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After a confusing speech by the Catalan separatist leader, the Spanish government wants to know if he did or didn't declare independence — because if he did, Madrid is ready to take over Catalonia's autonomy.
Oct. 11, 2017
Food is central to culture, but museums often overlook it. So for their grand reopening, the Smithsonian's Asian art museums are giving center stage to cuisine from across Earth's largest continent.
Oct. 11, 2017
The Boy Scouts of America says girls can join its Cub Scout program beginning next year and that it hopes to have a program in place for older girls in 2019.
Oct. 11, 2017
Wildfires that spread quickly in Northern California meant that hospitals had to evacuate on the fly. One woman in the middle of childbirth tells her story.
Oct. 11, 2017
Kirstjen Nielsen currently serves as John Kelly's principal deputy chief of staff in the White House and was also Kelly's chief of staff when he recently led the Department of Homeland Security.
Oct. 11, 2017
"We can't beat Trinidad," commentator Taylor Twellman said, before asking, "What are we doing?" What are we doing?!!"
Oct. 11, 2017
Each year, more than $3 million in gold and silver wind up in Swiss wastewater, scientists found. But in most cases it doesn't make economic sense to extract and recycle the metals.
Oct. 11, 2017
The NFL commissioner wrote in a memo to all 32 teams that the league will present team owners with a plan next week to help "move past this controversy."
Oct. 11, 2017
Stanley Fischer says that despite record highs in the stock market — boosted by the Fed's low interest rates — he doesn't see a bubble. But he says the U.S. debt could be a problem if rates go up.
Oct. 11, 2017
Last week, police investigators said Maxwell Gruver died after playing a game called Bible Study — in which pledges are quizzed about the fraternity and drink when they give the wrong answers.
Oct. 11, 2017
A sampling of our stories about the world's girls: A 15-year-old died in a menstrual shed. A former child bride went back to school. Afghan women say no to a restrictive school uniform.
Oct. 11, 2017
An influential task force says that either a Pap test or an HPV test is enough to screen for cervical cancer. But key medical groups say that strategy could miss cancers, especially in minority women.
Oct. 11, 2017
A small number of Puerto Rico's schools have opened again. Two in San Juan are facing different challenges, but communities in both came together to provide a sense of normalcy for children.
Oct. 11, 2017
Though not as trendy as pet insurance, a long-term disability policy is pretty cheap and can save your bacon if you have an accident, get cancer or otherwise can't work for a few months or years.
Oct. 11, 2017
The 17 wildfires that have burned more than 115,000 acres in California since Sunday have now been blamed for 17 deaths. High winds are predicted to return Wednesday night.
Oct. 11, 2017
Also: The EPA promises to speed cleanup of Superfund sites; more fires erupt in northern California; and Catalonia's leader stops short of a call for independence from Spain.
Oct. 11, 2017
With contractions four and five minutes apart, Nicole Veum started to see and smell smoke at her Santa Rosa, Calif. hospital.
Oct. 11, 2017
The president seems intent on keeping everyone on their toes, but it's not at all clear that there's a strategy behind it all.
Oct. 11, 2017
We want to hear from you. What do you want to know about the intersection of sports and activism? Tell us your questions.
Oct. 11, 2017
Jason De León, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Derek Peterson are among the 24 winners of this year's MacArthur Fellowship, which honors "extraordinarily talented and creative individuals."
Oct. 10, 2017

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