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State budget amendment would redirect that money to abstinence education

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The Abkatun A-Permanente platform on the Gulf of Mexico's Campeche Sound as it burns

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Little-known syndrome had been thought to only affect older people

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A total lunar eclipse is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo

Australia, East Asia and the east coast of America will get the best view

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Plan is part of global effort to combat climate change

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Image released by the Philippines government the alleged reclamation by China on what is internationally recognised as the Johnson South Reef in the South China Sea

Buildings and runways appear to have been bulit on 'great wall of sand', claims US military commander

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A TTC officer appears to punch a man in the video

The video was shared widely last night after it was posted on Facebook

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A Canadian meteorologist Kristi Gordon has described on air the hate mail she has received – simply for being pregnant

The meteorologist said that she 'expected' the abuse

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Andrew Getty: his grandfather J Paul Getty was once thought to be the world’s richest man

Authorities say death does not appear to involve foul play, but that could change

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Decision is part of Justice Department effort to grant clemency to nonviolent offenders

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More than 100 children in 34 US states have been left partially paralysed

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Rising temperatures and drought have killed millions of aspens in the last 10 years

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Demonstrators gather outside the City County Building in Indianapolis on Tuesday

Several major companies have threatened to avoid doing business in the state because of the measure, with Apple CEO Tim Cook describing it as 'dangerous'

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Faith Lennox got to pick the colours of her custom-made hand – her favourites, pink, blue and purple

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Kyesha Smith Wood said that she was humiliated by her behaviour and felt obliged to reach out on social media

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