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Egypt has intensified its military response against insurgents who've pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State. But some warn that the government's crackdown is only creating more extremists.

Baseball writer Tom Gage is being honored by the Hall of Fame for his long and illustrious career at The Detroit News. But he didn't leave his beat voluntarily. He recently lost his job at the paper.

A group of cancer doctors is trying to create a database on cancer drugs. It would give a score for each drug, reflecting how well the drug works, and also how much the drug costs.

Each year, 300 to 400 people are killed in high-speed police pursuits in the U.S. Some solutions to create safer chases have emerged — such a Batman-like dart that tracks fleeing cars.

Are solar panels the best way to connect millions of Africans to electricity? That's the plan President Obama will tout on his visit to Kenya. Critics ask: What about tapping into power lines?

The U.S. House is poised to pass legislation that would cut off federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities" that have protected undocumented residents from immigration proceedings.

It's illegal to hire immigrants without legal status. Yet the federal government employs thousands of undocumented workers. They prepare food and clean detention facilities where they are held.

Just two years after dropping to a record low, Lake Michigan's water level is rebounding at a near record rate. It's good news for restoring the habitat, but not so good for some who live on the lake.

Federal authorities in Chattanooga, Tenn., say they still don't know why a man shot up two military installations last week, killing five people. But they are releasing new details on the shooting.

Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor provides a tour of her homeland and discusses what President Obama's visit means to the African nation.

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