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The Capitol was briefly placed on lockdown amid reports that shots had been fired at the visitor's center. Multiple news reports said a police officer had been wounded, but that hasn't been confirmed.
March 28, 2016
Though gun violence takes a huge toll in Brazil, there's a push to relax gun laws. And many of the arguments are similar to the ones in the U.S.
March 28, 2016
Getting good information is critical to figuring out where resources need to go to treat newborns dependent on opioids. Pennsylvania relies on old and incomplete statistics, but that may be changing.
March 28, 2016
The U.S. high court rejected the former Illinois governor's appeal of his corruption convictions, such as attempting to sell an appointment to the vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Obama.
March 28, 2016
The letter that claimed to speak for "loyal party members" called for President Xi Jinping to step down. The incident is the latest chapter in a heated debate about the limits of free speech in China.
March 28, 2016
A batch of starter can live indefinitely, but it also requires a certain amount of care and feeding. Apparently, that can pose a problem for Swedes and their five weeks of annual vacation.
March 28, 2016
Syrian government troops say they have driven ISIS forces out of the ancient city, but the self-described Islamic State has destroyed many of the city's historical treasures.
March 28, 2016
After a suicide bombing ripped through a crowded park on Easter, Pakistan has declared a three-day mourning period. Meanwhile, authorities are trying to track down those responsible for the attack.
March 28, 2016
A group of major corporations with business interests in the state had encouraged the governor to veto the measure. Disney had threatened to boycott the state.
March 28, 2016
He has one elephant. He's named her "Shy Woman." And she is not just an elephant he lassoed and captured. She is his companion and confidant.
March 28, 2016
Pakistan's security forces have been waging an offensive against the Taliban since 2014 and have diminished the radical Islamist group. Sunday's bombing showed the country remains vulnerable.
March 28, 2016
The Landlord and Tenant Branch of Superior Court for the District of Columbia is where you can end up if you're poor, black and on the verge of being evicted.
March 28, 2016
The three were detained in raids on Sunday. Belgium has raised the death toll from the attacks to 38, including the attackers, after 4 more people died in hospitals.
March 28, 2016
School administrators increasingly have the power to track students' Web browsing even when they're at home. The implications are complicated.
March 28, 2016
Guilt still haunts a new mother who was addicted to opioids when she got pregnant. Once she was ready to ask for help, treatment programs that could handle her complicated pregnancy were hard to find.
March 28, 2016
More Americans are looking for a second home — on wheels. After crashing hard in the recession, RV sales have rebounded and are on track to approach record levels this year.
March 28, 2016
A recent Japanese study shows the lazy ants play a critical role in colonies. They contribute when others die or drop out. The researcher says the same is true for humans. But is it?
March 28, 2016
Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has a long list of past opinions, but the court he's sat on for nearly two decades has rarely weighed in on big controversial issues.
March 28, 2016
The persistent prairie fire has been blazing through south-central Kansas for several days now and is described as the largest in the state's history.
March 27, 2016
Microsoft's artificial intelligence chatbot was supposed to mimic a teenage girl. Instead, internet trolls tricked it into spouting hate speech. BuzzFeed tech reporter Alex Kantrowitz explains how.
March 27, 2016

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