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NFL players from the Houston Texans and other teams chose to take a knee during the national anthem before kickoffs in the 2017 season. Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports hide caption

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All NFL Players 'Shall Stand And Show Respect' For Flag And Anthem, League Says

Anyone who doesn't want to stand can stay in the locker room — but teams will be fined if athletes or staff on the field don't stand, the NFL says in its new policy.

Georgia Democratic nominee for governor Stacey Abrams takes the stage to declare victory Tuesday night. Abrams is the first black woman to win a major-party nomination for governor in U.S. history. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption

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Primary Takeaways: Voters Send Parties Further Apart

Republicans and Democrats are heading in totally different directions, highlighted by Georgia's primaries for governor. And the progressive vs. establishment fight fizzled on the Democratic side.

Some 50,000 hospitality workers could walk off the job as early as next month, potentially jeopardizing the Las Vegas tourist industry. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Famed Vegas Casinos Could Be Hobbled As Thousands Of Workers Authorize Strike

The union representing the hospitality workers says they could walk out as early as June 1 if their demands, including protection against sexual harassment and technology advances, are not met.

Patients in the study had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs — on the average, $500 — when they visited a physical therapist first," says Bianca Frogner, a health economist at the University of Washington. PeopleImages/Getty Images hide caption

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Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids

A study of patients with low back pain finds that those who got physical therapy first needed fewer pricey scans and surgeries and had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs" for treatment overall.

An employee of the U.S. government in Guangzhou, China, has reported mysterious symptoms similar to those experienced by State Department employees in Cuba. Here, the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. U.S. Department of State hide caption

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Echoes Of Cuba? U.S. Employee In China Hit With 'Sensations Of Sound And Pressure'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "the medical indications are very similar and entirely consistent" with symptoms reported by American diplomats in Cuba, where there were reports of sonic attacks.

President Trump speaks during the Susan B. Anthony List's 11th annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum on Tuesday. President Trump addressed the annual gala of the anti-abortion group and urged people to vote in the midterm election. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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With Word And Deed, Trump Rallies Abortion Rights Opponents In Midterms

President Trump addressed an anti-abortion rights group on the same day his administration unveiled a proposal to block groups like Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X funds.

ABC's Roseanne reboot stars (left to right) Laurie Metcalf, Ames McNamara, Jayden Rey, AliciaGoranson, Emma Kenney, Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Michael Fishman and SaraGilbert. Adam Rose/ABC hide caption

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'Roseanne' Reboot Wraps A Bait-And-Switch First Season

The reboot's premiere whipped up a media frenzy when its main character returned as a passionate Trump supporter. But this season didn't embrace Trump's ideology the way some thought it might.

The Food and Drug Administration approves more than 99 percent of applications for compassionate use of experimental medicines. But supporters of a right-to-try law want a more direct approach. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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House Passes 'Right-To-Try' Bill For Experimental Drugs

Some patient groups, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the American Lung Association opposed the bill because they said it could do more harm than good.

Under legislation considered by the House on Tuesday, SunTrust and other banks with up to $250 billion in assets could be exempted from the toughest rules of the Dodd-Frank law. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Rolls Back Part Of Dodd-Frank, Easing Rules For Midsize, Smaller Banks

The House gave final passage to a bill that would allow banks with up to $250 billion in assets to escape some of the toughest regulations under the 2010 law meant to shore up the banking system.

Two girls holding flowers walk along the wall of Thurston High School, serving as a temporary memorial, two days after the shooting. Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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20 Years Ago, Oregon School Shooting Ended A Bloody Season

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A year before Columbine, a streak of school shootings had America debating whether they were a blip or a trend. The last fatal mass shooting of the 1998 school year was in Springfield, Ore.

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