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TSA's Head Of Security 'Removed' From Office, Says House Panel

The Oversight Committee has criticized the Transportation Security Administration for giving Kelly Hoggan bonuses despite security problems under his leadership. The agency has also been under fire for long screening lines for travelers.

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Mosquito Hunters Set Traps Across Houston, Search For Signs Of Zika

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Harris County, Texas, operates one of the largest mosquito control operations in the country, with more than 50 people who trap, freeze and test mosquitoes for disease threats.

Mosquito Hunters Set Traps Across Houston, Search for Signs of Zika
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Politics

Trump Campaigns In Final Primary States, Raising Cash Along The Way

Donald Trump has said he doesn't need donors' money. But as he pivots to the general election, he is more focused on raising campaign cash — as well as polling and policy.

Trump To Campaign In Final Primary States, Raising Cash Along The Way
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Venezuela's Government Plays Hardball To Block Opposition's Recall Effort

Day after day, there is less food on the shelves, less power to turn on lights or run businesses and more anger over the difficulties. But opposition efforts to recall the president are being stymied.

Venezuela's Government Plays Hardball To Block Opposition's Recall Effort
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For Some U.K. Farmers, Business Looks Better Without 'Brexit'

Britain's farming minister favors leaving the European Union. But some farmers fear losing subsidies and foreign workers if that happens. "As a farmer," says one, "I want to stay in business."

For Some U.K. Farmers, Business Looks Better Without 'Brexit'
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The Vanishing Islands Of India's Sundarbans

Climate change has forced tens of thousands out. "I know I have a beautiful home," one islander says, "but ultimately it will go into the womb of the river. All we can do is try to delay the process."

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The Salt

5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.

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World's First Surviving Septuplets, Born In '97, Graduate From High School

The McCaugheys inspired awe and debate over fertility treatment when they were born more than 18 years ago. Now that they have graduated, the siblings plan to take different paths.

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Music Interviews

Anohni's 'Hopelessness' And The Power Of Speaking Out

The former Antony And The Johnsons singer's first solo album combines dance beats with a stark look at global strife. "Raising your voice is the antidote to a sense of powerlessness," she says.

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Inventing A Machine That Spits Out Drugs In A Whole New Way

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A refrigerator-sized machine could someday make lifesaving drugs on site when outbreaks occur or where medicine is in short supply, like on the battlefield.

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Business

As Their Anchors Sink, Malls Try To Present Retail 'Experience'

With more department stores closing, some owners are trying to make malls "more experiential," adding gyms and theaters. One developer is targeting Hispanics with regular concerts and festivities.

As Their Anchors Sink, Malls Try To Present Retail 'Experience'
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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Three Cases Involving Race

The justices ruled against a white jury in a Georgia murder case, for minority plaintiffs who challenged voting districts in Virginia, and for a postal employee who said he lost his job due to race.

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Goats and Soda

People Aren't Coming To See The Pyramids Or Snorkel In The Red Sea

The crash last week of an EgyptAir passenger plane flying from Paris to Cairo is not likely to help Egypt's battered tourism industry.

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London Flower Show Hopes You Will Get Into The Garden, Too

Handmade poppies and take-home tips are hallmarks of this year's Chelsea Flower Show. The Royal Horticultural Society wants to use the show to promote the benefits of digging in the dirt.