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North Korea apparently attempted another ballistic missile launch last week. The launch failed, but U.S. intelligence officials warn the country is learning from these mistakes.
Oct. 25, 2016
Fifty patients with Lou Gehrig's disease have volunteered for a study of a dietary supplement as an experimental treatment. Even a failure could help by eliminating a dead end from consideration.
Oct. 25, 2016
Neuroscientist Cori Bargmann is leading the new Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's $3 billion effort to cure or prevent "all diseases" by the end of this century. She talks about that daunting task.
Oct. 25, 2016
States like Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Missouri and North Carolina will be decisive, and they're all moving Democrats' way as Republicans are put further on the defensive by Donald Trump.
Oct. 25, 2016
A Pew Research Center survey says most Americans on social media are stressed out by online political interactions — and those feelings appear to be bipartisan.
Oct. 25, 2016
It's called a diya. It's part of the upcoming Hindu festival of Diwali. And this year, the lamp is linked to politics in the U.S. — and in India as well.
Oct. 25, 2016
Even before tonight's opening pitch, the mere fact that these two teams have made it this far is historic in itself. The Indians last won a championship in 1948, and the Cubs haven't won since 1908.
Oct. 25, 2016
Donald Trump isn't the first politician to use coarse language, but linguist Geoff Nunberg says the 2005 Access Hollywood tape of him discussing women's genitalia wasn't like other live-mic incidents.
Oct. 25, 2016
Rick Hasen, founder of the Election Law Blog, discusses Donald Trump's claims of potential voter fraud. "He's threatening the bedrock of democracy, and doing it to claim he's not a loser," Hasen says.
Oct. 25, 2016
New guidelines from the Roman Catholic Church note that the practice of cremation is increasing and recommends that ashes be buried in "cemeteries and other sacred places."
Oct. 25, 2016
White evangelicals are some of Trump's strongest backers. But another reliably Republican group of Christians — Mormons — is leery of the GOP candidate. Here's why.
Oct. 25, 2016
AT&T's chief promises to maintain CNN's journalistic independence after parent Time Warner merges with the telecom giant. CNN got a $100 million boost this year, propelled by coverage of Donald Trump.
Oct. 25, 2016
Gene Demby thought a visit to Ghana for a wedding would be fun and uncomplicated, but it sent him down a road of introspection about black fatherhood and its connection to America's original sin.
Oct. 25, 2016
China's Communist Party will aim to tighten party discipline at a key meeting this week. Part of this is an effort to target covert factions within the party that threaten to destabilize it.
Oct. 25, 2016
Some in the crowd expressed anger over his endorsement of Donald Trump, who kicked off his presidential campaign last year by disparaging Mexican immigrants.
Oct. 25, 2016
From the thickness of tooth enamel to the molecular signatures on a tooth left behind by foods eaten by a human, fossil teeth hold many clues to the diets of our ancestors.
Oct. 25, 2016
Airplanes are a remarkably safe way to travel, but small children can be injured while aloft. Skipping the hot coffee and putting small ones in the window seat can help, pediatricians say.
Oct. 25, 2016
This summer, Volkswagen agreed to pay up to $10 billion to U.S. car owners and nearly $5 billion in economic reparations for selling cars that cheated on emissions tests. The deal is now approved.
Oct. 25, 2016
The pope urged President Nicolas Maduro to "alleviate the suffering of the people" amid Venezuela's economic and political disaster. The Vatican will mediate between the government and the opposition.
Oct. 25, 2016
A new study finds that for every seven more adults in a neighborhood, one fewer young person leaves school.
Oct. 25, 2016

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