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For many Americans, buying a house is the biggest financial transaction of their lives, but a new federal report says half of buyers don't shop around for a better interest rate on their mortgage.
January 13, 2015
Divers retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea on Tuesday, giving experts essential tools to piece together what brought Flight 8501 down.
January 12, 2015
Two passengers remain in critical condition after a train stalled in a tunnel outside a major junction in the system, then flooded with smoke.
January 12, 2015
The brewer of a batch of traditional homemade beer is listed among nearly 70 people who died after drinking it following a funeral in Mozambique, leaving authorities with many questions.
January 12, 2015
What seemed like a case of food poisoning has now turned into a police investigation. Synthetic drugs present an evolving problem for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
January 12, 2015
At age 84, Kimani Maruge put on a school uniform for the first time and went to school. Today's doodle pays tribute to his inspirational story.
January 12, 2015
The president is calling for new measures to protect consumers against identity theft and to safeguard students' electronic privacy.
January 12, 2015
As the Civil War was winding down 150 years ago, Union leaders asked their men how they could help the thousands of newly freed slaves.
January 12, 2015
If your New Year's resolutions to eat better haven't panned out yet, consider intermittent fasting. It's gaining traction among dieters and researchers for its benefits beyond just weight loss.
January 12, 2015
The protest in Dresden drew about 25,000 people who are against what they see as the "Islamization of Europe." Their rally was met by counterdemonstrations.
January 12, 2015
Oregon is second in the nation in scoring, with 47.2 points per game. Ohio State was fifth, with 45 points. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
January 12, 2015
An exhibit in Brooklyn aims to upend stereotypes about public housing by profiling residents and their achievements. The curators know their subject well; they once lived in public housing themselves.
January 12, 2015
You can now monitor your heart rhythm with your cell phone. Dr. Eric Topol imagines a day when patients will be doing a lot more of their own medical testing, with doctors as advisers.
January 12, 2015
Muslims were among the first people at the scene of last week's attacks in Paris. An employee of the kosher supermarket saved hostages, and a policeman died responding to the Charlie Hebdo shootings.
January 12, 2015
At age 84, Kimani Maruge put on a school uniform for the first time and went to school. Today's doodle pays tribute to his inspirational story.
January 12, 2015
Five years ago, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake. Haiti Special Coordinator Thomas Adams for the U.S. State Department tells Audie Cornish why the reconstruction has been achingly slow.
January 12, 2015
Studies suggest we get our most original ideas when we stop the constant stimulation and let ourselves get bored. The podcast New Tech City is challenging you to disconnect — and see what happens.
January 12, 2015
After years of high profile problems — including the death of five children and cries of inaction — the South Carolina Department of Social Services is facing a new hurdle. Foster care children in the state have banded together in a class action lawsuit to demand changes.
January 12, 2015
Many Greeks say they plan to vote outside the political mainstream in this month's election because they want an end to the corrupt, populist politics of the past. So they're reaching out to radical parties, including the leftist Syriza Party, which is expected to win the election, after holding just four percent of parliamentary seats in 2009
January 12, 2015
On Monday President Obama called for new measures to protect consumers against identity theft and to safeguard students' electronic privacy. It's part of a weeklong series of technology-themed proposals as Obama prepares for next week's State of the Union address.
January 12, 2015

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