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Religious leaders and activists from Church World Service hold up a door, closed to refugees, during a protest urging congress to pressure US President Donald Trump to allow more refugees to enter in front of the Capitol in September. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opposition To Refugee Arrivals Keeps Getting Louder

Critics of the U.S. refugee program say they want more control over who's coming to live in their towns. In Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the debate got ugly.

Dr. Terry Horton, chief of addiction medicine and medical director of Project Engage at Christiana Care Health System, testified about opioid addiction before a U.S. Senate committee in May. Courtesy of Christiana Care Health System hide caption

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Asking About Opioids: A Treatment Plan Can Make All The Difference

Is it worthwhile for doctors to screen all the patients who come through the door about their use of opioids? Usually not, but direct connections to treatment can change the equation.

Asking About Opioids: A Treatment Plan Can Make All The Difference

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In this photo released by Lebanon's government, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri reads a statement after his meeting with Lebanon's president, Michel Aoun, in Baabda, Lebanon, on Wednesday. Hariri said he will put his resignation on hold to give way for more consultations nearly three weeks after he unexpectedly announced he was stepping down. Dalati Nohra/AP hide caption

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Lebanon's Prime Minister, Back From Saudi Arabia, Is Not Resigning After All

Saad al-Hariri will remain in his role — despite an address he gave from Riyadh saying he'd step down. The about-face is more fuel for speculation that Saudi Arabia was forcing him to resign.

An ATF agent poses with homemade rifles, or "ghost guns," at an agency field office in Glendale, Calif. There's a growing industry of companies that sell gun kits, instructions and do-it-yourself components online to help people build their own guns. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Do-It-Yourself 'Ghost Guns' Bypass Background Checks And Firearm Registration

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When Kevin Neal went on his deadly shooting rampage last week in California, he used "ghost guns": homemade weapons built from kits and instructions found on the Internet.

Do-It-Yourself 'Ghost Guns' Bypass Background Checks And Firearm Registration

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has unveiled his plan to undo the 2015 "net neutrality" rules that had placed Internet providers under the strictest-ever regulatory oversight. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.

There are many different ways to hold a divining rod or dowsing rod. Some people prefer to "witch" for water with a pendulum. The practice relies on the idea that the object will suddenly move when a person passes over water. Traite De La Physique Occulte/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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U.K. Water Companies Sometimes Use Dowsing Rods To Find Pipes

Biologist Sally Le Page couldn't believe it when she heard a folk magic practice was being used to look for water mains in 2017. But 10 out of 12 companies confirmed they sometimes rely on divining.

A new report reveals how the industry influenced research in the 1960s to deflect concerns about the impact of sugar on health — including pulling the plug on a study it funded. Karen M. Romanko/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Say

The sugar industry pulled the plug on an animal study it funded in the 1960s. Initial results pointed to a link between sugar consumption and elevated triglycerides, which raises heart disease risk.

What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us

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Multiple lawsuits have been filed by victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas. The company that owns the Mandalay Bay, MGM Resorts International, is among the parties being sued. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hundreds Of Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting File Lawsuits

Defendants in the suits include MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay, and Live Nation, the organizer of the country music festival where 58 people were killed last month.

On Twitter on July 26, President Trump declared that transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve in the military, contrary to a policy announced by the Pentagon last year. Now 5 trans service members have sued over the announcement. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Ban On Trans Service Members

A judge in Maryland has blocked President Trump's planned change to the military policy on transgender service members in its entirety. Another judge blocked most of the measure just a few weeks ago.