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Violent clashes erupted Monday and Tuesday; at least 35 people have died. Government forces launched an operation at the airport one day after Ukraine's national elections.
May 27, 2014
More than 200 girls who were abducted by militants in Nigeria's northeast have been located – but Nigeria's military says it's too risky to try to free them by force.
May 27, 2014
Rescue teams failed to find any sign Monday of three men missing after a ridge saturated with rain collapsed, sending mud sliding for 3 miles in a remote part of western Colorado.
May 27, 2014
A tornado struck a workers camp in North Dakota's oil patch on Monday, injuring nine people and destroying at least eight trailers where workers had been living, an emergency management official said.
May 27, 2014
Gunmen in Pakistan shot dead a visiting American cardiologist from the minority Ahmadi sect in front of his wife and son on Monday, police said. The family arrived 2 days ago from their home in Ohio.
May 27, 2014
The Holiday Inn was a landmark that towered over glittering Beirut in the 1970s. The Lebanese civil war ravaged the city and the hotel. The debate over the hotel's carcass carries on to this day.
May 27, 2014
Many new plans created under Obamacare have consumers and doctors scrambling to figure out which providers accept which plans, and what services are covered.
May 27, 2014
To know if taxpayers got good value in setting up the health care exchanges we need to see what happens next year, economists say. It's like gauging a flea market — will buyers and sellers return?
May 27, 2014
They are being pushed out of the rental market in fast-growing cities like Washington, D.C. Many end up spending most of their income on housing, living in substandard housing, or homeless.
May 27, 2014
About a dozen states across the country are taking up laws to give workers legal protections against workplace abuse, though critics say it's impossible to legislate against somebody being a jerk.
May 27, 2014
After Stalin's death, people in the Soviet Union could begin to debate politics again without fear of repression. This "thawing" took place in private kitchens, where music and art flourished, too.
May 27, 2014
The research project would place electronic devices in the brain in an attempt to combat post-traumatic stress, depression and other problems that have plagued many veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
May 26, 2014
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has been circling its smaller rival for months. AstraZeneca has rejected every offer saying Pfizer undervalues the company, and that it wants to remain independent.
May 26, 2014
The WarkaWater is shaped like a vase and looks like an art exhibit. By gathering condensation, it's providing water to Ethiopian villages and could be a solution for thirsty communities worldwide.
May 26, 2014
Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers.
May 26, 2014
This will be a special year for the hundreds of enthusiasts who converge annually on W1AW, a small station in Newington, Conn., known as "the mecca of ham radio," to broadcast around the globe.
May 26, 2014
States are centralizing record-keeping and tracking student progress, while online educational software sheds light on how students learn. But many worry about how this information could be misused.
May 26, 2014
At Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama honored the sacrifices of those who died while serving in the military. We remember the stories of some of those who died in America's longest war.
May 26, 2014
Scott Gold, senior writer for The Los Angeles Times discusses Elliot Rodger, the man who police say went on a stabbing and shooting rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., last week before killing himself.
May 26, 2014
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was among the guests at Narenda Modi's inauguration. It's the first time the leader of one of the archrivals has attended the swearing-in of the other.
May 26, 2014

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