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Making sure to frequently give your hands a thorough scrub — with soap and for about as long as it takes to sing the "Happy Birthday" song a couple of times — can significantly cut your chances of catching the flu or other respiratory virus.

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At least 8,000 people have died from the flu in the U.S. this season. The good news: Easy steps you can take now to protect against the flu may also help you steer clear of the new coronavirus.

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Brain organoids grown in the lab look a lot like developing human brains. But a new study finds some important differences that could affect how scientists use them.

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Justin Horak/YouTube

Snow plow drivers spend long, dangerous hours behind the wheel. Justin Horak recently sung about his travails on YouTube, and the video has gone viral.

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Much of Mexico's official language regarding migration remains euphemistic, critics say, even as migration policies have grown harsher. More than 2,000 Central Americans have been deported this month.

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Law professor Richard Hasen is sounding the alarm about Russian hacks, voter suppression and other threats to the 2020 election. "There's lots of ways that things could go south," he says.

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The move by the GOP congressman, which sets up a challenge to a sitting Republican senator, Kelly Loeffler, was blasted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee as selfish.

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Can a mask really keep you from catching the virus? To answer that, it helps to clarify which kinds of masks we're talking about.

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In updating its tally, defense officials noted that most of the injured service members have been treated and returned to Iraq. The statement, once more, contradicts President Trump's initial remarks.

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