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People as far away as Thailand, India, and Bangladesh felt the magnitude-6.8 quake. Historic pagodas in the city of Bagan appeared to be damaged, and at least three people reportedly died.
Aug. 24, 2016
Turkey's offensive is the largest military mission of its kind in the Syria conflict to date. It was intended to clear ISIS militants from territory along the border.
Aug. 24, 2016
News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture. Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?
Aug. 24, 2016
Researchers analyzed people's photo galleries on Instagram, then asked about their mental health. People who favored darker, grayer photos and filters were more likely to be depressed.
Aug. 24, 2016
Turkey has taken in 2.7 million Syrian refugees since 2011. But it's extremely difficult for refugees to build a new life, particularly for children who often can't get documented.
Aug. 24, 2016
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday. David Greene speaks with reporter Christopher Livesay in Amatrice, at the epicenter: "The mayor says half the town doesn't exist anymore."
Aug. 24, 2016
In a face-off between voice entry and typing on a mobile device, voice recognition software performed significantly better. The results held true in both English and Mandarin Chinese.
Aug. 24, 2016
The earthquake struck overnight, devastating a number of picturesque small towns packed with vacationers. Survivors are being pulled from the rubble as a series of aftershocks shake the region.
Aug. 24, 2016
Talking about sex is awkward, but it can be especially difficult for instructors of deaf students. They're trying to turn that cringe-worthy conversation into something more comfortable.
Aug. 24, 2016
Do Donald Trump's comments about regret signal a new phase in the phenomenon? They might as easily be heard as a variation on what Trump has sounded from the beginning: Same song, different verse.
Aug. 24, 2016
The emergency food stamp process is only on surnames from A to D. Rachel Moriarty must try to hold out. Al McGee is grateful for his son-in-law's clean-up labor: "It's meant the world to me."
Aug. 24, 2016
High winds and dangerous rip currents make swimming in the Great Lakes unpredictable, and sometimes deadly — most beaches have no lifeguards, and hundreds drown in the lakes each year.
Aug. 24, 2016
The quake struck just after 3:30 a.m. and was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.
Aug. 23, 2016
According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
Aug. 23, 2016
Babies born with small heads are "just the tip of the iceberg" of what Zika does to a fetus' brain, says Dr. Deborah Levine, a contributor to a new study.
Aug. 23, 2016
The GOP vice presidential candidate dropped into a Pennsylvania barbershop to get a haircut Thursday. The barber wasn't quite sure who he was.
Aug. 23, 2016
Crews surrounded the San Bernardino County fire Tuesday. Meanwhile, multiple wildfires continue to bedevil crews, including one near a historic estate built by William Randolph Hearst.
Aug. 23, 2016
It's the first systematic documentation of the practice in the republic of Dagestan. Reactions from a mufti, a priest and a rabbi have sparked a charged debate.
Aug. 23, 2016
The foundation would give up its most recognizable parts, including its major global health and wellness programs.
Aug. 23, 2016
The country faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. But the brutal rape has left aid agencies wondering whether to pull out their foreign staff.
Aug. 23, 2016

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