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The fighting in South Sudan has intensified. In search of refuge, thousands are pouring into neighboring Uganda.

The administration has cleared out the State Department's top echelons. Congress is noticing the vacuum. So are other countries: Mexico's visiting foreign secretary went straight to the White House.

We often think that our decisions are our own. But Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely explains how our environment — even something as simple as how a question is framed — can affect what we choose.

One choice isn't always better than the other. Philosopher Ruth Chang says, once we realize that, it's easier to embrace the hard work of decision-making.

A U.S. general says Russia has violated a longstanding arms control treaty by deploying new missiles. It was the first official, public assertion that these missiles are fully operational.

With elections this fall, Germany is bracing for an escalation of fake news. Trust in the traditional press is waning, but some outlets are fighting back.

Our roads, bridges, dams, transit systems and airports are in pretty poor shape. The nation's civil engineers are calling for a significant increase in the gas tax to pay for the needed upgrades.

Bills to tighten voter ID rules have already been introduced in about half the states this year, where Republican lawmakers say the changes are needed to protect the integrity of the vote.

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday he will ask the judge who stayed the first travel ban nationwide to extend that stay to the revised ban. Several other states are joining the lawsuit.

An international consortium of researchers has synthesized about a third of the genetic code of baker's yeast. It's an important milestone in science's quest to create complex "synthetic life."




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