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FILE- In this Dec. 26, 2019, file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks to the media in front of a security officer standing guard at the Foundation for Fighting Corruption office in Moscow, Russia. The German government says specialist labs in France and Sweden have confirmed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok.

Russian opposition leader Navalny able to leave hospital bed

FILE- In this Dec. 26, 2019, file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks to the media in front of a security officer standing guard at the Foundation for Fighting Corruption office in Moscow, Russia. The German government says specialist labs in France and Sweden have confirmed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok.

September 14, 2020, 11:12am Nation & World

BERLIN — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is able to breathe on his own and briefly leave his hospital bed, his doctors said Monday, while Germany announced that French and Swedish labs have confirmed its findings that he was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo, Canadian author Margaret Atwood holds a copy of her book "The Testaments," during a news conference in London. Atwood, whose sweeping body of work includes "The Handmaid's Tale," depicting a nightmarish future for the United States, is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding, officials of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

Margaret Atwood honored with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo, Canadian author Margaret Atwood holds a copy of her book "The Testaments," during a news conference in London. Atwood, whose sweeping body of work includes "The Handmaid's Tale," depicting a nightmarish future for the United States, is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding, officials of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

September 14, 2020, 10:28am Life

CINCINNATI — Author Margaret Atwood thinks an American defiant streak is the country’s defense against the kind of nightmarish totalitarian future she depicts for the United States in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Read story

Kim Miller and Monty Graham open their truck bed and began loading up sandbags along U.S. 90  in preparation for Tropical Storm Sally, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 in Gulfport, Miss.

Slow-moving Hurricane Sally carrying a deluge to Gulf Coast

Kim Miller and Monty Graham open their truck bed and began loading up sandbags along U.S. 90  in preparation for Tropical Storm Sally, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 in Gulfport, Miss.

September 14, 2020, 10:23am Latest News

NEW ORLEANS — Storm-weary Gulf Coast residents rushed to finish last-minute preparations Monday as Hurricane Sally chugged slowly through warm Gulf waters. Forecasters said the biggest threat is flooding, with as much as two feet of rain falling in some areas. Read story

In this undated photo released by North-Eastern Federal University, a head of an Ice Age cave bear found on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island, or Great Lyakhovsky, the largest of the Lyakhovsky Islands belonging to the New Siberian Islands archipelago between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea in northern Russia. Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice Age cave bear revealed by the melting permafrost, which has all its internal organs, teeth and even its nose intact.

Perfectly preserved Ice Age cave bear found in Arctic Russia

In this undated photo released by North-Eastern Federal University, a head of an Ice Age cave bear found on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island, or Great Lyakhovsky, the largest of the Lyakhovsky Islands belonging to the New Siberian Islands archipelago between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea in northern Russia. Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice Age cave bear revealed by the melting permafrost, which has all its internal organs, teeth and even its nose intact.

September 14, 2020, 10:21am Nation & World

Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice Age cave bear, researchers said Monday. Read story

This May 2016 photo provided by researcher Jane Greaves shows the planet Venus, seen from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Akatsuki probe. A report released on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 says astronomers have found a potential signal of life high in the atmosphere of our nearest neighboring planet. (J.

Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus’s clouds

This May 2016 photo provided by researcher Jane Greaves shows the planet Venus, seen from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Akatsuki probe. A report released on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 says astronomers have found a potential signal of life high in the atmosphere of our nearest neighboring planet. (J.

September 14, 2020, 10:20am Nation & World

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. Read story

A visitor wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 passes a sign requiring masks, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Texas. The COVID-19 pandemic might be reawakening an appreciation and respect for science, experts say.

COVID-19 has more Americans thinking about science. Could this be a Sputnik moment?

A visitor wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 passes a sign requiring masks, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Texas. The COVID-19 pandemic might be reawakening an appreciation and respect for science, experts say.

September 14, 2020, 6:00am Nation & World

The world is grappling with a deadly threat, though its seriousness has been downplayed by the president and proposed solutions are rejected by those who insist that the economy will suffer. Yet more and more people say they accept the science underlying the threat. Read story

Medical marijuana was legal but not yet mainstream in 2009 when Tamarack Dispensary opened its doors in the conservative community of Kalispell, Montana.

Altered mindsets: Marijuana is making its mark on ballots in red states

Medical marijuana was legal but not yet mainstream in 2009 when Tamarack Dispensary opened its doors in the conservative community of Kalispell, Montana.

September 14, 2020, 6:00am Nation & World

When Tamarack Dispensary opened in the northwestern Montana city of Kalispell in 2009, medical marijuana was legal but still operating on the fringes of the conservative community. Read story

Tiffany Shelton helps her 7-year-old son, P.J. Shelton, a second-grader, during an online class at their home in Norristown, Pa., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Norristown Area School District plans to offer online-only instruction through at least January 2021.

Schools that are mostly Black, Latino favor starting online

Tiffany Shelton helps her 7-year-old son, P.J. Shelton, a second-grader, during an online class at their home in Norristown, Pa., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Norristown Area School District plans to offer online-only instruction through at least January 2021.

September 13, 2020, 6:00am Nation & World

Missi Magness wanted her children back in school. Read story

Paradise Town Councilman Steve Crowder stands on his property Thursday in Paradise, Calif., He lost his home in the 2018 wildfire, but he has since built a new house and moved back.

Amid smoke and ash, wildfire-scarred Paradise rebuilds

Paradise Town Councilman Steve Crowder stands on his property Thursday in Paradise, Calif., He lost his home in the 2018 wildfire, but he has since built a new house and moved back.

September 12, 2020, 8:11pm Nation & World

PARADISE, Calif. — When flames chased Chuck and Janie Dee down the mountain two years ago, they thought they’d never be back. Read story

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said there's no clear evidence that a reformulated version of the painkiller OxyContin designed to discourage abuse actually resulted in fewer overdoses or cases of addiction.

Revamped OxyContin hasn’t curbed problems, panel says

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said there's no clear evidence that a reformulated version of the painkiller OxyContin designed to discourage abuse actually resulted in fewer overdoses or cases of addiction.

September 12, 2020, 6:35pm Health

WASHINGTON — A panel of government health advisers said Friday there’s no clear evidence that a harder-to-crush version of the painkiller OxyContin designed to discourage abuse actually resulted in fewer overdoses or deaths. Read story