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A new bill passed by Congress would award Puerto Rico's 65th Infantry Regiment the Congressional Gold Medal, which has been presented to the Navajo Code Talkers, Tuskegee Airmen and other units.
May 23, 2014
Descendants of the king had sued to block his burial in Leicester Cathedral, arguing his roots were in York. But a court ruled Friday his remains can stay in the city where they were found in 2012.
May 23, 2014
Some elements of the Tea Party would like to see John Boehner ousted from his position as House Speaker. Even so, Boehner insists there isn't much difference between the Tea Party and Republicans.
May 23, 2014
In an attempt to improve Italy's debt ratio, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the country will include illegal drug sales and prostitution when it figures its gross domestic product.
May 23, 2014
The Detroit-area Congressman is the second-most-senior member of the U.S. House, but problems with his nominating petitions could invalidate his candidacy.
May 23, 2014
Truvada, an AIDS drug, is expensive, with an annual price tag of at least $10,000. High copayments are a real possibility for people, even those whose insurance covers use of the drug for prevention.
May 23, 2014
Donald Sterling has agreed to let his wife negotiate a deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to reports. Sterling was banned for life by the NBA for making racist remarks.
May 23, 2014
We love raw seafood but can't stand uncooked birds or pigs. Why? A big part of it is gravity, a scientist says. Weightlessness in the ocean makes swimming easy, giving fish muscles their soft texture.
May 23, 2014
Astronomers say an all-new meteor shower could put on a show for much of the U.S., starting as early as 10:30 p.m. ET Friday. The Camelopardalids shower is named after the giraffe constellation.
May 23, 2014
You will never look at a commencement gown the same way again.
May 23, 2014
People don't think about mental illnesses as life-threatening, once you exclude suicide. But a review of almost 2 million people finds that common problems like postpartum depression take a toll.
May 23, 2014
Where insurgents arose with a clear claim to being Tea Party favorites, they have lost. In many cases, they have flat-lined weeks before the primary.
May 23, 2014
A one-year-old baby had apparently been looking for his mother in a second-story apartment when people in the street below noticed the infant had climbed out a window.
May 23, 2014
The World Trade Organization has rejected Canada's appeal of a ban keeping products of the country's seal hunt from being imported into Europe. The ban was brought on moral grounds, the EU says.
May 23, 2014
A campaign rally for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was hit by mortar fire Thursday evening in the city of Daraa. At least 21 people died in the attack.
May 23, 2014
Leaders of the entire ousted government are summoned to a meeting, under threat of arrest for skipping it. Since the coup, some citizens seem most annoyed by restrictions on TV and music.
May 23, 2014
Also: Amazon has removed the "Buy" buttons from a number of Hachette titles; Hassan Blasim's short story collection The Iraqi Christ has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
May 23, 2014
Conflicts arise when Israeli settlement or security construction cuts into land, often owned by local churches, where Palestinians live or work. Local Christians hope Francis will push their cause.
May 23, 2014
Today's babies are part of the first generation with their entire lives documented on social media. Researchers are finding lessons in the streams of their photos.
May 23, 2014
Bill Haslam signed into law a measure that allows the state to opt for the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.
May 22, 2014

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