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The nun, known for her work with the poor of Calcutta, took a fast-track line to sainthood — and it is not without controversy.
Sept. 4, 2016
After complaints, Pretoria High is under pressure to look at its policies for black students, who say they should be able to wear natural hair and speak their native languages.
Sept. 4, 2016
Scientists are working to breed pandas in captivity, train them to live in the wild and then hopefully release them. Photographer Ami Vitale spent three years getting to know the bears and scientists.
Sept. 4, 2016
On Labor Day weekend, we wanted to take a look at one place in this country where factory jobs are increasing. In South Carolina, multinational manufacturing giants are expanding.
Sept. 4, 2016
Germany's Angela Merkel faces a tough regional election today — that could see the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party winning her political home state.
Sept. 4, 2016
How did the national anthem become a hallmark of sporting events and when did athletes start using it as an opportunity for protest?
Sept. 4, 2016
In a historic step towards rebuilding relations with the poor, heavily-bombed nation, the president will join other world leaders there, after wrapping another big global meeting in Hangzhou, China.
Sept. 4, 2016
Alex Longo hopes to be the first person to walk on Mars. In the meantime, the Raleigh, N.C., sophomore has suggested a landing site for the next rover mission. His pick is one of four finalists.
Sept. 4, 2016
Rachel Martin explores some character traits that push voters away from the two most unpopular candidates in modern history. For Clinton, it's the way she seems to protect her privacy at all costs.
Sept. 4, 2016
She's long been considered a model of selflessness by many for her lifetime of service to the world's most impoverished. The Sunday canonization marks a highlight for the pope's Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Sept. 4, 2016
Many of Donald Trump's policy proposals stray from the traditional GOP playbook, and his unorthodox ways have a lot of Republicans asking big questions about their party's future.
Sept. 4, 2016
Tens of thousands of Americans with disabilities have lost their voting rights, often after a court assigns them a legal guardian. Now, some of those affected are petitioning to get back those rights.
Sept. 4, 2016
Many remembrances of Mexican vocalist Juan Gabriel suggest that he overcame homophobia in Mexico to achieve super-stardom. The reality is a bit more complicated.
Sept. 3, 2016
Chinese and U.S. officials get into a shouting match on the tarmac, seemingly over where reporters traveling with President Obama could stand as he was exiting Air Force One.
Sept. 3, 2016
August was the deadliest month in Chicago in 20 years. Father Mike Pfleger, ESPN's Lonnae O'Neal, Andre Hamlin, Carl Bell, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson talk about the reasons for the violence.
Sept. 3, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. discusses the department's latest rules to make school funding more equal. Republicans and teachers unions have criticized the rules.
Sept. 3, 2016
Soccer teams in the English Premier League have spent about $1.3 billion to sign new players. Roger Bennett of NBC Sports' Men in Blazers explains why so much money is being invested in soccer.
Sept. 3, 2016
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit Oklahoma on Saturday morning. StateImpact Oklahoma reporter Joe Wertz talks about earthquakes and their connections to oil and gas production.
Sept. 3, 2016
Donald Trump campaigned in Detroit Saturday as part of his effort to gain support from African-American voters, who so far have shown low levels of support.
Sept. 3, 2016
Black Star News' Milton Allimadi, author Valeria Luiselli, Syrian refugee Asmaa Albukaie, and activist Chih Wu Chang are all immigrants. They discuss U.S. foreign policy and life in the U.S.
Sept. 3, 2016

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