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The president said the option was one of many he was considering if diplomacy fails. Germany's chancellor, who held a joint news conference with the president, backs diplomacy to end the crisis.
February 09, 2015
Decades after Kenji Ekuan created Kikkoman's iconic soy sauce bottles with their red caps, he designed Japan's bullet train, in a career driven by a desire to make good design accessible to everyone.
February 09, 2015
Alabama is set to become the 37th state to recognize same-sex marriage Monday. But its chief justice says probate courts should not follow federal rulings on the issue.
February 09, 2015
Two large storms are bracketing the upper corners of the continental U.S., with heavy rains bringing flooding to the Northwest and California as a snow storm hits the Northeast.
February 09, 2015
The British singer also won Best New Artist and Record of the Year, for "Stay With Me." Beck won Album of the Year for his subdued, folky Morning Phase.
February 09, 2015
A commission advising Pope Francis on how to tackle clerical sex abuse of minors has completed its first full meeting at the Vatican. The commission has been criticized for its slow start.
February 09, 2015
The big drop in oil prices is a gift to consumers that should propel the U.S. economy, analysts say. But those lower prices are hurting the energy sector and consumers continue to be cautious.
February 09, 2015
Our immune systems constantly fight off disease — protecting us from colds, flu and infection. An experimental treatment called immunotherapy is helping patients' immune systems fight off cancer.
February 09, 2015
The documents were downloaded by a former computer security expert at the giant bank HSBC. They were released over the weekend by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
February 09, 2015
Alabama is set Monday to become the 37th state where gays can legally wed, but the state's chief justice made an 11th-hour attempt late Sunday to keep the weddings on hold.
February 08, 2015
NPR got an advanced look at a civil rights lawsuit being filed that claims Ferguson, Mo., residents who can't afford to pay their court fines are illegally held in jail.
February 08, 2015
Last month, with a single move, Rikers Island prison has taken the lead on prison reform on one issue: They banned the use of solitary confinement for inmates under 21 years old.
February 08, 2015
A riot outside of a major soccer match broke out in Egypt Sunday night. Authorities said the stampede and fighting between fans and police killed at least 25 people.
February 08, 2015
In Washington and Oregon, local governments argue they should get more tax funds from marijuana, because legalized pot will increase their expenses. States say cities' costs will actually fall.
February 08, 2015
In 1998, then-Vice President Gore proposed the satellite, which has since been repurposed for NOAA's needs.
February 08, 2015
Paulina Vega, 22, said in interviews that she wanted to help end her country's 50-year civil war. So, FARC asked her to attend talks in Havana.
February 08, 2015
The announcement of a retrial comes days after the journalists' colleague, Australian Peter Greste, was suddenly released and deported.
February 08, 2015
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to restore "regular order" to the Senate, making it more bipartisan and productive. Five weeks into the new session, the dream remains elusive.
February 08, 2015
When he retired, Smith was the winningest coach in history, bringing the Tar Heels men's team to two national titles and ending his career with a 879-254 record.
February 08, 2015
Emojis have popped up in a handful of court cases across the country. Could the ubiquitous yellow face, a sad kitty head or a dancing alien decide a defendant's fate?
February 08, 2015

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