his club to inspect their computers, looking for wayward government officials who might be guests of the club. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

China has had a complicated history with golf. At one time, the country seemed golf crazy but it became synonymous with corrupt officials. Once again it is in the crosshairs of China's government.

China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

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London's Metropolitan Police has released a picture of the van they say Darren Osborne used to carry out a terror attack near the Finsbury Park mosque. Metropolitan Police via AP hide caption

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Man Charged With Terrorism-Related Murder In Attack At London Mosque

Darren Osborne faces charges after a rental van plowed through a crowd of people outside the mosque Monday. He's accused of killing Makram Ali, 51, who was receiving first aid in the crowd when the van struck.

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Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers

The vast majority of the estimated 54 million to 68 million contingent or independent workers in the U.S. don't receive employee benefits, though some firms and lawmakers are trying to change that.

The Blue Alert, a new kind of public emergency notification was named after two New York Police Department officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were killed in an ambush attack by a man who hours earlier had shot a woman near Baltimore. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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FCC Takes Up Emergency 'Blue Alerts' For Threats To Law Enforcement

Created in 2015, Blue Alerts are similar to Amber Alerts, but aim to catch people who threaten or harm police officers. The DOJ asked the FCC to add a special code to the broadcast emergency system.

The FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Headquarters is aging and obsolete, and officials want to replace it with a more modern structure in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Business

Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI Headquarters

Some critics say Vornado Realty Trust should recuse itself from bidding on the project because of its financial relationship to the president and his family.

Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI Headquarters

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Chef Michael Scelfo of Cambridge, Mass., left, and Lisa Carlson, who operates three food trucks in Minneapolis, collaborate on the Glynwood dinner's spelt salad with lamb tongues and hearts, and "ugly" cherries, shiitakes, and kale. Lela Nargi/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Is It Really So Offal? 'Ugly Food' Boot Camp Entices Chefs And Diners

Teams of cooks are making dishes from food that many American consumers would overlook — or even consciously avoid — as part of a sustainability project aimed at reducing food waste in the U.S.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, speaks with panelists at the Facebook Communities Summit on Thursday, where he announced Facebook's mission will change to focus on the activity level of its users. From left are Lola Omolola, Erin Schatteman and Janet Sanchez, who run popular Facebook groups. Teresa Crawford/AP hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Facebook Changes Its Mission With Announcement About Groups

Facebook has nearly 2 billion users. But that's not enough. Now, in an effort to go deep, not just wide, the company will focus on users' activity levels.

Alan Gilbert (center) with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. He has left that orchestra and announced his new position as chief conductor of the NDR Elbphiharmonie, in Hamburg, Germany. Andrew Toth/Getty Images hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Philharmonic Flip-Flop: Conductor Alan Gilbert Trades New York For Hamburg

The conductor, who cut his tenure short as the New York Philharmonic's music director, finds a welcoming new home — with a glitzy new concert hall — in Hamburg, Germany.