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On the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump frequently promises to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. But how realistic is it to think he could do that, if elected?
Aug. 18, 2016
Senate Republicans are bracing for down-ballot losses that are likely to cost the party their Senate majority this year.
Aug. 18, 2016
Germany humiliated Brazil in the semifinals of the World Cup in 2014 by the absurd score of 7-1. Now Brazil will have a shot at redemption in the Olympic soccer final on Saturday.
Aug. 17, 2016
They'll be on the road by 2021, the company says, and will build on automation already available for help with parking and avoiding traffic. The vehicles could be used for ride sharing, Uber-style.
Aug. 17, 2016
Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, two American swimmers who were with Ryan Lochte last weekend when their group reportedly suffered a robbery, are now speaking to police.
Aug. 17, 2016
The retail giant denies that a backlash to its policy of opening bathrooms to transgender choice has caused a slide in sales.
Aug. 17, 2016
Some genetic tests for a common cause of sudden heart failure can be wrong, researchers say, because the underlying science didn't take into account racial diversity.
Aug. 17, 2016
"It hit hard, it hit fast, it hit with an intensity that we haven't seen before," San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig says. "There will be a lot of families that come home to nothing."
Aug. 17, 2016
Early damage reports don't yet reveal the full extent of the damage caused by flooding in Louisiana, but at least 11 people have been killed and 30,000 evacuated. Some 40,000 homes have been damaged.
Aug. 17, 2016
The company says it will lay off 5,500 employees and, like other Silicon Valley pioneers, move into different types of business.
Aug. 17, 2016
American Airlines is urging pilots and crews to fly faster and take shorter routes to decrease delays. The pilot union says this "pilot pushing," as they call it, will thin the margins of safety.
Aug. 17, 2016
Victims of the July 11 attack are coming forward with details. They say the international community is not doing enough to hold South Sudan to account.
Aug. 17, 2016
The Roman Emperor Nero was said to enjoy snow topped with honey. Persians liked to drink sharbate over ice. But a scientific discovery in the 1500s paved the way for our modern ice creams.
Aug. 17, 2016
The 120-year-old, 12,000-pound Port Clinton Lighthouse made a half-mile journey — by crane and barge — to its new permanent home on the Lake Erie waterfront.
Aug. 17, 2016
When Olympian Fu Yuanhui said "my period started last night," she shed light on shifting attitudes toward menstruation in her homeland.
Aug. 17, 2016
The justice minister announced that inmates who committed nonviolent crimes before July 1 — two weeks before a failed coup — would be eligible for early release.
Aug. 17, 2016
Black kids are disproportionately affected by school closures. Shereen Marisol Meraji reports on what it's like when a predominantly black neighborhood loses its only public high school.
Aug. 17, 2016
Opioids lock to a receptor in the brain that controls pain relief, pleasure and need. A new compound may offer relief without as much risk of addiction or overdose. But it's only been tested in mice.
Aug. 17, 2016
A new study from Pew takes a wide-ranging and historical look at how jail systems in the U.S. affect women, a topic that has seen very limited research.
Aug. 17, 2016
Eaton may be the best American athlete most Americans don't know. He's only in the spotlight during the Olympics, and he's trying to defend his decathlon title in Rio on Wednesday and Thursday.
Aug. 17, 2016

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