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North Dakota and Colorado voters struck down the "personhood" measures, which would give legal rights to fetuses. But Tennessee's Amendment 1 passed with 53 percent of the vote.
November 07, 2014
In Texas, more than 100 people had been monitored for the 21-day period that marks Ebola's incubation period.
November 07, 2014
Britain's Doctor Who series finishes its first season with new hero Peter Capaldi on Saturday. TV critic Eric Deggans says Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor is often better than the stories he's in.
November 07, 2014
At a two-hour lunch meeting with leaders of both parties and both chambers, Obama said he would judge ideas not on whether they are from Democrats or Republicans but on whether they work.
November 07, 2014
The unemployment rate tells only a partial story about the labor market and the state of American workers. Five other measures provide a fuller understanding of the economy and the nation's workforce.
November 07, 2014
Virunga, a new documentary on the Congolese park, premieres today on Netflix. We spoke to the chief warden about endangered mountain gorillas, oil speculators and the power of tourism.
November 07, 2014
The Associated Press reports that after years of refusing to review the kingdom's ban on women drivers, a key council now says that with restrictions, female drivers could be allowed.
November 07, 2014
Getting prenatal care can be a struggle, transgender men report in what may be the first study of its kind. And their feelings on once again appearing more female varied greatly.
November 07, 2014
He told supporters in Springfield, Va., that the gap in the number of votes between him and the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Mark Warner, had grown and "I know that a change in outcome is not possible."
November 07, 2014
The U.S. thought trade and investment would eventually make China more democratic. In fact, it's had the opposite effect: creating a rich, authoritarian leadership class that remains repressive.
November 07, 2014
Flavor is a combination of taste and aroma. So can a scent-emitting fork trick our brains into thinking we're tasting something, when we're only just smelling it? The Salt team tests it out.
November 07, 2014
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the new personnel will serve "in a non-combat role to train, advise, and assist Iraqi Security Forces, including Kurdish forces."
November 07, 2014
Is it legal for a state-sponsored health exchange to provide subsidies that help people pay insurance premiums? That's the point in question, and one that's still being considered by an appeals court.
November 07, 2014
An NPR reporter found that Liberian English is ... kind of like English and kind of like nothing you've heard before. Just stick an "o" at the end of a phrase if you're happy and you're on your way.
November 07, 2014
Virgin Galactic says there have been some cancellations in the week since its experimental craft went down, killing the co-pilot. But many ticket holders say they don't plan to ask for refunds.
November 07, 2014
Joseph and Summer McStay and their two young sons were found last year in shallow graves in the desert near Victorville.
November 07, 2014
The issue is one about language: Did Congress intend to provide subsidies for Americans who bought insurance through exchanges set up by states and the federal government on behalf of states?
November 07, 2014
Computerized prescription orders are one real advantage. Clicking checkboxes on screen after screen not so much.
November 07, 2014
The deal worked out by the city's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, includes shedding $7 billion in debt and borrowing hundreds of millions to implement the strategy.
November 07, 2014
The U.S. District Court upheld a lower court's decision to strike down the voter-approved ban. The ruling comes a day after another federal judge affirmed same-sex marriage bans in four other states.
November 07, 2014

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