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With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.
March 26, 2015
Administrators say the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame a growing lack of interest in single-sex education.
March 26, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is readying new regulations on payday loans and other high-cost forms of credit. Officials with the agency say the loans can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.
March 26, 2015
The Marseille prosecutor said "the co-pilot through voluntary abstention refused to open the door of the cockpit to the commander and activated the button that activates the loss of altitude."
March 26, 2015
Saudi Arabia and nine other countries launched airstrikes against the Shiite rebels, who have taken control of much of the country. The U.S. is providing logistical and intelligence support.
March 26, 2015
A drug that's effective in patients with certain forms of melanoma is being tested as a treatment for other cancers whose genetic code contains an identical mutation.
March 26, 2015
Egypt was ready to go to war over Ethiopia's planned Renaissance Dam. A new agreement has ended the tension. But that doesn't mean everyone's a winner.
March 26, 2015
A riot at a private immigration prison in Willacy County, Texas, forced officials to close the facility and relocate 2,800 inmates. But it also left the county with a $2.3 million budget shortfall.
March 26, 2015
Doctors who treat Medicare patients will face a huge cut, 21 percent, if Congress doesn't act by the end of the month. House leaders now think they fix a problem that has plagued Congress since 1997.
March 26, 2015
U.S. Steel is shutting down its Granite City Works in southern Illinois. The plant makes flat-rolled steel for oil companies, which have been hit by lower oil prices.
March 25, 2015
In South Florida, the world's two most destructive termite species could be mating because of climate change. Researchers say if the hybrids colonize, they could pose an even greater economic threat.
March 25, 2015
Henry Heinz was big into pickles before ketchup came along. James Kraft gave the world American cheese. (Ironically, he was Canadian.) Now, two companies that revamped how we eat will become one.
March 25, 2015
When Sen. Ted Cruz threw his hat into the ring, it happened first on Twitter. Political news is breaking more and more on social media, and both sides face different challenges in reaching out.
March 25, 2015
In December, Tania Bruguera planned a performance at Revolution Square. She ended up in jail and had her passport taken. Now she returns to the scene of her alleged crime. This time for an interview.
March 25, 2015
When malaria parasites infect blood, they manufacture odor molecules that smell sweet to mosquitoes, scientists report. So how do these odors get from the bloodstream to the insects?
March 25, 2015
Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure colorblindness in monkeys. Now they're trying to make it work for the millions of people with faulty color vision.
March 25, 2015
A recent lawsuit raises a red flag about traces of arsenic in some lower-cost California wines. But, by Canadian standards, the trace levels are acceptable.
March 25, 2015
Maybe it's a sign that the U.S. does have influence in the Middle East. Lebanon's newest reality show, The Sisters, might look familiar. It features a trio of sisters who are into fashion big time.
March 25, 2015
Marines have to carry a pack that weights more than 100 pounds. For some of the women training in the Mojave Desert to join combat units, that nearly matches their body weight.
March 25, 2015
Advances in cancer treatments have made some forms of the disease a chronic condition. But protracted treatment, even when successful, comes at a high personal toll for patients and their families.
March 25, 2015

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