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Russia carried out some 20 air strikes in Syria on Wednesday. Now the U.S. military is scrambling to make sure American and Russian war planes steer clear of each other over the skies of Syria.

A Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen was supposed to quash advances by Houthi rebels in short order. But the conflict is grinding on and the humanitarian crisis is growing worse.

New social science research explores why the unemployment rate for blacks is persistently worse than the unemployment rate for whites.

He has formally announced his candidacy for the House speakership. He'll need to get the nod from hardline and moderate members of the Republican caucus and he'll have pressing business to attend to.

Joshua McElwee, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, talks about the pope's meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

The case cuts at the heart of essential German traits: reliability, precision, and environmental awareness. Constanze Stelzenmeuller of the Brookings Institution talks about the impact on Germany.

As migrants pour into Europe, there's a debate about the impact they'll have. To help inform that discussion, here's a look at the economic history of the 1980 Mariel boat lift from Cuba to Florida.

Marianne Duddy-Burke, head of Dignity USA, a group of LGBT Catholics, says she was inspired by Pope Francis' visit. That turned to disappointment with news the pontiff met secretly with Kim Davis.

The Afghan government claims Thursday that its troops have retaken the northern city of Kunduz, which fell to Taliban forces two days earlier.

A pediatric hospital in Houston is opening a new biocontainment wing — the first in the U.S. designed for children. Kids will even get dolls sporting mini versions of "spacesuits" doctors wear.




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