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In Wales, the U.K.'s largest steel plant is in limbo. Employing thousands, the plant is the cornerstone of Port Talbot's economy. The vote created anxiety about the future of the plant and the town.

Beijing rejects the Hague tribunal's ruling that China's South China Sea claims are illegal. U.S. - China friction could grow over the Scarborough Shoal, also claimed by the Philippines.

Many disabled adults want to work — and many do. But a survey shows that a workplace can be particularly stressful for them, and workplaces may not be doing enough to lower the stress.

If you've been in a comics store lately, you've noticed the increasing diversity on the shelves: a biracial Spiderman, a Muslim Ms. Marvel, and today, a Chinese man takes up the mantle of Superman.

Many farm workers call blueberries their favorite crop to pick. It pays well and the work is comfortable. But there's a catch: It's a short season, and workers and their families have to keep moving.

Many African-Americans keep guns for self-defense, dating back to Emancipation. But the shooting in Dallas, and recent killings of black men by police, have raised hard questions for black gun owners.

Mass shootings cause a spike in gun-related legislation at the state level. Whether that legislation tightens or loosens gun laws depends on the dominant political party in the state.

A new study finds people who are well-hydrated have lower body weights and lower odds of obesity. It adds evidence to the theory that drinking lots of water may help in weight management.

Hundreds of eateries selling chili-topped hot dogs dot Detroit. The story of how this food became the city's signature dish is deeply entwined with its auto industry and the workers who flocked to it.

Rebels have controlled Daraya, outside Damascus, since 2012. The Syrian government has responded by barring aid from reaching the increasingly desperate town. Some accuse it of using aid as a weapon.

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