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The most worrying environmental threats facing the world today range from the rise in diseases transmitted from animals to humans to the increasing accumulation of toxic chemicals in food crops as a result of drought and high temperatures, according to a U.N. report released Friday.
 
Trump helps Christie pay off campaign debt
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, delivered a thank-you gift Thursday to the man who arguably risked the most to endorse him: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
 
Injured ballerina Munaretto works her way back to the stage
Ballerina Lucila Munaretto refused to accept what her doctors told her after a rollerblading accident left her with serious brain and spine injuries -- that she might never dance again.
 
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.
 
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