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The southern Italian village of Riace had an aging, dwindling population. That was before it was reborn as a global village following the arrival of thousands of migrants from more than 20 countries.
April 12, 2016
Jenna Cook returned to China at age 20 to search for her birth mother. What she found, above all else, was the collective pain of dozens of Chinese families who had given up children.
April 12, 2016
Even as violent and property crimes fall, more Americans are carrying concealed handguns. Many think having a gun makes them safer, but the decision to shoot is a serious one with grave consequences.
April 12, 2016
The Democracy Spring coalition of progressive groups called on legislators to replace caps on campaign donations, fix the Voting Rights Act and end gerrymandering. At least 400 were arrested.
April 11, 2016
Al-Jazeera America, the news network that was backed by the ruling family of Qatar and struggled to gain traction in the U.S., signs off for good after a three-hour farewell broadcast on Tuesday.
April 11, 2016
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton with securities fraud, alleging that he improperly recruited investors for a high-tech Texas startup.
April 11, 2016
It's tax season, which also means it's tax scam season. People around the country are getting phone calls from criminals pretending to be tax collectors. Here is one of them.
April 11, 2016
Rides on Air Force One and state dinners were lures the last time there was an open convention. What about cold, hard cash? Top Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg explains what's permissible and not.
April 11, 2016
The challenges show religion is "on the minds of many people," says Deborah Caldwell Stone of the American Library Association. Another reason people objected to books was explicit sexual content.
April 11, 2016
The Summer Games open Aug. 5 in Rio de Janiero, but the country's many problems seems to be turning off ticket buyers in Brazil and abroad.
April 11, 2016
A Medicare project will test a new approach for paying primary care doctors that could save money while encouraging physicians to explore alternative ways to serve patients.
April 11, 2016
Three players made history, teaming up to record three aces on a single hole on the same day for the first time ever at the Masters.
April 11, 2016
Laughter turns out to be a universal language in more ways than we realize.
April 11, 2016
Human skin has properties that are hard to mimic, but a Stanford engineer is working to create a type of artificial skin that can sense, heal and generate its own power.
April 11, 2016
Many of Kafka's darkest comedies appear rooted in the cowering relationship he had with his father. Their only true bonding was over beer.
April 11, 2016
U.S. officials say the firm sold mortgage-backed securities based on loans that were a lot riskier than they were supposed to be.
April 11, 2016
Kepler, the telescope that's nearly 75 million miles away from Earth, placed itself into Emergency Mode sometime in the middle of last week.
April 11, 2016
Riot police with tear gas and stun grenades faced off with fence-storming migrants and refugees at the border between Greece and Macedonia on Sunday. Tens of thousands of migrants are stranded there.
April 11, 2016
The White House hasn't announced any such plans. But Obama will be in Japan next month and a visit would be a grand symbolic gesture in keeping with his emphasis on nuclear non-proliferation.
April 11, 2016
Women may make up half the population but in the U.S., just 24.5 percent of state lawmakers are women.
April 11, 2016

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