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The Russia-brokered deal is backed by regional heavyweights Iran and Turkey. But it remains to be seen whether this deal will be any different than other truces that have failed to stop the violence.
May 8, 2017
The Sea Grant program, which funds research on coastal environments, is slated by White House for elimination in 2018. If it goes, a project that finds leaking septic tanks goes down the drain, too.
May 8, 2017
The former president and fiction titan foisted a surprise on readers Monday, announcing they'll be releasing a novel named The President Is Missing in June 2018.
May 8, 2017
President Trump is calling on North Korea to relinquish its nuclear arsenal. History suggests that's unlikely. Only one country has built its own nukes, and then given them up.
May 8, 2017
People often turn to public restrooms as a place to get high on opioids. It has led some establishments to close their facilities, while others are training employees to help people who overdose.
May 8, 2017
Ex-Obama officials say their former boss raised red flags about the man who would become Trump's national security adviser in an Oval Office meeting. Trump ignored them; Flynn resigned in February.
May 8, 2017
The Brazilian soccer club lost 19 of its players in a November crash that killed 71 passengers. But they officially took home the state league title Sunday after finishing with a superior record.
May 8, 2017
Geographic inequality in lifespan is growing in the United States, with people in some counties living more than 20 years longer than those in others.
May 8, 2017
In this country at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, the nutrition-packed palm-tree treat is essential to tradition, sustenance and the economy — and has been for hundreds of years.
May 8, 2017
For a secret aircraft, the X-37B wasn't very stealthy about its return to Earth. The space plane was launched in 2015.
May 8, 2017
A Senate subcommittee is scheduled to hear testimony from the former acting U.S. attorney general and former U.S. spy boss James Clapper. But former national security adviser Rice declined to appear.
May 8, 2017
Receiving the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his own work on health care, the former president said, "It actually doesn't take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful."
May 8, 2017
When Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential election, who knew it was happening? Who helped, and who was exploited? And in the months since, who leaked classified intel, and why?
May 8, 2017
When this computer science professor became overwhelmed with the number of questions students were asking, he recruited artificial intelligence to help serve up some answers.
May 8, 2017
The law, effective Sept. 1, allows police to ask during routine stops if someone is in the country legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with immigration agents.
May 8, 2017
The rising prevalence and cost of Type 2 diabetes has doctors at Geisinger Health System turning to food as a form of medicine. They're prescribing free, fresh food to low-income patients.
May 8, 2017
When State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced in March that she would no longer seek the death penalty in capital cases, Florida Gov. Scott took away more than 20 murder cases in her jurisdiction.
May 8, 2017
A federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., is preparing to hear arguments about the legality of President Trump's revised travel ban. Immigrant advocates argue it discriminates against Muslims.
May 8, 2017
"We're a bunch of tuna crammed into a can and it's miserable," said one traveler. Now, airlines hope they can get past the perception that they put profit over passenger comfort.
May 8, 2017
Residents of Hanover, Germany, were forced to leave their homes while bomb disposal experts checked five sites for unexploded bombs.
May 7, 2017

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