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Some of Tuesday's most hotly contested Senate races are in the South. Control of the Senate could hinge on the outcome of races in Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.

The African Union has threatened sanctions against Burkina Faso's military if it doesn't return power to a civilian ruler. It took control after the long-time president resigned amid violent protests.

For some U.S. troops who left Iraq and Afghanistan by medevac, a return trip to these countries allows them to depart on their own terms.

Knocking on doors in Colorado, NPR's Steve Inskeep reports that the GOP could be close to winning the Senate without changing the political positions that are said to endanger the party's future.

The BBC has just released a new deluxe DVD box set with all three seasons of Sherlock, and star Benedict Cumberbatch says the show's last season was its most revealing yet.

The Army has long used high-tech tools to make meals for our troops. Now, military scientists are turning away from pots and pans, and looking to 3-D printers to make nutritious food.

As oil prices dip, controversial and relatively expensive production methods, like oil sands and fracking, have become less profitable. Some drillers are already cutting back on plans for more wells.

The painter had mixed fortunes in life, but his works are receiving the royal treatment in Crete and Spain on the 400th anniversary of his death.

Musician Carlos Santana shares his journey from a difficult childhood in Mexico to international stardom in the new memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.

Former Google X top executive Megan Smith started this month as the U.S. chief technology officer. She's only the third person to have the job.

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