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Logically, it's not the right time to open up shop in Tripoli. But entrepreneurs aren't only investing in their businesses, they're buying into a new way of life.
May 17, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board says the engineer of the speeding train that derailed last year, killing eight people, was distracted by radio transmissions, a source told NPR.
May 16, 2016
Seventeen states have legal protections to prevent discrimination against transgender people in areas like housing and employment. But just having a law on the books doesn't change peoples' attitudes.
May 16, 2016
"One-hundred-thousand orbits, the journey continues," NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams said in a video from space.
May 16, 2016
Paris will open nine parks all night despite increased costs for lighting and security. The mayor's office says it will be good for people to be able to come to the parks when it's too hot indoors.
May 16, 2016
A Somali-American, who pleaded guilty to attempting to join the Islamic State, has been approved for America's first jihadi rehab program. His counselor explains the de-radicalization process.
May 16, 2016
The tourists said they thought the bison was cold. They were fined but the bison calf was never able to be reunited with its family.
May 16, 2016
Small companies now can raise up to $1 million from ordinary investors through what are called "crowdfunding portals."
May 16, 2016
Over the weekend, 17 former ministers publicly denounced the entrenched sexism of French society — particularly politics. The open letter comes after a week of intense national debate on the topic.
May 16, 2016
If 2015 was the year of the period, 2016 may be the year when women have to pay less for sanitary supplies, or even get them for free. Some state, local and federal legislators are pushing for change.
May 16, 2016
Supreme Court gives lower courts additional instructions to try and reach an accommodation on balancing religious rights and no-cost access to contraception.
May 16, 2016
The number of eligible millennial voters is now roughly on par with the number of eligible Baby Boomers. But, that potential has not translated into concrete votes yet.
May 16, 2016
Officials say the drugs were discovered in an underground chamber beneath a banana plantation near the border with Panama.
May 16, 2016
The U.S. aid group MCC just suspended a $463 million "compact" with Tanzania because of concerns about unfair elections on its semi-autonomous island, Zanzibar.
May 16, 2016
All of the officers were recognized for showing exceptional courage despite threats to their personal safety.
May 16, 2016
What makes us dislike certain foods? And why is everyone so concerned about what you're eating, anyway? Jane Kauer, an anthropologist who has studied the topic, helps answer our questions.
May 16, 2016
For two weeks, protesters have gathered — on kayaks, on train tracks, at mines and at refineries — to demonstrate against coal, oil and other energy sources that contribute to global warming.
May 16, 2016
The Supreme Court did not decide the central question in the case — whether Obamacare's contraceptive mandate violates the religious liberties of some organizations.
May 16, 2016
Democrats believe a perfect storm of the first female presidential nominee coupled with Donald Trump as a foil will help them take back the Senate with female challengers.
May 16, 2016
The LSAT has forever been the choice exam for law school admissions. That's no longer the case at the University of Arizona, and maybe many more schools in the future.
May 16, 2016

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