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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
Georgia GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson says if the judicial nomination of Michael Boggs gets derailed, it won't unravel the deal he worked out with the White House on federal bench nominees.
May 22, 2014
Donald Thompson told an audience at the company's annual meeting that McDonald's has a legacy of providing opportunities to employees.
May 22, 2014
Donovan, 32, is the team's all-time leader in scoring and assists. Twenty-three players were named to the roster for the tournament, which starts next month in Brazil.
May 22, 2014
Fifty senators signed a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pushing for a name change for Washington's professional football team, a sign the issue isn't going away.
May 22, 2014
Diabetes increases a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, but for women that risk is 40 percent higher, a study finds. Just why that's happening is a mystery.
May 22, 2014
Health officials say online restaurant reviews can turn up unreported foodborne illness outbreaks. In New York City, Yelp reviews led officials to three restaurants with food handling problems.
May 22, 2014
Last-minute lobbying by the Obama administration overcame opposition to the nomination of David Barron, author of a controversial legal memo regarding drone policy.
May 22, 2014
Officers are wearing video cameras to record interactions with the public. The city's troubled police department is trying to prove a commitment to transparency, as it tries to end federal monitoring.
May 22, 2014
Tom Steyer, a California investor, is aiming to label Republican candidates as "science deniers" who are on the wrong side of the climate change issue.
May 22, 2014
On Thursday, prosecutors charged three men with conspiracy in a case involving an invasion of privacy of Sen. Thad Cochran's wife. His opponent in the June 3 primary denies any part in the matter.
May 22, 2014
A scientist monitoring Martian weather for the Opportunity rover team noticed an inconspicuous dark patch that turned out to be a new impact crater half the size of a football field.
May 22, 2014
Size does matter under the Affordable Care Act. Large companies such as Cleveland's Sherwin-Williams aren't likely to use the individual insurance marketplaces, but they will help pay for them.
May 22, 2014
We're sure glad ostriches and emus don't fly. But DNA evidence now suggests their small ancestors flew to each continent, where they evolved independently into giants with stubby wings.
May 22, 2014
Many people who don't have celiac disease claim they feel better on a gluten-free diet. But scientists say some gut troubles may come from eating fructans and other FODMAP carbs rather than gluten.
May 22, 2014
Isidro Medrano Garcia was charged with kidnapping and rape, and is being held on $1 million bail. He allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl, held her for 10 years, forcing her to marry him.
May 22, 2014

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