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11 States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 2:03pm

The Obama administration has argued that gender identity is protected under federal law. The states say the government is overreaching.

John Kerry's Awkward Push For Investment In Iran

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 1:51pm

The secretary of state negotiated the nuclear deal and wants it to work. He recently went to Europe to encourage banks there to invest in Iran.

Songs We Love: Mara Hruby, 'In The Wee Small Hours'

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 1:21pm

The singer-songwriter faces her fears with a jazz standard about a love that once was. "[I] couldn't think of having a more proper goodbye to that home and chapter of my life than this video."

Celebrating The Class Of 2016: Peace Odiase

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:52pm

Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.

New Chewable, Fruit-Flavored ADHD Drugs Generating Controversy

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:40pm

One new drug, Adzenys, got FDA approval in January, and went on the market last week.

Dear Hollywood, This Is How You Make A Movie With African Characters

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:37pm

Sean Penn's new movie set in Africa got booed at Cannes. Critics said its African characters were "bleeding wallpaper." Here are 4 films that give African characters (and actors) their due.

Senate Votes To Block New Rule On Retirement Advice

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:33pm

The rule requires brokers to act in the best interest of their clients when it comes to retirement accounts.

'Mirror Test' Reflects On The Consequences Of The Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:23pm

While serving as a State Department adviser in Iraq and Afghanistan, J. Kael Weston instigated a military mission that resulted the death of 31 service members. His memoir revisits the tragedy of war.

4 First-Rate Thrillers Deliver A Summer Of Suspenseful Reading

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:23pm

The suspense stories on Maureen Corrigan's early summer reading list roam from the beaches of Long Island to the Welsh coast, and from the mean streets of Chicago to the alleyways of Berlin.

What Foreign Policy Challenges Will The Next President Face?

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:20pm

President Obama came into office promising to end wars, but he'll leave the White House with thousands of American troops still on the ground.

Why We Love Aliens

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:19pm

We love aliens because they are a reflection of who we are, representing both the worse and the best in humanity, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

African Crocodiles Found In Florida Everglades

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:12pm

University of Florida professor Frank Mazzotti says Floridians don't need to panic – yet.

Watchdog: Hillary Clinton Violated State Dept. Policies By Using Private Email

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:09pm

A report issued by the department's inspector general found that other secretaries failed to comply with record-keeping and security policies as well.

For Female Fruit Flies, Mr. Right Has The Biggest Sperm

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:04pm

It's not unusual for males to try to impress females with big body parts. Consider antlers on deer, or elaborate tails on peacocks. Some male fruit flies take a different approach: giant sperm.

Defiant Female Ukrainian Pilot Freed From Russia In Prisoner Swap

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:58am

Ukrainian pilot and national hero Nadiya Savchenko had been held by Russia for almost two years. Russia had sentenced her to 22 years in prison for murder — she called it a propaganda stunt.

Why A Parsons Student Designed A Collection For Syrian Refugees

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:52am

Angela Luna's clothing designs can double as tents, sleeping bags, flotation devices, child carriers and more.

Native Americans Protest Planned Auction Of Sacred Objects In France

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:44am

It's illegal to sell ceremonial such items in the U.S., but they're popular (and profitable) in France. The art and artifacts are due to hit the auction block Monday.

DJ Sessions: Colorado's Under-The-Radar Music Scene

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:40am

There's a lot happening music-wise in Colorado that you might not expect, from rap to electronica.

What Tax Returns Really Reveal About Presidential Candidates

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:33am

Likely Republican nominee Donald Trump continues to receive criticism for not releasing his returns. But how telling are they?

WHO Aims To Reform Itself But Health Experts Aren't Yet Impressed

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:25am

The health agency is making changes so it can get boots on the ground if a pandemic strikes. But critics say it hasn't gone far enough.




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