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2 in 3 Americans support statehood for Puerto Rico, poll shows
U.S. News // 1 hour ago
2 in 3 Americans support statehood for Puerto Rico, poll shows
July 18 (UPI) -- While most Americans have consistently opposed making Washington, D.C., an official state, a new survey Thursday showed a good majority do favor giving Puerto Rico statehood.
N.J. high court removes judge who caused stir in 2018 rape case
U.S. News // 1 hour ago
N.J. high court removes judge who caused stir in 2018 rape case
July 18 (UPI) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court has intervened to remove a judge who caused a stir last year by refusing to try an accused teenage rapist as an adult because he came from a "good family."
Microsoft says new software guards against U.S. election hacks
U.S. News // 2 hours ago
Microsoft says new software guards against U.S. election hacks
July 18 (UPI) -- Software giant Microsoft has unveiled new technology it says will upgrade security in U.S. voting machines, and ensure all ballots are counted and authentic.
Elizabeth Warren unveils plan to rein in Wall Street, big banks
U.S. News // 2 hours ago
Elizabeth Warren unveils plan to rein in Wall Street, big banks
July 18 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled her vision Thursday for reining in Wall Street corruption, income inequality and private equity "vampires."
Study: Top, bottom blood pressure numbers each predict cardiovascular risk
Health News // 3 hours ago
Study: Top, bottom blood pressure numbers each predict cardiovascular risk
July 18 (UPI) -- The systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings -- which are the top and bottom numbers -- both independently forecast the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research.
British politicians condemn Donald Trump for 'blatant, unashamed racism'
World News // 3 hours ago
British politicians condemn Donald Trump for 'blatant, unashamed racism'
July 18 (UPI) -- Dozens of British politicians condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's comments that certain Democratic congresswomen should "go back" to the "crime infested" countries they came from.
Pakistan authorities arrest former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
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Pakistan authorities arrest former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
July 18 (UPI) -- Pakistani authorities arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday on corruption charges in what appears to be a continued crackdown on the nation's ex-legislators under its National Accountability Bureau
NATO chief: Clock ticking on INF treaty as Russia shows no compliance
World News // 4 hours ago
NATO chief: Clock ticking on INF treaty as Russia shows no compliance
July 18 (UPI) -- The United States could suspend its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty in a matter of weeks, prompting NATO leaders to prepare for a world with more Russian missiles.
Test can pinpoint pancreatic cysts that may turn cancerous
Health News // 4 hours ago
Test can pinpoint pancreatic cysts that may turn cancerous
New research suggests that an experimental, artificial intelligence-driven test could help slice the number of unwarranted surgeries for possibly cancerous pancreatic cysts nearly in half.
Mnuchin: U.S. to pick up trade talks with China
U.S. News // 4 hours ago
Mnuchin: U.S. to pick up trade talks with China
July 18 (UPI) -- The United States and China will hold trade talks by phone Thursday, and in-person negotiations could also resume in the near future, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday.
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