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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that any arrangements must respect Iran's interests and dignity. And he questioned the need for talks, if they don't trigger the sanctions' removal.
April 09, 2015
It is a sex ed rite of passage for teens across the country. But do egg babies really teach kids about the hardships of parenting?
April 09, 2015
The attack by what are being called cyber jihadists began Wednesday night, when screens showing TV5Monde went blank, with normal programming replaced by a message: "Je suIS IS."
April 09, 2015
A major life insurer is offering lower premiums in exchange for policyholders sharing activity data. But privacy advocates worry such programs eventually will be used to deny coverage.
April 09, 2015
A senior manager is on leave from the Secret Service, after an employee he supervised reportedly told investigators that he assaulted her by making forceful and unwelcome sexual advances.
April 09, 2015
The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.
April 09, 2015
The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.
April 09, 2015
Two prominent Republicans in Missouri committed suicide within weeks of each other. Both men were openly upset about political attacks early in the state's primary.
April 09, 2015
Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.
April 09, 2015
One neighborhood is creating a 'zone of tolerance' to confine prostitutes to certain areas. The community likes it and says it had to act because Italian society has failed to address the issue.
April 09, 2015
In his new book, exiled Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng tells the story of growing up blind, being beaten under house arrest and finding refuge in the American Embassy in Beijing in 2012.
April 09, 2015
Haiti can't survive on handouts alone. So instead of giving people electricity, one entrepreneur is selling it to them for a profit. For one village, that means finally having cold treats.
April 09, 2015
In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.
April 09, 2015
Responding to an online petition seeking the ban, the White House said that science overwhelmingly demonstrates that conversion therapy hurts gay and transgender minors.
April 08, 2015
Feidin Santana said he was walking to work when he witnessed the confrontation. He turned over the video, because Walter Scott's family deserved the truth.
April 08, 2015
The poll, based on 1,200 in-person interviews, found that while Cubans are optimistic about future change, they are unhappy about the present.
April 08, 2015
Pickup truck-size ice chunks have left the freight ships stuck in Lake Superior. The U.S. and Canadian coast guards have sent in icebreakers to help the ships get through.
April 08, 2015
The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.
April 08, 2015
Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?
April 08, 2015
Even with vacancies, most Seattle shelters don't let families stay right away. A system designed to alleviate homelessness has resulted in a bottleneck that leaves families on the streets for longer.
April 08, 2015

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