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Ice cream's velvety Italian cousin is becoming one of America's favorite frozen desserts. It has less fat, but somehow tastes creamier and holds flavors better. So what's gelato's secret?
June 16, 2015
"The timing of it was a shock," former NAACP official Rachel Dolezal said of her white parents' speaking to the media. "Wow. The timing was completely unexpected."
June 16, 2015
The rulings in Cairo confirm sentences against the ousted leader that were handed down this spring. NPR's Leila Fadel says "the cases have been criticized as show trials with fantastical accusations."
June 16, 2015
Nasir al-Wahishi was part of al-Qaida's "old guard," NPR's Alice Fordham reports. He was a veteran of the fighting in Afghanistan and had been Osama bin Laden's personal secretary.
June 16, 2015
Insurance coverage for maternity care is deemed essential under the Affordable Care Act. But adult children on a parent's plan still may be on the hook for the cost of childbirth. And it's not cheap.
June 16, 2015
On Thursday, the Vatican releases Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and poverty. He has said he believes global warming is a moral, and man-made, issue — angering climate change skeptics.
June 16, 2015
"The Donald" has high national name recognition and has made forays into politics before. He was once one of several contenders for the nomination of the Reform Party and won a primary.
June 16, 2015
In a video, a senior operative read a statement announcing the death of Nasir al-Wahishi, who once served as Osama bin Laden's personal secretary. Al-Wahishi's deputy has been tapped to replace him.
June 16, 2015
An online banking service in the UK plans to give customers the ability to creat their online passwords and PINs out of emoji. But some experts aren't giving the move any smiley-faces.
June 15, 2015
Lawmakers in hard-hit Western states are pushing for suspensions to the Endangered Species Act to free up stored water. But an entrenched partisan divide over the law continues to be a hang-up.
June 15, 2015
Tampa Bay looks to Steve Stamkos to break out of his scoring funk, and keep the Lightning alive in the series.
June 15, 2015
The hack of federal workers' personal data is the latest theft of Social Security numbers. The government isn't saying how many SSNs have been stolen over time. One expert says it's more than half.
June 15, 2015
"I mean, I had to fight my way to get into the room," presidential candidate Sanders said of a recent event in Minnesota that drew an estimated 5,000 people. "Standing room only."
June 15, 2015
Atlantic Cod have become scarce along the coast, though catch limits have been reduced by 80 percent. Researchers are now tracking the sound of mating cod, hoping to help fishing boats avoid them.
June 15, 2015
A district attorney says the two inmates may have used power tools left behind by maintenance contractors at the Clinton Correctional Facility.
June 15, 2015
The government says thousands of vendors must pack up their wares, move off the streets and pay rent to sell from designated zones. The vendors say: How will we be able to earn a living?
June 15, 2015
On misogynoir, "lying about a lie," and what constitutes black identity in America.
June 15, 2015
The former Florida governor becomes the 11th major Republican candidate for the party's presidential nomination.
June 15, 2015
The National Weather Service warned that some places could see as much as 10 inches of rain. Parts of Texas suffered fatal flooding just weeks ago.
June 15, 2015
The controversial 2011 law was previously struck down on the grounds that it reflected ideological, rather than medical, priorities.
June 15, 2015

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