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In a Mother's Day address, first lady Michelle Obama said the U.S. is committed to standing up for the girls and their right to an education.
May 10, 2014
The bulgogi beef in Los Angeles' Koreatown might be the best grilled meat you'll ever have. At least, if you know how to place an order. We'll walk you through one important rule.
May 10, 2014
This week's technology news included the departure of Target's chief in the wake of the chain's data breach, efforts to regulate commercial use of drones and reports Apple may buy Beats Electronics.
May 10, 2014
Schoolkids under the flight path of London's main airport now play in noise-reducing huts because it's so loud. Yet the airport wants a third runway so it can accommodate more flights.
May 10, 2014
The bulgogi beef in Los Angeles' Koreatown might be the best grilled meat you'll ever have. At least, if you know how to place an order. We'll walk you through one important rule.
May 10, 2014
My Indian mother-in-law and I didn't have an exact recipe to follow as we forged our relationship. At times it seemed like we might never understand each other, but we cooked together.
May 10, 2014
Coya Knutson was the first woman elected to Congress from Minnesota. But the charismatic farmer's daughter saw her political career derailed by one of the worst dirty tricks ever.
May 10, 2014
A hot-air balloon is believed to have caught fire and crashed in Virginia after colliding with a power line. Eyewitnesses said they saw the balloon in flames and heard screams for help.
May 10, 2014
If there are other Herman Cains and Michele Bachmanns out there with 2016 presidential hopes, new RNC rules may make it harder for them to go from "who?" to Republican presidential contenders.
May 09, 2014
The move clears the way for gay couples to wed in the state. Democratic Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office is expected to appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.
May 09, 2014
A huge number of adults in Europe will be obese or overweight by 2030, a study predicts. Ireland has the dubious honor of leading the way.
May 09, 2014
Ana Maria Moreta Folch said she was doing her neighborhood in St. Johns County, Fla., a favor. She was charged with criminal mischief, a third-degree felony, and released on $10,000 bail.
May 09, 2014
"If smallpox is outlawed, only outlaws will have smallpox," says one NIH virologist. Others say keeping vials of deadly virus just invites a horrific accident or theft. WHO is about to vote — again.
May 09, 2014
The Pentagon's congressionally-imposed budget cuts ran into a powerful opponent this week: Congress itself. The House Armed Services Committee rejected $5 billion worth of proposed cuts.
May 09, 2014
The NFL draft opened Thursday night, and as sportswriter Stefan Fatsis notes, it wasn't short on drama. The most talked-about draftee, quarterback Johnny Manziel, slid to the 22nd pick. Stretched across the whole weekend, the draft has become all but ubiquitous.
May 09, 2014
The new Syrian rebel leader Ahmed Jarab is in D.C., trying to get more support. He is meeting with members of Congress and the State Department, as well as National Security Adviser Susan Rice. President Obama is also expected to drop by. While the U.S. is considering stepping up its secret weapons shipments, some military analysts and officials say this aid may already be too late.
May 09, 2014
NPR announced the selection of its new CEO: Jarl Mohn, a longtime radio DJ and former media executive, who's been a venture capitalist and corporate board member in recent years.
May 09, 2014
As Russians celebrated their World War II victory, President Vladimir Putin made his first visit to Crimea since its annexation to Russia. Meanwhile, pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine are preparing for a referendum Sunday.
May 09, 2014
The federal fire scientists hope to hand off their findings to fire managers, who have to make the quick decisions on where to deploy resources that could protect lives and property.
May 09, 2014
Soccer, Spain's national pastime, has been tainted by racism. After two ugly, recent incidents, debate is raging over how to punish racist fans, and if the teams they love should be held responsible.
May 09, 2014

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