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Cities in several states have honored "comfort women" who were forced into sex work during World War II. Memorials have appeared in New Jersey, Michigan, Virginia and California, with more on the way.
March 10, 2017
With elections this fall, Germany is bracing for an escalation of fake news. Trust in the traditional press is waning, but some outlets are fighting back.
March 10, 2017
After Kellyanne Conway urged shoppers to buy Ivanka Trump's fashion line, the Office of Government Ethics urged punishment. The White House says the agency's rules don't apply to its workers.
March 9, 2017
The country's first female president makes history again, this time, as the first South Korean leader to be removed from office.
March 9, 2017
Our roads, bridges, dams, transit systems and airports are in pretty poor shape. The nation's civil engineers are calling for a significant increase in the gas tax to pay for the needed upgrades.
March 9, 2017
Gen. Joseph Votel was blunt: "We lost a lot in this operation. We lost a valued operator, we had people wounded, we caused civilian casualties, lost an expensive aircraft."
March 9, 2017
The owners of a Washington wine bar say President Trump is unfairly harming local restaurants by promoting his own nearby place: the Trump International Hotel. They want Trump to divest or close it.
March 9, 2017
Archaeologists suspect that the damaged statue, more than 25 feet tall, depicts Ramses II — aka Ozymandias. One of English literature's most famous poems describes a broken, forgotten statue of him.
March 9, 2017
Bills to tighten voter ID rules have already been introduced in about half the states this year, where Republican lawmakers say the changes are needed to protect the integrity of the vote.
March 9, 2017
With conservative lawmakers and interest groups blasting the Republican health care overhaul effort, the House speaker is making a hard sell for his bill.
March 9, 2017
The Pentagon says the new troops will fire artillery rounds at ISIS fighters in support of the local forces who are trying to take back the ISIS capital, Raqqa.
March 9, 2017
To feed their cheese habit, the author and her father took a crash course in mozzarella on a Pennsylvania farm. The experience offered valuable insight into the science and history of cheese-making.
March 9, 2017
Ridership on U.S. bike-share programs was 10 times higher last year than it was in 2011 — and so far, only one traffic fatality is believed to have resulted from bike-share use.
March 9, 2017
The state's attorney general, Bob Ferguson, said Thursday that he will ask the federal judge who stayed Trump's first travel ban nationwide to extend that stay to the ban issued Monday.
March 9, 2017
An international consortium of researchers has synthesized about a third of the genetic code of baker's yeast. It's an important milestone in science's quest to create complex "synthetic life."
March 9, 2017
Journalist Emily Bazelon says the relationship between Bannon and Sessions predates the 2016 campaign, and that their anti-immigration policies come from fears of a growing minority population.
March 9, 2017
The electronics chain closed thousands of stores in 2015, and restructured the remaining business in attempt to stabilize sales. On Wednesday, the new parent company filed for bankruptcy.
March 9, 2017
Associations of doctors, nurses and hospitals say the bill, under review in Congress, will likely reduce coverage and hurt Americans' health. Among the critics is Medicaid's chief medical officer.
March 9, 2017
Chris Bertish set out from Morocco to become the first to make the crossing alone on a stand-up paddleboard. On Thursday, after 93 days, he paddled into the West Indies, with a whole ocean behind him.
March 9, 2017
WikiLeaks on Tuesday disclosed the hacking tools from the so-called Vault 7 series. Now Assange says his group will be working with big manufacturers to develop fixes.
March 9, 2017

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