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In this file photo, motorcyclists cross the Memorial Bridge during the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Rolling Thunder still a roaring voice for POWs, MIAs after 31 years

- The Washington Times

Thirty one years ago, Vietnam vets Artie Muller and Ray Manzo agreed they were plenty disturbed by news reports that suggested Americans were still being held as prisoners of war. They also agreed it was time to draw attention to the issue, and to “never forget” POWs, those who never made it home and fellow veterans who were struggling to adjust to civilian life.

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Tamir Rice's mom building center to nurture youth, honor son

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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

- Associated Press

Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote Administrator Scott Pruitt's stewardship of the agency.

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Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

- Associated Press

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CORRECTS TO THURSDAY MAY 10 FROM MAY 11 - In this Thursday, May 10, 2018 photo, Ray Angeli gives a tour of the facility next to the greenhouse at NEET center where hemp for research will be grown with a license of the state in Mayfield, Pa. Hemp is coming to Lackawanna County, and students from Lackawanna College's new Sustainable Agriculture program will participate in research. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP)

Lackawanna college students to take part in hemp research

- Associated Press

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Hunger in Philadelphia: 'It's a pain in my belly'

- Associated Press

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Child prodigy wants people to know having autism is 'cool'

- Associated Press

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Twins hope to cure neurodegenerative diseases

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No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

- Associated Press

Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring's boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man's home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of massive wildfires.