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This summer's killings of black men and the Black Lives Matter movement have rekindled calls in some parts of the African-American community to support black-owned businesses. That's not always easy.
Aug. 30, 2016
For the last four years, the American government has engaged in an ambitious campaign for LGBT rights around the world. But American support can be a double-edged sword.
Aug. 30, 2016
California lawmakers just passed a landmark bill that would make farmworkers eligible for overtime if they work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. Some farmers say they can't afford that.
Aug. 30, 2016
A first-aid class in Philadelphia is designed to help people learn how to keep shooting victims alive until the paramedics arrive. It teaches skills such as applying tourniquets to stop bleeding.
Aug. 30, 2016
Abu Mohammed al-Adnani was in charge of propaganda and was one of the first to oppose coalition forces in Iraq. The Islamic State semi-official news agency announced his death.
Aug. 30, 2016
A trending hashtag on Twitter invites people to personify countries in Africa with various schoolyard archetypes.
Aug. 30, 2016
Jollof rice is a celebration dish in West Africa. Each country in the region has its own take — and the rivalry over which version reigns supreme is constant fodder for a delicious war of words.
Aug. 30, 2016
Thousands of petitions are still pending, but the Justice Department tells NPR that despite doubts from advocates it plans to consider each of them before President Obama leaves office.
Aug. 30, 2016
Using interviews and photos, the wire service has mapped the locations of 72 mass graves in territory once occupied by the Islamic State — including five at the foot of Iraq's Mount Sinjar.
Aug. 30, 2016
In 24 hours, the Italian Navy and aid groups rescued 6,500 people from wooden and rubber boats off the coast of Libya. The migrants did not have enough fuel to reach Europe.
Aug. 30, 2016
When humans talk to dogs, the canine brains seem to separate the meaning of the words from the intonation used and to analyze each aspect independently.
Aug. 30, 2016
This year, many fields are bone dry — and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.
Aug. 30, 2016
Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn't easy. This LA Times piece takes a look at why that was.
Aug. 30, 2016
Russian astronomers detected an unusual radio signal last year. The SETI Institute says its too soon to say if the signal came from intelligent lifeforms — but they're checking it out.
Aug. 30, 2016
The EU Competition Commissioner says Ireland gave the tech giant tax breaks that are illegal under European law. Now Ireland must recover that money, with interest, the commissioner says.
Aug. 30, 2016
Ahead of a major immigration speech, it's not entirely clear what Trump's policies are. But maybe his voters just don't care.
Aug. 30, 2016
Most screening tests for colon cancer are covered by insurance. But if the results are positive, patients may require a diagnostic colonoscopy that may not be fully paid for by insurance.
Aug. 30, 2016
Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida are favored to win their GOP primaries on Tuesday. So is Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz despite angry opposition.
Aug. 30, 2016
Vincent Simonetti started playing tuba in high school in the 1950s. It was love at first puff. Now he and his wife, Ethel, have filled a house in Durham, N.C., with tubas for the public to tour.
Aug. 30, 2016
Surfers once deemed man-made waves weak and mushy compared to the best that break along the coast. Then engineers and an 11-time world champion surfer showed just how good an artificial wave can be.
Aug. 30, 2016

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