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The state was the last in the country to end its ban on MMA. The Ultimate Fighting Championship, a league that hosts MMA fights, has already scheduled a match at Madison Square Garden.
April 15, 2016
Just over 24 hours after strong earthquakes hit the Kumamoto area, an even bigger temblor of magnitude 7.0 struck the same area. Thursday's quakes killed at least nine people.
April 15, 2016
The FDA says tacos, tamales and other foods made with corn masa flour can now be fortified with folic acid. The move is aimed at reducing severe brain defects in babies born to Hispanic women.
April 15, 2016
Two real-life stories show why funding for mental health care is critical — in every country.
April 15, 2016
Comic Jan Boehmermann could face jail time for reading a satirical poem on TV that criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A German law makes it illegal to insult a foreign leader.
April 15, 2016
The U.S. is trying to figure out whether, and how, to regulate crops that have had their genes "edited." One example: a mushroom that doesn't brown when cut. It could be the first of many such crops.
April 15, 2016
Tony Spence, director of a news outlet covering the church, was asked to resign this week, according to several Catholic news outlets. He had tweeted about controversial laws in several states.
April 15, 2016
Starting in 2017, NBA players will see two new logos on their jerseys: one from Nike, and another from corporate sponsors that make deals with each team.
April 15, 2016
Medicare now pays doctors $86 to discuss end-of-life care in an office visit that covers topics such as hospice, living wills and do-not-resuscitate orders. But how should doctors get a chat rolling?
April 15, 2016
A scandal is now boiling over how Galant handled security concerns and what she told Prime Minister Charles Michel about the European report — one of several documents that were recently leaked.
April 15, 2016
Van Houten, now 66, is serving a life sentence for her part in a 1969 string of killings in Los Angeles by the Charles Manson cult. The governor will have final say over whether she is granted parole.
April 15, 2016
The French Republic is France. The Hellenic Republic is Greece. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Kingdom of Denmark, Slovak Republic: All have shorter English names. The Czech Republic doesn't — yet.
April 15, 2016
Critics say the bill isn't constitutional — and that it equates the Bible to the Tennessee walking horse or the Tennessee cave salamander.
April 15, 2016
Bernie Sanders' inner circle could finally make an urgent case: If you don't beat Hillary Clinton in New York, where will you amass the delegates needed to beat her in the pledged delegate category?
April 15, 2016
The two Democratic contenders exchanged sharp attacks ahead of Tuesday's New York primary.
April 15, 2016
Scientists estimated how contagious the virus is in Colombia — and that gives us some clues to how it might spread in the U.S.
April 15, 2016
The rules, designed to make drilling safer and reduce the risk of a blowout, come six years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The oil industry says some of the requirements are too costly.
April 15, 2016
At a black tie, $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for the New York state Republican Party, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich offered nothing but praise for the city. The New York primary is Tuesday.
April 15, 2016
Dilma Rousseff was elected twice as the country's economy soared. But a bruising recession is now seen as the leading reason many Brazilians have turned against her.
April 15, 2016
Washington stars as Anita Hill in the new HBO film Confirmation. She was 14 during the 1991 hearings, and says it was the first time she remembers her parents having different points of view.
April 15, 2016

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