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Charlie Gard: British Baby at the Center of Global Debate

Eleven-month-old Charlie Gard has irreversible brain damage and cannot see, hear, move or even cry, doctors say. Yet this terminally ill British baby is at the middle of a global ethical argument over whether he should live or die, an ...

5 Things for Wednesday, July 5: North Korea, G20, Voter Rolls, Reddit, UK Baby

Welcome back! We're sure you're bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready for the rest of the week. Here's what you need to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

Trump, Putin and The Meeting That Could Shape the World

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been circling one another, intrigued yet at a distance, ever since the former real estate tycoon launched his convention-busting White House bid.

5 Things for Monday, July 3: Trump Tweets, Health Care, An Attack in Iraq

Have a great 4th! Five Things is off tomorrow, but when we get back, the world will be waiting for the Trump-Putin meeting at the G20 summit in Germany. Until then, here are the 5 things you need to know ...

Self-driving Police Patrol to Hit Dubai

Self-driving police vehicles are set to hit Dubai -- but don't expect to catch a ride in one. This autonomous police car is tiny. Continuing a Smart Dubai initiative, which saw Dubai Police introduce a humanoid robot officer last month, ...

5 Things for Friday, June 30: Trump Tweets, China, Germany, Travel Ban

It's Fourth of July weekend!! Be careful out there. Some popular fireworks have been recalled after unintended explosions. Here's what else you need Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

Most 2014 World Cup Head Impacts Didn't Receive Concussion Protocols, Study Says

More than 3 billion people around the world tuned in to watch soccer's 2014 FIFA World Cup, during which there were 81 head collisions. And only 15% of those injured players received a concussion assessment from health care personnel, according ...

FBI Finds the Car a Missing Chinese Grad Student Was Seen Entering

The last known sighting of University of Illinois graduate student Yingying Zhang was on the afternoon of June 9.

White House: Syria Could Be Preparing Another Chemical Weapons Attack

The White House has warned there are "potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack" by the Syrian regime and told the country's president, Bashar al-Assad, he would face a "heavy price" if one is carried out.

5 Things for Tuesday, June 27: Syria, Health Bill, Travel Ban, Kislyak, Hail

Millennials use public libraries the most, a new report says. Who knew? Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

What Russia's Bold Attempt to Influence the 2016 Election Says About US Political Polarization

Russia's alleged role in the 2016 presidential election is turning into a stark lesson about how America's political dysfunction is becoming a glaring national security threat.

Italy Is Pouring Billions More Into Its Troubled Banks

Italy is putting up €17 billion ($19 billion) to avert a fresh crisis in its beleaguered banking system. The move over the weekend came after a warning from European authorities that two struggling Italian regional banks -- Banca Popolare di ...

South African Winemaker Ntsiki Biyela Debuts Aslina Wine Collection

Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa’s first black female wine creator, debuted her new wine collection, Aslina, in Houston recently. Four wines are included in the Aslina collection - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Bordeaux blend.

Houston’s Role In U.S. Mexico Relations

Proposed changes to NAFTA have many Texans thinking about their southern border. Professor Alfonso Lopez de la Osa Escribano, who is Director of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at The University of Houston Law Center, explained to Houston ...

Six Dead After Blaze Tears Through West London Residential Tower

At least six people are dead and dozens injured after a massive fire rapidly tore through a 24-story apartment building in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, police said.