'Why not now?' Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination.

  • Written by By ERRIN HAINES WHACK AP National Writer

Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scientists' increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America's sagging coal industry.

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  • Written by By ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press

'Joints will be separated': Jamal Khashoggi's murder, retold

GENEVA (AP) — The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince's office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body.

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  • Written by By JAMEY KEATEN and AYA BATRAWY Associated Press

UN health agency to remove controversial opioid guidelines

 

The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports.

  • Written by By CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press

In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home

 

ARSAL, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese authorities are making their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home and are taking action to ensure they can't put down roots.

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  • Written by By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press