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She was orphaned at 10, then diagnosed with HIV and TB. She was abused. She tried to kill herself. This is the epic story of 24-year-old Loyce Maturu.
April 5, 2016
There's now limited reconstruction in the territory that was badly damaged in the 2014 war with Israel. But it's very uneven, depending on factors like whether money comes from Qatar or Kuwait.
April 5, 2016
President Obama calls the controversial practice "one of the most insidious tax loopholes out there." Now the Treasury Department has introduced rules aimed at reducing the incentives for inversions.
April 5, 2016
At the Heartland Biogas Project, spoiled milk, old pet food and vats of grease combine with helpful bacteria in massive tanks to generate gas. It's all thanks to anaerobic digestion.
April 5, 2016
Trump demands that Mexico pay up to $10 billion or risk the cutting off of wire transfers from the U.S. to Mexico and a cancellation of business and tourist visas for Mexican citizens.
April 5, 2016
At a time when tensions are running high in the South China Sea, Indonesia used explosives to destroy more than 20 foreign fishing boats caught poaching recently in its waters.
April 5, 2016
The new law specifically protects religious opposition to same-sex marriage, extramarital sex and transgender people. Gov. Phil Bryant said it "merely reinforces" existing religious freedoms.
April 5, 2016
The NFL hopes to reach a broader audience, including those who don't have cable, while Twitter is looking to attract and keep new users.
April 5, 2016
European media are reporting that Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is resigning his post — but not his role as the head of his political party — after he and his wife were implicated by the leaked data.
April 5, 2016
Stuart Delery, acting associate attorney general, is resigning to explore options in the private sector. He leaves as the highest-ranking openly gay leader in the department's history.
April 5, 2016
It's degrading to the religious book to put it on the same level as the state flower and bird, says a Republican critic of the bill.
April 5, 2016
New moms get a lot of sympathy over lack of sleep, but studies find that dads may be hurting more, a new book on the science of parenting says. Bottom line: Both parents need help getting shuteye.
April 5, 2016
Erik Bauersfeld's amphibious rebel commander was far from the biggest role that the Star Wars movies had to offer. But three words transformed a bit part into a fan favorite: "It's a trap!"
April 5, 2016
Ted Cruz hopes support from Scott Walker and the state's influential talk radio contingent can help him topple Trump. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders hopes the state's progressive bent bends for him.
April 5, 2016
Many low-income households that claim the earned income tax credit lack health insurance. That status on tax returns could provide a clue about people who would benefit from outreach.
April 5, 2016
A nocturnal journey with a pair of Americans who wrote Shanghai Nightscapes, a book covering the raucous past, the abrupt disappearance and the eventual rebirth of nightlife in the city.
April 5, 2016
Someone has been using Lego blocks to repair the corner of a crumbling brick building in Boston. Reporter Tovia Smith set out to investigate who this person is and what else he has been up to.
April 5, 2016
Renewable energy is taking off across the nation, but storing the energy is still a problem that is challenging companies to innovate with solutions ranging from molten salt to ice.
April 5, 2016
An electrician who fled Afghanistan after the Taliban tried to force him to smuggle bombs into a military camp is starting a new life. He's just been approved to start a forestry apprenticeship.
April 5, 2016
Taxpayers waiting for their refunds can breathe a sigh of relief: A fire at the IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C. won't interfere with their returns.
April 5, 2016

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