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A snapshot of goat-grabbing, a popular sport in Afghanistan.
June 19, 2014
The company said it made the decision in the wake of allegations of misconduct against Charney. It did not elaborate. He has been subject to past lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.
June 19, 2014
Today's 2 p.m. ET vote is to decide who will join House Speaker John A. Boehner in a top leadership role. While that slot seems decided, the No. 3 spot is up for grabs.
June 19, 2014
Also: Evie Wyld's gorgeous, grim novel All the Birds, Singing has won the Encore award; Clinton's Hard Choices sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week.
June 19, 2014
The amount of confidence Americans have in Congress has hit a new low, plummeting from highs in the 1970s and '80s. In the same period, the military has boosted its image.
June 19, 2014
The movement for free tuition is growing. Time to look a gift horse in the mouth.
June 19, 2014
The no-hitters just keep coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In less than a month, the team's pitchers have thrown two games without giving up a hit.
June 19, 2014
Rapid gains by Sunni extremist group ISIS are having a wide impact, crimping Iraq's oil industry and leading to calls for its Shiite leader, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, to resign.
June 19, 2014
According to a new NPR poll, in the 12 states with competitive Senate races this fall, only 38 percent of likely voters said they approved of the way the president is handling his job.
June 19, 2014
A controversial practice to tie, hold down or seclude agitated students mostly impacts kids with disabilities. Schools say it's for safety, but opponents say it's dangerous and a civil rights issue.
June 19, 2014
Federal officials have struck a deal to detain unaccompanied migrant children at an empty college in the tiny town of Lawrenceville, Va. But local pushback has put the plan on hold.
June 19, 2014
Fifty years ago, three civil rights workers were killed by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi. Organizers who pushed for justice then are now educating youth so they can continue to call for change.
June 19, 2014
Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the victory over Colorado.
June 19, 2014
AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C. according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.
June 18, 2014
John Ruthell Henry was put to death in Florida after inmates in Georgia and Missouri became the first and second to be executed in the wake of a failed lethal injection two months ago.
June 18, 2014
Johann Breyer, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952, is being sought by German authorities in connection with the deaths of 216,000 Jews at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during WWII.
June 18, 2014
LA and Newark aren't the only cities with gang problems. Utah's capital is also battling gangs, and officials are using organized crime charges to try to bring down groups like the Tongan Crips.
June 18, 2014
Iraq has a long history of roiling American politics. And that doesn't appear likely to change anytime soon.
June 18, 2014
After the Food and Drug Administration said that antidepressants could spur suicidal thinking in teens, doctors prescribed the drugs less often. The change may have led to more suicides.
June 18, 2014
From his time as an Illinois state senator to his role as U.S. commander in chief, President Obama's political life has been defined by the issue of Iraq — and not necessarily because he wanted it to.
June 18, 2014

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