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The deal unites the maker of Camel with Lorillard, the market leader in e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, the fastest-growing segments of the tobacco market.
July 15, 2014
Border authorities demonize coyotes as ruthless criminals who kidnap, rape and abandon their clients. But one smuggler says he treats his young clients well — which helps him get repeat business.
July 15, 2014
A play a quick game or a moment to connect with family or friends benefits both employees and their employers, a new study finds.
July 15, 2014
The morning rush-hour crash wounded 150 people, some of them severely, and killed at least 19 others, emergency officials say. The train had been moving at more than 40 mph when it suddenly stopped.
July 15, 2014
Leaders of Hamas aren't backing an Egyptian-brokered plan, leaving a potential peace in jeopardy. In its response, Israel threatens a return to airstrikes.
July 15, 2014
The recent violence has increased stress and exposed rifts among Palestinians. Nearly everything Mahmoud Abbas does angers either moderates or hard-liners, making his position almost untenable.
July 15, 2014
Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.
July 15, 2014
Installing solar panels on a house to produce electricity is expensive. Leasing is one popular alternative, but some homeowners are learning 20-year contracts can complicate a home sale.
July 15, 2014
Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found.
July 15, 2014
In a dispute between the University of Texas president and Gov. Rick Perry, the governor may have lost the battle but he may yet win the higher education reform war.
July 14, 2014
Israel's Security Cabinet is expected to meet Tuesday morning to consider a truce in its weeklong conflict with Hamas. There's no word yet as to whether the Palestinians will agree.
July 14, 2014
Both Israel and Hamas say they are unwilling to sign on to a bare-bones cease-fire. Some say the key to peace may be empowering the moderate Fatah party, but it's unclear who could broker such a deal.
July 14, 2014
For a Gazan perspective on the prospect of a cease-fire, Robert Siegel talks to Mukhaimer Abu Sada, a political scientist at Al-Azhar University. They discuss the Israeli air strikes in Gaza and what must happen before fighting settles.
July 14, 2014
Robert Siegel talks to Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., about the Israeli air and missile strikes in Gaza and what would need to happen to bring about a cease-fire.
July 14, 2014
NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on what it might take to forge a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.
July 14, 2014
Europe's highest court left Google with the responsibility of balancing the privacy rights of citizens with the public interest — and it's a tough balancing act.
July 14, 2014
A Harvard researcher says teens feel their parents prioritize success and feeling good over kindness--and so they do too.
July 14, 2014
When we don't have enough of something — love, time or money — we spend extraordinary effort worrying about how to get by, research shows. The stress of poverty changes the way people think.
July 14, 2014
The Costa Concordia cruise crashed into a reef and capsized over two years ago. On Monday, the most complicated part of the operation to refloat the ship was completed successfully.
July 14, 2014
Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims that it committed fraud when it sold mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Most of the money will be paid to the U.S. Treasury, but some will be used to provide mortgage relief to struggling homeowners.
July 14, 2014

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