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Politics

Making U.S. Elections More Secure Wouldn't Cost Much, But No One Wants To Pay

Security experts estimate it would cost roughly $400 million to replace voting machines and add paper audits. It's about the same amount the Pentagon spent on military bands last year.

Making U.S. Elections More Secure Wouldn't Cost Much But No One Wants To Pay

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Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to President Trump, was the subject of a story posted to CNN.com that was eventually retracted. Three journalists resigned over the story, and CNN has apologized to Scaramucci. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump Administration

Three investigative journalists have quit after the network retracted a story about a congressional inquiry into a link between Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci and a Russian investment fund.

In this June 18, 2015, photo, a prisoner walks near his crowded living area in Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Ala. Tuesday's ruling comes in a class action lawsuit brought by inmates who argued the conditions violated the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Law

Alabama Prisons Ruled 'Horrendously Inadequate,' Must Improve

A U.S. District judge issued the ruling Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit brought by inmates who argued the prisons' conditions were cruel and unusual punishment.

Author Michael Wallis says there are modern lessons to learn from the Donner Party — primarily about the fatal combination of ignorance and arrogance. Above, an undated drawing of the pioneers, looking to make their way West. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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History

'What Would You Do?' Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party

Fresh Air

In The Best Land Under Heaven, Michael Wallis chronicles the saga of a band of pioneers who resorted to cannibalism after getting stranded en route West. He says "there's so much more" to the story.

'What Would You Do?' Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party

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The Salt

Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of California's Great Hive Heist

Valley Public Radio

This year authorities uncovered a "beehive chop shop": nearly $1 million in stolen hives in a field in Fresno County. There's money to be made by renting out bees to orchards, and thefts are rising.

Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of California's Great Hive Heist

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Movies

Documentary Giant Albert Maysles' Last Film, 'In Transit,' Is Still In Limbo

Before he died, Maysles (who also made Grey Gardens) said In Transit was his "dream film." But questions about who owns the rights has made it difficult to see.

Documentary Giant Albert Maysles' Last Film, 'In Transit,' Is Still In Limbo

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A message demanding money is seen on a monitor of a payment terminal at a branch of Ukraine's state-owned bank Oschadbank after Ukrainian institutions were hit by a wave of cyber attacks earlier in the day, in Kiev, Ukraine on Tuesday. Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters hide caption

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Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Ukraine; Experts Say It's Spreading Globally

Some have called the previously seen malware "Petya," though others say it is "a new ransomware that has not been seen before." It has been reported in at least a half-dozen countries.

Mya Soe, 58, holds a photograph of his daughter Kyi Pyar Soe on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, last year. He says he was told that his daughter was trafficked to China. Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China Back On State Department List Of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

In its latest annual report on the global state of human trafficking, the State Department has issued highly public criticism of China — a move that could increase tensions between Beijing and Washington.

Sulmi, 14, of Guatemala was 9 months pregnant when this photo was taken. "I was a little sad to be married so young," she says. "I am in the youngest in my family to be in a union. Getting married is a lot better and prettier because you get to wear a big white dress." Stephanie Sinclair/ Too Young to Wed hide caption

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Goats and Soda

The Billion Dollar Cost Of Child Marriage

Research on child marriage has mainly focused on the toll it takes on individuals. Now, a report looks at the economic impact on poor countries.

Brazilian President Michel Temer arrives at a signing ceremony in Brasilia on Monday. The country's prosecutor general has requested formal corruption charges against Temer. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilian President Michel Temer Is Formally Charged With Corruption

The indictment handed down Monday night by Brazil's top prosecutor makes Temer the first sitting president in the country's history to be charged with a crime. And the legal saga is far from finished.

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Shots - Health News

Considering Breast-Feeding? This Guide Can Help

The vast majority of pregnant women in the U.S. say they plan to breast-feed, but aren't told that many new moms worldwide find it tricky. Being mentored the first weeks after birth can help a lot.