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Colleges that use race as a factor in admissions say the approach creates opportunity for students who might otherwise be excluded. Critics argue the practice hurts the students it's intended to help.

Columbus, New Mexico, has a rich border history. Pancho Villa stormed across in 1916. Today, kids on the Mexico side take a bus — driven by the Columbus mayor — across the border to go to school.

Arranging face-time with members of Congress and their staffs is such a challenge that businesses in Washington exist to do nothing other than try to schedule meetings.

It's enough to leave you crying in your margarita: Lime prices are so high these days that in Mexico, organized gangs have even started stealing the fruit. Prices are no better stateside.

California's severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can't make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.

With little fanfare, President Obama is expected to sign a bill that marks the first legislative step toward undoing the Watergate-era presidential public financing program.

As one scientist puts it, Bayes' theorem, developed by a Presbyterian minister, isn't clouded by emotion, so it can be revelatory — and may be the best hope of finding Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

Invasive weeds are already a big headache for ranchers, who spend thousands of dollars to get rid of them. New research shows that a changing climate is likely to help many of these weeds thrive.

President Obama is holding a series of bilateral meetings with world leaders in The Hague. Although the event is focused on nuclear disarmament, international attention is dominated by events in Ukraine.

Health workers in the West African nation of Guinea are working to control an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The disease has sickened 86 people and killed 59, according to the World Health Organization.

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