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As a child, I found my father's love of the national anthem utterly bewildering. His was the generation of men born free but shackled by bigotry. So why did he sound so proud, singing that song?
Aug. 31, 2016
Health care workers are anxious that Zika is spreading across the country undetected — and worry that the system is ill-equipped to deal with severe birth defects.
Aug. 31, 2016
Days after leaving an obscene voicemail for a lawmaker, Paul LePage waffled on whether he would consider resigning and stood by his statements blaming people of color for Maine's drug problems.
Aug. 31, 2016
Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out.
Aug. 31, 2016
Researchers have failed repeatedly in their efforts to slow or halt Alzheimer's disease. But there are hints that an experimental drug can do what previous medicines could not.
Aug. 31, 2016
The Italian navy and aid groups rescued an additional 3,000 people coming from Libya on Tuesday. Italy is struggling to handle the more than 10,000 people who have arrived there in the last two days.
Aug. 31, 2016
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said that Mexico would never trust Donald Trump. "A fish dies by his own mouth," Fox said.
Aug. 31, 2016
New "supplement not supplant" rules, meant to balance spending between rich and poor schools, have critics gnashing their teeth.
Aug. 31, 2016
The JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Santa Clara, Cuba, marks another milestone in the thawing relationship between the two countries. The jet is piloted by two sons of Cuban immigrants.
Aug. 31, 2016
A founding member of ISIS, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, was reportedly killed. The Pentagon said he was the target of a strike, but didn't confirm his death. What does this mean for the Islamic State?
Aug. 31, 2016
Two hurricanes in the Pacific — Lester and Madeline — are threatening Hawaii. Meanwhile, Gaston is crossing the open Atlantic. The space station got a good view of all three of them on Tuesday.
Aug. 31, 2016
A journalist wanted to tell the stories of two rape victims while protecting their identities. How would he do it?
Aug. 31, 2016
The city's inspector general recommended that 10 officers be fired in connection with the 2014 killing of 17-year-old McDonald. Several of those officers have since retired or resigned.
Aug. 31, 2016
The suspended president testified for 14 hours straight on Monday, and 66 senators gave speeches in a marathon session that stretched through the night.
Aug. 31, 2016
Last year's forest fires have produced a bumper crop of coveted morel mushrooms in Montana's northwestern forests. But the Forest Service isn't issuing commercial licenses in some prime picking spots.
Aug. 31, 2016
The extended drought in California has farmers looking for ways to use less water. Among them, growing feed indoors using hydroponics. The new diet is making some Central Valley sheep very happy.
Aug. 31, 2016
A cancer patient and a coma victim credit her for their recovery. "You have to accept that there are things that science cannot explain," says an atheist physician who's investigated miracle stories.
Aug. 31, 2016
An estimated 20 percent of children show signs or symptoms of mental health problems. Its a destructive force in schools, but most educators don't have the training or resources to help.
Aug. 31, 2016
Even as China presses ahead with a military buildup in the South China Sea, the U.S. invited it to take part in the world's largest naval exercise at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Aug. 31, 2016
Justin Trudeau has had a varied career — bouncer, snowboard instructor, Canada's prime minister. Now he's a Marvel Comics action hero. Only two other world leaders have appeared in Marvel Comics.
Aug. 31, 2016

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