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The nation mourned the death of an Illinois police officer who was reported to be killed on duty. Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd explains how he ruled the death a suicide.

President Obama has rejected the application to complete the Keystone XL pipeline. Bruce Huber, professor of energy law at the University of Notre Dame, talks about the Keystone pipeline decision.

The U.S. presidential contest may seem crowded with more than a dozen candidates on the Republican side alone. But in the Philippines, a record 130 candidates have filed for the presidency.

Will the third year be the charm for coaxing the uninsured to sign up for health coverage? Federal officials are targeting Newark, N.J., and four other cities during open enrollment.

A meaningful moment in Asia, as the leaders of China and Taiwan sit down for their first direct meeting since the end of the Chinese Civil War.

Three years after bariatric surgery, more than 200 severely obese teens studied had dropped about a third of their weight and improved their metabolism, heart health and self-esteem.

Employers added 271,000 jobs in October. The pace of hiring far exceeded expectations, and may increase chances that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at its next meeting.

The National Institutes of Health has issued a moratorium on funding work that puts human stem cells into nonhuman embryos. The concern is that hybrids might develop human brain cells, sperm or eggs.

Brazil says it has greatly reduced the rate of deforestation. That may be true, critics say, but they argue such figures are misleading because so much of the Amazon has already been degraded.

"For my PTSD issues, jail is the least therapeutic atmosphere you could ever imagine," says Iraq veteran David Carlson. "You come in one way and you leave three times worse."

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