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In the 1960s, Chairman Mao Zedong ordered scientists to find a malaria antidote to help ailing soldiers in North Vietnam. Today's Nobel Prize for medicine went to one of those researchers.

Refuse to share a pencil, reject a boy, say no to your imprisoned dad — all of these can get a teen girl killed in El Salvador's gang war.

The U.S. and Pacific Rim countries reached agreement Monday on an ambitious pact that cuts trade barriers, sets new labor and environmental standards and protects intellectual property rights.

Faced with devastating floods, officials are urging people to stay home and off the roads. Gov. Nikki Haley says she spoke with President Obama about federal help Monday morning.

Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C., talks with Renee Montagne about the flooding that has crippled his city. On Sunday, almost 7 inches of rain fell, the most ever recorded in the city's history.

The Supreme Court returns Monday for its new session, with cases pending that could limit access to abortion, restrict unionizing among public employees and alter voter participation.

It's hard to predict how quickly a woman's fertility will decline and if she'll be a good candidate for egg freezing. But doctors try to figure that out with something called an ovarian reserve test.

Sunday is the first day of a three-week meeting of Catholic bishops to tackle questions of marriage, divorce and homosexuality — issues that go to the heart of what it means to be a Catholic.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

The U.S. and NATO have spent years in Kunduz, Afghanistan, building communities to keep insurgents out. Two who were there 12 years ago describe how it felt this week when the Taliban retook the city.




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