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A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in D.C. — though police say that's untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences. Metropolitan PD, Washington DC hide caption

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D.C.'s Missing Teens: A False Number That Spurred A Real Conversation On Race

A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in Washington — though police say that's untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences.

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Attorney General Threatens To Withhold Funds From 'Sanctuary Cities'

Jeff Sessions said that in order to receive federal funds, state and local jurisdictions must certify they are complying with federal immigration laws. The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants could affect major cities, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

The "We Are Not This" slogan is posted at the entrances to Bull McCabe's Irish Pub in May 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. The sign is protesting a law that has been in place for a year now; the AP estimates it will cost the state some $3.7 billion in business over 12 years. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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AP Calculates North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Will Cost More Than $3.7B

The Associated Press tallied up business lost because of the controversial law, based on interviews and public records. The AP says its estimate of $3.76 billion over 12 years is probably low.

House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) walks to the House floor on Capitol Hill on Friday. Nunes has been challenged by his colleagues about over how he acquired and handled classified information that he didn't share with the rest of the committee. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Head Of House Intel Committee Went To White House Grounds To Meet Source

Rep. Devin Nunes secretly went to the White House grounds to view classified intelligence before briefing President Trump and the press on information that other committee members hadn't seen.

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Compared to leaf-eaters, primates who ate fruit had around 25 percent more brain tissue.

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The Salt

What Gave Some Primates Bigger Brains? A Fruit-Filled Diet

A new study suggests that diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant-eating neighbors.

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Compared to leaf-eaters, primates who ate fruit had around 25 percent more brain tissue.

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The Salt

Study Suggests Some Primates Ate Their Way To Bigger Brains

A new study suggests that a fruit-filled diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant-eating neighbors.

Wang Fei, 35, from southwest China's Chongqing region, drove cars for Didi Chuxing, China's main ride-hailing service, from last July until January, when new local rules banned out-of-town cars and drivers, and Didi cut bonuses to drivers. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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In China, Like In The U.S., The Fight Over Ride Hailing Is Local

Until recently, migrant workers, lured by bonuses, drove for China's largest Uber-like service. But some local governments banned out-of-town drivers, apparently to protect local jobs and curb growth.

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College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison, but getting hired is a challenge.

Large German bank KfW says it quickly recovered money it had mistakenly sent to four other banks. Here, one of its Berlin offices is seen in a 2015 photo. ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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$5 Billion Error Made By Bank Once Derided As 'Germany's Dumbest'

It's not the first stumble for state-owned KfW, which mistakenly sent hundreds of millions of dollars to Lehman Brothers on the day it went bankrupt.

The United Airlines terminal is viewed at Newark Liberty Airport on July 8, 2015 in Newark, N.J. The airline was criticized on Sunday for enforcing its buddy pass dress code, barring from the plane two girls in their early teens who were wearing leggings. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Outrage, Explanations After United Turns Away Girls From Flight For Wearing Leggings

A woman live-tweeted in disbelief on Sunday as two young girls were turned away for wearing leggings. Why? United, like many airlines, has an enforced dress code for people flying on "buddy passes."

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New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

Maysaloun Hamoud's In Between highlights the challenges young Palestinian women face in Israel as they try to live amid contradictory expectations. Hamoud has received death threats since its release.

New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

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Activists Chu Yiu-ming, left, and Chan Kin-man gesture to supporters as they report to be arrested at a police station in Hong Kong. Police say the men and other Umbrella Movement activists will be charged over mass protests that took place in 2014. Jayne Russell/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hong Kong Police Arrest 'Umbrella Movement' Pro-Democracy Organizers

Leaders of large demonstrations that roiled parts of Hong Kong in 2014 were told to report to police Monday on charges of causing a public nuisance.

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Lawyer Sues Trump, Saying He'd Rather Not

"I think people are afraid to put their name on a lawsuit against the president," Jeffrey Lovitky says. "There is a sense that Donald Trump can be very difficult on people who oppose him."

Lawyer Sues Trump, Saying He'd Rather Not

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Russia Sentences Protest Leader Alexei Navalny After Weekend Rallies

Hundreds were arrested in Moscow and other cities on Sunday as tens of thousands took to the streets to protest government corruption. Navalny will serve 15 days in jail.

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Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S.

Visa holders who worked with the U.S. overseas say they've been detained and threatened with deportation upon arrival in the country, but federal officials say there is broad discretion to deny entry.

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