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China’s Economic Slowdown Deepens, Weighing on Global Growth

BEIJING — China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with the U.S. deepened a slump that is weighing on the global economy. Growth in the world's second-largest economy slipped to 6% in the three months endin...
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Where Have the Wild Birds Gone? 3 Billion Fewer Than 1970

WASHINGTON — North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows. "People need to pay attention to the birds around them because they are slowly disappearing. One of t...
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Girls Cyberbullied More Than Boys as Harassment Increases

SEATTLE — Rachel Whalen remembers feeling gutted in high school when a former friend would mock her online postings, threaten to unfollow or unfriend her on social media and post inside jokes about her to others online. "There's just some pressure in that c...
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Google to Acquire Data Firm Looker for $2.6 Billion

NEW YORK — Google is acquiring data analytics firm Looker for $2.6 billion cash in an effort to expand its Google Cloud business. The companies were already working together and share about 350 customers including Buzzfeed, Hearst and Yahoo! The company ...