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Bernie Sanders spent the weekend campaigning in South Carolina. The state's Democratic base is mostly black. The crowds he drew were predominantly white.
Aug. 24, 2015
The authors of a new book argue that efforts to raise achievement for students at the bottom have come at the expense of the most gifted and talented.
Aug. 24, 2015
Former President Jimmy Carter regularly teaches Sunday school, and he's made it clear his cancer diagnosis won't change that. The small church he attends can't fit all who travel there to hear him.
Aug. 24, 2015
A lack of sleep can increase the risk of traffic accidents, heart attacks, diabetes and maybe even Alzheimer's disease, research suggests. Yet most people with sleep disorders don't get treatment.
Aug. 24, 2015
The heavy reliance on solitary confinement in New Mexico went unquestioned for decades. Now, the state is gradually shifting away from the practice, though it probably won't ever fade from the system.
Aug. 24, 2015
The Senate Minority Leader says he endorses the deal because it prevents Iran from making good on threats against Israel. The support of the Senate's top Democrat is a big boost for President Obama.
Aug. 23, 2015
David Vine's new book argues that the hundreds of U.S. bases in other countries come at a high cost, both at home and abroad. He suggests reducing such bases and increasing diplomatic engagement.
Aug. 23, 2015
It's been 105 years since the rail tunnels between Manhattan and New Jersey were built. But even as they show their wear and tear, politicians disagree on who should foot the bill to replace them.
Aug. 23, 2015
The mostly Syrian migrants have been crowding the border area at a rate of 2,000 a day in hopes of reaching northern Europe.
Aug. 23, 2015
Spencer Stone, who was hospitalized with knife wounds from the attacker, said the assailant "seemed like he was ready to fight to the end."
Aug. 23, 2015
The U.K.'s diplomatic compound was attacked by hard-line activists in November 2011. London closed it down and also expelled Iranian diplomats.
Aug. 23, 2015
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, drew big crowds again this weekend, but they may not be the right kind of crowd if he hopes to win South Carolina's primary.
Aug. 23, 2015
In 1998, Ben Lecomte swam across the Atlantic Ocean. The 47-year-old athlete is planning another historic plunge — this time swimming across the ocean on the other side of the country.
Aug. 23, 2015
Deaths from heroin nearly tripled between 2010 and 2013, and demand for the drug isn't dropping. Towns across the U.S. are grappling with the deadly epidemic — including a once-idyllic town in Ohio.
Aug. 23, 2015
A 26-year-old Moroccan identified as Ayoub El-Khazzani, has been named by police as the Kalashnikov-wielding man who was subdued by passengers aboard a high-speed train on Saturday.
Aug. 23, 2015
A massive explosion in the Chinese city of Tianjin killed more than 100 people last week. Correspondent Frank Langfitt says the country's corruption and a lack of accountability have endangered lives.
Aug. 23, 2015
This week in our series Do Try This At Home: Making mayonnaise that's just as delicious, if not better, than what comes out of the jar.
Aug. 23, 2015
Early experiments in isolating inmates took place at a Philadelphia prison in the 1800s. Though discredited as cruel, the practice was later revived nationwide during the drug war.
Aug. 23, 2015
The number of people sleeping in New York's shelters has been slow to fall after hitting a record high of 59,000 last year. Advocates for the homeless say more New Yorkers are living on the streets.
Aug. 23, 2015
Only one percent of Italians have celiac disease, similar to the rest of the world. But since gluten is everywhere, there's high public awareness about it and more than 4,000 gluten-free eateries.
Aug. 23, 2015

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