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In Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Wars, A Peacemaker Takes On Her Toughest Case

In the Eastern Highlands, the accusation of sorcery is a vigilante's rallying cry. Such accusations often lead to violence and are believed to be responsible for dozens of deaths every year.

In Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Wars, A Peacemaker Takes On Her Toughest Case

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A policeman puts up crime scene tape around the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Okla on Thursday. Police say an armed gunman injured three people at a restaurant before being shot dead by two armed civilians outside. Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP hide caption

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Gunman Who Fired Into An Oklahoma City Restaurant Was Shot Dead By 2 Bystanders

Police say a man fired a handgun into Louie's Grill & Bar in Oklahoma City and turned to flee. But he was confronted by two men who saw what was happening and then got their guns.

Some personal injury law firms now automatically target online ads at anyone who enters a nearby hospital's emergency room and has a cellphone. The ads may show up on multiple devices for more than a month. sshepard/Getty Images hide caption

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Digital Ambulance Chasers? Law Firms Send Ads To Patients' Phones Inside ERs

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Personal injury law firms are using location-based mobile ads to target people as they enter emergency rooms. The trend is raising concerns among patients and health privacy experts.

Digital Ambulance Chasers? Law Firms Send Ads To Patients' Phones Inside ERs

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Picnic at Hanging Rock was written by Joan Lindsay in 1967, and made into a very moody and memorable movie by director Peter Weir in 1975. Now, a new TV miniseries picks up the story of an ill-fated picnic in rural, turn-of-the-century Australia. Xinger Xanger Photography /Amazon Prime Video hide caption

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Venture Into The Australian Wilderness For A Chilling 'Picnic At Hanging Rock'

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As the story goes, on Valentine's Day 1900, several students and their teacher slipped away from a holiday picnic and never returned. Amazon's new six-part TV miniseries explores the legend.

Venture Into The Australian Wilderness For A Chilling 'Picnic At Hanging Rock'

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Zan (Elle Fanning), an alien, starts a romance with Enn (Alex Sharp), a British punk, in How to Talk to Girls at Parties. Dean Rogers/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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John Cameron Mitchell On Punks, Aliens And The Queerness Of 'How To Talk To Girls'

The writer/director has turned a Neil Gaiman short story into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning. It follows an alien exploring the 1970s punk music scene of Croydon, England.

John Cameron Mitchell On Punks, Aliens And The Queerness Of 'How To Talk To Girls'

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"We proved to the world that a completely Spanish song can take over the world," J Balvin says. "This is just the beginning." Orli Arias/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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J Balvin Won't Settle For Anything Less Than World Domination

After cracking the American pop charts last year, the Colombian reggaeton star is following the success of "Mi Gente" with his fifth album, Vibras. And he knows you're still listening.

J Balvin Won't Settle For Anything Less Than World Domination

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In this photo taken and released Friday by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, a Taiwanese Air Force fighter aircraft (left) flies near a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force bomber. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen said this week that the island will step up security to respond to military threats from China. The watermark says "Military News Agency." Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense via AP hide caption

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Taiwan Loses 2 More Allies To China And Scrambles Jets To Track Chinese Bomber Drills

Taiwan's president says China crossed a "red line" after Burkina Faso became the latest country to cut ties with the island in favor of Beijing.

A small bag of straight fentanyl on display at the State Crime Lab at the Ohio Attorney General's headquarters of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in 2015. Nebraska police say they seized 118 pounds of fentanyl in April. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Nebraska Police Seize Record Amount Of Fentanyl

Nebraska law enforcement recently seized 118 pounds of drugs, which they now say was entirely fentanyl. It's one of the biggest fentanyl seizures in the U.S. and enough to kill millions of people.

With a Twitter post encouraging voters to vote from home displayed behind him, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. questions witnesses during an October 2017 Senate hearing on Russian disinformation during the 2016 campaign. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Election Commission Can't Decide If Russian Interference Violated Law

The FEC has been wrestling with questions about foreign donors and possible election meddling since 2011. It's not making any progress.

Widely perceived as fierce guardians of health care spending, insurers, in many cases, aren't. In fact, they often agree to pay high prices, then pass them along to patients. Justin Volz for ProPublica hide caption

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Why Your Health Insurer Doesn't Care About Your Big Bills

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Patients may think their insurers are fighting on their behalf for the best prices. But saving patients money is often not their top priority. Just ask Michael Frank about his hip surgery.

Pusha-T's anticipated new album Daytona is finally here, along with a whole bunch of other great releases for May 25. Fabien Montique/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: 7 Albums You Should Stream Today

This week's sprint through Friday's new albums includes an instant classic from rapper Pusha-T, raw guitar rock from Thunderpussy, reggaetón singer J Balvin and more.

New Music Friday: 7 Albums You Should Stream Today

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told NPR that he continues to support the Mueller investigation and that nothing he heard in a secret briefing Thursday changes his mind. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Mitch McConnell Says He Supports Mueller Investigation

The Senate majority leader tells NPR that nothing he heard in a secret briefing changed his mind about the integrity of the Russia and Justice Department probes. "I support both," McConnell, R-Ky., said.

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