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National security officials say one leader has been captured for interrogation. One official notes that sending Delta Force there "to do an in-person visit can be very helpful in getting information."
March 2, 2016
It's an effort to combat the damaging effects on kids from the city's lead-laced water. The effects of lead exposure are lifelong, and can cause learning disabilities.
March 2, 2016
The Energy Information Administration says oil inventories are at "historically high" levels. Still, gas prices have been heading up because oil refineries are switching to more costly summer blends.
March 2, 2016
The 33-year-old health commissioner in Baltimore says that heading the city's health department is the fastest paced job she's had. Dr. Wen is an emergency physician by training.
March 2, 2016
The president is talking with the editor in chief of The Texas Tribune to open SXSW Interactive on March 11, and five days later, the first lady will deliver the keynote for SXSW Music.
March 2, 2016
The Oklahoma City Police Department has confirmed that Aubrey McClendon died in a car crash Wednesday morning, one day after he was charged with orchestrating a conspiracy over oil and gas prices.
March 2, 2016
To win support among the poor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has issued a massive new budget that lends a hand to low-income folks and takes cash away from the wealthy.
March 2, 2016
Malaysia's transport minister said he "urged everyone to avoid undue speculation" that the piece of debris came from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
March 2, 2016
We know eating more produce is good for your heart. Now computer models suggest slashing their price by about a third could results in dramatically lower death rates from heart disease and stroke.
March 2, 2016
Losing vision due to macular degeneration can spark many other losses, and patients are more apt to be depressed. An eye doctor discovers there are things she can do to help.
March 2, 2016
The accomplished neurosurgeon, a surprising presidential candidate, was a top-polling candidate in 2015 before the GOP primary race refocused on national security and foreign affairs.
March 2, 2016
The department formally announced a rule that explicitly bans the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights heading to or from the U.S. Previous guidance had led to some confusion.
March 2, 2016
NPR's Nina Totenberg said that the only thing that was clear after oral arguments on Wednesday is that Justice Anthony Kennedy will cast the deciding vote. But how he'll vote is anyone's guess.
March 2, 2016
After the isolated nation conducted a January nuclear test and February rocket launch, the Security Council has unanimously voted for new sanctions targeting Pyongyang's weapons program.
March 2, 2016
The headlines looked like everyday fare: coverage of a speech by President Xi Jinping and a politician's funeral. But a read of the characters vertically showed something else.
March 2, 2016
The 15-year project wasn't a flight of fancy. Biologists used a plane to successfully teach many young, captive-bred whooping cranes to migrate cross-country. But the birds aren't reproducing well.
March 2, 2016
A new study by three media scholars reveals how the social protest movement spread on Twitter, with some fascinating — and sobering — findings.
March 2, 2016
U.S. investigators said the company used research grants, consulting deals, gifts and free equipment to induce influential doctors to order more Olympus devices and to keep competitors at bay.
March 2, 2016
The contest is only for "vetted hackers," the Department of Defense says, which means that anyone hoping to find vulnerabilities in its systems will first need to pass a background check.
March 2, 2016
The Tampa Bay Rays are scheduled to play the Cuban National Team in Havana. It will the first time a Major League Baseball franchise has played on the island since 1999.
March 2, 2016

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