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As scientists try to figure out what happened to the Schiaparelli lander, which may have crash-landed, a craft known as the Trace Gas Orbiter is orbiting the red planet in search of signs of life.
Oct. 20, 2016
Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.
Oct. 20, 2016
Trump made headlines at the final debate when he refused to say he'd accept the results of the election. He says it would be unfair to ask him to accept the results of the November election now.
Oct. 20, 2016
"I realign myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to Putin," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells business and government leaders in China.
Oct. 20, 2016
The so-called Turing Law would automatically issue pardons to thousands of men who had been convicted for having consensual relationships with other men under laws that have since been repealed.
Oct. 20, 2016
Scientists in Florida say they've pinpointed the genetic process that caused snakes to lose their legs, and found that embryonic pythons still form "cryptic leg skeletons," millions of years later.
Oct. 20, 2016
Blood clots are on the list of conditions that doctors are supposed to consider when figuring out unexplained fainting spells. An Italian study suggests physicians should be more alert to clots.
Oct. 20, 2016
Jet lag and shift work impose painful changes on the body's circadian rhythms. Adjusting oxygen consumption might help, researchers say. But don't hold your breath; it's only been tested in mice.
Oct. 20, 2016
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine talks with Steve Inskeep about Wednesday's presidential debate, including Donald Trump's comments on the election outcome, Russia and the Clinton and Trump foundations.
Oct. 20, 2016
Plans to expand the border crossing could bulldoze over a longstanding market where many food vendors have made their living — and in some cases, their homes — for years, if not generations.
Oct. 20, 2016
Donald Trump's campaign ran its own broadcast of the presidential debate Wednesday night. Many saw it as the first incarnation of a rumored Trump cable news channel.
Oct. 20, 2016
China's Internet stars are widely panned as vulgar, vapid and materialistic. But China's fierce demand for online content is helping the newly minted celebs to surpass A-list movie stars in earnings.
Oct. 20, 2016
Californians are saving less and less water as the state enters what may be its sixth year of drought, in part because they say they're hearing a less-than-clear message about the drought.
Oct. 20, 2016
The National Zoo's giant pandas are on loan from China, and the agreement requires any pandas born in D.C. be returned to China before they turn 4. It'll soon be time for Bao Bao to make the journey.
Oct. 20, 2016
They're known by many names: lamb fries, bull fries, huevos de toro. There's a rich tapestry of Western lore built around this food, which is, well, fried testicles. Our reporter bites into this tale.
Oct. 20, 2016
The National Museum of American History says it will cost $300,000 to protect the aging shoes in The Wizard of Oz. A Kickstarter campaign launched three days ago has already raised nearly $200,000.
Oct. 20, 2016
Chile, one of the few countries that does not permit abortions under any circumstances, may amend its law to allow it in cases such as rape. But the measure is facing opposition from conservatives.
Oct. 20, 2016
In the final debate, Trump said he supports the federal ban on partial-birth abortion because it can happen "as late as one or two or three or four days prior to birth." But that is not at all likely.
Oct. 20, 2016
Thousands of Atlanta students were affected by the cheating scandal in which test scores were falsified. Years later, those who remain are now receiving special services.
Oct. 20, 2016
Donald Trump refused to say he would honor election results and was unsuccessful in changing the narrative that is enveloping his campaign. Hillary Clinton fired as many taunts as Trump landed blows.
Oct. 20, 2016

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