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The raid, in which officers on horseback pursued fleeing suspects, was the largest-ever seizure of fowl used for cockfighting in the U.S. The practice is illegal, but lucrative and difficult to catch.
May 17, 2017
The U.S. needs friends to fight terrorism, writes former CIA analyst Aki Peritz, and President Trump's actions are making it harder for the intelligence community to do its job.
May 17, 2017
The U.S. will continue to waive some sanctions against Iran, a key aspect of the agreement negotiated by the Obama administration and other world powers.
May 17, 2017
Seth Rich was a young staffer at the Democratic National Committee, shot near his home in July 2016. Here's why the story — and the conspiracy around it — keep resurfacing.
May 17, 2017
López Rivera had been in custody since 1981. He was imprisoned over his connection with a militant group that fought for Puerto Rican independence and claimed responsibility for dozens of bombings.
May 17, 2017
It's too soon to determine whether obstruction of justice laws may have been broken in President Trump's conversations with James Comey. And a D.C. defense lawyer says the key issue is Trump's intent.
May 17, 2017
The unusual circumstances could have exposed Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium to possible foreclosures over less than $70,000 in debt.
May 17, 2017
Orangutans breast-feed up to nine years, longer than any other primate. That may help offspring survive food shortages. But humans may have gained a survival advantage from weaning earlier.
May 17, 2017
"You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams," the president told U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates amid growing controversies over Russia in the Trump administration.
May 17, 2017
Given the president's campaign rhetoric, Saudi Arabia seems an odd choice for his first foreign visit. But the kingdom plans a warm welcome and has invited leaders from many other Muslim countries.
May 17, 2017
Common blood tests for lead can give falsely-low results in certain cases, according to a new warning from the Food and Drug Administration.
May 17, 2017
Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot, says the new commission will keep alive the idea that voter fraud is rampant — despite the fact that "all the studies show the opposite."
May 17, 2017
In Part 1 of the series Total Failure, a former NASA official recalls the disastrous mission of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003 and how the accident changed his life forever.
May 17, 2017
That's how health aid is now allocated in the developing world. Should more money go to old people with chronic diseases? Our audience shares their views.
May 17, 2017
Between its public-sector debt and what it owes pension funds, the U.S. territory's bills exceed $120 billion. That makes for some difficult decisions in court, which opened hearings Wednesday.
May 17, 2017
With in-your-face progressive messaging, Larry Krasner beat out five former prosecutors and a former judge in Philadelphia's primary. He was the only candidate with no government experience.
May 17, 2017
GOP legislators say Maine's "invisible high-risk pool" was a good model for how to insure people who have pre-existing conditions. Critics say Maine's program was much better funded than the GOP plan.
May 17, 2017
Sen. Thom Tillis was taken away from the three-mile race in an ambulance, but released a statement saying he's "doing well."
May 17, 2017
The former rebels who once brought President Alassane Ouattara to power had taken to the streets against his government last week, protesting delayed bonus payments. Their demands were met Tuesday.
May 17, 2017
After a political storm rises over reports that President Trump gave Russian officials highly classified information, Russia's President Vladimir Putin weighs in.
May 17, 2017

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