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The girl's mother is now telling the story of how uniformed officers arrested her daughter last year, sparking a debate in Portland, Ore.
May 06, 2014
The group has been around for more than a decade, and the U.S. says it has links to al-Qaida. Boko Haram has now achieved international notoriety by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls.
May 06, 2014
Razed to make way for Central Park, Seneca Village was a vibrant neighborhood in 19th century Manhattan. Now researchers are looking for descendants.
May 06, 2014
German drug company Bayer makes a deal with U.S.-based Merck & Co. The purchase includes brands such as Claritin, Coppertone, and Dr. Scholl's.
May 06, 2014
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there's not enough evidence to know if routine testing for cognitive impairment in older people helps or hurts. So patients have to decide on their own.
May 06, 2014
The gunmen said they had come to help, a girl who escaped her captors says. It wasn't until the men stole food and set fire to the school that the girls became certain they were in trouble.
May 06, 2014
Iowa and Mississippi share a dubious distinction: They're the only two states that have never sent a woman to Congress or elected one as governor.
May 06, 2014
A government report finds climate change is causing more frequent heat waves, floods and droughts. The change, the report finds, is also disrupting key parts of the economy.
May 06, 2014
Primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio serve as the kickoff for an intense two-month stretch of elections. Did we mention former American Idol star Clay Aiken is on the ballot?
May 06, 2014
Also: Edwidge Danticat on the real price of sugar; the winners of the O. Henry Prize.
May 06, 2014
After the plane's altitude was misinterpreted, efforts to route airliners around it in the air over California created havoc. The U-2 was reportedly flying at 60,000 feet.
May 06, 2014
Ukraine says its military has killed 30 pro-Russian separatists, as government forces try to retake cities near the border with Russia. At least four Ukrainian soldiers have died.
May 06, 2014
A Gallup survey suggests the factors that should be guiding decisions on selecting a college are not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning — in that order.
May 06, 2014
A Pennsylvania school board will decide this month whether students are allowed to ban "Redskins" from their paper. Student editors say it's a racist term and are ready to bring the case to court.
May 06, 2014
More than 300,000 African and African-American slaves were sold in Shockoe Bottom. Today, residents and city officials are debating how to preserve the area: Memorial or stadium and museum?
May 06, 2014
The parents of a young boy made a terrible discovery while looking through photographs they had taken of him as a baby. They noticed a white dot where a black pupil should have been.
May 06, 2014
Wichita Falls may soon be one of the first cities in the nation where half the drinking water comes directly from wastewater. It will save water, but some residents find the process tough to swallow.
May 06, 2014
Thanks to upwelling, an influx of marine and wildlife is taking place in one of the world's largest underwater canyons in California.
May 06, 2014
The Greek government made grandiose promises to house Syrian refugees in empty resorts on Greek islands. It didn't work out that way. These days, Syrians have no hope for asylum or benefits there.
May 06, 2014
Russia's parliament has passed a new measure that will require many bloggers to register with the government. Critics worry the law could also end access to services like Facebook and Twitter.
May 06, 2014

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