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"Under the laws in place at the time [of his sentencing], Pollard is eligible for parole unless he's acted up in prison or likely to commit another crime," NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.
July 24, 2015
A federally mandated study shows that almost 300,000 Vietnam veterans still struggle with daily health problems linked to the traumas they experienced more than 40 years ago during the war.
July 24, 2015
The state passed a tough gun law in 2013, but the people "have repealed it on their own. They're just ignoring the law," says the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
July 24, 2015
They're facing a double whammy. Not only do customers have less money to spend, but businesses can no longer pay their foreign suppliers for goods and raw materials. Many fear they'll have to close.
July 24, 2015
The study says that 40 years after the Vietnam War ended, hundreds of thousands of those vets struggle with mental health problems linked to their battle experiences.
July 24, 2015
NASA's probe to Pluto has revealed stunning new pictures of the distant world. They show evidence of glaciers moving across the surface.
July 24, 2015
A century and a half ago, the poet and philosopher headed to New York's Adirondack Mountains with some notable pals. Today, we follow his journey with a new crew, the help of a painting and a book.
July 24, 2015
California's ongoing drought has forced many almond growers to use groundwater on the thirsty crop. The problem: That water is high in salt, and it's killing almond trees.
July 24, 2015
The visit has a personal resonance for the president, whose father was born there. He is expected to discuss trade and security issues.
July 24, 2015
The first vaccine against a parasite — one that causes malaria — was recommended for approval. It's not as effective as researchers had hoped. But they still think it could make a big difference.
July 24, 2015
WWE said it's "committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers, and fans worldwide."
July 24, 2015
The FDA wants to revamp the Nutrition Facts panels on foods. The labels would have to list how much added sugar the foods contain — and how much it counts against your recommended daily allowance.
July 24, 2015
Also this week, the world's most famous DJ you've probably never heard.
July 24, 2015
And to CNN, too (which called Kenya "a hotbed of terror"). And to each other. It's one of Africa's tweetiest countries.
July 24, 2015
We know that a gene can determine how strongly we experience bitter flavors. Scientists wanted to know if this was also true for sweet. Their study shows genetics may affect our taste for sugar, too.
July 24, 2015
The marine mammal was spotted in the narrow canal that connects the Chesapeake and Delaware bays just a few days after one was seen in an estuary of the Potomac River.
July 24, 2015
Those jeans you bought at Walmart? They might have been made in Kenya. Here's a look at the country's leading exports.
July 24, 2015
Teachers Jena Meaux and Ali Martin survived the attack, but both reportedly suffered gunshot wounds.
July 24, 2015
Friday honors the arrival of Mormon settlers at Salt Lake Valley in 1847 while non-Mormons celebrate Pie and Beer Day. And 37 other states also celebrate these unique holidays.
July 24, 2015
Think binge drinking, and college students downing cheap beer from red cups come into mind. But healthy affluent adults over 50 are more likely to drink dangerously than their peers.
July 24, 2015

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