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The unusual meeting was called to consider a ban on certain uses of a new technique that can make precise changes in DNA. The main concern is altering genes in human sperm, eggs and embryos.

The German parliament votes Friday on whether to send military support for French attacks on ISIS in Syria. The measure is expected to pass the Bundestag.

The Saudis could push up world oil prices by cutting their production. But they seem to feel that would mostly help their rivals, like Iran and Russia. So the Saudis are expected to keep pumping away.

Don't call it a comeback: Blocks have been here for more than 100 years. Studies have shown they can help build language and cognition skills — and even help teach math.

Oakland, Calif., is known for being diverse. The tech industry? Not so much. But there's hope the situation will improve as more tech companies move to Oakland.

Past U.S. leaders tried to commit the nation via treaty to steep cutbacks in greenhouse gases. But without congressional support, those pledges fizzled. President Obama is trying regulation, instead.

For the first time, women in Saudi Arabia are allowed run for office and vote. But they're still banned from driving and need a male guardian's permission to travel, work and pursue higher education.

What if you could never get a good night's rest? Researchers are investigating whether sleep deprivation can keep people trapped in poverty.

The Boston Marathon bombing, the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the recent rampage in Paris share a common element: all involved terrorists who were brothers.

Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art has a spectacular collection of 20th century Western art. But until now, most of it has been locked away in a vault since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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