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Sen. Orrin Hatch, photographed during a Senate hearing on music licensing reform on July 12, 2005. Hatch — a songwriter with both a platinum and gold record for his efforts — had his name added to the title of the Music Modernization Act, which passed the Senate unanimously on Sep. 18, 2018. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A Music Industry Peace Treaty Passes Unanimously Through Congress

The Music Modernization Act, which brings laws governing music up-to-date and streamlines life for everyone involved, is just about the only thing you could expect a divided Congress to agree on.

Pope Francis has summoned church leaders from around the world to the Vatican in February to address the continuing clergy sex abuse crisis. Some bishops say the abuse is due to gay priests within the church. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Sex Abuse Scandal Deepens Divide Over Gay Priests

Some conservative Catholics are blaming clergy sex abuse on gay priests, citing "homosexual networks" in the church. The argument reflects wider cultural and political conflict in Catholic circles.

Sex Abuse Scandal Deepens Divide Over Gay Priests

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Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator," in his factory in Austin, Texas, on August. The 30-year-old has been accused of sexual assault of a minor. Kelly West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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3D Gun Printing Company Founder Accused Of Sexual Assault Of A Minor

Cody Wilson was charged with the second-degree felony in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. Police say the 30-year-old was last known to be in Taiwan but missed a scheduled flight back to the U.S.

Yogurt selections like this one at a Los Angeles 365 by Whole Foods Market store are getting larger, but a new U.K. study warns that many contain lots of added sugar. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Yogurt May Not Be So Healthy If It's Pumped Full Of Sugar

A study of some 900 yogurts sold in supermarkets in the U.K. found a shocking amount of sugar is hiding in this so-called healthy food, particularly in organic yogurts.

A memorial to the nine people killed when unit 1C at the Multifamiliar Tlalpan housing complex collapsed, on the one month anniversary of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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A Year After Deadly Mexico Quake, Corruption, Negligence And Forgotten Victims Remain

A massive earthquake in Mexico killed hundreds and displaced thousands a year ago today. A new report says corruption is behind much of the destruction.

A Year After Deadly Mexico Quake, Corruption, Negligence And Forgotten Victims Remain

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A Swiss study tracking the health of a group of children conceived via assisted reproductive technology found that a surprising number developed premature aging of their blood vessels. Now in their teens, 15 percent have hypertension. Steve Debenport/Getty Images hide caption

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Do IVF And Other Infertility Tech Lead To Health Risks For The Baby? Maybe

A small study of teens who were conceived via assisted reproductive technology finds a significant number already have hypertension and premature "age-related changes" in their blood vessels.

Pakistani supporters of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif carry posters and banners outside the high court building in Islamabad on Wednesday as they celebrate his release from prison. Sharif is appealing the conviction, which followed a major corruption scandal. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Released From Prison 2 Months Into 10-Year Sentence

Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to prison after a corruption scandal. Now he, his daughter and his son-in-law are out on bail after a high court suspended their sentences, as they appeal their cases.

Hayley Williams of Paramore performs onstage in Chicago, Ill. in 2013. Photo Illustration: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Clear Channel and Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Hayley Williams Is The 21st Century's Pop-Punk Prophet

There is no precedent for the Grammy-winning, chart-busting, Hot Topic-surviving Williams, who didn't offer permission so much as show a generation of emo girls they did not have to ask for it.

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How Kathy Mattea Got Her Voice Back With 'Pretty Bird'

The country singer-songwriter's voice changed in her 50s and, for a time, she thought her career in music was over. With advice from Tony Bennett and a voice coach, Mattea has returned.

How Kathy Mattea Got Her Voice Back With 'Pretty Bird'

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Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley, shown in photos provided by the Orange County District Attorney's Office, have been arrested and charged with rape and assault. Authorities say there may be hundreds of victims, or more than a thousand, based on the video footage they have examined. Orange County District Attorney's Office hide caption

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Doctor, Girlfriend Charged With Drugging, Raping Women; Hundreds Of Victims Possible

Grant Robicheaux, 38, is an orthopedic surgeon who appeared on a 2014 reality TV show. Prosecutors say videos found on his phone show the apparent assaults of many women too intoxicated to consent.

Kicker Brandon McManus (8) of the Denver Broncos kicks the game-winning field goal during the fourth quarter on Sunday at Broncos Stadium. Eric Lutzens/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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What Are The Odds? FanDuel Says It Won't Honor Huge Payouts After Error

The Denver Broncos were about to beat the Oakland Raiders — but for 18 seconds, the bookmaker FanDuel said the team was a 750-1 underdog. Some eagle-eyed fans saw a chance for a win of their own.

Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y. walks out of a New York court house after being charged with insider trading on August 8, 2018 in New York City. Collins suspended his congressional campaign after the indictment but has decided to resume his re-election bid. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Indicted Congressman Reverses Course, Says He Will Campaign For Re-Election

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Rep. Chris Collins was indicted on insider trading charges in August and suspended his campaign. Now he is running again, saying "the stakes are too high" to allow a Democrat to win.

Sara Cano with five of her six kids in front of her home in San Antonio Las Nubes, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Her husband, Oscar Leonel Lopez, tried to immigrate to the U.S. but was deported back home. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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A Guatemalan Village Tells The Story of Immigration To The U.S.

Farmers in rural, western Guatemala have compelling reasons to attempt the dangerous journey to the U.S. Drought is stunting the corn crop, and one season's failure means no income for a family.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers display ivory seized from poachers around the country. KWS has played a critical role in carrying out operations against poachers. Simon Maina/Getty Images hide caption

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DNA Test Helps Conservationists Track Down Ivory Smugglers

The cartels that run the ivory trade try to cover their tracks — among other things, they smuggle tusks from the same elephant separately. But DNA testing can help find patterns.

DNA Test Helps Conservationists Track Down Ivory Smugglers

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