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Federal prosecutors recently extradited a man from Singapore to face charges he helped conspire to evade export-control laws and send material that wound up in improvised explosive devices in Iraq.
April 12, 2016
A new UNICEF project takes real-life stories of Syrian refugee kids and turns them into short — and really intense — animated videos.
April 12, 2016
And it didn't drink any coffee but it LOVED the cardboard! Until a police officer took the goat into custody.
April 12, 2016
Work & Days, a new book of poetry from Tess Taylor, is a lyrical meditation on food and farming and what she calls "this fragile and ultimately, very necessary relationship we have with the earth."
April 12, 2016
Physicist Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner have announced a $100 million mission to prepare for interstellar exploration — with a stamp-sized spacecraft, light sails and enormous lasers.
April 12, 2016
In January, International Monetary Fund's economists thought the global economy would grow 3.4 percent this year, but now they've back ratcheted that forecast.
April 12, 2016
A lawsuit against Led Zeppelin claims that the band perpetrated a "falsification of Rock n' Roll History." A federal judge dismissed that part of the plaintiff's case.
April 12, 2016
"He's going to rule himself out and put this to rest once and for all," said a GOP aide familiar with Ryan's plans.
April 12, 2016
Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products after reviewing possible threats posed to bees and other pollinators.
April 12, 2016
In a skit with Hillary Clinton, the New York City mayor joked about "CP time," which is slang for "colored people time." This primary battle, it seems no lame joke goes unpunished.
April 12, 2016
Federal law requires most insurers to provide parity between mental health and medical benefits, but that doesn't necessarily mean that regular counseling will come with a low copayment.
April 12, 2016
Few gifted programs across the country have done what Paradise Valley, Ariz. has done to identify and support gifted English language learners.
April 12, 2016
"Demographics are destiny" has almost become a political cliche, but, so far, in this campaign, it's holding true. That gives some clues for how people might vote in the New York primary in a week.
April 12, 2016
The move had been anticipated since the exiting nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 earlier this year.
April 12, 2016
Critics of the patent system say it's too easy for people to save a slew of semi-realistic ideas, then sue when a firm separately tries to make something similar. A new website fights fire with fire.
April 12, 2016
Child "suicide bombings" by the Nigeria-based militant group have risen from four in 2014 to 44 last year, the U.N. program says. Most of the children were girls.
April 12, 2016
It can be hard to make sense of the words used by people who want to make schools better. Here's our Reader's Guide, using the most common words in English.
April 12, 2016
The southern Italian village of Riace had an aging, dwindling population. That was before it was reborn as a global village following the arrival of thousands of migrants from more than 20 countries.
April 12, 2016
Jenna Cook returned to China at age 20 to search for her birth mother. What she found, above all else, was the collective pain of dozens of Chinese families who had given up children.
April 12, 2016
Even as violent and property crimes fall, more Americans are carrying concealed handguns. Many think having a gun makes them safer, but the decision to shoot is a serious one with grave consequences.
April 12, 2016

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