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Voting booths at a polling station in Christmas, Fla., on Election Day 2016. A Florida-based company that provides election equipment to localities was hacked by Russia during the 2016 election, the Mueller report found. Gregg Newton/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mueller Report Raises New Questions About Russia's Hacking Targets In 2016

The special counsel's report said the FBI believes Russian military intelligence was able to gain access to at least one Florida county government's computer network during the 2016 campaign.

Debris from Hurricane Michael rests along a canal on Oct. 18, 2018, in Mexico Beach, Fla. NOAA upgraded the storm to a Category 5 after completing its analysis. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Michael Was A Category 5, NOAA Finds – The First Since Andrew In 1992

With winds of 160 mph, the October hurricane was the strongest on record to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle, where communities are still trying to recover. NOAA upgraded it from a Category 4.

Jaclyn Schildkraut, associate professor of Criminal Justice at SUNY Oswego, leads a lockdown drill at Ed Smith Elementary School in Syracuse, N.Y., last month. Heather Ainsworth/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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How Effective Are School Lockdown Drills?

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Since the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, a generation of American children has learned how to hide from a potential shooter. But there's little data on what kinds of drills work best.

The habit of ordering unneeded tests and treatments drive up medical costs. It's a pattern doctors often learn in medical school and residency. Medioimages/Photodisc/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Do Doctors Overtreat? For Many, It's What They're Trained To Do

Ordering more tests or treatments is not always best for patients' health or wallet. A group of medical educators is trying to address the problem where they think it starts: medical training.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., photographed at the Capitol in Washington in March, announced Thursday that he would introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Anti-Tobacco Advocates Question McConnell Plan To Raise Minimum Purchasing Age

Citing an "unprecedented spike" in teen vaping, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the bill would raise the minimum age for people to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Tobacco companies back the proposal.

Gail Gray suffers from degenerative disc disease and takes daily painkillers. Her pharmacist was arrested in a recent federal justice department sting. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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Amid Opioid Prescriber Crackdown, Health Officials Reach Out To Pain Patients

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After 53 health care workers were indicted for illegally prescribing opioids in Appalachia, local health agencies are trying to make sure chronic pain patients don't fall through the cracks.

Clemantine Wamariya, who fled Rwanda as a girl, is now a U.S. citizen. She is a human rights advocate and a speaker. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Free The Children hide caption

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She Fled Rwanda To Survive — But Does Not Like The Words 'Refugee' Or 'Genocide'

Clemantine Wamariya talks about her memoir The Girl Who Smiled Beads, what people don't understand about refugees — and her hopes for the future of Rwanda.

Attorney General William Barr speaks alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O'Callaghan, left, Thursday. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Will Democrats 'Follow The Mueller Report To Where It Leads'?

Impeachment talk started again among Democrats Thursday with the release of the redacted Mueller report. Many still see that as too politically risky even though they see Trump as unfit for office.

In addition to investigating Russian attacks on the 2016 presidential election, special counsel Robert Mueller also was tasked with looking into "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation." Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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READ: The Mueller Report, With Redactions

Attorney General William Barr has released special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Democrats have pushed for Congress to get an unredacted version.

Some detainees at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas went on a hunger strike last year. There have been at least the six hunger strikes at detention centers the first three months of 2019 alone. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Hunger Strikes At ICE Detention Centers Spread As Parole, Bond Are Denied

There have been at least six six hunger strikes at detention centers in the first three months of 2019 alone. One of the detainees' demands was to be released while their cases were adjudicated.

Hunger Strikes At ICE Detention Centers Spread As Parole, Bond Are Denied

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A Brooklyn judge on Thursday upheld a mandatory measles vaccinations order. On the same day, the United Talmudical Academy, pictured here, reopened after being closed for failing to comply with a Health Department order that required it to provide medical and attendance records amid a measles outbreak. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Judge Upholds Mandatory Measles Vaccinations As New York Closes More Schools

Judge Lawrence Knipel refused a request from parents to lift the vaccination order that was imposed last week to stem a measles outbreak. The parents claimed the city had overstepped its authority.

At StoryCorps in Littleton, Colo., last month, siblings Lauren Cartaya and Zach Cartaya said they continue to cope with the trauma of the 1999 Columbine shooting. Kevin Oliver/StoryCorps hide caption

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20 Years Later, Sibling Columbine Survivors Reflect

Lauren Cartaya and her older brother, Zach, were at Columbine High School in 1999 when two students opened fire. At StoryCorps, they remember that day and discuss the effect it has had on their lives.

20 Years Later, Sibling Columbine Survivors Reflect

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Elisabeth Moss plays Becky Something, a punk singer struggling with substance abuse, in the new film Her Smell. "It was the hardest dialogue I've ever had to learn," she says. Donald Stahl/Brigade Marketing hide caption

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In 'Her Smell,' Elisabeth Moss 'Turned It Up To 11,' Then Turned It Up Some More

In her new film, Moss plays a punk singer struggling with addiction. "The only mistake we could make was not going far enough," she says.

In 'Her Smell,' Elisabeth Moss 'Turned It Up To 11,' Then Turned It Up Some More

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Cuz I Love You, from the singer Lizzo, is on our short list of the best albums out April 19. Luke Gilford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out Today

Our list of the best albums out this week includes Lizzo's long-awaited debut, the rousing, infectious anthems of Johnnyswim, new music from The Tallest Man On Earth, Loyle Carner and more.

New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out April 19

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