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Stargazers, get ready for something spectacular on Thursday. The annual Perseid meteor shower, already one of the most reliably impressive celestial events, promises to be especially good this year.
Aug. 10, 2016
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says no data was stolen. Users faced error messages after the system was overpowered by what the government said was multiple denial-of-service attacks.
Aug. 10, 2016
Emails obtained by conservative group Judicial Watch fuel allegations the Clinton Foundation worked to compensate donors by providing access at the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure.
Aug. 10, 2016
Candidates are talking about taxes and trade, but not about the tsunami: the massive wave of automation that will transform the workplace.
Aug. 10, 2016
Amnesty International says 97 were killed when soldiers shot peaceful protesters in different parts of the country. Protesters have various grievances, but all share frustration with the government.
Aug. 10, 2016
The Department of Justice found that the city's police force engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she won't sugarcoat the problem.
Aug. 10, 2016
Traditional gender roles on farms are changing, but slowly. While men are typically still in charge of operations, women are beginning to take on greater leadership.
Aug. 10, 2016
Earthworms are a source of protein, calcium and much more. But they may not be the top option for feeding a hungry world.
Aug. 10, 2016
Journalists are fighting to keep alive one of China's leading liberal publications, a modern history journal that's made bold calls for democratic reform. Their prospects don't look good.
Aug. 10, 2016
Puerto Rico has more reported cases of Zika than many other places in the region, and the number of cases continues to rise. Unfortunately, Zika is just one of the island's many problems.
Aug. 10, 2016
Most employees at large companies should expect a 5 percent increase in their health insurance premiums in 2017 and few changes to the coverage and features.
Aug. 10, 2016
Rousseff, who was formally suspended as president in May, will now face a trial in the Senate for alleged fiscal mismanagement. She has repeatedly denied the accusations.
Aug. 10, 2016
Faith-based groups are challenging political opposition to Syrian refugees and taking a leading role in resettling them in the U.S. They've provided shelter, jobs and schooling for the newly arrived.
Aug. 10, 2016
Focus groups with swing, female voters in Ohio and Arizona reveal negative attitudes saturate a critical bloc of voters this year.
Aug. 10, 2016
Until recently, this classic Philadelphia dessert was hard to find outside the city. Not anymore.
Aug. 10, 2016
The fire appears to have been caused by electrical wiring, The Associated Press reports. More than two dozen patients were evacuated to other hospitals.
Aug. 10, 2016
Nick Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, says progress against the Islamic State may be slow to affect the terror attacks plaguing the West.
Aug. 10, 2016
Nearly 25 years after Anita Hill accused her former boss of making lewd advances, America is again dealing with high-profile cases of sexual harassment. Hill tells NPR what's changed and what hasn't.
Aug. 10, 2016
Hundreds of elite endurance athletes were taking the prescription heart drug meldonium until it was banned in January. But a similar heart drug, telmisartan, is still allowed.
Aug. 10, 2016
At 31, Michael Phelps became the oldest swimmer to win an individual event. Katie Ledecky won her second race in Rio. And Simone Biles led the U.S. gymnastics team to a win of historic proportions.
Aug. 9, 2016

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