The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
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If you relish puns, then you'll love a new game that gives you two food-themed topics to blend into one deliciously bad joke. The food pun is so beloved, there's even one in the story of Adam and Eve.
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Hong Kong resident Simon Cheng disappeared on Aug. 8 during a business trip to neighboring Shenzhen. A Chinese official confirmed his arrest on Wednesday, saying it is an internal matter for Beijing.
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Cindy McCain, the Arizona senator's widow, marks the first anniversary of his death by asking Americans to engage in acts of civility. "We're missing John's voice of reason right now in so many ways."
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Green says he'll bring his articles of impeachment to the House floor for a fourth time. More than 120 House Democrats now say they support an inquiry.
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Even as civil libertarians warn about the increased use of facial recognition by federal authorities, the bureau is using it to track down some of its most wanted suspects.
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Florida adopted a red flag law last year after the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Since then, courts there have approved about 2,500 risk protection orders.
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Unauthorized immigrants often do manual, low-paying jobs, and employers say they have no choice but to hire them. But the White House and advocates for lower immigration say the law is the law.
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The former archbishop of Sydney and high-ranking Vatican official was sentenced in March to six years in prison for abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s.
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The president said he would postpone a planned trip to the Scandinavian country after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his idea of buying the island "absurd."
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An aide to Philadelphia's mayor said Ross failed to act on allegations of sexual, racial and gender harassment and discrimination in his department.
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A former pathologist was under scrutiny after being found drunk on the job. A review of his work found more than 3,000 misdiagnoses of patients.
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The Dominican attorney general said Tuesday that the former professional baseball players supported a drug running and money laundering network led by César Emilio Peralta.
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In a scathing speech to the Senate, Giuseppe Conte railed against his right-wing coalition partner Matteo Salvini, who wanted to hold a vote of no-confidence against him.
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Scientists are getting closer to developing a wearable patch that can measure hydration and other health markers — in sweat. The hope is it could give athletes more data to boost their performance.
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China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.
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"The ceiling heights were 4.5 feet to 6 feet tall on each level, depending on where you were standing," says a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Buildings.
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Evelyn Beatriz Hernández was originally sentenced to 30 years in prison in El Salvador, which has one of the strictest abortion laws in the world.
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Environmental and labor groups complain the cleanup should have begun sooner, and they are concerned about health risks in Paris.
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For months, Hong Kong has been at a boiling point, teeming with protesters and police officers. Here's an overview of what's been going on and why.
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