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Harry, Meghan and 10 books on the trials of royalty

As if their love story wasn’t already ripped straight out of the pages of a royal romance, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have announced their independence from being professionally royal. “We intend to step…

Senate approves Trump trade deal

Senators of both parties came together Thursday morning to pass President Donald Trump's foremost legislative priority -- the revised North American Free Trade Agreement -- with his historic impeachment trial about to formally begin. Among other changes from the Bill…

Lockdown ends at air base; resulted from 'misunderstanding'

ALCOA, Tenn (AP) — A lockdown ended at Tennessee's McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base on Wednesday afternoon and everyone was safe after a report of a suspicious person who appeared to be armed turned out to be a misunderstanding, officials said.

Curious Kids: Why are there seven days in a week?

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to CuriousKidsUS@theconversation.com. Why are there seven days in a week? – Henry E., age 8, Somerville, Massachusetts…

Virginia moves to brink of becoming 38th state to ratify ERA

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia on Wednesday moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in what was seen as a momentous victory for the women's rights movement even though it is far from certain the measure will ever be added to the U.S. Constitution.

Warren-Sanders rift has progressives nervous about fallout

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For nearly a year, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders pushed strongly progressive ideas into the Democratic primary spotlight, feeding off each other to build support for proposals long dismissed as radically leftist: “Medicare for All,” tuition-free college and a “Green New Deal” to combat climate change.

Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 15

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Andrea Martin, Mario Van Peebles, Will Oldham (aka Bonnie Prince Billy), Regina King, Drew Brees, Pitbull, Skrillex, Grace VanderWaal and more.

First spacewalk of 2020 has all-female crew

The second spacewalk in history to be conducted entirely by female astronauts got underway at the International Space Station on Wednesday morning. NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are scheduled to replace batteries on solar arrays on the outside…