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Prolonged smoke across the West Coast will affect hundreds of thousands of people living in and around fire-prone areas. Scientists are warning of a lengthening — and worsening — smoke season.

Texas is one of the largest producers of wine in the U.S. But the grapevines in the High Plains are facing a threat that's causing them to twist and wither. And it's coming from the cotton fields.

A female employee says her audio recordings show that Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt held up her pay raise as he pressed her for a sexual relationship.

Oil and gas pipeline opponents have a new legal strategy. They're encouraging states to exercise rights granted in the Clean Water Act to stop new pipeline construction.

In her speech, the first lady said children are often "more aware" than adults about the risks and benefits of social media.

After a German soccer player of Turkish descent was criticized during the World Cup, other minorities in Germany have been speaking out about racism.

Plastic trash less than 5 millimeters long is in the things we eat and drink, and the air we breathe. Scientists are just beginning to study where it comes from and how it might affect our health.

Greece is formally exiting its bailout loan program today after eight years of austerity and financial reforms. Many ordinary Greeks have very little to celebrate.

Americans forfeited about 200 million days of paid vacation leave last year. And many U.S. workers now take shorter, partial-week vacations. But even a mini-break can be good for your health.

With tensions easing between North and South Korea, the two sides are reviving cross-border reunions that began in 1985. On Monday, 93 South Koreans will board buses to visit relatives in the North.

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