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House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.
September 12, 2014
In 1994, Congress passed the most significant crime fighting legislation in a generation. Now, policymakers are dialing back Clinton's tough-on-crime policies.
September 12, 2014
A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.
September 12, 2014
Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But trade is thriving.
September 12, 2014
T.J. Lane escaped Thursday night with two other inmates from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima. Lane was convicted of killing 3 students at a suburban Cleveland High School in 2012.
September 12, 2014
Newly released court documents reveal details of a battle between Yahoo and the Obama administration. The government pressured Yahoo to disclose some users' data for a secret NSA surveillance program.
September 11, 2014
The Central Intelligence Agency says the Sunni militant group can "muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters." Earlier, the agency had estimated ISIS had at least 10,000 fighters.
September 11, 2014
The company says it fought the order in a secret court and lost. Today, that same court finally unsealed documents of a pivotal decision that allowed the U.S. to spy on Internet users.
September 11, 2014
Last Friday Dr. Rick Sacra was flown from Liberia to Nebraska in a special medevac plane to be treated for Ebola. After receiving two experimental therapies, Sacra's condition has improved.
September 11, 2014
It roamed land and sea and snacked on giant fish. The first few Spinosaurus bones were discovered a century ago, but destroyed in WWII. A more complete, second specimen reveals a terrifying predator.
September 11, 2014
The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.
September 11, 2014
Some leaders of this extreme city sport where people run, jump and slide on streets and over buildings, hope to slip into the games by courting the International Olympic Committee.
September 11, 2014
Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley, along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.
September 11, 2014
Contrave will be available in pharmacies this fall. But the companies working on the drug's marketing won't say how much it will cost.
September 11, 2014
In an interview with NPR, Rice said the U.S. will not be drawn into a ground war in Iraq and Syria, even if local forces are insufficient at containing the Sunni militants.
September 11, 2014
Kiel delighted moviegoers with his quiet menace and his metal teeth in the role of Jaws, the Bond villain henchman who not only survived his encounters with 007, but also lived happily ever after.
September 11, 2014
Some say our military has a big role to play in bringing Ebola under control. But sending in troops is trickier than it sounds.
September 11, 2014
The rare virus is spreading fast, and doctors don't have an instant test to find out who has it. So parents should be ready to seek help quickly if a child has a cold that's rapidly getting worse.
September 11, 2014
The president has opted for an open-ended air campaign to fight the Islamic State. A look at what it will take to make the plan work and the risks that could cause it to fail.
September 11, 2014
For those who think there are not enough hours in the day, researchers may have just offered you a solution. The brain can continue tasks even while asleep, a study finds. Texting not included, alas.
September 11, 2014

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