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Sessions: Child migrant camps ‘not like Nazi concentration camps’

America's top law official says the Nazis were different as "they were keeping Jews from leaving". Source: BBC

Ocean’s heat cycle shows that atmospheric carbon may be headed elsewhere

A new study examined the global carbon cycle and suggests that scientists may have misgauged how carbon is distributed around the world, particularly between the northern and southern hemispheres. The results could change projections of how, when and where the currently massive levels of atmospheric carbon will result in environmental changes such as ocean acidification.

New material for splitting water

Solar energy is clean and abundant, but when the sun isn't shining, you must store the energy in batteries or through a process called photocatalysis. In photocatalytic water splitting, sunlight separates water into hydrogen and oxygen, which can then be recombined in a fuel cell to release energy. Now, a new class of materials -- halide double perovskites -- may have just the right properties to split water.

Legal advocate: “Suspiciously little” done to inform undocumented families of their rights

15-year-old Renaldo told Gayle King no one told him where he was going after being separated from his mother at the border

Zara Tindall: Queen’s granddaughter has baby girl

The baby, weighing 9lbs 3oz, is the Queen's seventh great-grandchild and 19th in line to the throne. Source: BBC

Senate passes defense policy bill that would block Trump admin’s deal with ZTE

Trump administration announced a deal with ZTE earlier this month, but Senate leaders sought to reverse it by tucking a provision into the must-pass defense package

Royal family to hold first ever same-sex wedding for queen’s cousin

Lord Mountbatten's ex-wife will walk him down the aisle as he marries partner James Coyle in England

How to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Serbia and Mexico came up with big wins Sunday

Reduction in sulfur emissions from power plants in China

Air pollution has smothered China's cities in recent decades. In response, the Chinese government has implemented measures to clean up its skies. But are those policies effective? Now scholars show that one of China's key antipollution laws is indeed working -- but unevenly, with one particular set of polluters most readily adapting to it.

Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China’s small farms harms health and environment

The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too small to be environmentally sustainable, a new study has found.

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Burger King pulls ad urging sex with World Cup stars

Fast food chain admits ad urging Russian women to procreate with soccer stars, "turned out to be too offensive"

Japan suspends missile strike drills after Trump-Kim summit

Started last year as N. Korea test-fired missiles near Japanese islands, drills now on hold as gov't says threat has eased

Mass murderer’s appeal to human rights court rejected

Anders Behring Breivik, serving 21 years for killing 77 people in bomb, shooting rampage, said prison isolation violated his rights