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Many human rights advocates and U.S. lawmakers say the upgrade has more to do with politics than with the facts on the ground in those countries.
July 27, 2015
Italian midfielder Andre Pirlo, 36, is one of a number of older European stars to sign with an MLS team. While their presence may boost the league, it's led to criticism of MLS as a "retirement home."
July 27, 2015
One of the many burning questions: "Can we get footage of President Obama eating injera?"
July 27, 2015
That was the finding presented by a national inquiry about the sexual abuse of children that was launched in 2013. According to the inquiry, church elders also destroyed records about the allegations.
July 27, 2015
The test aimed to help high-risk Medicare patients navigate the health care maze. But after three years, expected improvements in quality and savings failed to materialize.
July 27, 2015
Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said over the weekend that President Obama's Iran deal is so bad it will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."
July 27, 2015
Tensions are rising between the flood of refugees and the Lebanese, who fear that the camps will become a drain on the country's resources. "We don't have anyplace to go," is one Syrian's cry.
July 27, 2015
The South African comic, who assumes the reins of the Comedy Central series on September 28, did a show in D.C. this weekend. Here's a sample of his comedy stylings.
July 27, 2015
Police have been receiving reports of a large "lion-like" animal roaming the city, but over the weekend police confirmed a sighting.
July 27, 2015
The assistant principal has a lot on her plate. But that job is where future school leaders come from. Some districts are trying to make sure APs get the training they need.
July 27, 2015
During a joint press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Obama said that a country is more successful when "all voices are being heard."
July 27, 2015
Brown, who grew up in the shadow of fame and dysfunction, had spent six months at a hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home.
July 27, 2015
Americans views of the Cuba embargo have reversed in the last 20 years. But Republicans are standing firmly against President Obama's policy change to open up relations with the island nation.
July 27, 2015
As millions of acres of forests burn across the state this summer, there's growing concern about what impact that might have on permafrost — and how melting permafrost might affect climate change.
July 27, 2015
The group, based out of Indiana, hopes its series of web videos will help to dispel the propaganda that they say has hijacked their faith.
July 27, 2015
A severe flaw in Android, the world's most popular smartphone operating system, would let hackers take over with just a text message.
July 27, 2015
The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a highway bill.
July 27, 2015
Try to look inside the brain and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.
July 27, 2015
A representative for the Houston family has said the daughter of the late entertainer and R&B singer Bobby Brown has died, about 7 months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub.
July 26, 2015
The automaker admits it failed to promptly recall vehicles with defects, including ones that could cause drivers to lose control. The company will also buy back some cars from owners.
July 26, 2015

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