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Roughly 265,000 U.S. kids entered foster care last year — the highest number since 2008. Officials say the abuse of heroin or prescription painkillers by more parents is one reason for the increase.

Students at the University of Colorado say they plan to protest their exclusion from the GOP debate on their campus.

Across the U.S., the Muslim population is booming, which spells opportunity for a new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs.

The World Health Organization report said processed meats pose a health hazard because they increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

Refugees from both sides of Syria's civil war are among those now streaming into Europe. It makes for some sensitive discussions along the migrant trail.

High Bridge Arms is shutting down at the end of the month. Gun enthusiasts say proposed city firearms regulations are forcing the store to close, but advocates of the new measures say that's not true.

As Congress attempts to rewrite the much-maligned federal education law, it's worth exploring it's successes and shortcomings in fixing broken schools.

Candidates' waning interest in the corn fuel shows that Iowa's role in shaping policy debates may be declining.

The deal increases spending for defense and domestic programs and raises the federal debt ceiling through March 2017. It now must be approved by both houses of Congress.

Ed Walker died Monday after signing off his long-running show, The Big Broadcast, for the last time. The show, heard out of NPR member station WAMU, reprised programs from the golden age of radio.

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