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When scientists activate hunting circuits in the brains of genetically modified mice, the animals attack insects and even bottle caps as prey. It gives clues to the evolution of hunting in humans.
Jan. 12, 2017
"To defend themselves and Afghan forces, U.S. forces returned fire in self-defense at Taliban who were using civilian houses as firing positions," according to a U.S. military report.
Jan. 12, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency says Fiat Chrysler violated the Clean Air Act by allegedly installing software in about 104,000 vehicles that increased emissions of nitrogen oxides.
Jan. 12, 2017
The president-elect plans to issue a report in 90 days on how the government can improve cyber security.
Jan. 12, 2017
Storms dumped rain and snow all along the coast, prompting evacuations, closing roads and knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers. But all that water has helped the West's severe drought.
Jan. 12, 2017
Killer whales are one of only three species known to have menopause. Researchers are looking at the conflict and cooperation between older and younger female whales to understand why.
Jan. 12, 2017
In 2016 the Justice Department issued a scathing report on the discriminatory policing practices in Baltimore. The court-enforceable decree calls for an independent monitor to observe the department.
Jan. 12, 2017
A law in the Philippines mandates universal access to contraception, but the Supreme Court and the Catholic Church have fought its implementation. President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing back.
Jan. 12, 2017
Marie-Antoine Carême died 184 years ago today. But in his short lifetime, he would forever revolutionize French haute cuisine and gain worldwide fame. Some of his concepts are still in use.
Jan. 12, 2017
Donald Trump said Wednesday he thinks Russia was behind recent hacks, but later said it could have been others. He also denied allegations that Russia has a file with damaging information about him.
Jan. 12, 2017
Rachel Martin speaks with Republican Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, who says the U.S. is threatened more than ever and Gen. James Mattis is the right pick for secretary of defense.
Jan. 12, 2017
Donald Trump's attacks on the media dominated his first news conference since being elected president. He singled out BuzzFeed and CNN for criticism.
Jan. 12, 2017
The U.S. is sending tanks and soldiers to Poland and the Baltic states to counter a perceived threat from Russia. It's part of the biggest U.S. military deployment in Europe in decades.
Jan. 12, 2017
Authorities are searching for a man who shot and killed an Orlando police officer Monday. The suspect is still on the loose and the manhunt has rattled people living in the tourist destination.
Jan. 12, 2017
Donald Trump announced that he is handing over management of his business to his adult sons and a long-time executive. Watchdog groups say Trump hasn't gone far enough to avoid conflicts of interest.
Jan. 12, 2017
Some police officials say their millennial-aged recruits are so used to communicating using social media that they need training in talking with people face to face.
Jan. 12, 2017
Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, faced hours of grilling on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon about the hearing.
Jan. 12, 2017
Some of Trump's most revealing remarks at the news conference were made about potential conflicts of interest. Steve Inskeep talks to ex-White House ethics lawyers, Richard Painter and Norman Eisen.
Jan. 12, 2017
High school graduation rates are improving, but an investigation into the numbers shows some of that is due to quick fixes. Policy experts respond with their suggestions for real progress.
Jan. 12, 2017
The creature, which roamed ocean floors over 500 million years ago, went years without a definitive scientific classification. Now, researchers think the oddball finally has a group to call its own.
Jan. 12, 2017

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