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About a third of people over the age of 79 are taking a cholesterol-lowering statin to prevent the first occurrence of a heart attack or stroke. Proof is scant that the benefits outweigh the risks.
Sep. 21, 2015
We're not making this up. President Mahama said he was like a dead goat. He later issued a correction: He's actually like a living goat.
Sep. 21, 2015
When former Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race, a superPAC supporting him was left with millions of dollars in the bank. So where did it go? And what are the rules?
Sep. 21, 2015
Three teenagers — ages 14, 15, and 17 — could now face up to five years in prison for a charge that would have been a misdemeanor last June.
Sep. 21, 2015
The candidate's message and even the way he interacts with voters are strikingly similar to his 1999 campaign. But his tastes in music have changed.
Sep. 21, 2015
Nihad Awad, CAIR's president and founder, said Carson was "unfit to lead." Carson's view that a Muslim should not be president is inconsistent with the constitution, Awad said.
Sep. 21, 2015
It could be. The moringa tree grows like a weed and has nutritious leaves and seed pods. But in both the developing and developed world, folks aren't always eager to bite in.
Sep. 21, 2015
The intraparty wind still blows in Boehner's favor, at least for now. But that wind is likely to change in the near future.
Sep. 21, 2015
While Planned Parenthood weathers attacks and a potential government shutdown looms, Americans are deeply ambivalent on abortion.
Sep. 21, 2015
Actor Jack Larson, who played a sidekick to Superman's alter-ego Clark Kent at the fictional Daily Planet newspaper, has died at age 87.
Sep. 21, 2015
Despite single-network dominance that could seem a little dull, Sunday's Emmys brought great stories and some very stirring speeches.
Sep. 21, 2015
The "Valley Fire" has destroyed 1,050 structures, and despite being 69 percent contained, it is still threatening thousands of other homes.
Sep. 21, 2015
Critics note that at a controversial military base, samples were taken by Iranian officials without inspectors being present.
Sep. 21, 2015
"I personally am deeply sorry that we have broken the trust of our customers and the public," says Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn. The company lost nearly a quarter of its market value Monday.
Sep. 21, 2015
For the Seattle school district's 53,000 students, the strike had delayed the start of the school year by six days. Sunday night's vote officially ends the strike.
Sep. 21, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage mentions birth certificates as a benefit to which gay and lesbian couples are entitled. But a handful of states are refusing to issue them.
Sep. 21, 2015
Renee Montagne talks with Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., one of two Muslim members of Congress, about recent comments by Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump about Muslims.
Sep. 21, 2015
Kamal says he was a chef and caterer in Damascus before the Arab Spring. He talks with David Greene about his harrowing experience fleeing with his family, and their hopes for a new life in Houston.
Sep. 21, 2015
A majority of Americans agree race relations have deteriorated nationally, and stayed the same locally. But on questions of equality, opinions are sharply split between white and black respondents.
Sep. 21, 2015
There are dozens of ways to slice and dice all the data in the Obama Administration's new college scorecard. Here are three.
Sep. 21, 2015

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