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The shopping spree by Southeast Asian nations is expected to total around $40 billion over the next year. But the U.S. has competition, from Russia, Europe and other countries in Asia.
June 09, 2015
A federal appeals court has backed key parts of Texas' controversial 2013 law that critics say would put some clinics at risk of closing.
June 09, 2015
Cedric Paquette scored for the game-winning goal late in the third period, with help from defenseman Victor Hedman.
June 09, 2015
On one ride, a guy knocked one of the girls off her bike. But it didn't discourage these Afghan teens from cruising around Kabul every Friday and challenging the view that woman shouldn't bike.
June 09, 2015
The residents want two police officers arrested over the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was playing with a pellet gun in a public park.
June 09, 2015
At least as early as Colonial times, Americans were drinking iced tea, though early alcohol-laden recipes had more in common with the cocktail from Long Island than the stuff sold by Lipton.
June 09, 2015
The national graduation rate has hit a remarkable 81 percent. Why the steep rise in recent years? Exhibit A: Iowa.
June 09, 2015
In a series of tweets with fans, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling confirmed that Americans have their own version of the legendary school of witchcraft and wizardry.
June 09, 2015
The protest came after the town's police department said that it's investigating Friday's incident. An officer who forced a teenage girl to the ground and briefly drew his gun is on leave.
June 09, 2015
In letters of support, Republicans and Democrats pleaded with a judge to keep Gen. David Petraeus from jail, after he pleaded guilty to revealing government secrets to his biographer.
June 09, 2015
A review of the medical evidence finds that therapy can break the cycle of chronic sleeplessness by addressing the anxieties that cause many people to stay awake.
June 09, 2015
The legal battle over Sweet Briar's fate has been fast-moving — the private women's school is slated to close on Aug. 25.
June 09, 2015
The Obama administration might soon make millions of workers newly eligible for overtime, but experts disagree over how the new rules should look.
June 09, 2015
Refused at first as a re-enactor, J.R. Hardman turned to historic, real-life pioneers for inspiration.
June 09, 2015
After the 1969 murder of actress Sharon Tate and six others thrust Bugliosi into the spotlight, he won convictions against Charles Manson and his followers.
June 09, 2015
Albert Woodfox has spent four decades in solitary confinement after he was convicted in the stabbing death of a prison guard. Woodfox's conviction was overturned.
June 09, 2015
From Texas to New Jersey, we found a mix of approaches: questionable quick fixes and powerful long-term strategies.
June 09, 2015
Hastert was indicted by a federal grand jury in May over allegations of paying hush money and lying to the FBI. This would be his first public appearance since the charges became public.
June 09, 2015
A Supreme Court ruling could threaten health insurance subsidies in about three dozen states. But many states aren't sharing contingency plans lest they be seen as supporting Obamacare.
June 09, 2015
Twenty-one million kids eat free and reduced-price meals throughout the school year, but getting them fed during the summer is a challenge.
June 09, 2015

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