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President Obama issued the executive order on Friday, saying he made the decision in light of political reforms in the Southeast Asian nation.
Oct. 7, 2016
Early rounds of March Madness will now be played in South Carolina. Other states for whom North Carolina's loss is their gain: Virginia, California, and Texas.
Oct. 7, 2016
Shirin Gerami wanted to represent her homeland, Iran, as a triathlete. But to do so, authorities said she'd have to cover up.
Oct. 7, 2016
Denver, where Columbus Day was first celebrated about 100 years ago, now permanently recognizes Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Oct. 7, 2016
Customers for individual insurance policies who don't qualify for federal subsidies are facing double-digit premium increases in many places this year. The cost is forcing hard choices about coverage.
Oct. 7, 2016
The giant poultry producer says that it is now raising all of its chickens without routine antibiotics. Only those flocks that get sick, about 5 percent of all birds, will be treated.
Oct. 7, 2016
"This is a targeted strategy to terrorize civilians and to kill anybody and everybody who is in the way of their military objectives," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Oct. 7, 2016
In his memoir Do No Harm, Henry Marsh confesses to the uncertainties he's dealt with as a surgeon and reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness. Originally broadcast May 26, 2015.
Oct. 7, 2016
Professors campaigned to have the statue at the University of Ghana removed over Mahatma Gandhi's "racist identity." Now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it wants to move it — for its protection.
Oct. 7, 2016
Carl Ferrer, the chief executive of a classifieds website that allows users to post escort ads, was arrested in Texas on Thursday. He faces felony charges, including pimping a minor.
Oct. 7, 2016
Behind bars, it takes ingenuity, other prisoners and a little help from the commissary to approximate a proper diet. That's what rapper Prodigy of hip-hop's Mobb Deep learned after going to prison.
Oct. 7, 2016
The conservative media figure posted several tweets implying that the National Hurricane Center and other officials are lying about the severity of the storm.
Oct. 7, 2016
Economic forecasters had predicted between 170,000 and 176,000 new jobs for September. The unemployment rate was relatively stable, at 5 percent.
Oct. 7, 2016
Regardless of their own race, students had more favorable perceptions of teachers of color, according to a new study from New York University.
Oct. 7, 2016
The National Hurricane Center said Matthew is now a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. The eyewall, where the strongest storms are, is brushing against Cape Canaveral.
Oct. 7, 2016
Two years after an NPR investigation showed mines owned by Jim Justice failed to pay safety penalties, a new analysis shows he is the nation's top mine safety delinquent and owes millions.
Oct. 7, 2016
The Colombian president was cited for reaching a peace agreement with the FARC insurgency. Colombia's voters narrowly rejected the peace agreement in a binding referendum this week.
Oct. 7, 2016
Many women have dense breasts, and they may benefit from other forms of cancer screening beyond mammograms. But none of the options is ideal, and the available data don't make the decision easier.
Oct. 7, 2016
Donald Trump's rise has challenged decades of conventional political wisdom. And that makes teaching political science particularly difficult right now.
Oct. 7, 2016
A Native American woodcarver, crossing the street with his carving knife, was killed when an officer mistook him for a threat. "I want them to know him the way I did," his brother says.
Oct. 7, 2016

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