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Mass Migrant Grave Found in Texas

Scientists have spent days unearthing a mass grave containing the remains of unidentified migrants uncovered in Falfurrias, Texas.

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183 Members of the Muslim Brotherhood Sentenced to Death

An Egyptian court handed death sentences to the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and at least 182 of his supporters for violence in the aftermath of the coup against Mohamed Morsi last summer.

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Government Efforts to Treat PTSD Are for Naught

There is little evidence that the billions of dollars spent each year to treat military service members and veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder are having their intended effects, a new report commissioned by Congress finds.

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Why Hillary Clinton Thinks Americans Can’t Have Paid Family Leave

America is one of the few countries lacking federally funded family leave, but the former secretary of state can’t see it happening anytime soon; it’s detrimental to think of Alzheimer’s as a natural consequence of growing old; meanwhile, fireflies, those beautiful glowing insects, are cannibals. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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99 Years in Jail for a Marijuana Bake Sale? (Video)

Jacob Lavoro, 19, could see just under a century behind bars for baking and selling pot brownies.

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The Highest-Paid CEOs Are the Worst Performers

Extensive new research shows that “across the board, the more CEOs get paid, the worse their companies do over the next three years,” Forbes contributor Susan Adams writes.

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Gov. Scott Walker Suspected in ‘Criminal’ Election Scheme

Court documents unsealed Thursday show that federal prosecutors believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups in a nationwide “criminal scheme” to break election laws.

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Farewell to Africa’s Elegant Antelope?

The continent’s most endangered large mammal species is the hirola, with just over 400 of the animals living in a narrow strip of “sandy, thorny wilderness along Kenya’s volatile border with Somalia”—down from 15,000 in the mid-1970s.

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300 U.S. Troops Are Heading to Iraq

President Obama announced Thursday that up to 300 “military advisers” will assist Iraq’s embattled army against advancing Sunni insurgents, and insisted that the U.S. would not be drawn into another war in the country.

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Koch vs. Koch, Circa 1940s

In a May report published in Mother Jones, investigative reporter Daniel Schulman portrays two teenage members of the family of right-wing horrors fighting to resolve their problems—under the direction of their father.

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