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A soldier blames poor leadership for the recent loss of Ramadi. A pair of generals blame everything from corruption to a lack of training and weapons. Will this ever be an effective fighting force?
June 23, 2015
From South Carolina to Mississippi, there have been calls to remove the flag that many people call divisive. Businesses, too, are getting in on the act.
June 23, 2015
When Pulitzer winner Patrick Farrell saw the painting on a Port-au-Prince wall, he waited for the right moment, then started snapping.
June 23, 2015
A half-century ago, Japan and South Korea normalized diplomatic ties. But to celebrate, both are having to put aside longstanding bitterness that's never completely gone away.
June 23, 2015
The 60-37 vote clears away procedural hurdles for legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade pacts and then put them on a so-called fast track through Congress.
June 23, 2015
The Solar Impulse, an aircraft that generates power solely from the sun's energy, will leave on a trip of some 115 hours between Nagoya, Japan, and Hawaii.
June 23, 2015
The cause was complications from diabetes, his publicist said in a statement. Van Patten is perhaps best known for the role of Tom Bradford on ABC's Eight Is Enough.
June 23, 2015
While the Obama administration maintains it will not negotiate with terrorists, it will allow families to negotiate on their own for release of loved ones.
June 23, 2015
The view captured by the Dawn spacecraft this month "shows even more small spots in the crater than were previously visible," NASA says.
June 23, 2015
Donald Featherstone modeled the lawn ornament after images he saw in National Geographic. "Things I did made people happy, and that's what life is all about," he said in 2006.
June 23, 2015
When it comes to reefer madness, nobody can top a group of traditional hunter-gatherers in the Congo Basin. About 70 percent of men smoke cannabis. The drug could be doing more than getting them high.
June 23, 2015
If the Supreme Court finds health care subsidies unconstitutional, conservatives will boast a win over Obamacare. But Republicans face a challenge — many of their constituents are getting subsidies.
June 23, 2015
The pot brownie you bought to help your sleeping disorder may have a lot less active ingredient than promised, a study finds. And a review of other studies finds scant evidence of medical benefits.
June 23, 2015
The ritual drinking of this ancient beverage — often thought of as the epitome of Japanese restraint and formality — has long been entwined with issues of power and national identity.
June 23, 2015
Airports want Congress to raise passenger fees to pay for improvements, but airlines say the move would hit passengers in the pocketbook and might discourage people from flying.
June 23, 2015
Since the mid-1990s, Texas has treated truancy as a criminal offense. Now, state lawmakers say that was a mistake.
June 23, 2015
Dr. Michael LeFevre, who stepped down as chairman of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in March, describes how the health law changed how the group works and communicates its findings.
June 23, 2015
A quartet of quirky fads that faded away into the American mist.
June 23, 2015
A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed on Monday in an area 60 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif. There were no survivors.
June 23, 2015
The people voted in favor of the name change and it finally became official on Tuesday. The name dates back to 1627, when historians believe Jewish residents converted to Catholicism.
June 23, 2015

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