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  1. The culprit is air pollution — a problem around the globe, from homes where people cook using coal and wood to the smoky streets of San Francisco when wildfires were raging.
  2. Keith Raniere, 60, was convicted last year of sex trafficking, human trafficking and racketeering for his role as the head of the cult. "He robbed me of my youth,'' a victim recounted on Tuesday.
  3. During a bruising political season, many Americans are dropping friends and family members who have different political views. Experts say we should be talking more, not less.
  4. After NPR reported claims of civilian deaths in the operation against ISIS' chief, Central Command says the men showed "hostile intent" but it found no weapons nor signs they fired at U.S. forces.
  5. "This is a life-threatening situation," the National Hurricane Center said, urging people to take precautions against the risk of flooding.
  6. Joe Biden's campaign is casting the election as a decisive moment in the country's future, while President Trump's campaign is attacking Biden on issues including crime and energy.
  7. The New Yorker's Evan Osnos writes about the candidate's enduring quest to become president. He says Joe Biden has a different mindset today than he once had: "He's a man who is at peace."
  8. A federal judge says the government may not substitute itself for President Trump as the defendant in the matter and accordingly neutralize the case. So the suit against the president can proceed.
  9. The country is welcoming a chance to boost its profile through the new movie featuring the fictional journalist Borat. And as one young Kazakhstani puts it, "This is a parody of American society."
  10. Di Prima wrote over 40 books of poetry and memoir, including her collection the radical and political Revolutionary Letters,