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New social science research explores why the unemployment rate for blacks is persistently worse than the unemployment rate for whites.

He has formally announced his candidacy for the House speakership. He'll need to get the nod from hardline and moderate members of the Republican caucus and he'll have pressing business to attend to.

Joshua McElwee, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, talks about the pope's meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

The case cuts at the heart of essential German traits: reliability, precision, and environmental awareness. Constanze Stelzenmeuller of the Brookings Institution talks about the impact on Germany.

As migrants pour into Europe, there's a debate about the impact they'll have. To help inform that discussion, here's a look at the economic history of the 1980 Mariel boat lift from Cuba to Florida.

Marianne Duddy-Burke, head of Dignity USA, a group of LGBT Catholics, says she was inspired by Pope Francis' visit. That turned to disappointment with news the pontiff met secretly with Kim Davis.

The Afghan government claims Thursday that its troops have retaken the northern city of Kunduz, which fell to Taliban forces two days earlier.

A pediatric hospital in Houston is opening a new biocontainment wing — the first in the U.S. designed for children. Kids will even get dolls sporting mini versions of "spacesuits" doctors wear.

Many customers who bought cars touted as "clean diesel" now ponder the possibility of having a substantial fix that could cut their vehicle's gas mileage or performance.

Studies showing that a treatment works are more likely to be published than those with a negative result. So talk therapy and drug therapy for depression are probably less effective than thought.




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