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The town at the center of the students' disappearance has a history of political and police corruption. The mayor's own mother-in-law said he was on a drug gang's payroll, earning $155,000 a month.
October 10, 2014
Oct. 11 is the U.N.'s day devoted to stopping child marriage, stepping up education and much more. Does the day really help? Experts have a mixed reaction.
October 10, 2014
Textbook prices are high and rising, yet one obvious alternative to paying for paper — the e-textbook — just hasn't caught on, even with a new, digital-savvy generation of students.
October 10, 2014
At a government-run hospital in Liberia, Dr. Gabriel Logan is doing everything he can to save Ebola patients. That includes experimenting with an HIV drug as treatment.
October 10, 2014
We answer listeners' questions about treatments and possible vaccines for Ebola.
October 10, 2014
It's still unclear whether the bodies that have been found belong to the 43 students who went missing nearby.
October 10, 2014
The White House effort to replace Attorney General Eric Holder is happening largely in the shadows. But Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is emerging as a top candidate for the post.
October 10, 2014
Democrats and pro-campaign-finance reform Mayday PAC are promising to spend $1 million each to defeat former GOP Gov. Mike Rounds.
October 10, 2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is facing public criticism after his comments suggesting that women should not ask for raises. But they also underscore questions about tech's male-dominated culture.
October 10, 2014
Once derided as Scottish food better suited to horses than people, porridge these days is more cool than gruel. In the U.K., competitions have porridge lovers battling with their best recipes.
October 10, 2014
A pediatrician who specializes in fixing broken bones in kids and teens says about 90 percent of the fractures he treats have been splinted improperly in a community ER or urgent care center first.
October 10, 2014
In 1997, Cylvia Hayes received money to marry an Ethiopian who wanted a green card. Her fiance, Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, is seeking a fourth term. She says he didn't know of the marriage.
October 10, 2014
The pledge to create a force to assist in fighting the self-declared Islamic State comes a day after Ankara called for creating a buffer zone around its border with Syria.
October 10, 2014
Vaccination isn't a perfect defense against flu. But vaccines remain the most reliable way to reduce the risk from an illness that causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. during a typical flu season.
October 10, 2014
The passenger, who was taken off a flight after it landed in the Dominican Republic, reportedly coughed and then said: "I have Ebola. You're all screwed."
October 10, 2014
The storm, briefly classified a "super typhoon," will still have winds in excess of 100mph when it hits Okinawa on Saturday.
October 10, 2014
In low-income countries, a person with schizophrenia might be chained to a tree or to a hospital bed. On World Mental Health Day, WHO is urging an end such practices.
October 10, 2014
There were no reported injuries from the machine gun exchange along the two countries' tense border. The incident comes as the North Korean leader has not been seen in public for more than a month.
October 10, 2014
The latest unrest comes after an off-duty police officer killed 18-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers, who authorities say fired three times in the encounter.
October 10, 2014
The activist who was shot by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls will share the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against the exploitation of children.
October 10, 2014

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