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FILE PHOTO: Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez wait in the courtroom in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River

Aaron Hernandez Had 'Severe' Case of CTE

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Attorney Jose Baez says testing showed that Hernandez had a severe case of the disease

Inside a Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh as Crisis Tarnishes Myanmar Image

U.S. May Limit Myanmar Ties Over Rohingya Crisis

The Trump Administration is considering limiting U.S. ties with Myanmar’s military in response to its recent violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslims, a White House official tells TIME

The Inventor of Android on the Future of Smartphones

Andy Rubin, who sold his startup Android in 2005, spoke with TIME about his intentions for Ambient OS, how he sees artificial intelligence changing the way we use our phones, his response to criticism of the Essential Phone and more

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President Trump Orders Fresh North Korea Sanctions

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aiming to tighten an economic noose around North Korea, days after he threatened to "totally destroy" the country if forced to defend the United States or its allies

Aftermath of magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico City

Rescuers Search for Survivors in Mexico

A girl's wiggling fingers became a symbol for the hope that drove thousands to work frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings looking for survivors of the magnitude 7.1 quake that killed at least 245 people in central Mexico and injured over 2,000

Hurricane Maria Bears Down On Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Could Be Without Electricity for Months

The whole of Puerto Pico has been in total blackout since Hurricane Maria struck. A combination of crumbling infrastructure, financial woes and damage caused by an earlier hurricane, Irma, makes restoring power a daunting prospect

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Most Americans Agree With Trump's Deal With Dems

Most Americans approved of President Donald Trump’s recent decision to cut a deal with Democratic leaders to allocate hurricane relief funds and temporarily avoid a government shutdown, a new poll has found

Dolores Sebastan with her daughter Sebastiana Guadalupe Manuel, Fallbrook, CA, July 24th 2017 (CREDIT: John Francis Peters for TIME Magazine)

Genetic Testing Is Providing New Hope for Babies

From any infant younger than 4 months who has a sickness that can't be explained, a team takes a vial of blood for a genetic test. They sequence the entire genome of the baby, looking for clues to explain the undiagnosed symptoms

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The SEC Says Its Filing System Got Hacked in 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission said a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. The revelation comes in the wake of the massive, months-long hack of Equifax

Pedestrians walk by a Toy "R" Us Inc. store during a Black Friday sale in New York, in 2011.

Toys 'R' Us Is Hiring Thousands for Holidays

Despite filing for bankruptcy protection earlier this week, Toys 'R' Us plans to hire more than 10,000 part-time employees for the upcoming holiday season. The in-store job availabilities include cashiers, sales associates and stock associates

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Manafort Offered to Privately Brief Russian Billionaire

In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Vladimir Putin