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As a drought pushes water levels to extreme lows, President Nicolas Maduro declared every Friday a holiday for the next two months in order to save water and electricity.
April 8, 2016
Philadelphia's mayor is proposing a divisive tax on soda and other sugary drinks. The revenue would help fund a plan for community preschools, as well as renovations to parks and libraries.
April 8, 2016
After a speech about encryption and privacy, James Comey said he puts tape over his laptop's camera. Privacy activists seized on that as hypocritical, given the FBI's stance on "unhackable" devices.
April 8, 2016
The former president acknowledged that he was "talking past" protesters in a Thursday clash over the 1994 crime bill.
April 8, 2016
Many found Bill Clinton's reaction to protesters on Thursday awkward and offensive. But will it have a lasting effect on Hillary's presidential campaign? Here's what critics are saying.
April 8, 2016
Gov. Mike Pence signed new abortion restrictions into law last month. Some women have since decided that if he's interested in their reproductive systems, they might as well keep him updated.
April 8, 2016
The Department of Justice says it will keep pressing for Apple's help unlocking a different iPhone seized in a drug investigation in New York.
April 8, 2016
The city's health department wants to send ex-offenders who have been trained to be "violence interrupters" to hospitals to talk with victims. Chicago has found the program prevents repeat injuries.
April 8, 2016
Nearly five months after a "Wanted" bulletin tied him to the Paris terrorist attacks, police in Belgium have arrested Mohamed Abrini, according to Belgian state media.
April 8, 2016
From British colonials who fell in love with "curry powder" in India, to Koreans who encountered the taste in Imperial Japan, the story of curry is one of globalization writ on a dish.
April 8, 2016
After a meteor punched a huge crater into the Earth 65.5 million years ago, 70 percent of the planet's species went extinct. Today, pieces of that meteor are found all over the world.
April 8, 2016
Kevin Dawes was seized in Syria in 2012. The government never acknowledged holding him, but has now freed him after lengthy negotiations, according to U.S. officials.
April 8, 2016
Bernie Sanders plans to attend a Vatican conference about social, economic, and environmental issues next week. Sanders says he's a "big big fan of the pope" for "talking about the idolatry of money."
April 8, 2016
News of fatalities comes after reports of an active shooter at the military facility near San Antonio. The county sheriff's office tweeted that "deputies are still inside the building."
April 8, 2016
In his new exhortation, "The Joy of Love," Francis addresses marriage, sex and love. For a 79-year-old man who has taken a lifelong vow of chastity, the pontiff has some pretty solid tips.
April 8, 2016
This is all because of an overlap of federal and state holidays with the usual April 15 IRS deadline.
April 8, 2016
A new paper raises concerns about possible changes in the parasite behind the strain, putting us at greater risk.
April 8, 2016
The presidential candidates and superPACS have raised a combined total of around $1 billion, but only three candidates have talked about repairing the campaign finance system, new analysis shows.
April 8, 2016
A new study says that 69 percent of Chicago high school students earned Ds or Fs when retaking algebra on computers.
April 8, 2016
On Friday, Pope Francis announced that church leaders around the world should work with couples to determine the best choices for them. He spoke of prioritizing conscience over judgment.
April 8, 2016

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