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State lawmakers passed dozens of bills to restrict abortion this session. One trend: making women wait ever longer, up to 72 hours in some states, before having the procedure.
June 02, 2015
The spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, virus has sent sales of surgical masks soaring. Do they really help?
June 02, 2015
Scott County's needle exchange program is part of a response to the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history. After a slow start in April, the needle exchange is drawing users and community support.
June 02, 2015
From recipes for apple pie without apples to advice on how to treat servants, the era's cookbooks hint at the turbulence outside the kitchen window. Indeed, food helped decide the war's outcome.
June 02, 2015
People always say they want change in elections, but who represents that change? A new poll sheds some light on who does — and who does not.
June 02, 2015
The Senate has approved the USA Freedom Act, which will alter the way U.S. agencies conduct surveillance and gather data. A final vote on the bill came late Tuesday afternoon.
June 02, 2015
It's been nearly 30 years since Congress established a special court to help keep good vaccines on the market and fairly compensate the rare person who has a severe reaction. Who wins these cases?
June 02, 2015
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was called before a Senate panel to answer questions about a data breach revealed last month involving the accounts of 104,000 taxpayers.
June 02, 2015
The four families testify before a House committee and urge the U.S. to step up efforts. The renewed focus comes as Iran and world powers try to work out a nuclear deal ahead of a June 30 deadline.
June 02, 2015
The homeless students now meet in tents. On Day 2 of classes, they paid tribute to their country's 8,500 earthquake-related deaths.
June 02, 2015
Nearly two years after his information about U.S. spying caused an international uproar, former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden speaks to an audience in London Tuesday, via live video feed.
June 02, 2015
Politicians in Washington currently have an actual hawk in their neighborhood.
June 02, 2015
Just days after he won an election to a fifth term, Blatter said the interests of FIFA are "very dear to me and this is why I have taken this decision."
June 02, 2015
Dias Kadyrbayev went to college with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for getting rid of a computer and fireworks in Tsarnaev's room.
June 02, 2015
The shocking statistic made headlines last month. Can the data be trusted? And if so, what's going on?
June 02, 2015
Historians say Sgt. William Shemin and Sgt. Henry Johnson haven't been properly recognized for their bravery under fire.
June 02, 2015
Many of today's fitness trends can be traced back to the pioneering programs of the YMCA.
June 02, 2015
The payment was allegedly part of a bribe to help South Africa secure the right to host the World Cup. The revelation brings the bribery scandal closer to FIFA's longtime president.
June 02, 2015
Consumers can switch plans outside of the annual open enrollment period for some specific life changes, but generally not when a doctor falls out of the plan.
June 02, 2015
Aung San Suu Kyi has been universally praised in her battle for democracy in Myanmar. But she has been conspicuously silent about the worsening plight of the Rohingya minority in her homeland.
June 02, 2015

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