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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip to this cave. Razis Nasri hide caption

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Goats and Soda

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster looks on as President Donald Trump announces him as his national security adviser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Trump Adviser H.R. McMaster Faces An Old Challenge—Iraq

McMaster first made his name as a captain in Iraq in 1991. Then, in 2007, he was a key figure in the "surge." Now, 26 years after he first went to Iraq, he'll be seeking a solution in his new post.

Adults and children return to St. Louis Jewish Community Center on Jan. 18, in St. Louis, Mo., after canine units cleared the building. According to St. Louis County Police, someone called the front desk claiming a device was inside. Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Another Wave Of Bomb Threats Targets Jewish Community Centers

For the fourth time in two months, multiple centers received threats in one day. Headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri have also been vandalized. President Trump called the threats "horrible."

A message of "Say no to Trump" is projected on Britain's Houses of Parliament the evening before a Monday parliamentary debate took place on Donald Trump's state visit. Nearly 2 million people signed a petition in support of scrapping or downgrading the invitation. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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At U.K. Parliament, Zingers Fly In Debate Over Trump State Visit

As thousands protested outside Britain's parliament Monday, members debated whether President Trump should have the honor of meeting the queen on a state visit. Rhetorical skills were on full display.

Smoke and flames rise after a Beechcraft plane crashed into a shopping center just after take-off from Essendon Airport in suburban Melbourne, Australia. Jordan Fouracre/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Plane Crashes Into Mall In Australia, Killing Pilot And 4 Americans

The plane crashed into the Direct Factory Outlets mall shortly after takeoff, according to media reports. All passengers are believed to have died in the crash, and nobody inside the mall was injured.

Relatives of Sergio Hernández sit in Ciudad Juarez at the U.S.-Mexico border, on the second anniversary of his killing in 2012. Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed Mexican national from across the border, and the agent was not disciplined. The boy's family says a suit is their only possibility for justice.

Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting

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Taylor Hutchinson says having subsidized health care costs has been critical to being able to start a farm with her partner, Jake Mendell. Kathleen Masterson/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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The Salt

Health Insurance Woes Add To The Risky Business Of Farming

Vermont Public Radio

There are many challenges to farming: It's often grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one aspect that's often ignored: health care costs.

At the International Toy Fair, TOMY International and PlayFusion announced Toys "R" Us as the exclusive in-store retail launch partner for Lightseekers, the next generation of connected play featuring smart figures, trading cards and more. Adam Hunger/AP Images for TOMY hide caption

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Toy Fair Shows Off What's New As Toys R Us Cuts 250 Corporate Jobs

A day before the International Toy Fair opened in New York, Toys "R" Us announced it was laying off between 10 and 15 percent of its corporate employees.

A happy hour event put on by The Adulting School where participants learn how to make craft cocktails at Maine Craft Distilling in Portland, Maine. Other skills taught by the school include changing a flat tire, making deviled eggs and folding sheets. Courtesy of Rachel Weinstein hide caption

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Education

Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

Maine Public

Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay their bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help.

Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

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Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene. Lionsgate hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Behind This Exuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene.

Behind This Exuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

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History

Monticello Restoration Project Puts An Increased Focus On Jefferson's Slaves

Thomas Jefferson's Virginia plantation is being renovated to shed more light on the enslaved people who lived and worked there. One of the most notable of those slaves was Sally Hemings.

Monticello Restoration Project Puts An Increased Focus On Jefferson's Slaves

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In her blog post, Rigetti describes sexual harassment and systemic sexism at Uber, where she worked for only a year. The post comes at a time when Uber has already been under fire from the #DeleteUber campaign. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Uber Will Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims By Engineer

The investigation comes after a former engineer published a blog post detailing her experiences at the company became widely circulated on social media.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 on Tuesday, speaks at his party's annual conference in December, where he was endorsed as a candidate for the 2018 election. His wife said last week that even if he dies before the election, he should run "as a corpse." Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nearing 93, Robert Mugabe Shows No Sign Of Stepping Down

The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, turns 93 Tuesday. He has no intention of retiring and his wife has said even if he dies before next year's election, he should run "as a corpse."