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Media reports this week said the Tanzanian government was going to go after "witch doctors" who attack albinos. But what, exactly, is a "witch doctor"? And why are they targeting people with albinism?
January 16, 2015
In a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama also urged Congress to keep out of the negotiations with Iran.
January 16, 2015
The deal between the NCAA and the university would restore the 112 wins from 1998 through 2011 that were thrown out amid the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
January 16, 2015
A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.
January 16, 2015
Facing more than a dozen claims of sexual abuse by priests, the archdiocese says it needs protection to reorganize. 11 other U.S. dioceses have filed bankruptcy since 2004.
January 16, 2015
Before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn left office, he granted clemency for Tyrone Hood, who had served more than two decades for a murder Hood says he did not commit. Now Hood is fighting to clear his name.
January 16, 2015
A surgically implanted device similar to a pacemaker gained FDA approval after showing some weight loss in people who are obese. But people in a study who had sham devices lost weight, too.
January 16, 2015
They will gather for their call to prayer in the quadrangle outside Duke Chapel, a day after Duke University reversed course on allowing the traditional call to prayer from the chapel's bell tower.
January 16, 2015
The annually-averaged temperature was 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th century average, and easily broke the records set in 2005 and 2010.
January 16, 2015
The state's governor signed a bill into law that will require graduates to pass the same civics test given to candidates for U.S. citizenship. Similar measures are being considered in other states.
January 16, 2015
Marilyn Tavenner said she was stepping down in February. She joined the Obama administration in 2010 and oversaw the problematic rollout of the President Obama's signature domestic program.
January 16, 2015
As often as not, the opportunity to speak right after the president has been the kiss of death for aspiring politicians — especially for the GOP during the Obama years.
January 16, 2015
A doctor who examined Badawi found his wounds from last Friday's public flogging hadn't healed and he would be unable to withstand another round. The punishment could be carried out next Friday.
January 16, 2015
Francis, on the second day of his visit to the predominately Catholic nation, called for families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."
January 16, 2015
The Beagle-2 Mars Lander was lost in December 2003. Today, scientists confirmed their spacecraft was found partially deployed on the surface of Mars.
January 16, 2015
In Belgium, police say they disrupted a major attack when they arrested 13 suspects and seized guns, munitions and explosives.
January 16, 2015
Jason Comely's fear of rejection was so strong that he'd become completely isolated. So he set out to get himself rejected at least once a day, every day. Funny thing is, it worked.
January 16, 2015
The New York Police Department is one of the most sophisticated in the world, with advanced systems for fighting crime. But it's not so good at policing its own officers, criminal justice experts say.
January 16, 2015
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe were accused of colluding to keep tech worker salaries low and avoid recruiting one another's employees.
January 15, 2015
The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story behind the 2010 book was all made up.
January 15, 2015

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