Joshua Vallum is sworn in before pleading guilty to state murder charges at George County Circuit Court in Lucedale, Miss., last July. On Monday, he was sentenced to 49 years in prison for a federal hate crime — the first such case brought for a crime specifically targeting a victim because of their gender identity.
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A test strip designed to help doctors check a patient's urine for fentanyl is being distributed in the Bronx to encourage users of heroin or other opioids to check what's in their syringe before they inject.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, right, takes to the stage Tuesday at the White House after being introduced by Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Both of them, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, have had their credibility damaged after issuing denials that President Trump later reversed.
The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, in Londenderry Township, Pa., was the site of a partial meltdown in 1979. The plant, with its one still-functioning reactor, is having trouble selling its power because it's more expensive than other resources, including natural gas.
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