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An Indian Mishing tribal woman, looks back to ensure her vote has been cast as she prepares to leave the voting compartment during the first phase of general elections in Majuli, Assam, India, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) Anupam Nath/AP hide caption

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Polls Open In The World's Largest Democracy: Fun Facts On India's Election

Polls have opened in 18 Indian states and two Union Territories. It is the first day of a seven-phase election staggered over six weeks in the country of 1.3 billion people.

President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a 2018 meeting in the Oval Office. Thursday's meeting is their first since Trump's unsuccessful summit with North Korea in February. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korean Leader Looks To Jump Start U.S.-North Korea Talks After Failed Summit

It will be the first meeting for Moon Jae-in and President Trump since the failed summit in Hanoi, which ended with no agreement between Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un on denuclearization.

Rancher Hugh Fitzsimmons stands next to a pile of debris migrants left behind once they crossed into the United States. Veronica G. Cardenas/Texas Public Radio hide caption

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The Borderlands — Not The U.S., Not Mexico, A Transitional Land

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Rancher Hugh Fitzsimmons has dealt with migrants crossing his ranch in southwestern Texas for years. To understand the migrants, he says we need to try to put ourselves in each others' shoes.

Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror, by Charles Lane Hanover Square Press hide caption

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In 'Freedom's Detective,' A Flawed But Remarkable Hiram Whitley Infiltrates The KKK

Journalist Charles Lane's account is endlessly gripping — and he does an excellent job of placing the operation in historical context, chronicling racism and resentment in the South post-Civil War.

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As Weeds Outsmart The Latest Weedkillers, Farmers Are Running Out Of Options

In the long-running war between farmers and weeds, it's advantage, weeds. Scientists in Kansas have found examples of the dreaded pigweed that are immune to the newest weed-killing technologies.

As Weeds Outsmart The Latest Weedkillers, Farmers Are Running Out Of Easy Options

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President Trump hands out pens after signing an executive order aimed at making it easier for companies to pursue oil and gas pipeline projects. The president addressed an audience at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center in Crosby, Texas. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Signs Executive Orders In Push To Make It Easier To Build Oil and Gas Pipelines

President Trump issues two executive orders that would make it harder for states to block companies from building oil and gas pipeline projects.

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Meet Marsai Martin, The Youngest Executive Producer In Hollywood

She's 14 years old and about to make her big-screen debut in the comedy Little. You may already know her from the ABC sitcom Black-ish — but now, Martin is also taking bigger reins.

Meet Marsai Martin, The Youngest Executive Producer In Hollywood

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The shuttered San Onofre power plant is one of California's two nuclear power plants located near active earthquake faults. Spent nuclear fuel is being stored there currently. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Mexico Is Divided Over The 'Perfect Site' To Store Nation's Nuclear Waste

A private company wants to store high-level nuclear waste in a rural corner of New Mexico. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering the proposal, but local support may be a challenge.

Three seasoned deputies — one with at least 20 years on the force — a detective who happened to be in the area, and two canine officers all responded to the call of a burglary in progress at a Cedar Hills home near Portland, Ore. Instead, they found a trapped robotic vacuum cleaner. Washington County sheriff hide caption

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Oregon Man Called Police About A Burglar. Armed Officers Found A Rogue Roomba

Hearts pounding, guns ready to fire, officers entered the bathroom. But instead of confronting a suspect, they discovered a robotic vacuum that was apparently doing "a very thorough" job.

The ferries Malaspina and LeConte are docked near Juneau at sunrise. Both ships are part of Alaska's state ferry system, which could face steep budget cuts Oct. 1, under a proposal by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Nat Herz/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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In Alaska, Shrinking Oil Revenues May Mean Severe Cutbacks To State Ferry System

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For decades, Alaska has collected enough revenue from the oil industry to run government and pay each resident a cash dividend. Now, with oil revenue dwindling, there isn't enough money for both.

In Alaska, Shrinking Oil Revenues May Mean Severe Cutbacks To State Ferry System

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