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New York City launched the largest municipal ID program in the country on Monday. All New Yorkers age 14 and older may apply, regardless of immigration status. Officials hope the new photo IDs will help undocumented immigrants and the homeless better navigate city services.
January 12, 2015
The U.S. rapprochement with Cuba seems to be on track. On Monday, the State Department confirmed that Cuba has kept its pledge to release 53 political prisoners and a top state department official is moving ahead with her plans to visit the island next week.
January 12, 2015
The suicide last year of a well-known Egyptian activist shocked Cairo and highlighted the hopelessness of many amid the country's turmoil and stagnation.
January 12, 2015
Yet that's what someone gave after the Haitian earthquake. A staffer at one nonprofit offers a plan to discourage unuseful donations from individuals and corporations and get what's really needed.
January 12, 2015
Phi Kappa Psi was at the center of a story alleging a 2012 gang rape at its house at the University of Virginia. The fraternity has consistently denied that events detailed in the article took place.
January 12, 2015
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new sandwich for vegetarians: the White Castle Veggie Slider. It's a mini-burger made with carrots, broccoli and other veggies.
January 12, 2015
The gunmen who attacked the French magazine last week said they had "avenged" the prophet as they left the scene. The magazine frequently targeted religion – including Islam and its prophet.
January 12, 2015
James Boyd, 38, was killed after being confronted for illegally camping in the city's foothills. Months later, two officers who shot him are being charged with murder.
January 12, 2015
A senior administration official said Cuba has made good on conditions of last month's historic agreement to begin normalizing ties with the U.S.
January 12, 2015
The hackers then put out Islamic State propaganda and published what they purported was a phone list of retired U.S. generals.
January 12, 2015
Many leaders have criticized the attacks in Paris. How does this square with their own records on freedom of the press and human rights?
January 12, 2015
It's been five years since an earthquake devastated Haiti. Meanwhile, opposition lawmakers are blocking a compromise that would avert the dissolution of parliament and the president ruling by decree.
January 12, 2015
The Education Secretary calls for scrapping the "tired" No Child Left Behind law — but advocates keeping annual tests.
January 12, 2015
Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it's time for a water symbol on MyPlate.
January 12, 2015
Also notable was the unveiling of General Motors' all-electric Chevrolet Bolt concept car, which seems a clear rival to the Tesla.
January 12, 2015
Taliban militants killed about 150 people at the military school in an attack last month. Students returned Monday amid heavy security.
January 12, 2015
Governments and nonprofits have insisted on keeping control of their projects in Haiti. So projects have cost several times more than they should. And Haiti is a long way from "building back better."
January 12, 2015
It's been five years since an earthquake devastated Haiti. Meanwhile, opposition lawmakers are blocking a compromise that would avert the dissolution of parliament and the president ruling by decree.
January 12, 2015
Even if your avatar for games and social media doesn't look at all like you, it still says a lot about your personality, a study finds. Want to look friendly? Skip the shades, wear a sweater.
January 12, 2015
Elizabeth Jensen, who has written extensively about public broadcasting, says she is keen to explain NPR's journalistic choices to the public and offer criticism when warranted.
January 12, 2015

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