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President Barack Obama has asked his Homeland Security chief to hold off on completing a review of U.S. deportation policies until the end of the summer, senior White House officials said Tuesday.
May 27, 2014
Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, 91, was defeated in a Republican primary runoff by John Ratcliffe, 48, a former U.S. attorney with Tea Party support.
May 27, 2014
The company that started as a search engine is making a big leap into the auto industry. Scientists at Google X are building self-driving cars they plan to debut (at least in test mode) this summer.
May 27, 2014
The upgraded travel warning says "various groups" have called for attacks against U.S. personnel in the country.
May 27, 2014
The Obama administration has asked its top lawyer to investigate how the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan showed up on documents distributed to reporters.
May 27, 2014
In two decisions handed down Tuesday, the justices made it more difficult for citizens to sue law enforcement officers for their conduct. Both decisions were unanimous.
May 27, 2014
As part of the zoo's animal enrichment program, otters and orangutans take up musical instruments.
May 27, 2014
Health officials praised the bill, which passed the California Assembly on Tuesday. The porn industry warned it could force them to move their multibillion-dollar business out of state.
May 27, 2014
Climate change in the West is luring rainbow trout to higher elevations, where the fish are mating with native cutthroats, genetic evidence shows. Biologists and anglers worry cutthroats could vanish.
May 27, 2014
After his son was killed, Richard Martinez made national news with a stunning, emotional indictment of the NRA in front of cameras. Now, he's asking politicians to "do something."
May 27, 2014
The First Lady's fight to help kids eat healthier and fight obesity is about to get real. She's launching a campaign today to fight congressional efforts to delay new school food rules.
May 27, 2014
Egypt has added a third day of voting in its presidential election. With Abdel Fattah al-Sisi relying on voter turnout to legitimize his election, the government-allied media is exhorting Egyptians to vote or be considered traitors.
May 27, 2014
In the wake of a killing rampage that left six students dead, the University of California, Santa Barbara, community continues to grieve. NPR's Sam Sanders has a remembrance of the victims.
May 27, 2014
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a Florida rule requiring a defendant's IQ to be 70 or below before that defendant could seek to avoid the death penalty for reasons of mental retardation.
May 27, 2014
Poland's last Communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has died, leaving Poles a difficult question: What honor befits a man with such a complicated legacy? Konstanty Gebert, a Warsaw journalist, explains.
May 27, 2014
President Obama intends to keep a force of 9,800 American troops after the end of 2014. The troops will remain in the country to train Afghan forces and support counterterrorism operations.
May 27, 2014
Ukraine's favorite oligarch is poised to become its president. Petro Poroshenko wants peace talks with Russia, but he supports military action against the armed insurgents he compares to Somali pirates. The billionaire confectioner is promising to pacify the restive east, end corruption and move Ukraine closer to Europe — all while maintaining ties with Moscow. Analysts say he will need help — and a dose of good luck.
May 27, 2014
Some Australian users received alerts that their iPhones had been hacked and locked, and were told to send money to regain access. Users in the U.S. may have been affected. Read tips on what to do.
May 27, 2014
The previously undiscovered expanse of ancient, partially decayed vegetation, could cover as much as 80,000 square miles.
May 27, 2014
Some dog owners favor a raw food diet because they believe it's how their pets' ancestors ate in the wild. But vets worry that people could be exposed to pathogens if pets are eating raw meat.
May 27, 2014

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