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The move is seen as unexpected. A Vatican statement said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious would make some changes, but, overall, the umbrella group's operations remain intact.
April 16, 2015
Imagine a time when presidential candidates declared just two months before Iowa. Flashback to 1979 when Ronald Reagan announced. It's not just timing that's shifted, so has the culture.
April 16, 2015
Speaking on the first anniversary of a catastrophe that killed 304 people, President Park Geun-hye has pledged to salvage the Sewol ferry.
April 16, 2015
It's been more than a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 was lost with 239 people on board. Officials now say they'll double the already huge search area to 46,000 square miles next month.
April 16, 2015
Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.
April 16, 2015
Virginia found 1-in-5 of its touchscreen machines vulnerable to attack with passwords as easy as "abcde." As more voting goes automated, more concerns are being raised.
April 16, 2015
Britain forced thousands off Diego Garcia, a remote Indian Ocean island, in the '70s to make way for a U.S. military base. For 40 years residents have fought to return. Now they have a growing chance.
April 16, 2015
Author Melanie Hoffert grew up gay in rural America, where coming out was difficult. But that hasn't stopped her family from having a frank and challenging conversation about same-sex marriage.
April 16, 2015
The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.
April 16, 2015
People who took acetaminophen responded less strongly to happy or sad photos in a small study. It's one of several studies suggesting that there's an overlap with pain and other feelings.
April 16, 2015
Ned Parker has covered Iraq for more than a decade. But the Reuters bureau chief abruptly left the country last week after a report of human rights abuses prompted threats from a Shiite paramilitary.
April 16, 2015
The FDA has issued a warning letter to Kind about the labeling of its fruit-and-nut snack bars. It argues that the bars contain too much fat to bear the label "healthy" printed on the wrapper.
April 15, 2015
Many Thais, and others around the world, eat insects. An entrepreneur is trying to grow the market in Thailand by bringing deep-fried insects off the street and into convenience and gourmet shops.
April 15, 2015
A little MRI video seems to settle the decades-old debate about that loud pop of the joints: It's all about bubbles. But imagine an air bag inflating, not the bursting of a balloon.
April 15, 2015
Researchers in Kenya uncover tools dated to 3.3 million years ago, long before the first humans, as we know them, walked the Earth.
April 15, 2015
Robyn Gritz investigated major national security threats, but says the FBI drummed her out of a job after she fell out of favor with her supervisors. She went on to sell cosmetics and answer phones.
April 15, 2015
Genetic profiling of cancer cells can help guide treatment, but such profiles can be ambiguous. Results are more accurate, some scientists say, when labs test normal cells from each patient, too.
April 15, 2015
A 47-year-old man disappeared 11 days ago on a popular trail. The weather is so bad that helicopters can't help. His only chance of survival is via a small search team with four dogs.
April 15, 2015
The State Department has released documents from 1865 that highlight the disbelief and and profound sympathy over Lincoln's death from governments and private citizens the world over.
April 15, 2015
A Capitol Police spokeswoman said one person has been detained. The identity of that person is unknown.
April 15, 2015

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