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The big drop in oil prices is a gift to consumers that should propel the U.S. economy, analysts say. But those lower prices are hurting the energy sector, and consumers continue to be cautious.

Our immune systems constantly fight off disease — protecting us from colds, flu and infection. An experimental treatment called immunotherapy is helping patients' immune systems fight off cancer.

The documents were downloaded by a former computer security expert at the giant bank HSBC. They were released over the weekend by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Last month, with a single move, Rikers Island prison has taken the lead on prison reform on one issue: They banned the use of solitary confinement for inmates under 21 years old.

In Washington and Oregon, local governments argue they should get more tax funds from marijuana, because legalized pot will increase their expenses. States say cities' costs will actually fall.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to restore "regular order" to the Senate, making it more bipartisan and productive. Five weeks into the new session, the dream remains elusive.

Emojis have popped up in a handful of court cases across the country. Could the ubiquitous yellow face, a sad kitty head or a dancing alien decide a defendant's fate?

Greece's new prime minister gave his first speech to Parliament Sunday. His nation was eager to hear his plans to revive the country's ravaged economy while also ending unpopular austerity measures.

Officials in Rio de Janeiro say they will use the 2016 Olympics to transform the city, but massive sports events like the Olympics carry a huge price tag, and often leave only white elephants behind.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be in Washington, D.C., on Monday for talks with President Obama. The meeting could be a tense one, over differences in handling the crisis in Ukraine.




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