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"The idea that North Korea is an information black hole is simply not true anymore," says reporter James Pearson. There's a brisk black-market trade in illicit media on USB sticks and micro SD cards.

The Justice Department's agreement to overhaul troubled juvenile courts in Memphis had been lauded as a national model. Now local officials want to get out from under federal oversight.

Cholera is spreading rapidly across Yemen, where civil war has decimated the public health services needed to contain the outbreak.

Eleven-month-old Charlie Gard was born with a rare genetic disorder. His parents' legal fight to continue his treatment has sparked a debate about who should decide what medical treatment he gets.

The North Korea missile test is another challenge for the Trump administration. North Korea expert Laura Rosenberger says the president's intentions aren't clear to either adversaries or allies.

A month ago, several countries cut ties with Qatar, saying it funds terrorist groups and has too close a relationship with Iran. Qatari-funded Al-Jazeera is caught up in the middle of the crisis.

President Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution says he hopes there will be a serious tone on both sides, and modest expectations.

When people leave religious groups, they sometimes feel adrift. Some formerly faithful folks in Southern California are looking for ways to build community specifically for ex-believers.

In some fireworks displays, the symphony follows the lead of a pre-programmed launch sequence. In Nashville, Larry Trotter calls the shots in real time for one of the largest shows in the U.S.

Rebel fighters in Colombia have laid down their arms ending a more than 50-year conflict. But now comes the tough part: Former guerrillas have to figure out how to make a living.




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