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Pope Francis said he would visit Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. Francis will be the fourth pope to visit the United States.
November 17, 2014
The two sides have set Nov. 24 as the deadline for reaching a deal over Iran's nuclear program. If successful, the negotiations have the potential to remake the Middle East.
November 17, 2014
A modern artist has installed a high-tech bick path that glows in the starry night, a homage to one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings.
November 17, 2014
A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.
November 17, 2014
The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and food firms are taking responsibility, many consumers are not. A pilot EPA program aims to change that.
November 17, 2014
With his brown skin and long dreadlocks, Marc Quarles stands out in his predominantly white neighborhood. He's particularly aware of that, he says, when his biracial children aren't with him.
November 17, 2014
Strong odors can be a problem for people with asthma. Even anticipating smells like chemicals or heavy perfumes can lead to an asthma attack. Some scientists think this may lead to new treatments.
November 17, 2014
The agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.
November 17, 2014
The second open enrollment period at HealthCare.gov began Saturday. The website is better than last year's version, but approval of the Affordable Care Act remains low.
November 16, 2014
No state has an age of consent lower than 16. But in some civil cases, attorneys argue that children can make decisions about whom they have sex with — and, in some courtrooms, those attorneys win.
November 16, 2014
The latest update to Google's Android operating system is more than just a facelift. It's an introduction to the future of Google's Web.
November 16, 2014
Sultan Qaboos has dominated Oman for 44 years and managed to maintain good relations with everyone from the U.S. to Iran. But now he's ailing and it's not clear who would succeed him.
November 16, 2014
One big criticism of wearable technology: the teams behind these devices are not diverse enough. Some industry watchers say that can result in products designed only with men in mind.
November 16, 2014
Glen A. Larson, who was responsible for some of the most iconic television shows of the 70s and 80s, succumbed Friday to complications related to cancer, his son says.
November 16, 2014
For the first time ever, Google reached out to users in a matching campaign to help fund Ebola treatment and prevention. The company's philanthropic director explains why.
November 16, 2014
The Boeing 777 that crashed over the area on July 17, killing nearly 289 aboard, is widely believed to have been downed by a Russian-built, rebel-operated surface-to-air missile battery.
November 16, 2014
A day after reports that Boko Haram militants had captured the town where they abducted hundreds of schoolgirls in April, the government says it has regained control of the northeastern city.
November 16, 2014
Shukria Barakzai, an ally of newly elected President Ashraf Ghani who has fought for women's rights, was only slightly wounded in the attack.
November 16, 2014
The meeting wrapped up with a pledge to grow global output by 2.1 percent in the next five years, but Russia's President Vladimir Putin got the cold shoulder.
November 16, 2014
When the Islamic State seized the town of Zumar, the Kurds fled. Now Kurdish fighters have taken control, and it's the Arabs who have been driven out. Is this the future of Iraq?
November 16, 2014

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