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The mobile payment startup Square has grown rapidly and went public this week. But it is dogged by complaints from small businesses that use it.
Nov. 20, 2015
One year ago this weekend, the 12-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer. The prosecutor is promising transparency, but activists have grown impatient while waiting for a grand jury decision.
Nov. 20, 2015
As Europe grapples with its refugee crisis, another one is playing out in Southeast Asia. It involves ethnic Rohingya, the largest group of stateless people on the planet.
Nov. 20, 2015
Donald Trump campaign appearances keep getting more combative. On Wednesday night in Worcester, Mass., a big crowd cheered his attacks on ISIS, fellow candidate Marco Rubio, food stamps and the media.
Nov. 20, 2015
A new study concludes that the job market in the U.S. isn't as attractive as it used to be. Also, many Mexicans are choosing to return to family they left behind.
Nov. 19, 2015
While interest in the festivities was down this year, some Parisians said they were determined not to let the terrorist attacks destroy what is best in French life.
Nov. 19, 2015
The two candidates will skip a presidential forum Friday hosted by the conservative Christian group the Family Leader.
Nov. 19, 2015
The child support collection system was set up to ensure that divorced fathers supported their kids. But the system has failed to keep up with growing inequality and the rise of nonmarital births.
Nov. 19, 2015
The pre-Thanksgiving potluck with friends has become increasingly popular. As long as you're reinventing tradition, a nonprofit asks, why not turn it into a fundraiser to help feed hungry kids?
Nov. 19, 2015
Online payment startup Square and online dating giant Match have gone public. Their lackluster prices are the latest sign of Wall Street growing weary of tech hype and multi-billion-dollar "unicorns."
Nov. 19, 2015
The four men volunteered to go on weather patrol aboard a Coast Guard ship, which was sunk by a U-boat attack in 1942. They are the first civilian weather service employees to receive the medal.
Nov. 19, 2015
This week is the anniversary of a bottle designed to be "so distinctive that it could be recognized by touch alone and so unique that it could be identified when shattered on the ground."
Nov. 19, 2015
In Marseilles, a large multi-ethnic city in the south of France, a Jewish teacher was attacked by a mob claiming to be ISIS supporters. A woman wearing a Muslim headscarf was also stabbed.
Nov. 19, 2015
Despite a decades-long crackdown, much of the $113 billion in child support debt will never be paid because those who owe it are too poor. President Obama is proposing changes to address this reality.
Nov. 19, 2015
In another fiery speech on Wednesday night, Trump claimed his hair was better than Marco Rubio's and suggested that Bowe Bergdahl should be shot.
Nov. 19, 2015
Sanders laid out his brand of Democratic socialism in a speech Thursday, explaining how it informs with his views on higher education, poverty, health care, the minimum wage and more.
Nov. 19, 2015
Jonathan Pollard has been imprisoned three decades for spying on behalf of Israel. He has many vocal supporters in Israel, but the government has urged an understated response to his release.
Nov. 19, 2015
The former Obama secretary of state called for a no-fly zone in Syria to fight ISIS, but also seemed open to letting Assad stay in power — at least temporarily.
Nov. 19, 2015
James Morales, who was out on bail on a child rape charge, was arrested in New York Wednesday in connection with the theft. DNA evidence and his electronic monitoring bracelet led to his apprehension.
Nov. 19, 2015
In a long-awaited ruling, the agency said Thursday that a salmon genetically modified to grow faster is safe for human consumption. Environmental and food safety groups vow to fight the decision.
Nov. 19, 2015

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