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The complaints accuse agents of kicking a pregnant woman, stomping on a man, and physically forcing a minor to sign a document. A small fraction resulted in disciplinary action.
May 07, 2014
Despite a call from some to boycott the GOP's newest Benghazi probe, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats aren't going that far — yet.
May 07, 2014
Why is it that in thousands of portraits done all over the world, artists emphasize the left side of the subject's face? There's a bias here, and it's hiding in our brains.
May 07, 2014
Saying Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had violated Thailand's constitution, a court ousted the caretaker leader Wednesday, along with nine ministers.
May 07, 2014
Ukraine's attempt at "lustration" isn't a case of bad translation. It's a political process aimed at rooting out those tainted by the old regime or corruption. But will it work?
May 07, 2014
Many American families living in or right above the poverty line have flat-screen TVs, cars and cellphones — so what does living in poverty mean today?
May 07, 2014
Noah Shaw was diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer when he was just 4 months old. That didn't shake his father's faith in God. But it did drive him to try to invent an early cancer test.
May 07, 2014
Hawaii transportation officials released video Tuesday of a California teen hopping from a jet's wheel well April 20 after stowing away for a 5½-hour flight.
May 07, 2014
A settlement filed with a federal bankruptcy judge would create a fund of more than $100 million to compensate victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy.
May 06, 2014
Three states held primary elections Tuesday — Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio. Early returns suggest it's not going to be a good night for the Tea Party.
May 06, 2014
Andy Roeser will step down effective immediately. His leave comes a week after Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the league for making racist comments.
May 06, 2014
The perennially undermanned U.N. "blue-helmet" peacekeepers could get a boost from a contingent drawn from neighboring countries.
May 06, 2014
Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce player in China. The Internet conglomerate is filing papers in the U.S. for what could be the biggest IPO ever.
May 06, 2014
A lost song that German composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote in 1842 has been found, but its sudden emergence is clouded in mystery. Why was it found in the U.S., and why was it never published?
May 06, 2014
A U.N. committee has found that systematic sex abuse by priests in the Catholic Church amounted to torture. At the Holy See's first appearance before the committee, experts on the panel peppered the representative with questions. On Tuesday, the Vatican has a chance to respond.
May 06, 2014
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is in Washington Tuesday for a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry that is likely to be dominated by events in Ukraine.
May 06, 2014
One chapter of the White House's new climate report focuses on the serious impact climate change has on human health — everything from heat-related illnesses to increased allergies and asthma due to changes in growing seasons and air quality. Melissa Block speaks with Brian Stone, director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology, about the public health effects of climate change.
May 06, 2014
A new U.S. government report tells an unambiguous story: The planet is warming, climate change is driven primarily by people and it's already affecting Americans, through more frequent or intense heat waves, downpours and, in some regions, floods or droughts.
May 06, 2014
California Chrome won the 104th Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Melissa Block speaks with Art Sherman, the horse's veteran trainer, about his long career and the three-year-old colt.
May 06, 2014
For the first time in decades, the American Legion is calling for the resignation of a secretary of Veterans Affairs, citing a string of scandals at VA facilities around the country.
May 06, 2014

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