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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Department of Justice on Aug. 4. The Justice Department is being sued by multiple cities, including now Los Angeles, over its stance on "sanctuary cities." Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Los Angeles Sues Justice Department, Joining Other 'Sanctuary Cities'

LA is among the jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. The Trump administration has threatened to cut millions in funding to those communities.

Kelp plants grow on a 30-foot-long, white PVC pole suspended in the water. If this is successful, instead of just one row, there would be a whole platform, hundreds of meters across and hundreds of meters deep, full of kelp plants. Courtesy of Maurice Roper/Wrigley Institute hide caption

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Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.

Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, right, joined by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, about Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Governors Preparing Bipartisan Health Care Plan For Congress To Consider

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Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper and Ohio Republican John Kasich are nearing completion on a plan to strengthen the Affordable Care Act exchanges that they will present to the Senate next month.

A California jury awarded a woman $417 million in a case against Johnson & Johnson. The woman claimed that her use of Johnson's Baby Powder led to terminal ovarian cancer. Scientists disagree on how strong a link there is between talc and ovarian cancer. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Baby Powder Cause Cancer? A Jury Says Yes. Scientists Aren't So Sure

Scientists have found an association between talc and ovarian cancer, but they don't agree on exactly what that means.

Does Baby Powder Cause Cancer? A Jury Says Yes. Scientists Aren't So Sure

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One recent example of a musician prominently mentioning a brand in a song: Kendrick Lamar with a jar of Grey Poupon in the music video for "Humble." YouTube hide caption

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From Rolls-Royce To Grey Poupon, A Look At Brand Mentions In Chart-Topping Songs

Musicians love to sing about cars — but they've also referenced mustard, bandages and chocolate. Bloomberg reporter Kim Bhasin talks about analyzing the lyrics of popular songs for brand mentions.

From Rolls-Royce To Grey Poupon, A Look At Brand Mentions In Chart-Topping Songs

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Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard is the author of a series of six autobiographical novels called My Struggle, as well as the novels Out of the World and A Time for Everything. Sam Barker/Penguin Press hide caption

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Knausgaard's 'Autumn' Considers Everything From Toilet Bowls To Twilight

Karl Ove Knausgaard — known for his six-volume autobiographical series My Struggle — is now writing meditative, short texts, focused on a variety of topics, interspersed with letters to his daughter.

Knausgaard's 'Autumn' Considers Everything From Toilet Bowls To Twilight

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Wahida, 20, sits on her bed inside the female ward of a prison in Herat, Afghanistan. She was arrested when she was seven months pregnant, convicted for helping her sister-in-law murder her husband. Her daughter, Mahtab, who is now 10 months old, was born inside the prison. Wahida's biggest fear is the future, when her sentence is over and she will have to face the outside world. Kiana Hayeri hide caption

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PHOTOS: The Hidden World Of Afghanistan's Single Mothers

Pushed to the fringes of society, widows and single mothers band together to create a life for themselves and their children. Photographer Kiana Hayeri captures their daily struggles.

About 50 percent of patients don't take their medicine as prescribed, research shows. And those mistakes are thought to result in at least 100,000 preventable deaths each year. amphotora/Getty Images hide caption

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'Smart' Pill Bottles Aren't Enough To Help The Medicine Go Down

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Lots of people forget to take their medicine on time. Now firms are selling "smart" pill bottles that send patients reminders through the Internet. But maybe the real problem isn't forgetfulness.

'Smart' Pill Bottles Aren't Enough To Help The Medicine Go Down

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This month, The state of Maryland announced a $4 million pilot program to dredge behind the Conowingo Dam. The dam has been holding back pollution for nearly a century, but recent research shows it has filled up with sediment faster than expected. Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program/Flickr hide caption

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Pollution Buildup At Conowingo Dam May Harm Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

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A Maryland dam has been helping to clean up the Chesapeake Bay by holding back sediment that can harm aquatic life. But now the dam's sediment pools have filled up earlier than projected.

Pollution Buildup At Conowingo Dam May Harm Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

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A priest blesses a boy during Holy Communion. Earlier this year, the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference approved guidelines for priests who father children. In the guidelines, which were recently published online, the Irish bishops advised any priest who is also a father to "face up to his responsibilities — personal, legal, moral and financial." Peter Morrison/AP hide caption

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Irish Bishops Advise Priests With Children How To 'Face Up' To Responsibilities

"If, contrary to this obligation [to celibacy], a priest fathers a child, the wellbeing of his child should be his first consideration," the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference said in its guidelines.

This photograph provided by Osnabrück police shows one of the ecstasy pills they seized over Saturday evening. In all, the heap of pills shaped like Donald Trump's head had an estimated street value of nearly $46,000. AP hide caption

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Redefining 'Drug Bust': German Police Seize 5,000 Pills In Shape Of Trump's Head

When officers stopped a vehicle Saturday night, they didn't quite expect to find heaps of drugs hidden inside. They expected still less to find the ecstasy pills stamped with a familiar face.

Activists hold signs during a protest against "triple talaq," the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men, in New Delhi on May 10. The country's Supreme Court has overruled the law permitting triple talaq. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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India's High Court Outlaws Practice Of Instant Divorce By Muslim Men

The decision is a victory for women's rights advocates. Most Muslim countries have already reformed or banned "triple talaq," which allows husbands (and only husbands) to end marriages in moments.

Cambridge University Press had removed some 300 articles from the "China Quarterly" site at the behest of the censors, including articles about the Tiananmen Square military crackdown. Earlier this summer, thousands gathered in Hong Kong to mark the anniversary of the massacre. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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'China Quarterly' Publisher Restores Articles Following Backlash From Scholars

Cambridge University Press had removed articles about Tibet, Taiwan and Tiananmen Square from its Chinese website at the request of authorities. Days later, the publisher reversed course.