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Two gay men tell NPR they were kidnapped, beaten and interrogated in Chechnya before they were able to find refuge in Moscow. Human Rights Watch warns that Chechnya is conducting an "anti-gay purge."
June 15, 2017
Public education campaigns and restrictions on sales to minors have helped discourage teenagers from vaping, according to officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
June 15, 2017
Even before a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, injuring Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a number of threats in recent months have worried Congress.
June 15, 2017
Jeffs, a leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was indicted last year on charges of food stamp fraud and money laundering. He gave the FBI the slip last June.
June 15, 2017
This ruling does not order the pipeline to cease operations. But it opens the door to that possibility. The federal judge found the Trump Administration failed to follow environmental procedures.
June 15, 2017
Coach Rick Pitino's former director of basketball operations acted unethically "by arranging striptease dances and sex acts for prospects, student-athletes and others," the NCAA says.
June 15, 2017
After more than 30 hours of deliberations, there's still no conclusion to the sexual assault trial of comedian Bill Cosby. Jurors say they can't come to an agreement.
June 15, 2017
At a music publishing event in New York, Ono was surprised by the announcement that she would be credited along with John Lennon.
June 15, 2017
"It's tough to process," Fred Warmbier says of his son returning home in a coma. "But we're tremendously proud of him. So we're looking to the future."
June 15, 2017
"What's the difference between the FBI director and Mr. Snowden?" Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Thursday, responding to a question in his annual Direct Line call-in show.
June 15, 2017
It is not immediately clear what caused the blast, which tore through the kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday. Grim images of the aftermath quickly began to circulate on social media.
June 15, 2017
Fire and rescue crews worked at Grenfell Tower throughout a second night, searching for victims. A full investigation into the tragedy is under way.
June 15, 2017
A new book examines how federal government policies made it easier for minorities to open fast-food franchises than grocery stores. Today the landscape of urban America reflects this history.
June 15, 2017
President Trump has been touting major policy proposals lately. The problem: he often doesn't say exactly how the policies will work.
June 15, 2017
Two judicial nominees' blogging dominated their confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The posts featured conspiracy theories and an ad hominem attack on a Supreme Court justice.
June 15, 2017
Secretary of State Tillerson wants flexibility as he tries to improve ties with Russia. The Senate wants to make sure the Trump administration doesn't change course without congressional buy in.
June 15, 2017
There's been a lot of national attention on transgender students this school year. Here's a look at the lives and careers of two transgender teachers.
June 15, 2017
Members of the denomination criticized an earlier decision not to vote on the resolution while condemnations of gambling and Planned Parenthood were considered and approved.
June 14, 2017
As part of the DOJ Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller's team is looking into whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
June 14, 2017
Massachusetts once offered a bounty for grey seals. After conservation efforts, the New England population bounced back, and Google Earth images show more seals than scientists had previously counted.
June 14, 2017

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