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Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. U.S. stock markets fell sharply at the open but crept higher as the day wore on after President Trump threatened to raise tariffs on imports from China. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Threats To Raise Tariffs On China Send Markets Falling

China and the U.S. are scheduled to continue trade talks in Washington this week, but U.S. officials go into the negotiations accusing China of "reneging" on its commitments.

Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. U.S. stock markets fell sharply at the open but crept higher as the day wore on after President Trump threatened to raise tariffs on imports from China. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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China 'Reneging' On Trade Commitments, U.S. Officials Say

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China 'Reneging' On Trade Commitments, U.S. Officials Say

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Satellite imagery from the company Planet shows construction of a small research reactor at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh. Planet Labs Inc hide caption

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As Saudi Arabia Builds A Nuclear Reactor, Some Worry About Its Motives

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Actor Michael Murphy played the fictitious presidential candidate Jack Tanner on the 1988 miniseries Tanner '88. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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How A Fake Candidate Blended Fact And Fiction On The Campaign Trail, 30 Years Ago

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Dr. Brian Chesebro (right), in Portland, Ore., has calculated that by simply using the anesthesia gas sevoflurane in most surgeries, instead of the similar gas desflurane, he can significantly cut the amount of global warming each procedure contributes to the environment. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Effects Of Surgery On A Warming Planet: Can Anesthesia Go Green?

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Effects Of Surgery On A Warming Planet: Can Anesthesia Go Green?

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A South Korean woman has her head shaved in a photograph taken by Jeon Bora. Having short hair and no makeup is a common symbol of the "escape the corset" movement, which aims to reject South Korea's standards of beauty and social pressure to conform. Jeon's photographs document the women involved in this movement in stark black-and-white images. Jeon Bora hide caption

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South Korean Women 'Escape The Corset' And Reject Their Country's Beauty Ideals

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"Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history," a U.N. panel says, reporting that around 1 million species are currently at risk. Here, an endangered hawksbill turtle swims in a Singapore aquarium in 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Research News

1 Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says

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1 Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says

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Hundreds of people rally in March at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, protesting a proposal to tighten school vaccine requirements Similar rallies were held in April. Sarah Zimmerman/AP hide caption

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Amid Measles Outbreaks, States Consider Revoking Religious Vaccine Exemptions

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