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Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A company’s plan to retrieve the Titanic’s radio has sparked a debate over whether the famous shipwreck still holds human remains. Lawyers for the U.S. government have raised the question during their ongoing court battle to…

Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?

Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter…

Stance on abortion politics varies widely among US clergy

Some priests and pastors are making waves during this election year by telling their flocks that voting for Democrats who support abortion rights is an evil potentially deserving of eternal damnation. Their fierce, openly partisan rhetoric is attention-grabbing. But it…

Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin (AP) — President Donald Trump is leaning into fear tactics as he accuses the left of trying to “erase American history, purge American values and destroy the American way of life.” Trump made the comments Saturday during a…

Suspect in teacher's beheading in France was Chechen teen

PARIS (AP) — French authorities say a suspect shot dead by police after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee unknown to intelligence services who posted a grisly claim of responsibility on social media…

Organizers exhort women to vote for change at US rallies

Thousands of mostly young women in masks are rallying in the nation’s capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections. The latest of rallies that began…