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Every year, 8 million tons of plastic wash into the oceans. The biggest sources are in Asia. In the Philippines, one man is going head-to-head with multinational corporations to stop the plastic tide.

As the government shutdown enters its fourth week, federal workers are struggling to make ends meet. But according to Jamiles Lartey, the shutdown is having a disproportionate effect on black workers.

Some banks and credit unions are waiving late fees or offering low-interest loans. But the longer the shutdown continues, the harder it becomes for furloughed workers and contractors to stay afloat.

Educators and their supporters gathered outside of schools Monday, then converged near Los Angeles City Hall in a sea of umbrellas, ponchos and signs. LA last saw a teacher strike nearly 30 years ago.

The long-time Iowa Republican congressman is under fire, once again, for controversial remarks. House Republican leaders are mulling how and whether to punish him for it.

Joshua Mezrich has performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He shares stories from the operating room in his book, When Death Becomes Life.

While Border Patrol agents build up fences in San Diego to guard against a national security threat, Central American migrants waiting in Tijuana consider whether the journey was worth the effort.

The former attorney general, nominated to return to run the Justice Department, backed President George H.W. Bush's decision to pardon ex-Reagan officials caught up in an earlier imbroglio.

Creating an exercise habit doesn't mean you have to spend hours sweating on a treadmill. Start small, build up slowly and remember that all movement counts — even vacuuming, if you do it vigorously.

Many child care centers in federal buildings affected by the partial government shutdown are also shuttered, leaving parents few options when it comes to their kids.




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