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After 41 years in Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran holds clout in Washington — and his name is on buildings across the state. But a Tea Party candidate says the time for that kind of largess is over.
May 13, 2014
About a quarter of the 200,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel live below the poverty line. The government is now pushing a plan to increase assistance.
May 13, 2014
In a word, money. France, for instance, is building two warships for the Kremlin in the biggest sale ever to Russia by a NATO country. The controversial but lucrative deal has created French jobs.
May 13, 2014
Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries. But now there's MINT and CIVET and more. Emerging markets have fared poorly the past few years, but they are still cranking out lots of acronyms.
May 13, 2014
The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.
May 13, 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.
May 13, 2014
The owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, who is in trouble for comments he made about black people, told CNN that he's not a racist. Who, if anyone, might qualify?
May 12, 2014
Crisco, a textile executive and former state official, died less than a week after apparently losing a close North Carolina primary race against the former American Idol singer. He was 71.
May 12, 2014
In Harrison, Ark., residents troubled by the area's reputation as a hate group hotbed are working hard to make the town more inclusive. White supremacists say the effort amounts to "white genocide."
May 12, 2014
A new study examined 40 years of data collected by ground, air and satellite stations and found that sea level could rise by more than 10 feet in coming centuries.
May 12, 2014
Jose Mujica has built his reputation on austere living and pursuing policies that include legalizing marijuana. He's a critic of many U.S. policies, but President Obama hosted him Monday.
May 12, 2014
Harvard's president called a school club's plan to hold a black mass "abhorrent." The Catholic Church called it "repugnant." The club said it was "entirely educational."
May 12, 2014
A treatment that is appropriate for one patient can be unnecessary or even counterproductive for another. But Harvard researchers found a way to estimate truly wasteful Medicare spending.
May 12, 2014
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new dish from Domino's. It's essentially pizza with crust made out of chicken.
May 12, 2014
After nearly three years of repairs, the Washington Monument has recovered from damage sustained during the earthquake that hit Washington, D.C., in 2011. The monument is now reopening to the public.
May 12, 2014
Two regions of eastern Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk, voted Sunday on referendums for self-rule. Separatists in Donetsk announced overwhelming support for independence.
May 12, 2014
Banned Los Angeles Clippers owners Donald Sterling and his wife, Shelly, have conducted separate television interviews. Donald told CNN that he's not a racist and that he's sorry if he has offended anyone; Shelly told ABC that she will fight to keep her 50 percent stake in the team.
May 12, 2014
NASA held a press conference to discuss the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its potential contribution to future sea level rise. The researchers announced that the ice sheet's collapse is both underway and unstoppable.
May 12, 2014
PBS looks at the origins of the agency's surveillance program and the extraordinary steps top government officials took to give it legal cover and keep it hidden.
May 12, 2014
A case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been found in the U.S. The virus has killed about a quarter of the people known to have been infected. But the risk to the public remains low.
May 12, 2014

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