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Zika strain from Americas outbreak spreads in Africa for first time: WHO
The Zika virus strain linked to surging cases of neurological disorders and birth defects in Latin America has now been found in Africa, health officials said Friday, as the first fatality on French territory was reported on the Caribbean island of Martinique.
 
Morley Safer, veteran '60 Minutes' correspondent, dies at 84
During a visit last Friday with a frail Morley Safer, Tom Brokaw exchanged memories with him about fellow journalists Ben Bradlee, Don Hewitt and others who had died.
 
Hillary Clinton on Thursday blasted her likely general election rival Donald Trump as a threat to U.S. democracy and declared him unqualified to be president, unleashing some of her toughest criticism yet of the Republican presumptive nominee.
 
Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
 
Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!" but seven conservative Republican lawmakers switched their votes under pressure from U.S. House of Representative leaders Thursday and defeated a measure to protect gay rights.
 
A bipartisan agreement reached by U.S. House of Representatives and Senate negotiators would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including tens of thousands that have gone unregulated for decades.
 
'Rescue Venezuala'
A Venezuelan woman gestures as she donates a pack of diapers during the "Rescue Venezuela" campaign lead by Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuela's jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, May 19.
 
Canada prime minister apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants.
 
More work, more pay? New rule extends overtime to millions
More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.
 
A B-52 bomber was left a fiery wreck after crashing at a U.S. airbase on the Pacific island of Guam Thursday but all seven crew escaped unharmed, officials said.
 
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