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In 1950, a teenage girl in Nigeria put on her mother's fancy clothes and posed for a photo. In 2015, she had her first encounter with the original, hand-colored portrait.
July 23, 2015
Vigilante guards — some associated with militia groups — have begun appeared outside recruiting stations around the country, ostensibly to protect them in the wake of the Chattanooga shootings.
July 23, 2015
A jury still needs to determine how to punish James Holmes. Convicted of first-degree murder, he faces either a lifetime prison sentence or execution.
July 23, 2015
Disabled Americans are twice as likely to be poor as those without disabilities. They continue to face many financial and physical barriers, despite the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
July 23, 2015
President Obama is heading to Kenya, where his father was born. He'll meet with relatives, but the trip is not strictly personal. There's plenty of official business on the agenda.
July 23, 2015
The man is seen on a video peeling the metro doors open and then, along with his child, running. His actions contributed to a hellish commute for Washington, D.C., riders.
July 23, 2015
A common talking point in the Highway Trust Fund fight is that roads are crumbling. So it may surprise you to know that the country's roads and bridges actually have been looking better lately.
July 23, 2015
Detroit is not exactly known as a haven of conservatism, especially in the black community. But going to where Carson grew up revealed a young man determined carve his own path.
July 23, 2015
As health insurers propose their rates for 2016, state agencies are So far only a handful of states have finalized rates for 2016.
July 23, 2015
The spacecraft has detected the nearest thing to Earth yet discovered — a planet that's a bit bigger and squarely inside the "habitable zone" for life.
July 23, 2015
More than a hundred influential doctors banded together to propose seven ways to bring down the high prices of cancer drugs. They say changes are needed to preserve access to care.
July 23, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz defended the deal before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
July 23, 2015
Artist Lauren Garfinkel creates indelible images on edible canvases. Some are silly (Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg as a nacho supreme), others haunting. All offer food for thought on current events.
July 23, 2015
The state asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by parents who argue the state is discriminating against mothers because of their "immigration status and national origin."
July 23, 2015
The rights advocacy group says it has credible reports that Iran executed at least 743 in 2014 and nearly as many so far this year, executing on average three people a day.
July 23, 2015
Earlier Thursday, the Financial Times itself had reported that the newspaper's publisher was on the verge of being sold to German media group Alex Springer.
July 23, 2015
The measures involve an overhaul to the banking and judicial systems — demands made by Greece creditors in exchange for the 86 billion euro rescue package.
July 23, 2015
Talking to medical residents is one way to get a bead on where medicine is headed. A recent survey of more than 1,700 residents asked a slew of questions about their hopes, daily work and finances.
July 23, 2015
That's the question in Bangladesh, where there aren't enough clinicians to make prosthetic devices for accident victims and others in need. Now there's a school to fill the gap.
July 23, 2015
The fire at Glacier National Park forced the evacuation of a park inn and campground. In California, a fire in Napa was threatening 150 structures.
July 23, 2015

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