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President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.
August 18, 2014
The previous cease-fire lasted five days and expired at midnight. Unlike other deal extensions, there have been no reports of rockets fired or Israeli action. Talks continue with mediators in Egypt.
August 18, 2014
Using a new technology, scientists have created a vaccine for an emerging mosquito-borne virus. The vaccine was safe and produced some degree of immunity in a preliminary study.
August 18, 2014
While agreements with 10 more unions need to be reached by Tuesday night, the deal struck with two of the Met's major unions represents a major turning point in a bitter dispute.
August 18, 2014
The Yazidis are a small religious minority and have faced persecution again and again over the centuries. Some say it is now time to leave Iraq for good.
August 18, 2014
Men, women and children began lining up hours before the new facility opened — only the third Ebola treatment center in a country where the virus is spreading with alarming speed.
August 18, 2014
Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won't.
August 18, 2014
In weighing whether to travel to Ferguson, Mo., himself, President Obama said he had to be careful not to prejudge the events surrounding Michael Brown's death before the investigations are complete.
August 18, 2014
This third largest wildfire in California's history struck the area near Yosemite National Park. Since then, controversy has broken out over whether to log the trees and replant seedlings.
August 18, 2014
Dorian Johnson was with Michael Brown on the night that he was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo. Freeman Bosley, Johnson's attorney and a former mayor of St. Louis, speaks about the situation.
August 18, 2014
Requested by the family, a preliminary, independent autopsy has found that Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot six times by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.
August 18, 2014
Women have been moving for their husband's jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partner's footsteps — and grappling with the implications for their own careers.
August 18, 2014
The Ebola outbreak has been spreading through Liberia with alarming speed, yet for weeks there have been only two places in the whole country where people infected with the virus could get medical care. Doctors Without Borders just opened a third facility.
August 18, 2014
President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.
August 18, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited the White House to brief President Obama on the latest federal response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo. FBI agents are set to finish canvassing for witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown, and more federal peacemakers will arrive to try to ease tensions.
August 18, 2014
As U.S. deputy commander in Iraq until January 2011, Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero oversaw targeting for airstrikes during 17 months of the troop surge there. He tells Robert Siegel that for such strikes to be effective, they must be one part of a larger, overarching strategy.
August 18, 2014
The state produces a lot of energy, but as wind power companies try to expand there they are meeting resistance from an unlikely alliance: environmentalists and the oil industry.
August 18, 2014
James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.
August 18, 2014
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger, Roman-Style. At M Burger, that means two grilled cheese sandwiches replace the bun.
August 18, 2014
Pope Francis added "the means that can be used to stop them must be evaluated." The comments come as the U.S. conducts airstrikes against militants of the Islamic State who are targeting minorities.
August 18, 2014

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