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Forget the cathedrals and wine houses that have made Porto, Portugal, famous. A new guided tour takes visitors to back alleys and boarded-up businesses — the effects of Europe's economic crisis.
March 10, 2015
Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney, Mont. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to deal with all the boom's impacts.
March 10, 2015
Saudi Arabia has agreed to introduce physical education for girls in its gender-segregated public schools. But there's opposition from hardliners.
March 10, 2015
A Missouri appeals court judge has been appointed to make "needed reforms." The city's court system was criticized in a Justice Department report spurred by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
March 10, 2015
A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.
March 09, 2015
Simon's previous experience as a writer and producer helped make the show a success. And the money Simon made from the animated sitcom allowed him to live much of his adult life as a philanthropist.
March 09, 2015
Jagger's owners say there was "no doubt" the 3-year-old was "maliciously poisoned" at Crufts, Britain's top dog show, after eating cubes of beef laced with slug killer.
March 09, 2015
The letter reminds Iranian leaders that while President Obama's term in office ends in 2017, many of the signers will remain in Congress far longer, some of them "for decades."
March 09, 2015
The back-to-back Clinton controversies are making Democrats queasy. But should they be?
March 09, 2015
The Kitchen Of The Unwanted Animal, a food truck and specialty food provider, is trying to change attitudes toward "edible" animals in Holland. They're doing it one My Little Pony Burger at a time.
March 09, 2015
The new Silicon Valley campus has been the subject of fevered speculation. A sneak preview finds a site full of green features, but neighbors may not be welcome to stroll the premises.
March 09, 2015
A growing number of states are giving public money to crisis pregnancy centers. But the centers are unregulated, and abortion rights groups accuse them of coercing women with misinformation.
March 09, 2015
A woman who is suing the University of Oregon for mishandling her rape case is now having her own medical records used against her in court. Yes, that's legal.
March 09, 2015
Corinne Lasmezas began her career studying a disease that destroys the brains of cattle. Now she's using what she learned to search for drugs that can stop human brain diseases.
March 09, 2015
The self-proclaimed Islamic State has recruited more than 2,000 young Saudi men. Some have already come back to carry out attacks on Saudi soil. The kingdom is preparing to confront the threat.
March 09, 2015
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Funagarette "Cheesy Pizza" flavored salad dressing. We never thought a salad could make us feel so bad about our eating habits.
March 09, 2015
The president told CBS over the weekend that he learned about Clinton's use of a private email address while she was secretary of state through news reports like "everybody else."
March 09, 2015
Telling your kids that they're superfabulous encourages narcissistic thinking, researchers say. And that doesn't bode well for their future happiness. Better to recognize effort and say, "I love you."
March 09, 2015
The court has ordered a federal appeals court to take a second look at Univeristy of Notre Dame's challenge to the birth control mandate in Obamacare, including opt-out rules for religious groups.
March 09, 2015
That's the nickname for a Laotian man named Manophet. He died from a brain clot five years ago, but his spirit lives on. As one kid puts it, "I should learn, I should try. I love Lone Buffalo."
March 09, 2015

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