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Shortly after Wambach and the rest of the World Cup-winning U.S. national team were honored at the White House, Wambach announced her plans to retire from soccer.
Oct. 27, 2015
President Obama said he rejects a narrative that frames the relationship between police and communities as "us" and "them." The work of police, Obama said, is something Americans should be proud of.
Oct. 27, 2015
Over large parts of the continent, their numbers could drop by half in the next two decades. Only in four countries in southern Africa is the species holding its own.
Oct. 27, 2015
Roughly 265,000 U.S. kids entered foster care last year — the highest number since 2008. Officials say the abuse of heroin or prescription painkillers by more parents is one reason for the increase.
Oct. 27, 2015
Across the U.S., the Muslim population is booming, which spells opportunity for a new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs.
Oct. 27, 2015
Security researchers and owners will be able to dig into the software built into cars and farming equipment under new exemptions from the Librarian of Congress, who oversees a copyright law provision.
Oct. 27, 2015
Mahendra Sharma faced stone-throwing fathers and skeptical mothers when he first attempted to educate girls in villages of northern India.
Oct. 27, 2015
Go to the laundromat, wash the clothes, get lessons on how to do a great job reading books to your kids. Crazy idea? But it's really happening!
Oct. 27, 2015
Health plans sold on the federal exchange don't all include key specialists like psychiatrists and rheumatologists in network. That can mean paying a whole lot more for specialty care.
Oct. 27, 2015
When the World Cup champions visited the White House, Obama praised the team for changing stereotypes of women and girls in sports, and for inspiring "millions of boys to look at girls differently."
Oct. 27, 2015
Tea drinking has long been synonymous with female tittle-tattle. Though men drank as much tea and gossiped as avidly as women, it was the latter who got stuck with the bad rap.
Oct. 27, 2015
With the U.S. economy showing signs of slowing, Federal Reserve policy-makers are divided over how to respond.
Oct. 27, 2015
An NPR poll found that a majority of people favor regulation of e-cigarette. Support rose with education. Nearly two-thirds of people with college or graduate degrees supported regulation.
Oct. 27, 2015
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. would not hesitate to back its partners using airstrikes or "direct action on the ground."
Oct. 27, 2015
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter: "We have said and we are acting on the basis of saying that we will fly, sail and operate wherever international law permits."
Oct. 27, 2015
In the past week, a video for Drake's song "Hotline Bling" has inspired both memes and jokes. A new entry has its roots in a fictional Australian high school with a gung-ho drama teacher.
Oct. 27, 2015
Lucas Kinney, a 26-year-old Brit, is making propaganda videos for an al-Qaida affiliate. He may have learned a thing or two from his father, a Hollywood assistant director who worked on Rambo.
Oct. 27, 2015
This is the second Doctors Without Borders facility to be hit by airstrikes in a month. The building in Yemen was destroyed but nobody was hurt.
Oct. 27, 2015
As Congress debates a rewrite of No Child Left Behind, we look at one school in Durham, N.C. Watts Elementary wasn't just restructured as a result of the law, it was completely reimagined.
Oct. 27, 2015
More than 80 years before Photoshop was introduced, a clever photographer doctored this picture — and tampered with history.
Oct. 27, 2015

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