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Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday they will continue to tamp down interest rates. The last time they raised interested rates was June 2006. They set no specific deadline for raising rates.
June 17, 2015
Individual differences in the brain's working memory could help explain why some teens are especially impulsive about sex. Having engaged parents helps reduce the risk.
June 17, 2015
If fruits and vegetables don't measure up to cosmetic standards, they're often plowed under in the field. One company wants to help change that by creating a market for less-than-perfect produce.
June 17, 2015
For months, members of Congress called on the president to seek approval for the use of military force. But when he finally did so, the climate suddenly changed.
June 17, 2015
Parvez Henry Gill says the cross is intended as a "symbol of peace." But in a city where sectarian violence is common, the cross could become a target. Gill acknowledges that death threats are common.
June 17, 2015
New data suggest that many regions in the world are overusing their underground water supplies. And researchers aren't sure how much remains.
June 17, 2015
The Republican House Ways and Means chairman explains to Steve Inskeep why he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which is now working its way — in fits and starts — through Congress.
June 17, 2015
After he was found by a Tampa airport's janitorial crew, a stuffed tiger named Hobbes was taken out for some gelato and on a behind-the-scenes tours of the airport.
June 17, 2015
Changes in sunscreen labels designed to make them clearer don't seem to be doing the job, a survey finds. Less than one quarter of people knew that SPF value relates to preventing sunburns.
June 17, 2015
The Republican House Ways and Means chairman explains to Steve Inskeep why he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which is now working its way — in fits and starts — through Congress.
June 17, 2015
Locals say it's the first theft on the island in decades. Items ranging from wool hats to candy and cosmetics were taken from a shop next to Canna's pier.
June 17, 2015
When Donald Trump announced that he's running for president Tuesday, the soundtrack at the rally was Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," which was played loudly and repeatedly.
June 17, 2015
The storm is slowly moving northward, churning along a path through Waco and Dallas-Fort Worth and areas whose lakes and rivers have already been swollen with heavy rains in recent weeks.
June 17, 2015
The federal government overpaid for nearly half of the patients of a Medicare Advantage plan, a Medicare audit found. At issue is whether insurers "upcode" diagnoses to reap bigger payments.
June 17, 2015
Regulators in the 23 states where medical or recreational marijuana is allowed are having a tough time making sure pot buyers don't ingest harmful pesticides.
June 17, 2015
There's a new kind of phone scam on the rise: fraudsters using fake numbers to pretend they're calling from the local police department. And there's little the real police can do about it.
June 17, 2015
Arthur Levine, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, is launching a $30 million project that he says will shake teacher education to its core.
June 17, 2015
As in the previous two games, the thin-benched Cleveland Cavaliers are able to keep things close early before running out of gas, letting Stephen Curry and the Warriors cruise to the title.
June 16, 2015
And when the use of intrauterine devices and hormonal implants by young women goes up, the number of unplanned pregnancies sharply drops, researchers find.
June 16, 2015
A lawmaker says the agency ignored recommendations that vulnerable OPM computers be shut down until they could be encrypted. The director notes some of the computers are too old to handle encryption.
June 16, 2015

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