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There's little evidence that vice presidential picks help candidates at the top of the ticket win a state. What nominees to try to aim for often is balance.
June 1, 2016
Thai authorities raided the temple, which operated as a zoo, after it was accused of illegal wildlife trafficking. Parks officials have been moving the temple's adult tigers to shelters elsewhere.
June 1, 2016
Hamas police say male driving instructors can't teach female students without a chaperone present. Some teachers have been suspended. But one driving school owner says the policy is good for business.
June 1, 2016
Switzerland's Gotthard Base Tunnel stretches for more than 35 miles and runs a mile and a half deep under a mountain range at some points. The engineering feat was inaugurated with modern dance.
June 1, 2016
Some people in public education work hidden in plain sight. Here's the story of one man who takes on the role of surrogate parent, teacher and counselor.
June 1, 2016
At least one U.S. hospital is attempting uterine transplants for women born without a uterus, or who've lost it to disease. The surgery has yielded births in other nations, but poses real risks, too.
June 1, 2016
Deaths from opioid overdoses are on the rise, and we know that because of data on death certificates. States determine who fills them out and what information they record. And that can vary widely.
June 1, 2016
For all the talk of the GOP's upheaval, the Senate majority leader says he doesn't think Donald Trump's nomination will redefine the Republican Party in any substantial way.
June 1, 2016
Federal prosecutors say, under law, the more than a quarter-million-dollar proceeds from two life insurance policies should not benefit Syed Rizwan Farook's chosen beneficiaries. A court will decide.
May 31, 2016
One recommendation for dealing with reporters: "Remember, courtesy gets you a long way." The documents were released Tuesday by a federal judge in California.
May 31, 2016
Angelina Jolie was just appointed a professor for the coming semester at the London School of Economics. The development world is having a pro-con debate.
May 31, 2016
Rio de Janeiro made a big push to provide security in its shantytowns. But some, which were touted as models, are again plagued by gang violence that has terrified residents.
May 31, 2016
There's fever. And unexplained bleeding. Like Ebola. But tests show that the 51 cases in South Sudan are definitely not Ebola.
May 31, 2016
Eric Holder, who was attorney general at the time of the leak, said what Snowden did was illegal but his leak brought up important conversations.
May 31, 2016
The country's largest beer producer, Empresas Polar, halted operations because the government restricted access to imported barley. But the president has pinned the entire food crisis on Polar.
May 31, 2016
For two years, Majd Abdulghani kept a journal during a crossroads in her life: Should she get married or keep studying? Or can she do both?
May 31, 2016
Justice Clarence Thomas called one of the opinions "a remarkably aggressive" use of the court's power to review the decisions of the states' highest courts.
May 31, 2016
Donald Trump spent 40 minutes battling reporters at a press conference he held to answer for whether the $6 million he claimed to have raised for veterans groups ever materialized.
May 31, 2016
The proposed migrant camp would be located in the north of France's capital city, where hundreds of migrants are already camping informally.
May 31, 2016
When Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy in 2014, it won a ruling from a federal bankruptcy judge stripping casino workers of their health insurance and payments to the pension fund.
May 31, 2016

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