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The Republican nominee has landed in controversy after controversy. Thursday night, after shaking up his campaign, Trump acknowledged regret for sometimes causing "pain" with his words.
Aug. 18, 2016
Spokesman John Kirby still insists that the $400 million was "leverage," not ransom for the Iranian Americans released in January — though the payment was withheld until the prisoners were freed.
Aug. 18, 2016
Rising sea levels have eroded an Inupiat Eskimo village for decades. Now, Shishmaref has voted to move their community. One resident told NPR that it's a matter of protecting their unique community.
Aug. 18, 2016
Maroulis pulled off a major upset as she defeated her Japanese rival who had lost only twice in the past 14 years.
Aug. 18, 2016
They were a team that ran alone: the U.S. women's 4x100m relay team raced by themselves under the lights of Rio's Olympic Stadium Thursday, racing the clock for a shot at the final.
Aug. 18, 2016
Sakshi Malik — a 23-year-old woman from a patriarchal state — wrestled her way to a bronze medal.
Aug. 18, 2016
The U.N. appears to be on the verge of admitting it played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti in 2010. But critics are still waiting for the agency to take full responsibility.
Aug. 18, 2016
National monument designations that bypass Congress are hugely controversial. In this presidential election year, the politics in a state like Nevada are even more sensitive.
Aug. 18, 2016
Contact lenses seem safe and easy, but a CDC analysis shows people can get serious eye infections from them. The usual culprits: Wearing them too long, and failing to be meticulous about cleaning.
Aug. 18, 2016
The Airlander 10 — billed as the world's longest aircraft — took off from an airfield north of London this week. Yet it's the airship's bulbous, multi-chambered design that has captured attention.
Aug. 18, 2016
A new study from Pew found that while people of color regularly see and share content on social media about race, white people rarely do.
Aug. 18, 2016
How did a modestly-sized, developing country become dominant in sprinting?
Aug. 18, 2016
The flagship site of Gawker Media is closing next week. The company went into bankruptcy protection after a suit by Hulk Hogan resulted in a $140 million judgment against the site.
Aug. 18, 2016
We should have been prepared for this Ryan Lochte drama. After all, he starred in a reality show three years ago called What Would Ryan Do?
Aug. 18, 2016
It's a bit of a renaissance for unlimited plans, which went all but extinct in recent years. But do people really need that much data?
Aug. 18, 2016
A newly published report from the human rights group cites horrific conditions in detention facilities operated by Syria's state security branches.
Aug. 18, 2016
Allyson Felix and her teammates on the U.S. women's 400-meter relay team get a second shot to make the final, after successfully arguing that other runners made them drop the baton.
Aug. 18, 2016
The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways, with seafood produced unsustainably, sometimes with slave labor. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.
Aug. 18, 2016
In 2010, months after Haiti's devastating quake, a catastrophic cholera epidemic began. Scientists traced the outbreak to U.N. peacekeepers. Nearly six years later, the U.N. has acknowledged a role.
Aug. 18, 2016
Federal officials said the contract facilities don't offer substantial cost-savings or provide the same level of security as those run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Aug. 18, 2016

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