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Laos is in the interesting position of remaining aligned with the increasingly-shut out North Korea and forging closer ties with South Korea and the U.S.
Sept. 7, 2016
These faux-Polynesian bars first became popular in the 1960s. Now, they're making a comeback. But some Pacific Islanders say there is a darker side to these downtown slices of paradise.
Sept. 7, 2016
A federal judge has granted the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe a temporary restraining order against a company building a crude oil pipeline. It covers only a portion of what the tribe requested.
Sept. 7, 2016
It's best known as a hallucinogenic club drug here in the U.S. But in many countries, ketamine has a more noble role.
Sept. 7, 2016
Elaine Harmon was a WASP — a woman flying military planes to free up a male pilot for combat. WASPs have received veteran status, but the Army had ruled their ashes couldn't be placed at Arlington.
Sept. 7, 2016
The National Marine Fisheries Service says nine of the 14 distinct populations of humpback whales have recovered enough that they no longer need to be considered endangered.
Sept. 7, 2016
The company's lobbying of state legislatures is just one factor in EpiPen's dominance of the market. Manufacturers of competing devices have struggled to gain a foothold.
Sept. 7, 2016
Syria's government once again faces accusations of using chemical weapons against civilians. Activists and doctors say chlorine bombs were dropped in an airstrike on a rebel-held area of Aleppo.
Sept. 7, 2016
Has the social media site been good for our mental health or not? The evidence isn't straightforward, researchers say, despite lots of study. How Facebook makes you feel may depend on how you use it.
Sept. 7, 2016
Petra Laszlo became emblematic of anti-migrant sentiment in Hungary last year after she was caught on camera sticking out her leg to trip a migrant as he ran from police.
Sept. 7, 2016
The widening disparity that extends through Election Day worries Senate Republicans as they try to hold onto a fragile majority.
Sept. 7, 2016
The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon was seized by armed militants for 41 days. Many of the occupiers have pleaded guilty already; the first trial begins Wednesday.
Sept. 7, 2016
Our public schools are struggling to handle millions of students with mental health problems. Here's why.
Sept. 7, 2016
Muslim Americans are more engaged in public life, and interfaith outreach efforts expanded notably after Sept. 11. But terrorism concerns continue to drive anti-Islam and anti-foreigner sentiment.
Sept. 7, 2016
This summer rangers in Montana's Glacier National Park brought in man's best friend to train wildlife to stay away from popular park areas and to teach park visitors how to safely view wildlife.
Sept. 7, 2016
Some whales of the Western U.S. will retain protections, and the moratorium on whaling remains in effect, but the National Marine Fisheries Service says most humpback whale populations have recovered.
Sept. 6, 2016
In a scathing takedown, the reliably Republican Dallas Morning News declines to endorse Donald Trump's bid for the presidency.
Sept. 6, 2016
The next iPhone, expected to be unveiled Wednesday, may be missing something familiar: the ubiquitous headphone jack. Usability experts say the change could really sit badly with Apple customers.
Sept. 6, 2016
The Chicago murder rate rivals the worst years of the 1990s, when the crack cocaine epidemic turned its streets into a virtual war zone. Most shootings are concentrated in the west and south sides.
Sept. 6, 2016
Millions of men in their prime working years have dropped out since the 1960s — they aren't working or even looking for a job. Factors including technology, education and family reasons play a role.
Sept. 6, 2016

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