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Lawmakers in Illinois and other states are considering legislation that would lengthen or eliminate statutes of limitation on crimes of sexual abuse of a child.

There is increasing openness toward non-traditional families in China, though only married, heterosexual couples are allowed access to assisted reproduction. Here's one couple that found a workaround.

In Virginia and New York, academic transcripts must note if a student has been punished for sexual assault. Supporters say it's a matter of public safety. Critics say the move is draconian and unfair.

Experiments on mice have given scientists an understanding of how the virus causes severe brain malformations.

If half a million tourists go to Rio, there is a risk one could catch Zika, return home and seed a new outbreak, says public health professor Amir Attaran.

This northern Michigan district is so short on money it decided to close three schools. Now an anonymous donor wants to save one of them with a big private donation.

Brazilian media report that a majority of senators have said they will approve the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff — although some face scandalous allegations of their own.

The river enters Delhi relatively clean but by the time it flows out, it's a "toxic cocktail of sewage, industrial waste and surface runoff," says an environmentalist. Urbanization is partly to blame.

The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5 billion project, opens next month and aims to triple the canal's capacity with bigger ships. A Chinese freighter will be the first one through the new locks.

His daughter, Kelly Carlin, has announced that she's donating her late father's archives to the museum, which opens next year in Jamestown, N.Y.




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