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Ahead of a major immigration speech, it's not entirely clear what Trump's policies are. But maybe his voters just don't care.
Aug. 30, 2016
The EU Competition Commissioner says Ireland gave the tech giant tax breaks that are illegal under European law. Now Ireland must recover that money, with interest, the commissioner says.
Aug. 30, 2016
As students head back to school, districts are faced with age-old problem of making sure they show up. In St. Louis, one principal resorted to extreme measures: installing washing machines and dryers.
Aug. 30, 2016
Opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin and former colleagues who have fallen from favor seem to be dying at an unusual rate. Russia-watchers believe the deaths are not random.
Aug. 30, 2016
As police find themselves in encounters that are posted live — including video — they sometimes want to pull the social media plug. But activists say this threatens to censor an electronic witness.
Aug. 30, 2016
Surfers once deemed man-made waves weak and mushy compared to the best that break along the coast. Then engineers and an 11-time world champion surfer showed just how good an artificial wave can be.
Aug. 30, 2016
Vincent Simonetti started playing tuba in high school in the 1950s. It was love at first puff. Now he and his wife, Ethel, have filled a house in Durham, N.C., with tubas for the public to tour.
Aug. 30, 2016
Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida are favored to win their GOP primaries on Tuesday. So is Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz despite angry opposition.
Aug. 30, 2016
Most screening tests for colon cancer are covered by insurance. But if the results are positive, patients may require a diagnostic colonoscopy that may not be fully paid for by insurance.
Aug. 30, 2016
Think of it as a gift within a gift. Some beneficial gut bacteria contain viruses called "bacteriophages." And some of these phages now have been associated with good intestinal health in humans.
Aug. 29, 2016
Pastor Mark Burns mocked Hillary Clinton with a cartoon that read, in part, "I ain't no ways tired of pandering to African Americans."
Aug. 29, 2016
Federal transportation officials have issued a 'call to action' to researchers, experts and the public to analyze fatality data and suggest solutions.
Aug. 29, 2016
The number of malnourished people in northeastern Nigeria could be as hlgh as half a million. Boko Haram shoulders much of the blame.
Aug. 29, 2016
The actor and writer who brought his signature manic energy to comedy classics reportedly died at his home in Stamford, Conn., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.
Aug. 29, 2016
Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
Aug. 29, 2016
Serious algae outbreaks have hit more than 20 states this summer. Algae blooms aren't unusual. But the frequency, size and toxicity now are worse than ever, and changes in climate are partly to blame.
Aug. 29, 2016
The soaring number of drones for hire is forecast in response to new federal rules that simplify and streamline the process of getting government approval and certification.
Aug. 29, 2016
The reindeer died on a mountain plateau in central Norway. "I don't remember hearing about lightning killing animals on this scale before," says a Norwegian environmental official.
Aug. 29, 2016
Juan Gabriel was a master craftsman of epic love songs. Some of them were pop, some of them were rock. Sometimes he sang with a mariachi, sometimes with a full blown orchestra.
Aug. 29, 2016
The focus has often been on U.S. military action in the Middle East. But diplomacy is also critical. Here's a look at one of America's most important and complicated relationships in the region.
Aug. 29, 2016

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