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Meg Myers' Take Me To The Disco is on our shortlist for the best albums out on July 20. Brantley Gutierrez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: 6 Albums You Should Hear Now

This week features sultry R&B from The Internet, seething rock from songwriter Meg Myers, the "Joy" of Ty Segall & White Fence, a new album from the bluegrass group Punch Brothers and more.

New Music Friday for July 20: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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North Korean Economy Suffered Sharpest Drop In 2 Decades, South Says

Not since 1997 has the country's gross domestic product shrunk at such a large rate in a single year, according to a report by the Bank of Korea. And the bank says sanctions are responsible.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House on June 21, 2018. DeVos issued new guidance last fall on how campuses should handle cases of sexual assault. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Defends Campus Sexual Assault Rules

The new guidance would let schools demand a higher standard of evidence, making it tougher to prove an assault. Lawyers for the Trump administration were in federal court defending the rules Thursday.

Trump Administration Defends Campus Sexual Assault Rules

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Is Trump The Toughest Ever On Russia?

President Trump boasts that he's tougher on Russia than any other president. His administration has adopted some tough policies, even though Trump's rhetoric is almost always friendly toward Moscow.

Is Trump The Toughest Ever On Russia?

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Miami Dolphins players kneel during the national anthem before their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on Nov. 13, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. Grant Halverson/Getty Images hide caption

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NFL, Players Agree To Temporarily Halt Enforcement Of Anthem Protest Rules

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to temporarily suspend enforcement of new rules requiring players to stand during the national anthem while discussions on the policy continue.

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Doctors Raise Alarm About Shortages Of Pain Medications

Hospitals across the country are reporting significant shortages of pain medication. A survey of anesthesiologists found that 95 percent say it is impacting patient care.

Doctors Raise Alarm About Shortages Of Pain Medications

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A hotel employee prepares coconut husks for recycling into rope at the luxury Soneva Fushi island resort in the Maldives. It's just one of many initiatives the resort is taking to reduce food waste. Amal Jayasinghe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste

The United Nations says nearly one-fourth of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are thrown away. Luxury properties in Mexico, India, and elsewhere are trying programs to bring that figure down.

Brazilian surgeon Dr. Denis Cesar Barros Furtado shows his doctors license as he speaks to the media at the police department after his arrest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday. Leo Correa/AP hide caption

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Brazilian 'Celebrity' Plastic Surgeon Arrested After Patient's Death

Denis Cesar Barros Furtado, known as "Dr. Bumbum" had been on the run for five days when police arrested him in Rio. A patient of his suddenly fell ill and died following a procedure on her buttocks.

Brandy and De'Marchoe Carpenter got married two years ago — 13 days after he was released from prison. They started dating in 1994, but before they had their first kiss, he was arrested for a crime he didn't commit. Kevin Oliver/StoryCorps hide caption

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He Was Wrongly Convicted When They Were Teens. Now They're Building Their Lives Together

De'Marchoe Carpenter spent 22 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, which pulled him away from a new romance. Although he was exonerated, he struggles with anxiety from his time in prison.

He Was Wrongly Convicted When They Were Teens. Now They're Building Their Lives Together

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Week Of Trump Reversals Puts 2018 Election Security In The Spotlight

The security of the midterm vote is a question that's coming up again after President Trump's press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, where Trump seemed to doubt Russia interference.

Week Of Trump Reversals Puts 2018 Election Security In The Spotlight

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Dwayne Johnson (sometimes known as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) plays Will Sawyer in Skyscraper, a movie where The Rock fights a skyscraper. Well, sort of. Legendary Pictures hide caption

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Building-Sized Giant Fights Giant-Sized Building In 'Skyscraper'

Skyscraper is a summer confection where Dwayne Johnson plays a man who wants to get into a burning building to save his family from a bunch of bad guys and a fire. Happy dog days of summer.

Building-Sized Giant Fights Giant-Sized Building In 'Skyscraper'

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