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In a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, President Obama said Afghanistan "remains a very dangerous place," and the size of the U.S. troop presence in 2016 is yet to be decided.
March 24, 2015
Cuban baseball has been struggling. A lack of money means facilities are in disrepair. Defections mean some of the best players have left. But new relations with the U.S. may mean new opportunities.
March 24, 2015
Photos of 5-year-old Lily Bushelle dressed up as heroines of African-American history have gone viral. Her family is finding new icons to help continue their series.
March 24, 2015
British comic actor James Corden took over CBS' Late Late Show on Monday with a star-studded debut. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says he offered a touch of talk show tradition with a modern feel.
March 24, 2015
A House panel released the tape and angrily questioned Secret Service Director Joe Clancy about why additional videos of the March 4 incident near the White House weren't preserved and made available.
March 24, 2015
Should the government recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet? That's emerged as a political flashpoint. The panel working on federal guidelines says the evidence on lean meat is muddled.
March 24, 2015
Fox has announced that its beloved sci-fi series The X-Files will be back for six new episodes from creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
March 24, 2015
The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq has been conducting surveillance flights over the city since March 21 to help uproot militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
March 24, 2015
The "Sodomite Suppression Act" is unlikely to get a vote, but it's making waves in the Golden State, where all it takes is $200 and a few hundred thousand signatures to get on a ballot.
March 24, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a backlog of some 3,000 FOIA requests and says it may need 10 years or more to dig out from under some large cases.
March 24, 2015
Early efforts to test legal marijuana are finding that it's got lots of buzzworthy THC. But it can also have fungus, chemical residue and bacteria. What that means for health and safety isn't clear.
March 24, 2015
Almost all registered nurses are women, but men in the profession are paid more, a study finds. The differences were especially startling in outpatient settings and for nurse anesthetists.
March 24, 2015
When a person is diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the treatment is so long and painful that some countries decide it's not worth bothering. Partners In Health disagrees.
March 24, 2015
Slang words come and go — and some stay on forever.
March 24, 2015
The plane, an Airbus A320 run by a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa, went down with 150 people aboard. French President Francois Hollande voiced fears that there would be no survivors.
March 24, 2015
Writing in The New York Times, the actress, who had a preventive double mastectomy two years ago, said she carried a gene that gave her an elevated risk of cancer.
March 24, 2015
The Airbus A320, which has 148 people on board, was traveling from Dusseldorf, Germany, to Barcelona, Spain.
March 24, 2015
The Wall Street Journal says Israel spied on the talks and passed on the information to U.S. lawmakers in the hopes of undermining the deal. Israel denies spying on the talks.
March 24, 2015
Only about half of Medicare patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.
March 24, 2015
A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.
March 24, 2015

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