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Techies and activists worldwide are gathering to create apps that work for the common good, from fixing potholes to stocking food banks.

VA Sec. Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after meeting with President Obama. Obama praised Shinseki, but said the retired general feels that new leadership is needed to address the department's problems.

Addressing a homeless veterans group Friday, Veterans Affairs Sec. Eric Shinseki says he will support a bill that would strengthen his office's ability to hire and fire staff within the VA system.

Growing up moving from farm to farm, Storm Reyes had to pack light. That meant no books. She felt hopeless about the future until, one day, a bookmobile appeared in the fields and changed her life.

There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to build drone-based businesses. But right now, there's a battle over whether it's legal for drones to take to the sky.

There are songs that just make people want to get up and shake their booty. Why? Scientists say the most enticing rhythms have something missing — beats that your body can't help but fill in.

Last year, about 1 in 7 people in the U.S. were getting food stamps, or SNAP benefits. But the numbers have started to drop as more people find work and better-paying jobs, analysts say.

With more than a million visitors expected for the games, Brazilian authorities are trying to control the mosquitoes that carry the disease and stop a sudden spike of cases in Sao Paulo.

President Obama nominated a controversial Georgia judge — one who once supported the display of the Confederate flag — for the federal bench.

Pakistan is reeling from the latest so-called "honor killing." Just feet from a courthouse, a pregnant woman was stoned to death for marrying a man against her family's wishes.

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