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President Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Friday, in an effort to present a united front on the Ukrainian crisis. The pair held a joint press conference discussing the prospect of further sanctions on Russia.
May 02, 2014
Small independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They are like the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but they have been updated for the modern foodie.
May 02, 2014
People buy travel insurance so they won't lose a lot of money if they become ill and can't travel. But for most policies, "ill" doesn't include mental illness. Some travelers discover that too late.
May 02, 2014
At the same time, Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chair of the House oversight committee, issued a subpoena to force Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about the attacks.
May 02, 2014
The reasons we go to yoga are many, from building strength to finding calm. But a teacher's style might add to your stress level. Is it okay to abandon class? Or are there reasons to stick it out?
May 02, 2014
Scientists have found that the game is less random than it appears, because winners tend to replay their winning choice and losers try something else — but according to a predictable pattern.
May 02, 2014
Officials say scores of people are missing and presumed dead after the slide buried a village in the mountainous northeastern province of Badakhshan.
May 02, 2014
Gerry Adams was arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with a 1972 killing. Some of the case evidence is from a Boston College oral history project in which participants were promised anonymity.
May 02, 2014
Almost half of all college freshmen last year enrolled in the schools that weren't at the top of their list — but not because they didn't get in.
May 02, 2014
How come so many species of domesticated animal — dogs, pigs, cows, ducks, geese, rats, horses — have smaller brains than their wild ancestors? Oh, and humans too!
May 02, 2014
The proposed law would have created a financial framework for revenue from legal pot sales. It was put on hold by lawmakers.
May 02, 2014
Expect to see margarita specials and sombreros galore throughout this weekend — even though, in most of Mexico, May 5 is no big deal.
May 02, 2014
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000 in April. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percentage points.
May 02, 2014
At least 19 are reported dead in this week's explosion, according to the latest figures which come as the government revises the number of schoolgirls it says are being held by extremists.
May 02, 2014
Two Ukrainian helicopters have been shot down in the fighting, which the Interior Ministry describes as an "anti-terror" operation against pro-Russia rebels.
May 02, 2014
With murders down dramatically, death penalty support has fallen far from its peak 20 years ago. Problems with executions, meanwhile, have made many Democrats, at least, skeptical about the practice.
May 02, 2014
Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlighted the evils of big agriculture. Now the farm industry is hitting back with its own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.
May 02, 2014
Nearly half the 8 million people who bought health insurance through the state and federal exchanges signed up in the last six weeks. Florida enrolled 39 percent of those eligible, despite opposition.
May 02, 2014
Ukraine launched what appeared to be its first major assault against pro-Russian forces who have seized government buildings in the country's east.
May 02, 2014
Frank was severely depressed when he left his wife and three children to live on his own in 2009. But at his oldest son's baseball game two years later, he realized he couldn't stay away any longer.
May 02, 2014

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