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David Koch with a rendering of The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care in 2015. The billionaire underwrote both old-fashioned charitable causes and the conservative movement, reshaping U.S. politics. Diane Bondareff/Invision for Koch Industries hide caption

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David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics

Koch and his brother Charles built one of the nation's largest private businesses and created a network of secretly funded organizations that attacked Democrats.

David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics

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In rugged, rural areas, patients often have little choice about how they'll get to the hospital in an emergency. "The presence of private equity in the air ambulance industry indicates that investors see profit opportunities," a 2017 report from the federal Government Accountability Office notes. pidjoe/Getty Images hide caption

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Wyoming Strives To Use Medicaid To Reduce Air Ambulance Bills For All Patients

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Frustrated with sky-high bills from air ambulance companies, Wyoming hopes to hammer down those charges with more regulation. The companies say such a proposal undermines free enterprise.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, shown here at the Kremlin in Moscow on Thursday, said on Friday that Russia should respond in kind to the testing of a new U.S. cruise missile. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Putin To Russian Military: 'Prepare A Symmetrical Response' To U.S. Missile Test

His remarks come after a U.S. Defense Department test of a modified Navy Tomahawk cruise missile, and the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between Washington and Moscow.

American workers Jill Lamantia and Bobby Allen struggle to adapt to the expectations of Chinese management in the documentary American Factory. Steven Bognar /Netflix hide caption

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Work Cultures Clash When A Chinese Company Reopens An 'American Factory'

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A new film chronicles what happens when a Chinese billionaire reopens a former General Motors plant in Ohio. John Powers says it's an old-school observational documentary in the very best sense.

During a service at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Postville, Iowa, last year, Consuelo Lopez (center, right) and her son Pedro carry a book containing the names of those arrested and detained during a 2008 Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on a local meat processing plant. Consuelo Lopez, who cut meat at the plant, was among those detained and deported. Jim Slosiarek/The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Gazette hide caption

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When His Mom Was Deported In 2008, A Certainty Shattered: 'Where Is Home?'

Pedro Lopez, a 24-year-old born in Mexico, recalls when ICE agents raided the meatpacking plant in Iowa where his parents worked. "It was just shattering," he said.

When His Mom Was Deported In 2008, A Certainty Shattered: 'Where Is Home?'

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Men Can Have Better Friendships. Here's How

The bad news: The constraints of masculinity make it hard for men to make and keep good friends, researchers say. The good news: Experts recommend these steps can reverse those forces and connect with others.

Men Can Have Better Friendships. Here's How

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The Invisible Children With Cancer

A study looks at the toll of cancer on children around the world. Co-author Dr. Lisa Force of St. Jude hospital says: "An important prognostic indicator for survival is where that child is living."

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YouTube Channels Suspended For 'Coordinated' Influence Campaign Against Hong Kong

The announcement by Google, which owns YouTube, comes days after Facebook and Twitter suspended accounts for an alleged campaign to manipulate public opinion about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.

Billie Holiday performs on stage at the Sugar Hill nightclub in Newark, N.J. Farah Jasmine Griffin's 2001 book posed a challenge to biographers and helped reimagine Holiday's legacy. Bob Parent/Getty Images hide caption

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Returning To Lady: A Reflection On Two Decades 'In Search Of Billie Holiday'

Farah Jasmine Griffin's 2001 book on Billie Holiday posed a challenge to biographers and our understanding of Holiday. Here, she reflects on her changing connection to Lady Day since its release.

Democratic congressional candidate Sri Kulkarni listens to supporters attending a fundraiser in Houston. In his last campaign in 2018, he came within 5 points of GOP Rep. Pete Olsen, who is retiring in 2020. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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As Texas Suburbs Diversify, Democrats See An Opportunity For 2020

As Republican retirements stack up, Democrats are bullish about gains in Texas, with rapid demographic shifts among Hispanics and Asians. Plus, a backlash against President Trump.

Authorities in Southern California seized a stockpile of high-powered firearms, ammunition and tactical gear from the property of Rodolfo Montoya, who authorities say had been planning a mass shooting because of a dispute involving his work's human resources department. Long Beach Police Department hide caption

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Police Seize Rifles, High-Capacity Magazines From Man Wanting To 'Shoot Up' Workplace

Authorities say Rodolfo Montoya, 37, told a co-worker at the Long Beach Marriott that he was planning a mass shooting there.

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Nation's Largest Hispanic Journalist Group Drops Fox News Sponsorship

The conservative network ignored the group's concerns about its immigration coverage, NAHJ says. The break came when a Fox pundit compared migrants to Nazis who invaded Europe.

Nation's Largest Hispanic Journalist Group Drops Fox News Sponsorship

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"I feel like people are not educated at a young age to know like, 'OK, you have a choice to go behind bars and become a number and for somebody to profit off you for free labor and it's enslaving your brain," Raphael Saadiq says. Aaron Rapoport/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Raphael Saadiq Sets His Dark Meditation To Music With 'Jimmy Lee'

Raphael Saadiq says his latest album, Jimmy Lee, is an examination on cycles of addiction and issues plaguing black communities. The album is inspired by the deaths of his brothers.

Raphael Saadiq Sets His Dark Meditation To Music With 'Jimmy Lee'

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Melina Duterte is otherwise known as Jay Som. Her latest album, Anak Ko, is on our shortlist of the best releases out Aug. 23. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out Aug. 23

This week's podcast includes the stadium guitar rock of Sheer Mag, country legend Tanya Tucker, the hip-hop boy band BROCKHAMPTON, a wonderfully strange turn from R&B singer Raphael Saadiq and more.

New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out Aug. 23

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Earlier this month, Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, authorities say, in federal prison as he faced criminal charges alleging sexual abuse of dozens of underage girls. AP hide caption

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A Dead Cat, A Lawyer's Call And A 5-Figure Donation: How Media Fell Short On Epstein

Why did it take some of the nation's biggest news organizations so long to take seriously the accusations against the late Jeffrey Epstein? Allegations about his behavior go back more than a decade.

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