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The verdict is the first to be handed down against top Khmer Rouge leadership. As many as 2 million people died in the regime's "killing fields." The two leaders will serve life in prison.
Aug. 7, 2014
Iselle was forecast to weaken, but that hasn't happened. Officials are saying the island is ready, but they are urging everyone to prepare.
Aug. 7, 2014
Playable tests capture learning in action.
Aug. 7, 2014
Russia was responding to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban includes all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products.
Aug. 7, 2014
Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.
Aug. 7, 2014
Snowden has been in exile for a little more than a year, after he leaked a cache of classified documents that revealed some of the United States most deeply held secrets.
Aug. 7, 2014
Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.
Aug. 7, 2014
The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.
Aug. 7, 2014
Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?
Aug. 7, 2014
German courts have supported some types of assisted suicide, but the ruling party has vowed to stop doctors and organizations it says are profiting from the practice.
Aug. 7, 2014
The U.S. Army has begun interviewing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Aug. 6, 2014
A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror.
Aug. 6, 2014
The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.
Aug. 6, 2014
The bank would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion for alleged mortgage-related abuses, according to a source familiar with the talks. A final announcement could come next week.
Aug. 6, 2014
At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.
Aug. 6, 2014
By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.
Aug. 6, 2014
President Obama delivered remarks to conclude a summit that invited leaders from Africa to meet with U.S. businesses. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's last day.
Aug. 6, 2014
Pretty much everyone thinks that rewards bring happiness, but it's not the size of the payoff that matters, researchers say. Rather it's whether the reward exceeds your immediate expectations.
Aug. 6, 2014
The Internet can reside in almost anything inside your home, which heightens opportunities for hacking your personal privacy. Cybersecurity firms face the tall task of keeping you protected.
Aug. 6, 2014
Most newspapers today are delivered by adults in cars, not kids on bikes. But in Carroll, young people who want to make some money on a paper route are growing up in the right place.
Aug. 6, 2014

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