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How a Protest by Roman Women Helped Change an Ancient Law

Speeches were delivered for and against the bill. But the protesting women would not allow their voices to be silenced

World

Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domestic abuse and months in Turkey’s terrifying Agri prison, to carving out a life in Europe, Annahita Parsan’s life story is the stuff of a Hollywood movie.

World

All of Sao Paulo is at risk for yellow fever, the World Health Organization says

Brazil's own list of at-risk areas is more limited, and the forested areas that are of most concern are not frequented by tourists.

United States

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Police discovered the weapon used to murder a Canadian teen in a photo she took with her friend.

TV & Radio

Review: FX's 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' will unnerve you

The vivid, violent story of spree killer Andrew Cunanan and his last victim, Gianni Versace, will haunt you, even if there's not much story to tell.        

Politics

Cory Booker slammed for 'mansplaining,' insulting DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

Republicans are slamming Democratic Sen. Cory Booker for “mansplaining” in his grilling of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Wednesday, when he blasted her “silence and amnesia,” leaving some questioning th

World

British man has decades-old theft conviction cleared after Googling arresting officer's name

A British man’s decades-old theft conviction from the 1970s was overturned Wednesday after he Googled his arresting officer’s name and discovered he committed a similar crime.

Health

4 Simple Ways to Protect Your Child From the Flu

This year’s flu season is especially bad, and kids are at risk

Business

Alcoa reports bigger quarterly loss

(Reuters) - Aluminum producer Alcoa Corp reported a bigger quarterly loss on Wednesday, hurt by the closure and divestiture of some smelting assets.

United States

No bail for ex-death row inmate charged with sex trafficking

An exonerated death row inmate from Delaware has been ordered held without bail on a sex trafficking charge in Hawaii.

United States

Tillerson signals deeper US military commitment in Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled deeper U.S. commitment to Syria on Wednesday, saying America would maintain its military presence there to prevent an Islamic State resurgence.

Travel

U.S. tour groups call warnings about travel to Cuba baseless; vow to continue taking Americans to island

Dozens of U.S. groups that organize trips to Cuba say they are continuing to take Americans to the island despite an urging by the U.S. State Department that people reconsider their plans to visit there.

Politics

GOP fights to retain Pennsylvania congressional seat

A special election in the Keystone State’s snow-frosted southwestern corner is the hot new race to watch.

Wales

Using cannabis helped ease 'frightening' tremors

A mother-of-two from Pembroke Dock wants to see cannabis legalised to help ease symptoms like hers.

United States

Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts

Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers.

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