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Carver County, Minn., Sheriff Jim Olson reports no "obvious signs of trauma" on the body, and no reason to believe the singer's death was a suicide. Other investigation results are pending.
April 22, 2016
Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Friday action will make 206,000 felons eligible to vote. Republican critics are calling the move a political ploy designed to help Hillary Clinton win the swing state.
April 22, 2016
The business community, including solidly GOP-leaning groups, oppose the bill, after seeing the effect of similar measures elsewhere. The blowback has surprised Christian conservatives in Missouri.
April 22, 2016
Why the world's poorest people are some of the most effective — and vulnerable — environmental activists.
April 22, 2016
The president spoke about Prince's death during a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
April 22, 2016
Earth Day brings everything from special Google Doodles and beautiful views of our planet to the historic signing of an international climate agreement.
April 22, 2016
Complaints from patient groups and increased regulatory oversight appear to be leading to changes in the way some marketplace health plans cover expensive drugs.
April 22, 2016
These stories are good for sharing any day, but they must be shared today, in honor of The Purple One's passing.
April 22, 2016
McDonald's is super popular in Israel — the chain even offers potato-starch buns for Passover. But now McD's is fighting back against government accusations that it's "junk food."
April 22, 2016
China's campaign directed toward female government workers is meant to show how romancing a handsome foreigner might lead to espionage.
April 22, 2016
That's not one of the four questions asked at the Seder, but it's a good question — and there's a timely answer.
April 22, 2016
"It's necessary, it's a sacrifice," Electricity Minister Luis Motta told the country on Thursday. The news broke as Venezuela's largest brewer said it will be suspending beer production.
April 22, 2016
The wine associated with Jewish tradition was once a huge crossover success. Sammy Davis Jr. was its TV spokesman. At one point, the typical drinker was described as an urban African-American man.
April 22, 2016
The cruise company says Cuba has relaxed its ban on Cuban-born people returning to the island by boat.
April 22, 2016
The closure was reportedly ordered by censors last week. According to local media, it comes just as a controversial — and banned — film is being released on Hong Kong's iTunes service.
April 22, 2016
Fueled by voter anger at a changing America, 50 years ago a pugnacious governor from Alabama made a lot of waves and got a lot of votes. Today, a New York billionaire is walking a similar path.
April 22, 2016
Appalachia, which stretches across 13 states, is rarely center stage during presidential campaigns. It is one of the most economically deprived regions of the country and deeply conservative.
April 22, 2016
The growing veterans population in places like Clarksville, Tenn., is straining resources at VA clinics and making it difficult for vets to get nearby medical care.
April 22, 2016
The company has agreed to settle two class action suits for $84 million dollars — and more if it goes public and its value increases by a certain amount. It won't have to pay drivers benefits.
April 21, 2016
Are there specific things you should say — or not say — to a family member or friend who seems to be potentially suicidal?
April 21, 2016

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