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The American Beverage Association and local businesses are suing to to abolish the Philadelphia soda tax. Oral arguments are scheduled for April 5. The case could end up in the state's Supreme Court.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice Department to review agreements that seek to overhaul troubled police departments, which he says isn't the federal government's job.

A legal filing by the Education Department last week calls into question the future of a program that allowed a student's loan to be forgiven after 10 years of work in the public sector.

Fourteen people were killed and many more injured in Russia's second-largest city. Russian authorities say the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber from the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan.

An apparent chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held area of Syria claims the lives of dozens of civilians, including children. The White House blames the Syrian government.

The museum opened March 23 in Gdansk, where the war began. "This is the museum of a war, but not a military museum," says historian Pawel Machcewicz. The government wants something different.

Ferguson, Mo., will have its first mayoral election since 2014, when a white police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old African-American. Some worry a slow pace of change will affect voter turnout.

The two Nogales — one in Arizona, the other in Mexico — are in separate countries, but to the people who live there, they feel like one place: a border city.

Several states across the U.S. are curbing their use of solitary confinements in prison. But in New York, corrections officers say it's a necessary tool to keep the guards and prisons safe.

Researchers say the belief some South Koreans hold that North Koreans — who are the same ethnicity as South Koreans — are beast-like is a product of years of propaganda and misleading education.

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