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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, accompanied by Adm. Harry Harris (left) and his wife, Bruni Bradley, throw flower pedals while visiting the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii, last Nov. 3. Trump has nominated Harris to be the U.S. ambassador to South Korea. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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After 16 Months, Trump Names An Ambassador To South Korea

Adm. Harry Harris is the head of the U.S. Pacific Command and is known for his hawkish views on North Korea and China. His nomination comes amid the ongoing drama on the Korean Peninsula.

An artist's rendering of the Chicxulub impact crater on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula from an asteroid that slammed into the planet some 65 million years ago. SPL/Science Source hide caption

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Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming

The crash of the space rock that slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula also warmed up the Earth's atmosphere for 100,000 years. And scientists say it's a cautionary tale for people living today.

Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted Tuesday that he is ready to implement a right-to-try law "in a way that achieves Congress' intent to promote access and protect patients." Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Right To Try Act Poses Big Challenge For FDA

Legislation that would give terminally ill people a direct path to get experimental treatments raises questions about how the Food and Drug Administration would safeguard patients.

President Trump arrives at a campaign rally in Elkhart, Ind., on May 10, where he tried to fire up support for GOP senate candidate Mike Braun, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly in a state Trump won easily in 2016. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Trump Is Sticking To His Playbook To Win The Midterms

His approval numbers, the economy — even the Russia probe — could all help Trump boost the GOP. But some in the White House worry Republicans in Congress don't understand the headwinds 2018 brings.

Trump Is Sticking To His Playbook To Win The Midterms

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Head prosecutor Fred Westerbeke speaks next to a part of the Buk rocket that was fired on flight MH17 during the news conference of the Joint Investigation Team, in Bunnik, Netherlands on Thursday. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Missile That Downed MH17 Came From Russian Military, Investigators Say

The plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing 298 people aboard. Russia has denied involvement.

Biometric data is considered a special category requiring explicit consent under the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation law, which goes into effect Friday. JaysonPhotography/Dermalog Identification Systems GmbH via AP hide caption

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3 Things You Should Know About Europe's Sweeping New Data Privacy Law

The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect Friday, but it also has implications in the U.S. Firms like Spotify and eBay now say you can ask them to delete data about you they've stored.

3 Things You Should Know About Europe's Sweeping New Data Privacy Law

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Fourteen airmen who help secure an Air Force's missile base in Wyoming have been disciplined, after investigators uncovered a drug ring. Here, a mockup of a Minuteman 3 nuclear missile is seen at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. Robert Burns/AP hide caption

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Air Force Uncovered LSD Use Among Airmen Guarding Nuclear Missiles

Military investigators cracked the ring in 2016, after one of the service members made the mistake of posting material to social media.

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Congress Working To Stop Vast Amounts Of Opioids Sent Through U.S. Postal Service

Congressional investigators say hundreds of millions of dollars of fentanyl is coming into the U.S. by mail. But lawmakers are finding it hard to stop.

Deadly Delivery: Opioids By Mail

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Yulia Skripal Says She And Father 'Lucky' To Survive Attack With Nerve Agent

In her first appearance on camera since the March poisoning, Skripal said that she was concentrating on nursing her father back to health, but that she eventually hoped to return to Russia.

"We proved to the world that a completely Spanish song can take over the world," J Balvin says. "This is just the beginning." Orli Arias/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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J Balvin Won't Settle For Anything Less Than World Domination

After cracking the American pop charts last year, the Colombian reggaeton star is following the success of "Mi Gente" with his fifth album, Vibras. And he knows you're still listening.

J Balvin Won't Settle For Anything Less Than World Domination

New cars and cargo containers are shown in a staging area, on April 6, 2018, at the Port of Tacoma in Wash. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump ordered the Commerce secretary to look into whether tariffs are needed on vehicles and auto parts imported to the U.S. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Trump Weighs Tariffs On Imported Cars

President Trump has instructed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to consider new protections for the domestic auto industry. He's relying on the same authority used to justify steel and aluminum tariffs.

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'The Split' Explores The Price And Permutations Of Breaking Up

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The six-part series centers around members of the Defoe family — high-end lawyers specializing in marital issues whose own private lives are as furtive and messy as the cases they're handling.

'The Split' Explores The Price And Permutations Of Breaking Up

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First Listen: Neko Case, 'Hell-On'

A quarter-century into Case's career, her words still feel intensely personal and utterly oblique, as if she's whispering her darkest secrets in Sanskrit.

Hell-On

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