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The latest polls put the ruling Conservative Party led by David Cameron neck-and-neck with the Labour Party led by Ed Miliband. Polls close at 5 p.m. ET.
May 07, 2015
The Oklahoma city area was the hardest hit. Meteorologists believe that a line of thunderstorms spawned more than a dozen twisters.
May 07, 2015
Tea Party Republicans are trying to make a comeback and have found one candidate to get behind for the Senate in 2016 — Florida's Ron DeSantis, a former JAG Corps lawyer and Yale baseball captain.
May 07, 2015
Through the library's website, you listen to the recording of a former slave and millions of other items. But critics say the library needs to move more aggressively to adjust to the digital age.
May 07, 2015
Afghans are now in charge of the fight against the Taliban. But many civilians remain frustrated over a lack of basic services like water and electricity, which may still fuel support for extremists.
May 07, 2015
A risk-averse culture is making it a tough road for fresh ideas and fledgling Japanese startups. But venture backers are starting to see some signs of hope that new tech firms will take off.
May 07, 2015
The coast guard crew encounters migrants — and smugglers — almost every night in the Aegean and the numbers are rising rapidly. Some come from as far away as Afghanistan.
May 07, 2015
The island's power authority owes $9 billion. Power costs are already high, but bondholders are pushing for rate hikes. That could scare away employers, which would further hurt the ailing economy.
May 07, 2015
Economic forces are squeezing the city of Lakewood, just outside of Cleveland, forcing the closure of one hospital, even as another is built in a more affluent suburb.
May 07, 2015
Despite a "good conversation" with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Gov. Rick Scott gets no sign that Florida will receive the more than $1 billion he wants for health care.
May 06, 2015
One of those held is a low-level aide to California's attorney general. The website for the Masonic Fraternal Police Department calls it "the oldest and most respected organization in the 'World.'"
May 06, 2015
The short line of Wright's bio is that he made history as the first speaker of the House to resign under pressure, and that he was. His fall signaled the rise of a long era of partisan divide.
May 06, 2015
The country votes in what could be the closest elections in decades. Some of the political coverage is decidedly more colorful than in the U.S.
May 06, 2015
Oil hit a new high for the year — closing at just under $61 a barrel. But some analysts say the global economic slowdown and the rise of alternative energy will mean less demand and lower prices.
May 06, 2015
Some hospitals are using a remote command center to keep an eye on ICU patients. This brings the expertise of a major medical center to rural hospitals — and may help keep the rural centers open.
May 06, 2015
The earthquake has prompted hundreds of people to set up online campaigns. They've raised hundreds of thousands, often for groups based in Nepal. What do charity watchdogs make of all this?
May 06, 2015
Near a field of deep sea vents between Norway and Greenland, scientists discovered the DNA of microbes that seem to be primitive archaea, but with a lot more genes — typical of complicated creatures.
May 06, 2015
The crowded and fast-growing district is facing a severe teacher shortage.
May 06, 2015
After weeks of investigation, a 243-page report says quarterback Tom Brady was probably "at least generally aware" that the team was using under-inflated footballs.
May 06, 2015
Both stock and bond markets had already been having a rough week before the Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen warned about "potential dangers."
May 06, 2015

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