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We often think that our decisions are our own. But Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely explains how our environment — even something as simple as how a question is framed — can affect what we choose.
March 10, 2017
One choice isn't always better than the other. Philosopher Ruth Chang says, once we realize that, it's easier to embrace the hard work of decision-making.
March 10, 2017
Dozens of girls reportedly had been locked in a small room at the government facility after they had attempted to escape the home earlier.
March 10, 2017
Two people are dead in demonstrations following a historic ruling in South Korea to oust President Park Geun-hye.
March 10, 2017
A U.S. general says Russia has violated a longstanding arms control treaty by deploying new missiles. It was the first official, public assertion that these missiles are fully operational.
March 10, 2017
Small grocery stores known as bodegas were once the cornerstones of New York City's Puerto Rican community. The industry has transitioned between ethnic groups, including now the Yemeni community.
March 10, 2017
These days, talking to a bot is commonplace: think Siri, or your chatty banking app. But you wouldn't talk to your toaster like you talk to a friend — unless your toaster had a great sense of humor.
March 10, 2017
A network of schools, serving English language learners and recent immigrants, is helping students succeed academically and emotionally, too.
March 10, 2017
LEF Farms is investing $10 million to grow gourmet lettuce indoors in New Hampshire. Neighbors say they support the idea of locally grown food, but worry that the lights may affect property values.
March 10, 2017
The Minnesota legislature is considering letting women who act as gestational surrogates get paid for carrying a fetus for other parents. States vary widely in their approach to the practice.
March 10, 2017
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

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