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The breathtaking sadness of seeing a young boy suffering in Syria's civil war has prompted a breathtaking offer of hospitality and friendship.
Sept. 22, 2016
The city of Yichang is calling on couples to serve their country by having a second child, even as harsh fines are announced for families in Beijing who violate the rules on having more than two kids.
Sept. 22, 2016
Two dozen luminaries — from Terry Gross to Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman to Louise Glück — get laurels Thursday, as President Obama awards the National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals.
Sept. 22, 2016
Classes were cancelled and traffic was chaotic because large-scale power outage. The government-run power company said half of their customers should have power by the end of the day.
Sept. 22, 2016
After a fatal police shooting on Tuesday, the city has seen two days of peaceful demonstrations and violent protests. One man was shot at a protest Wednesday night and is on life support.
Sept. 22, 2016
"What happens if you get pregnant? Are we going to be stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months?" host Zach Galifianakis asks.
Sept. 22, 2016
The Justice Department estimates more than 60 percent of sexual assaults go unreported. By giving victims options, Det. Carrie Hull is working to change that.
Sept. 22, 2016
Both major party candidates are preparing for the first presidential debate on Monday, but they're doing so in different ways.
Sept. 22, 2016
Law and order have been a major theme this year on the campaign trail. But that means very different things to the two major party presidential candidates.
Sept. 22, 2016
A Swedish biologist wants to change the genes of healthy human embryos to find ways to treat infertility and perhaps other diseases. The experiments intensify ethical questions genetic engineering.
Sept. 22, 2016
What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.
Sept. 22, 2016
Executive Editor Dean Baquet says "it would almost be illiterate" to call Donald Trump's longstanding claim that President Obama was born outside the U.S. anything but a lie.
Sept. 22, 2016
The tear-gas-shrouded demonstrations follow the fatal shooting of a black man by police on Tuesday. Police say the man was armed, while relatives and neighbors say he was holding a book.
Sept. 21, 2016
It's a major step forward on a key portion of last year's nuclear deal with Iran, and is seen as a test case on doing business with that country. The planes will help modernize Iran's aging fleet.
Sept. 21, 2016
Drug resistance is no longer a matter of health. It could have massive implications for the world's economy and food supply.
Sept. 21, 2016
A complete list of the websites available to people in North Korea was published online on Tuesday. A security engineer stumbled upon the usually-hidden sites with URLs ending in .kp.
Sept. 21, 2016
The power company says the outage is affecting customers across the island. About one million customers have been affected.
Sept. 21, 2016
Fed Chair Janet Yellen says, although job growth is rebounding, she sees no inflation threat and no hurry to raise rates. The Fed is not likely to do so before the presidential election.
Sept. 21, 2016
All that holiday grubbing does indeed pack on the pounds. How much? Researchers tracked the weights of 3,000 people in Germany, Japan and the U.S. and found a weight spike after every major holiday.
Sept. 21, 2016
Scientists are finally beginning to understand proprioception, a sense that tells us where our body is in space. Much of what they've learned comes from two girls with a rare genetic disorder.
Sept. 21, 2016

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