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Seven-year-old Carson Miller (left), and his brother, 5-year-old Chase Miller (right), both have a degenerative brain disease called MEPAN syndrome. There are only 13 people in the world who have it. Courtesy of Andrew Ross-Perry hide caption

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Medical Detectives: The Last Hope For Families Coping With Rare Diseases

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When Nikki and Danny Miller's two young sons developed strange symptoms, they began searching for a diagnosis. Their odyssey ended when a team of medical sleuths solved the case.

Medical Detectives: The Last Hope For Families Coping With Rare Diseases

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The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, followed by China's detention of two Canadians, escalated trade and security tensions that are now leading to travel jitters. Jason Lee/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S., Canadian Executives Privately 'Spooked' About Traveling To China

The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, followed by China's detention of two Canadians, escalated trade and security tensions that are now leading to travel jitters.

U.S., Canadian Executives Privately 'Spooked' About Traveling To China

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Nuns and supporters demand the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, outside the High Court in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala in September. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Nun In India Accuses A Bishop Of Rape, And Divides The Country's Christians

A Roman Catholic nun says a bishop raped her multiple times between 2014 and 2016. The bishop denies wrongdoing and is out on bail. Some Indian Catholics are blaming the nun for tarnishing the church.

Abdullatif Al-Humaym, the head of Sunni Muslim endowments in all of Iraq, places the cornerstone for the rebuilding of the Great Mosque of Al-Nuri in Mosul. The historic mosque and its leaning minaret were destroyed in 2017 when Iraqi forces reclaimed the city from the Islamic State. Zaid al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraq Lays Cornerstone To Restore Al-Nuri Mosque, As Mosul Rebuilds

Iraqi religious leaders officially initiated the restoration of Mosul's al-Nuri mosque yesterday. The mosque was destroyed as Iraqi forces reclaimed control of the city from the Islamic State in 2017.

Author Joshua Harris influenced a whole generation of evangelical Christians with his book I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Now he has a new documentary called I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye, about his new ideas on dating. Courtesy "I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye" hide caption

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Evangelical Writer Kisses An Old Idea Goodbye

Joshua Harris wrote I Killed Dating Goodbye when he was 21 years old. It became the bible of the evangelical purity movement, which promotes putting off sex until marriage. His ideas have changed.

Evangelical Writer Kisses An Old Idea Goodbye

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Deep Seagrass Bed Could Stall Climate Change, If Climate Change Doesn't Kill It First

Scientists have identified a giant bed of deep sea grass in Australia's Great Barrier Reef that may be absorbing millions of tons of carbon. But these so-called blue carbon sinks need protecting too.

Deep Seagrass Bed Could Stall Climate Change, If Climate Change Doesn't Kill It First

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Ronnie Van Zant in 1975, onstage with Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta. Tom Hill/WireImage hide caption

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Unfurling 'Sweet Home Alabama,' A Tapestry Of Southern Discomfort

More than 40 years after its release, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama is still one of the most recognized rock anthems celebrating the deep South. It's also a song with a complicated legacy.

Unfurling 'Sweet Home Alabama,' A Tapestry Of Southern Discomfort

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Demonstrators protesting against recent legislative measures introduced by the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stand outside parliament on Dec. 16, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images hide caption

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Protests Grip Hungary In Response To Overtime Measure That Critics Call A 'Slave Law'

The new law allows employers to ask staff to work up to 400 hours per year of overtime — but employers can delay payment for up to three years.

Doug Kiker (left) and Dan Schmalen are founders of Retrofit Careers, a job portal for those in successful drug and alcohol recovery. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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New Job Hope For Adults In Drug And Alcohol Recovery

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Many in recovery go long periods without work, and face stigma against addiction. A new hiring site, just for job seekers in recovery, aims to change that.

New Job Hope For Adults In Drug And Alcohol Recovery

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1968: After Dozens Of Acquittals, Police Forced To End Raids On Gay Haven

When nearly two dozen gay men were arrested, put on trial, and eventually acquitted of sodomy in 1968, it demonstrated to the larger gay community that they could organize against police harassment.

1968: After Dozens Of Acquittals, Police Forced To End Raids On Gay Haven

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Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be acting White House chief of staff when John Kelly leaves at the end of the year. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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President Trump Names Mick Mulvaney As Acting White House Chief Of Staff

It's unclear how long the OMB director will serve in the role, succeeding outgoing chief of staff John Kelly. On Dec. 8, Trump announced that Kelly would be leaving the job at the end of the year.

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