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The firestorm kicked off by a New York Times analysis of TV's most successful black female showrunner mostly highlights how some struggle to handle new voices taking over the cultural conversation.
September 23, 2014
The strikes, supported by five Arab nations, are a major escalation in the campaign and hit other extremists groups including one that the Pentagon says is planning to attack U.S. interests.
September 23, 2014
Traffic in major cities in the developing world can be a mind-numbing mess. A team at IBM in Kenya's capitol thinks it's found an answer.
September 23, 2014
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."
September 23, 2014
Justin McCowan wanted to help find a cure for Alzheimer's because it's more common in people like him who have Down syndrome. He died in his sleep last week at age 40.
September 23, 2014
As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.
September 23, 2014
The nation is the world's third-largest arms exporter, and many weapons go to countries with questionable human rights records. Sigmar Gabriel wants to change that — but not all Germans are on board.
September 23, 2014
Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."
September 23, 2014
The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.
September 22, 2014
The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.
September 22, 2014
The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.
September 22, 2014
India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.
September 22, 2014
The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
September 22, 2014
What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.
September 22, 2014
Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some will still support their team and express sympathy for the players.
September 22, 2014
When she was 17, Christina Quintanilla miscarried her 7-month-old fetus. After an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion, she faced up to 50 years in prison.
September 22, 2014
Omar J. Gonzales, 42, jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico doors before being apprehended by the Secret Service.
September 22, 2014
You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.
September 22, 2014
The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.
September 22, 2014
The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in the exercise. They are not considered a threat, officials say.
September 22, 2014

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