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Scientists tracked nearly 600 pregnant women in Colombia, who were reportedly infected with Zika during their third trimester. None of these women gave birth to a baby with apparent problems.
June 15, 2016
Semiautomatic rifles like the AR-15 and SIG Sauer MCX, which was used in the Orlando shooting, are no longer banned nationally. States, though, are finding success in passing laws restricting them.
June 15, 2016
The word came from the Spanish filibustero in the 1800s and had a root in the Dutch word vribuiter or "freebooter." The original reference was to a mercenary who traveled around fomenting rebellion.
June 15, 2016
Spencer Cox, a Republican, spoke at a vigil after the Orlando shooting. He apologized for not always treating everyone with "the kindness, dignity and respect — the love — that they deserved."
June 15, 2016
Scientists say that in a Swedish quarry, they've uncovered a meteorite unique among the 50,000 known on Earth today. They say it could hold clues about the history of the solar system.
June 15, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education has recommended that one of the country's largest college accreditors, ACICS, lose its power to accredit schools.
June 15, 2016
President Obama wants to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. this year. Donald Trump says there is a "tremendous flow" coming into the U.S. and he wants to suspend the program.
June 15, 2016
Hillary Clinton and President Obama both came out swinging against Donald Trump and his response to the attack in Orlando. At times it seemed like they could be reading from the same script.
June 15, 2016
In a tweet Wednesday, the presumptive Republican nominee said he plans to meet with the National Rifle Association to talk about banning suspected terrorists from buying guns.
June 15, 2016
Eighty percent of the world lives under light-polluted skies. For the 20 percent who can see clear views of the heavens at night, we want to see your photos.
June 15, 2016
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at very low levels. Fed policymakers expressed worries about job growth, so they did not want higher rates to further cool hiring.
June 15, 2016
The aquarium says its decision is driven by new understanding of the needs of these highly intelligent mammals. It says a seawater habitat will better allow the dolphins to form social groups.
June 15, 2016
Sen. Chris Murphy, of Connecticut, said he was prepared to talk on the floor for "as long as I can." He added that he had had "enough."
June 15, 2016
The bill still must be reconciled with a House bill that doesn't mention women and the draft, and it faces a veto threat from President Obama over, among other things, the closure of Guantanamo Bay.
June 15, 2016
For the second time in recent months, scientists say they have picked up distortions in space and time. The find suggests smaller-sized black holes may be more numerous than many scientists thought.
June 15, 2016
The World Health Organization's cancer research agency listed coffee as a possible carcinogen in 1991. But the body of evidence now suggests that's not the case, and coffee may even protect health.
June 15, 2016
A grand jury is considering possible criminal charges for Noor Salman, Omar Mateen's wife. Mateen's attack on a gay club killed 49; officials are looking at what Salman might have known beforehand.
June 15, 2016
Hospital deaths are more expensive and intrusive than deaths at home, in hospice care or even in nursing homes. Financial incentives favor more care, even when it's not always wanted.
June 15, 2016
A defense lawyer called the track star a "broken man" and said Pistorius has made a "series of enemies" since he killed his girlfriend in 2013. The athlete faces a minimum of 15 years for murder.
June 15, 2016
The days leading up to California's Democratic presidential primary offered a glimpse into everything that went right — and wrong — with Bernie Sanders' presidential bid.
June 15, 2016

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