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Amnesty estimates China killed more people than all the other countries put together. The U.S. fell off the list of the top five countries to carry out the death penalty for the first time since 2006.
April 11, 2017
An M-44 spit sodium cyanide on a boy and his dog in Idaho last month, killing the dog and drawing petitions for removal of the devices. The USDA's Wildlife Services agency has acceded to that request.
April 11, 2017
Exposure to the tiny fibers in asbestos can lead people who work around the material to develop mesothelioma, a cancer of the thin membranes that line the chest and abdomen.
April 11, 2017
President Trump has ordered the U.S. Navy to respond to foreign policy crises twice in less than a week, but his options in North Korea are much narrower than in Syria.
April 11, 2017
Physically manipulating the spine appears to offer a modestly effective alternative to medication for lower back pain, according to a new evaluation of scientific studies.
April 11, 2017
Before the secretary of state even touched down in Moscow, heated words were already flying between the two sides over Syrian President Bashar Assad and the U.S. missile strike last week.
April 11, 2017
U.S. presidents have a tradition of entering office and expressing hope for improved relations with Russia. This is matched by a tradition of presidents leaving office amid friction with Moscow.
April 11, 2017
Many Tennessee high schoolers graduated in 2015 without meeting state requirements. How they did it reveals a disconnect between district and state expectations.
April 11, 2017
"We will hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions," North Korea said. President Trump said the country is "looking for trouble."
April 11, 2017
For Christians and Muslims in the Middle East, maamoul is an essential part of Easter and Eid respectively. Stuffed with date paste or nuts, this buttery cookie dates back to ancient Egypt.
April 11, 2017
The election is drawing national attention, including a last-minute ad from President Trump. A closer-than-expected result could be a warning sign for the GOP of a lack of enthusiasm in the Trump era.
April 11, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force proposes each man decide with his doctor whether to undergo routine PSA testing, citing recent evidence of benefits and ways to minimize downsides of screening.
April 11, 2017
Freedom's just another word for ... a full-ride scholarship, with strings attached. New York's vast new scholarship program has brought praise, and some nitpicking.
April 11, 2017
A rapidly evolving strain of bird flu has killed a record number of people this year in China. Scientists are concerned about its potential to spur a global pandemic.
April 11, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security says such demands aren't routine and represent a fraction of those entering the country.
April 11, 2017
Instead of soaring towers with antennas on top, future cell sites will adorn power poles and streetlights owned by cities and towns that are wary of turning them over to wireless companies.
April 11, 2017
New Mexico has made it illegal to stigmatize students who cannot pay for their lunches. State Sen. Michael Padilla, who introduced the bill, says he had to mop cafeteria floors as a foster child.
April 11, 2017
The former Kinks leader speaks with Steve Inskeep about Americana, a musical distillation of his sometimes tumultuous life as British rock star in the U.S.
April 11, 2017
Chicago's fire department gets 20 times more medical calls than fire calls, but it has twice as many firetrucks as ambulances. Other cities also face this disparity and there are calls for change.
April 11, 2017
With their powers combined, the three countries aim to return the World Cup to North America in 2026. Under the proposal the U.S. would host 60 matches, with 10 apiece hosted by Canada and Mexico.
April 10, 2017

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