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When the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis hit Japan in 2011, U.S. troops delivered aid in Operation Tomodachi, Japanese for "friends." Another Tomodachi program brings Japanese kids to the U.S.

On one of the world's most exclusive guest lists, between a senator and the Treasury secretary, there she was: Ms. Twila Legare, letter writer. What did she write? To whom did she write it?

Chicago police are under scrutiny for misconduct, arrests and street stops are down — but more than 100 people have already been murdered there in 2016, double the number compared to last year.

A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that people in the politically important state of Ohio are divided over Obamacare.

Deadlines to rehouse evacuees have come and gone. It's still not clear when they might go home, and if so, what would they return to?

Terrorist groups in Kenya are trying to lure smart recruits who can give orders and boost their brand on social media. A high-school teacher is battling them in the classroom.

The report from 30 aid and human rights groups faults the U.N. Security Council for its approach to Syria, while also giving credit to current peace efforts.

Many Muslims say radicals who cite the Prophet Muhammad to justify violence misrepresent his teachings. To combat ISIS, they say, means strengthening the faithful's understanding of Islam's founder.

Many Floridians and other Americans turn to the ER for problems that aren't emergencies, a poll suggests, even though the experience can be unpleasant. Some ERs are striving to change their image.

In what they say is a quest to create a better human, body hackers implant digital devices into their bodies. Despite ethical and moral concerns, they say they are welcoming an era of transhumanism.

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