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1. DNA tests have millions of Americans understand their genetics, warning them of disease and uncovering long-lost relatives.
The free genealogy site GEDmatch is at the center of that transformation. It was built to solve family history puzzles. Now, over a few months, it has helped crack 15 murder and sexual assault cases.
And within three years, the DNA of almost every American of Northern European descent wants identifiable through cousins in GEDmatch's database, according to a study published last week.
Turkish officials said Mr. Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, above , But the president's words opened a window for Saudi Arabia to stand by its denials.
(Neither Turkey nor Saudi Arabia has shared evidence so far.) Here's more that We do not know Khashoggi's career.)
Mr. Trump is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with King Salman. And, as of now, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is still planning to attend an investor conference in Riyadh this month, despite many heavyweights, including JPMorgan Chase's C.E.O., Jamie Dimon, pulling out.
3. Mr. Trump and his wife, Melania toured the shattered Florida panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael last week. Above, Lynn Haven, Fla.
On the way back to Washington, so what is scheduled to stop in Georgia, where rains caused severe flooding.
When he was asked in a "60 minutes" interview on Sunday about the severe storms that have struck during his presidency, Mr. Trump backed off a long-held claim that global warming is a hoax – but he made several new assertions unsupported by science. We fact-checked them.
4. Who has raised the most?
It's the filing deadline for all the House and Senate candidates.
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Workers at Chinese companies in Kenya describe segregated bathrooms, physical abuse of managers and harsh punishments. They say their bosses call them monkeys.
As Chinese companies invest in the former British colony, concerns are rising about colonial-era laboratory practices and racist attitudes toward the local population. The episodes, amplified by social media, are creating a national conversation at a time when the government seeks closer ties with China.
6. A lawsuit against Harvard over its admissions practices has gone to trial, just as high school seniors are contending with college application season.
The plaintiffs have accused the university of establishing a quota for Asian-Americans and holding them to a higher standard than applicants of other races.
The case is being discriminated unfairly.
The case is being closely watched because it could not be read as a referendum on affirmative action Conservative Supreme Court In the past, the court has upheld "holistic" admissions practices like Harvard's, which consider race as one factor among many.
7. When it comes to marijuana, California may have a lesson or two to pass along to Canada, which is about to become the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to legalize cannabis.
California's marijuana economy is booming, and related businesses are jumping up and down: from conferences and magazines to testing companies and specialized law firms. Above, a cannabis lounge in Oakland, Calif.
But legalization, our California correspondent writes, is still only half-baked.
, One problem is cost: paperwork, taxes and environmental compliance are just a bummer, so they can be up by 75 percent or more.
8. Myanmar's military exploited Facebook's vast reach to unleash a toxic propaganda campaign over five years, stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims, according to former military officials, researchers and civilian officials. Above, Rohingya Muslims stranded in a border area between Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Hundreds of military personnel were involved, creating sham accounts and celebrity pages, then flooding them with incendiary posts. "It took down the accounts in August."
But by then the damage was done: More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims had fled the country in what UN officials called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
9. Libraries are so much more than rooms full of books.
We asked Annie Proulx, Amy Tan, Neil Gaiman, and others to tell us about their library from their past.
"This is my thank-you note to every librarian who's ever helped a kid like me, nobody from nowhere, find her way through a library shelf into the world of citizenship," Barbara Kingsolver wrote.  _____
10th Finally, Meghan Markle, scrutinized for the British royal family, what cloaked in mystery over the weekend.
First, she is covered with a coat at the wedding of Princess Eugenie, above , Then she arrived in Sydney, Australia, carrying large purple binders at her waist, rather than a dainty clutch. She and her husband, Prince Harry, are at the start of a 16-day, four-country tour.
So it's not great to see some royal watchers the couple are expecting a child this spring, their first.
The new royal baby would be seventh in line with the British throne – but would not be titled prince or princess unless the queen decides to age a 1917 decree by King George V.
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