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This thick, creamy stew features 12 "grains" to represent the Twelve Apostles and cod to denote Jesus. It takes days and many hands to prepare, a meal befitting Ecuador's elaborate Lenten traditions.
March 2, 2017
The nerve agent called VX that Malaysia says killed Kim Jong Un's half-brother is an extremely deadly chemical weapon. Its presence would suggest North Korea was behind the fatal poisoning.
March 2, 2017
As Republicans struggle to come up with an alternative they can pass, the Democratic leader in the Senate says odds are good Obamacare remains in place.
March 2, 2017
The current funding system can't "have all Kansas public education students meet or exceed the minimum constitutional standards of adequacy," justices rule.
March 2, 2017
Members of the European Parliament voted to strip the French far-right presidential candidate of immunity from prosecution. She is being investigated for posting images of violence by members of ISIS.
March 2, 2017
The U.S. currently requires citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania to obtain visas before visiting.
March 2, 2017
Sen. Chuck Schumer said it would be "for the good of the country." Some Republicans say more information is needed about what Sessions discussed with Russia's ambassador during the campaign.
March 2, 2017
In a study, automated text messages to parents reduced absences and the number of F's earned by high school students.
March 2, 2017
The battle to force ISIS out of the Iraqi city is displacing thousands. Many describe terrible conditions in the city. "We ate flour mixed with dirty water," says a grandmother. "It made us sick."
March 2, 2017
The people working on farms and elsewhere in agriculture often don't reflect the nation's demographics. Changing that is becoming a priority, in hopes that new people will bring fresh ideas.
March 2, 2017
Researchers who study developing human embryos have long limited their experimentation to lab embryos that are no more than 14 days into development. Some scientists are now pushing that boundary.
March 2, 2017
Economist and author Tyler Cowen worries that Americans' desire to keep changing has gone away. "The forward march of progress," he says, "is not the main story today."
March 2, 2017
Jeff Zucker helped make Trump a TV celebrity while at NBC, and some argue the cable network's blanket campaign coverage helped get him elected. But CNN has become a lead target for Trump's criticism.
March 2, 2017
A probe by an independent board found that Yahoo senior executives failed to "properly comprehend or investigate" a 2014 security breach. There was a separate breach in 2013.
March 2, 2017
People born in Puerto Rico have been counted as U.S. citizens since 1917, but they can't vote for president and don't have voting representation in Congress.
March 2, 2017
Snap Inc., the company behind the popular disappearing-message app Snapchat, has priced its initial public offering of 200 million non-voting shares at $17 each.
March 2, 2017
Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions spoke twice with the Russian ambassador last year, but testified at his Senate confirmation hearing that he hadn't. When he talked with the ambassador he was a Trump adviser.
March 1, 2017
The Trump administration is promising to crack down on trade practices it sees as unfair, even if that runs afoul of the World Trade Organization
March 1, 2017
Despite one of the wettest winters on record, California Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't declared the five-year drought over yet. But the water shortages may to be over.
March 1, 2017
Failure rates for the most common forms of contraception are down, but it's not entirely clear whether it's due to education, availability, or other reasons.
March 1, 2017

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