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Duchess of Cambridge visits London attack victims

Prince William's wife praised the efforts of staff at King's College Hospital in treating victims from London Bridge attacks

Trump travel ban suffers new court defeat

A US appeals court upholds a decision blocking President Trump’s revised "travel ban". Source: BBC

May tells MPs: I got us into this mess and I will get us...

Theresa May apologises to Tory MPs for election "mess" and says she will serve "as long as you want me to". Source: BBC

The U.S. is out of the G-7 climate pledge

The U.S. has officially split from other leading Western nations whose leaders call the Paris agreement "irreversible"

Winning climate strategy demands details

Examining the daily minutia of climate, not just temperature, but also sunshine, precipitation and soil moisture simultaneously all over a country gives a better understanding of how variable a land's climate can be. That information is crucial when countries are setting policies aimed at growing food, protecting water supplies and the environment and stemming disease outbreaks.

Floodplain farm fields benefit juvenile salmon

Central Valley rice fields managed as floodplains during the winter can create surrogate wetland habitat for native fish, study shows.

Manchester bombing was planned for months, Libya says

Salman Abedi was under surveillance before returning to the UK to commit mass murder, Libyan officials say. Source: BBC

Healthy diet? That depends on your genes

Shifts in the diets of Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time, new research indicates. The study has implications for the growing field of nutritional genomics, called nutrigenomics. Based on one's ancestry, clinicians may one day tailor each person's diet to her or his genome to improve health and prevent disease.

Report: John McCain says U.S. leadership was better under Obama

"They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica," the top Senate Republican said, according to new report

Pentagon investigates Afghan soldier who turned gun on Americans

The Pentagon is investigating the apparent murder of three U.S. soldiers who have yet to be identified in eastern Afghanistan. The Afghan army said one of its soldiers turned his gun on the Americans before being shot dead. Tony Dokoupil reports.

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Almanac: The “Chunnel”

On January 20, 1986, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and French President Francois Mitterand broke new ground on the long-dreamed-of tunnel connecting England and France. Jane Pauley reports.

Almanac: The English Channel Tunnel

On January 20, 1986, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and French President Francois Mitterand broke new ground on the long-dreamed-of "Chunnel"

Downing Street warns MPs not to block Brexit

No 10 responds as two groups of MPs seek to take control of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Source: BBC