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A new report shows tuberculosis was one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide in 2015, and that the United Nations health body is not on track to meet its goals for reducing deaths from the disease.
Oct. 13, 2016
The videotape of Donald Trump bragging about groping and kissing women is already being used on campuses as a case study to teach students everything from bystander intervention to consent.
Oct. 13, 2016
The massively influential songwriter was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday. Sean Wilentz, author of Bob Dylan In America, says it's appropriate to consider Dylan's songs literary works.
Oct. 13, 2016
Twitter and Facebook say they are cutting off bulk data access to a firm that scans vast amounts of public social media posts. Critics say the service enables police to conduct invasive surveillance.
Oct. 13, 2016
The brakes were removed from the wreckage of the New Jersey Transit train by the National Transportation Safety Board and were tested. The agency says they worked as designed.
Oct. 13, 2016
Michelle Obama spoke today at a Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire and addressed Donald Trump's comments on women, saying 'it has shaken me to my core."
Oct. 13, 2016
Despite the U.S. strike, the Obama administration still hopes to keep America's role in Yemen's war offshore, with Saudi Arabia and other Arab militaries doing the actual fighting.
Oct. 13, 2016
A pilot program could begin early next year. The announcement amplifies FBI Director James Comey's statement that the bureau is setting up a database that can track police killings.
Oct. 13, 2016
The imaginary superhero will be sworn in on Oct. 21, the 75th anniversary of the character's debut. How her powers will be harnessed by the international governing body isn't clear.
Oct. 13, 2016
After Thurgood Marshall left for the federal bench, Greenberg became the Legal Defense Fund's second director. Greenberg argued some of the biggest civil rights cases in front of the Supreme Court.
Oct. 13, 2016
A new study tests an intriguing strategy. Can a melodramatic movie change minds about a dangerous but longstanding ritual?
Oct. 13, 2016
Michal Kapral is a top "joggler." Naturally, that means juggling while jogging. He already held the world record in joggling a marathon. Now, he's run one without dropping a ball even once.
Oct. 13, 2016
Dan Meyer has a strong faith and believes the country must return to biblical principles. For him, the 2016 election presents "a tough, tough choice."
Oct. 13, 2016
Speaking in Florida Thursday, Trump also criticized People writer Natasha Stoynoff's looks, arguing that he wouldn't have made a move on her.
Oct. 13, 2016
When Jeffrey Dunn took over as CEO of Sesame Workshop in 2014, Sesame Street's future was in flux. Since then, he has created a plan to ensure the beloved Muppets are around for generations to follow.
Oct. 13, 2016
Peaceful. Prosperous. The land of smiles. That's the image Thailand presents to the world. Yet it's also run by generals and has just lost its beloved king, who was a stabilizing force.
Oct. 13, 2016
Black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than are white women, and that's especially true for older women, the CDC reports. Lack of access to quality health care is a big factor.
Oct. 13, 2016
A mind-controlled robotic arm has pressure sensors in each fingertip that send signals directly to a paralyzed man's brain. It's still experimental, but could eventually help thousands, engineers say.
Oct. 13, 2016
Sexual allegations against Donald Trump have come out in a torrent. Here is a list of who has accused the Republican nominee of what and when.
Oct. 13, 2016
The first lady gave a rousing, lengthy speech Thursday hammering Donald Trump for vulgar comments he has made about women.
Oct. 13, 2016

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