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With sanctions lifting, Iran is open for trade again. You might not realize we've been consuming the fruits of trade with Persians for centuries — in the names used for many common foods.
Jan. 19, 2016
The BBC and BuzzFeed published an expose about match-fixing in tennis but did not name names of implicated players. Some people, including Roger Federer, have called for the release of names.
Jan. 19, 2016
The Tea Party favorite is endorsing the GOP real estate magnate and reality TV star in a blow to a surging Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Jan. 19, 2016
Polls drive so much of the political news coverage you see and hear. But it matters where they came from and how they're conducted.
Jan. 19, 2016
The extra money will go to students with financial need who are staying on track academically.
Jan. 19, 2016
Back in the old days, say 2011, political leaders talked about, and acted upon, worries involving federal borrowing. But a new CBO report shows deficits surging — even as political attention drifts.
Jan. 19, 2016
By focusing on the end of the epidemic, writes infectious disease specialist Nahid Bhadelia, we miss the larger point.
Jan. 19, 2016
There was no big lead-up to his release, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati says: "They just came one morning and said, 'pack your things.'"
Jan. 19, 2016
The number of people with injuries like neck strain who get CT scans in emergency rooms is on the rise. This despite efforts to reduce use of the scans, which increase cancer risk.
Jan. 19, 2016
We rounded up some smart reaction to this year's remarkably un-diverse Oscars nominees.
Jan. 19, 2016
Alaska may overhaul the way it spends its oil wealth. While the state has a lot of oil, the price of oil has dropped so much that the state now has a $3.5 billion deficit — two-thirds of its budget.
Jan. 19, 2016
Many marketplace insurers omit information about abortion services on the summary of benefits and coverage. Consumers looking for plans that cover the services or exclude them can be left in the dark.
Jan. 19, 2016
More than 35,000 were wounded during the same period. "The violence suffered by civilians in Iraq remains staggering," the report states, pointing to the "scourge" of ISIS.
Jan. 19, 2016
The search is on for heirloom varieties planted at homesteads and coach stops in the late 1800s. The resilient trees, still productive despite long neglect, could prove valuable at a time of drought.
Jan. 19, 2016
"I am an Academy member and it doesn't reflect me, and it doesn't reflect this nation," the actor said Monday, in a speech that cited black performers' prominent roles in successful films.
Jan. 19, 2016
Back in November of 2014, Obama announced plans to shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Even before his plans got off the ground, lower courts put them on hold.
Jan. 19, 2016
In Pakistan's capital, teenagers in a group called Route 66 get their kicks drag racing illegally on the city's wide avenues. They're more worried about punishment from their parents than from police.
Jan. 19, 2016
Science teacher Stephen Ritz and his students live in a food desert. His solution: Grow 100 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables a week — in the classroom.
Jan. 19, 2016
Not since the fallout from the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre has China's economy grown at the pace it did last year, at just below 7 percent.
Jan. 19, 2016
The company hasn't provided details about what went wrong; some features such as search and direct messaging were still presenting problems Tuesday morning.
Jan. 19, 2016

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