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The facilities, captured by Islamic State militants earlier this year, are said to produce $2 million worth of refined oil each day to help fund the extremist organization.
September 25, 2014
There's a community of 20,000 Liberians living in Atlanta. They love having a stable economy. But now they're afraid every time the phone rings — more bad news from the homeland.
September 25, 2014
Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah is considered one of the most influential Muslims in the world. As a respected scholar, he's issued edicts to explain why groups such as the Islamic State have it wrong.
September 25, 2014
Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets.
September 25, 2014
Part of each hospital's income now hinges on keeping patients with chronic conditions healthier outside the hospital. One medical center has hired nurses and social workers to act as health coaches.
September 25, 2014
The marathon bombing defendant's lawyers had hoped to move the trial to Washington, D.C., arguing media coverage in Boston had biased the jury pool. They'd also hoped to delay the trial 10 months.
September 24, 2014
As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.
September 24, 2014
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is millions of dollars ahead of the Republicans in fundraising, especially among the small-donor faithful.
September 24, 2014
The jury heard testimony from about two dozen witnesses and reviewed photos and videos in coming to its decision. The family of the driver who was killed says it will continue to pursue the case.
September 24, 2014
When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste.
September 24, 2014
A debate has flared surrounding ethics in video game journalism and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry. Attacks online have turned heated, vicious and ugly.
September 24, 2014
The English conductor, keyboard player and musicologist died today at age 73. He used modern scholarship and keen musicianship to bring new life to works by Handel and Bach, Mozart and Haydn.
September 24, 2014
The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremists groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.
September 24, 2014
After living through their own nightmares, Ebola survivors are still mourning the loss of their loved ones. But they're giving back by working at the treatment centers and caring for children.
September 24, 2014
Scientists are deeply divided on whether lab-made flu viruses are legitimate medical research or national security threats. A new federal policy asks institutions to evaluate those risks early on.
September 24, 2014
Some owners of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are discovering that their super-slim glass and aluminum devices aren't holding up well in an environment that's usually safe: their pockets.
September 24, 2014
Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.
September 24, 2014
An Algerian group calling itself "Soldiers of the Caliphate" that is said to be affiliated with ISIS, kidnapped mountain guide Herve Gourdel over the weekend.
September 24, 2014
President Obama has been reluctant to call it a war, yet the administration and the Pentagon boast of a 40-nation coalition and warns of a military operation that could last for years.
September 24, 2014
Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was defrocked earlier this year, has been accused of paying for sex with children while he was papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
September 24, 2014

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