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On a mostly party-line vote, several Republicans joined the chamber's Democrats to approve the long-delayed nomination to replace Eric Holder.
April 23, 2015
After a five-month delay, Lynch will be the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Now she has to build a relationship with the same Congress that stalled her confirmation.
April 23, 2015
A Boston jury is weighing whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death for his crimes.
April 23, 2015
President Obama announced that a U.S. drone strike killed two hostages held by al-Qaida: one American and one Italian. Separate operations also killed two U.S. citizens who were members of al-Qaida.
April 23, 2015
Two new books focus on the culinary lives of these two artists. Turns out, their approaches to food provide a new way of thinking about their two very different approaches to art.
April 23, 2015
Lo Porto was kidnapped in January 2012 soon after he arrived in Pakistan. President Obama announced today that the Italian aid worker was inadvertently killed in January in a U.S. strike.
April 23, 2015
A doctor-scientist's long quest to help children with a rare form of brain cancer has led to the discovery that high levels of brain activity can make glioma tumors grow faster.
April 23, 2015
The USAID contractor was kidnapped in 2011 from his home Pakistan just days before he was scheduled to leave the country. He spent much of his career in some of the world's toughest places.
April 23, 2015
Remembering cool words that are no longer cool — or even used much.
April 23, 2015
At least 29 employees of Deutsche Bank are thought to have participated in manipulating the Libor rate from 2005-2009.
April 23, 2015
When he chuckled at a conference last week, the world was a happier place. And when he spoke, he reminded us all how little moments can have a big impact.
April 23, 2015
Two Americans who worked for al-Qaida were also killed in the counterterrorism operations in January, the White House said. The two hostages killed included an Italian who had been held since 2012.
April 23, 2015
Days after 900 were feared drowned, the European Union is struggling to forge a new policy to combat the flow of people setting off mostly from Libya in overcrowded boats.
April 23, 2015
By editing the genes in embryos in the lab, Chinese scientists showed that it's possible to change hereditary traits that cause a blood disorder. But the work also created unintended mutations.
April 23, 2015
It's been more than 40 years since the Calbuco volcano erupted. But now it's done it twice — generating striking images and concerns over the effects of both the lava and a mammoth cloud of ash.
April 23, 2015
A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.
April 23, 2015
Under the terms of a plea deal, the former CIA director will avoid jail time. Petraeus, 62, admits to having retained notebooks full of classified information and showing them to his biographer.
April 23, 2015
It's now very unclear when peace talks that were mentioned earlier this week might occur. Warplanes have been hitting areas under Houthi control Thursday.
April 23, 2015
The lawsuit will be filed at the St. Louis County Courthouse Thursday morning. It's not yet known whether it will include Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, 18.
April 23, 2015
Federal authorities are investigating claims that some Medicare Advantage health plans have overcharged the government for years by claiming that patients are sicker than they are.
April 23, 2015

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