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Namala Mkopial always wanted to be a pediatrician. Now that he's a new dad, too, he has new insights into the art of parenting and doctoring.
Jan. 4, 2016
The kingdom's execution of Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr, who was highly critical of the Saudi government, marks a turning point in Saudi-Iranian relations and has sent shock waves through the region.
Jan. 4, 2016
As part of a new partnership, the two companies also announced that they're rolling out a new service for the human drivers of today to rent vehicles, instead of use their own.
Jan. 4, 2016
Founded in 1991 as a temporary shelter for Somalis, the Dadaab complex in Kenya now houses nearly half a million refugees. Ben Rawlence profiles nine of its residents in his new book, City of Thorns.
Jan. 4, 2016
This year, California becomes the fifth state to legalize lethal drug prescriptions for terminally ill patients. Renee Montagne talks to Carin van Zyl, a palliative care doctor, about the options.
Jan. 4, 2016
The First Folio is the first printed collection of all of Shakespeare's plays, assembled by two of his buddies after he died. Without it, plays like Macbeth and Twelfth Night might not have survived.
Jan. 4, 2016
Volkswagen has acknowledged that millions of its diesel cars worldwide relied on a ruse to skirt emissions controls.
Jan. 4, 2016
The ads will air in Iowa and New Hampshire, as candidates make their final push in the early states. They strike a fearful tone, featuring footage and news headlines of recent terrorist attacks.
Jan. 4, 2016
With the discoveries now confirmed, "The 7th period of the periodic table of elements is complete," according to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Jan. 4, 2016
What will be the big stories of 2016? Four experts offer their best guesses. They worry about Zika virus and malaria. But not all their predictions are downers.
Jan. 4, 2016
Announcing the move Monday, Bahrain said it is responding to "sinful cowardly attacks" on Saudi Arabia's embassy and a consulate in Iran.
Jan. 4, 2016
Among the factors blamed: data showing economic contraction, and the looming lapse of a ban on large investors from selling their stakes in companies.
Jan. 4, 2016
Every child needs help from parents and teachers to develop his or her attention span, argues a researcher.
Jan. 4, 2016
A mouse's brain clears out toxins during periods of deep sleep — including toxins that form the sticky plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease. Could the same hold true for people?
Jan. 4, 2016
Around age 50, people may begin to forget things. This can be scary. But there are clear differences between the onset of dementia and totally normal, age-related lapses in memory.
Jan. 4, 2016
The First Folio is the first printed collection of all of Shakespeare's plays, assembled by two of his buddies after he died. Without it, plays like Macbeth and Twelfth Night might not have survived.
Jan. 4, 2016
The site of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., reopens on Monday. Workers say they're ready to get back to their jobs but are mindful of the tragic events.
Jan. 4, 2016
The Carolina Panthers wrapped up home-field advantage in the NFC. The Denver Broncos turned to Peyton Manning to take advantage of the New England Patriot's slip-up in the AFC.
Jan. 4, 2016
A cold war in the Middle East just turned a lot hotter. Saudi Arabia, a Sunni power, and Iran, a Shiite one, have long been bitter rivals, but always maintained diplomatic relations — until now.
Jan. 3, 2016
An armed group has taken over a federal building in Oregon. Here's a primer on the "paradox" behind the situation, the court case that gave it a spark — and how the Oklahoma City bombing is involved.
Jan. 3, 2016

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