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Luka Maksimovic has made wild promises and offered cash for votes. "Life must be really bad for us if we are voting for a young comedian running for president under a fake persona," says a supporter.
March 31, 2017
For centuries, dengbej songs served as news bulletin, history lesson and evening's entertainment all in one. Master singers continue to perform. But efforts to preserve Kurdish culture have suffered.
March 31, 2017
Many health care aides were able to get insurance through the Affordable Care Act. But with the law's future uncertain, they don't know how their jobs or their doctor bills will be affected.
March 31, 2017
Senate and House panels are investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections, and Flynn's lawyer says his client "certainly has a story to tell" in a "politicized witch hunt environment."
March 30, 2017
The number of pedestrians killed in traffic jumped 11 percent in 2016, the highest year over year increase — in terms of percentage and the number of fatalities — since data has been collected.
March 30, 2017
During the election campaign President Trump threatened to pull out of NAFTA, which he called the worst trade deal in U.S. history. But he may take a more temperate approach.
March 30, 2017
The last known Tasmanian tiger died more than eight decades ago. It has become the stuff of textbook sketches and yellowing photographs. But now, researchers are launching a new search.
March 30, 2017
The move is widely seen as bid by President Nicolas Maduro to consolidate his power in the face of a multi-layered crisis.
March 30, 2017
The time has come to say goodbye to Dandelion, one of two yellow crayons in Crayola's 24-count pack. It will go into retirement and the Crayola Hall of Fame.
March 30, 2017
California is expected to begin easing sweeping water use and drought restrictions after an extraordinary winter of storms. But a fierce debate rages over whether the rules should become permanent.
March 30, 2017
The body-wide inflammation known as sepsis kills about 300,000 people in U.S. hospitals each year. Promising treatments have come and gone, warn skeptical doctors, who call for rigorous research.
March 30, 2017
The court granted prosecutors' request to hold Park, who was removed from office earlier this month. A Seoul court issued the warrant early Friday local time, hours after she appeared for questioning.
March 30, 2017
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says there'll be a few new safeguards following the Best Picture flub, including not allowing electronic devices backstage.
March 30, 2017
President Trump has called NAFTA a "catastrophe" and threatened to impose a border tax on Mexican imports. How does that impact produce companies with operations on both sides of the border?
March 30, 2017
An article in this week's New Yorker writes about youngsters who fell into a coma-like state in reaction to the news that their family may be deported. We interview the author.
March 30, 2017
A cluster of neurons connects breathing and emotion centers in mouse brains, researchers say. If this turns out to be true in humans, it could explain how controlled breathing calms the mind.
March 30, 2017
Scientists predicted that more than 1,000 babies would be born with the birth defect in Brazil last year. That never happened. Why?
March 30, 2017
Federal investigators have begun looking into what caused the wreck 75 miles west of San Antonio. The victims, who ranged in age from 61 to 87, were returning from a retreat.
March 30, 2017
While the state has a bountiful coastline, it doesn't have easy access to kelp seed. But scientists are trying to incubate varieties that can be domestically farmed — good news for business owners.
March 30, 2017
The U.S. secretary of state's remarks at a joint news conference punctuated a day of delicate discussions in Turkey, which is facing a number of issues at home and abroad.
March 30, 2017

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