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The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.
Apr. 9, 2015
Two prominent Republicans in Missouri committed suicide within weeks of each other. Both men were openly upset about political attacks early in the state's primary.
Apr. 9, 2015
Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.
Apr. 9, 2015
One neighborhood is creating a 'zone of tolerance' to confine prostitutes to certain areas. The community likes it and says it had to act because Italian society has failed to address the issue.
Apr. 9, 2015
In his new book, exiled Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng tells the story of growing up blind, being beaten under house arrest and finding refuge in the American Embassy in Beijing in 2012.
Apr. 9, 2015
Haiti can't survive on handouts alone. So instead of giving people electricity, one entrepreneur is selling it to them for a profit. For one village, that means finally having cold treats.
Apr. 9, 2015
In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.
Apr. 9, 2015
Responding to an online petition seeking the ban, the White House said that science overwhelmingly demonstrates that conversion therapy hurts gay and transgender minors.
Apr. 8, 2015
Feidin Santana said he was walking to work when he witnessed the confrontation. He turned over the video, because Walter Scott's family deserved the truth.
Apr. 8, 2015
The poll, based on 1,200 in-person interviews, found that while Cubans are optimistic about future change, they are unhappy about the present.
Apr. 8, 2015
Pickup truck-size ice chunks have left the freight ships stuck in Lake Superior. The U.S. and Canadian coast guards have sent in icebreakers to help the ships get through.
Apr. 8, 2015
The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.
Apr. 8, 2015
Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?
Apr. 8, 2015
Even with vacancies, most Seattle shelters don't let families stay right away. A system designed to alleviate homelessness has resulted in a bottleneck that leaves families on the streets for longer.
Apr. 8, 2015
Colorado wildlife officials believe someone released four or five pet goldfish into Teller Lake #5 a few years ago. Now, the fish number in the thousands and threaten the lake's ecosystem.
Apr. 8, 2015
The Shanghai exchange is on a tear, hitting its highest level in seven years — but it's perceptions, not fundamentals, that are driving the surge. That could mean trouble for ill-informed investors.
Apr. 8, 2015
State Rep. Wendell Gilliard, D-S.C., discusses the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by a police officer in North Charleston, S.C.
Apr. 8, 2015
McDonald's is trying to hold down menu prices and keep options simple to speed up service while at the same time create pricier premium burgers and more sophisticated dining options.
Apr. 8, 2015
The mayor and police chief of the South Carolina town met relatives of Walter Scott, the man who was shot in the back as he ran from a policeman. Video of the shooting contradicts the officer's story.
Apr. 8, 2015
The senator accused President Obama of holding up a "false choice" between his framework on Iran's nuclear program and war. He also seemed to diminish what military action against Iran would entail.
Apr. 8, 2015

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