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Three fathers in India talk about the struggle to express affection for their kids and how they feel about having daughters vs. sons.
June 20, 2015
The drug can also allegedly wipe out AIDS and TB and just about every other disease. The state-run media announced the news, so exaggeration is to be expected.
June 20, 2015
Tobacco production took a nosedive after the economy collapsed and the government seized white-owned farms. A decade later, the industry is booming once more.
June 20, 2015
Attendees of the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference say they want to hear the candidates talk about higher education, defense and gun rights.
June 20, 2015
Sanders grew up a city kid, dreaming of a life in the Green Mountain State. Now, a friend says, "I think he needs his fix of Vermont."
June 20, 2015
Tara body-slammed the neighbors' dog to save her then-4-year-old owner. When a Los Angeles shelter prepared to present its annual trophy, no dog's heroics could match the cat's.
June 19, 2015
A new report adds to the debate over the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act in advance of a much-awaited Supreme Court ruling.
June 19, 2015
It's Cameroon, closely trailed by Vietnam and India. Sugary fizzy drinks are making inroads in the developing world.
June 19, 2015
Few countries or cities have dared to try a "sin" tax on soda, so no one really knows if a tax would actually get people to drink less. Preliminary results suggest that the tax in Mexico is working.
June 19, 2015
The shooting at a historically black church in Charleston briefly put a pause on the campaign. But eventually politics crept back in, and both sides, as usual, took different lessons from the tragedy.
June 19, 2015
Calling Wednesday's killing of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C., a hate crime, the head of the NAACP says it's not appropriate for South Carolina to keep flying the Confederate flag.
June 19, 2015
The man's body was found on a rooftop shortly after a flight from Johannesburg landed at Heathrow. Another man who stowed away was found hiding in that plane's undercarriage.
June 19, 2015
An important part of Detroit's skyline is on the auction block — the 29-story Fisher Building. The bank foreclosed on it, and next week, it goes up for sale online.
June 19, 2015
If you didn't know better, you might mistake the hubbub for American politics. But, amid the fickle endorsements and dustups, poet Simon Armitage won election as the newest Oxford professor of poetry.
June 19, 2015
The annual Man v. Horse Marathon in Wales sounds like a lopsided contest favoring racers with four feet. But scientists say that Homo sapiens evolved to be incredible endurance athletes, too.
June 19, 2015
Major League Baseball has invalidated millions of online ballots for next month's game. Officials say ballots are invalidated every year, but the Royals' strong showing this year has raised eyebrows.
June 19, 2015
We rounded up a few sharp thoughts in the wake of Wednesday night's horrific attack on a historic black church.
June 19, 2015
This week's selection of articles and essays covers a surprising economic fact about seniors, the psychological damage done to juveniles in solitary and a look at the South Carolina church shooting.
June 19, 2015
Dylann Roof appeared via videolink for a court hearing today, where he stood expressionless as victims' family members poured out their emotions.
June 19, 2015
Over the past few months, case tallies have dipped toward zero, only to bounce back up. Health officials worry the outbreak could never end if people keep hiding cases and dead bodies.
June 19, 2015

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