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Barricades are up and Pakistan's capital Islamabad is in lockdown as opposition leader and former cricket star Imran Khan and the government face off again.
Nov. 1, 2016
Two former aides of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are accused of causing a traffic jam to punish an official for not endorsing Christie. The defendants say the plan was just a traffic study.
Nov. 1, 2016
About 20 states are in the process of creating a ratings system for child care providers. But it's hard to decide which standards best measure quality and which are most useful to parents.
Nov. 1, 2016
Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders is on trial for "inciting hatred" against immigrants. Wilders has boycotted the trial, claiming that it's "against freedom of expression."
Nov. 1, 2016
The FBI promised a swift review of a trove of emails that may be relevant to the probe of Hillary Clinton's server. David Greene talks to ex-FBI assistant director James Kallstrom, a Trump supporter.
Nov. 1, 2016
Many people say they don't have the time to stand in line, or they're worried about being late for work. But about half of states require employers to offer some form of paid leave to vote.
Nov. 1, 2016
Research shows that the way a school 'feels' can help kids learn. But school climate remains a hard concept to define and measure.
Oct. 31, 2016
One child dressed up as President Obama.
Oct. 31, 2016
A new study suggests a handful of earthquakes in the 1920s and 1930s were associated with increasingly deep and frequent drilling for oil near Los Angeles. Since then, drilling practices have changed.
Oct. 31, 2016
"Suppose this girl wanted to go to a public library ... and the library said, 'You can't take your dog here; we're going to just provide you with a librarian,' " Justice Kagan said.
Oct. 31, 2016
In rural Uganda, "radio is everything," as one journalist puts it. So the U.N., hoping to hear more rural voices, used a tiny amount of data to build speech recognition software for new languages.
Oct. 31, 2016
Also Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest refused to defend or criticize FBI Director James Comey for announcing fresh scrutiny of possible Clinton emails just days before the November election.
Oct. 31, 2016
The head of one effort asked supporters "to go and hunt down, look for vote fraud and voter intimidation and document it, to do the best we can to stop it this election."
Oct. 31, 2016
Could a virus go around the world in a week? How scary are man-made viruses? Does WHO have a clandestine army? We consider questions raised by the movie.
Oct. 31, 2016
Using technology and math, farmers are creating elaborate corn maze designs, from replicas of fine art to Internet kitties. Labyrinths help make ends meet — they yield more cash per acre than crops.
Oct. 31, 2016
The anti-Islam lawmaker is accused of racial discrimination and inciting hatred — charges tied to comments he made about Moroccans at a 2014 rally.
Oct. 31, 2016
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says FBI Director James Comey violated the Hatch Act — a law barring public officials from influencing elections.
Oct. 31, 2016
Whether it's toddlers mistaking pills for candy or teenagers taking opioids on purpose, the huge rise in access to opioid painkillers has led to more children being poisoned and hospitalized.
Oct. 31, 2016
The children of migrant farm workers are some of the country's poorest, most undereducated and hardest to track down. Programs like one in southern Indiana are working to change that.
Oct. 31, 2016
It's the latest move in a sweeping government crackdown that began following a failed coup attempt in July. The government also reportedly closed 15 media outlets over the weekend.
Oct. 31, 2016

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