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Texas federal judge says drafting only men violates United States Constitution

On Friday, a federal judge in Texas ruled the United States federal government's practice of registering men but not women for the draft, or military conscription, is unconstitutional.

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Zebra stripes may 'dazzle' pathogen-packing horse flies, say scientists

In findings published on Wednesday in PLoS One, scientists from the University of Bristol and UC Davis say zebras may have gotten their stripes to confuse ectoparasites, such as flies.

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Sixteen states sue U.S. President Trump to stop declaration of emergency for border wall

On Monday, attorneys general from sixteen states filed a combined lawsuit against the state of emergency United States President Donald Trump declared last Friday so he could fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.

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Fire kills nine, injures dozens in Chittagong, Bangladesh slum

A fire on Sunday morning destroyed at least 200 makeshift homes in a slum in Chittagong, a port city in Bangladesh. Officials said it killed nine people and injured at least 50 more.

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Francis D'Souza, former Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, dies aged 64

On Thursday, Francis D'Souza, previously the Deputy Chief Minister of the state of Goa, India, died. He had been suffering from cancer. He was 64 years old.

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