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Earlier, GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell and Saxby Chambliss said the release of the Senate's report on the CIA's interrogations practices "will present serious consequences for U.S. national security."
December 09, 2014
MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber had said the "stupidity of the American voter" was critical in getting the law passed. Critics say that displays the deceit that went into creating the law.
December 09, 2014
The U.N. organization said that after it suspended a food-voucher program earlier this month, individuals, the private sector and governments stepped in to raise the money.
December 09, 2014
The report is the most comprehensive account of interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The report's release has been controversial
December 09, 2014
Hagel is the first secretary of defense to visit the country since President Obama ended American combat involvement in Iraq in 2011.
December 09, 2014
The Senate's release will focus on case studies of the treatment, at times brutal, of 20 or so high-value detainees in the counterterrorism efforts following 9/11, and whether those methods paid off.
December 09, 2014
An MIT economist was recorded saying that without the "stupidity of the American voter," the Affordable Care Act wouldn't have passed. Those comments, and others he made, have put it at serious risk.
December 09, 2014
"People within the fraternity life feel wronged," says a University of Virginia fraternity member about a discredited news article. But as educator on sexual assault, he knows the problem is real.
December 09, 2014
No one knows how long they will live, which makes it hard to know how much money you'll need in order to retire. But several approaches can help people nearing retirement make their money last.
December 09, 2014
A line of immortal cells, supposedly from a breast cancer patient, turned out to be from a type of skin cancer. The mix-up wasn't discovered until experiments around the world had been contaminated.
December 09, 2014
A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."
December 09, 2014
An NPR probe finds many U.S. nursing homes are still prescribing schizophrenia drugs to stem agitation in dementia patients — despite FDA warnings. Find out here how your local nursing home compares.
December 09, 2014
The new book The Professor and the President looks back at how Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan pushed the Nixon White House to embrace a relatively liberal plan.
December 09, 2014
The water and sediment flow might have been massive enough to build a mountain, NASA researchers say.
December 08, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder says the department is adding resources to bring states in line with a 36-year-old law that attempts to keep Native children close to their relatives and tribes.
December 08, 2014
The city council gets the controversial bill at Mayor Bill de Blasio's request, one day after the editorial board of The New York Times urged, "Dump the bill. Keep the horses."
December 08, 2014
There's a kind of attack — one that's evolving — that sneaks into your network takes your files, and holds them for ransom.
December 08, 2014
A new State Department program would allow U.S.-based Latino parents to bring over children left in home countries. More than 57,000 children made the trip across the U.S.-Mexican border this year.
December 08, 2014
Global olive oil production is down. Italian groves have been especially hard hit by a disease that killed 1 million trees. Audie Cornish speaks with Curtis Cord, publisher of the Olive Oil Times.
December 08, 2014
In response to a request from the producers of Goldfinger, the FBI said that the Bond novels "generally center around sex and bizarre situations."
December 08, 2014

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