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Columbia River shoreline closed; toxic algae found

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Benton-Franklin Health District is warning the public to stay out of the water along the Columbia River shoreline in the Tri-Cities due to toxic bacteria commonly referred to as blue-green algae. BFHD posted a public notice…

South Korea fights toxic work culture

South Korean bosses who unfairly fire workers that complain of office bullying now face up to three years in prison or a 30 million won ($25,464) fine, under a new law aimed at cracking down on the country's toxic work culture.

2018's words of the year

With several dictionaries having selected their "words of the year" for 2018, check out which words rose to the top this year.