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U.S. officials are detaining thousands of immigrant children who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone. Two journalists discuss conditions at detention centers, and what's driving the migrants.
June 23, 2014
Last year a lower court ruled that only Muslims can use the word to describe God. But the government said the top court's ruling on Monday applied only to the Catholic newspaper that brought the case.
June 23, 2014
Meriam Ibrahim, 27, says she was raised an Orthodox Christian after being born to a Muslim father. A court ordered her release Monday, throwing out a death sentence.
June 23, 2014
The memo explains the administration's legal reasoning for launching a drone attack on an American citizen overseas.
June 23, 2014
Invertebrates make up about 99 percent of all species. But they're no longer being featured at the National Zoo, after an abrupt closure.
June 23, 2014
Nine months after the mission started, the last remaining chemicals that had been identified for removal from Syria were loaded on a Danish ship. The OPCW called it a "major landmark."
June 23, 2014
The company's popular new ad for "period starter kits" has lightened the mood on a difficult subject, but NPR's Laurel Dalrymple thinks tween angst is hard enough without petty family battles.
June 23, 2014
The Israeli prime minister said while he appreciates help from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, he also wants Abbas to renege on the unity government formed with Hamas.
June 23, 2014
Three journalists who work for Al Jazeera have been sentenced to prison terms – two for seven years and a third for 10 – by an Egyptian court. The three were accused of aiding terrorists.
June 23, 2014
With Sunni militants making new gains against Iraq's Shiite-led government, Secretary of State John Kerry pays a previously unannounced visit to the Iraqi leader.
June 23, 2014
An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges.
June 23, 2014
After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basic . They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.
June 23, 2014
Mexico and Croatia square off today in World Cup play. On the sidelines, however, both nations are among the targets of a FIFA probe into alleged homophobic and racist chants.
June 23, 2014
The WNBA launched its Pride initiative on Sunday, officially embracing the LGBT community. In addition to supporting its gay players and fans, the league stands to make some money off the move.
June 23, 2014
When a company announces that millions of cars have a defect, there's an upside — for dealerships, at least. Car recalls can lead to more profit, and, counterintuitively, to more brand loyalty.
June 23, 2014
Starting this fall, 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals — those with the worst records for infections and injuries — will lose 1 percent of every Medicare payment for a year.
June 23, 2014
After a suicide, family members are often devastated. Depression rates are much higher than when a loved one dies a natural death. But Sandy Bem's family say her approach to suicide helped them mourn.
June 23, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrives in Baghdad as Iraq reels from insurgent onslaught. On Sunday, Kerry was in Cairo, where he met with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
June 23, 2014
President Obama has said that the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military action in Iraq to confront insurgents and that he will consult Congress. But he's said nothing about seeking its approval.
June 22, 2014
Soccer players aren't the only ones battling on the pitch: Shoe brands are fighting it out as well. While Adidas and Nike dominate the market, Puma has a sneaky counterattack: mismatched shoes.
June 22, 2014

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