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State Media: Turkey Arrests 'Main Suspect' From Deadly New Year's Attack

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:08:00 -0500

Police have taken at least 16 other people into custody in connection to the deadly attack, which killed at least 39 people. A gunman shot his way into the club packed with holiday revelers.

Archaeologists Unearth Pendant That May Be Linked To Anne Frank

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:56:00 -0500

Archaeologists say that they know of only one other pendant similar to the unique charm buried at the site of a Nazi death camp in Poland — and it belonged to Anne Frank.

Gene Cernan, Last Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies At 82

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:49:00 -0500

Cernan flew in space three times, took the second American spacewalk, and was just as thrilled to walk on the moon as if he had been the first to do it.

Orlando Shooter's Wife Arrested On Federal Charges

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:29:00 -0500

Charges against Noor Salman include "Aiding and Abetting by providing material support to a terrorist," Orlando's police chief said. The attack was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

10 Guantanamo Prisoners Freed In Oman; 45 Detainees Remain

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:23:00 -0500

Under President Obama, the detainee population has gone from 242 to 45. But he hasn't closed Guantanamo as pledged, and Donald Trump has called for more suspects to be sent to the prison in Cuba.

Trump Pressures Congress To Replace Obamacare Quickly

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:52:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump told The Washington Post he's close to unveiling a health care plan he expects Congress to pass soon. But GOP lawmakers are in no hurry to replace the Affordable Care Act.

European Leaders Worried By Trump's Comments On NATO, EU

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:26:00 -0500

European leaders are concerned after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said during an interview that the EU is "basically a vehicle for Germany" and reiterated that NATO is "obsolete."

Old Confronts New In A Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:26:00 -0500

In Washington, D.C., a city facing some of the most intense pressure on housing in the country, longtime residents try to negotiate a place for themselves in their changing communities.

A Former Education Secretary's Advice For Betsy DeVos

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:01:00 -0500

Margaret Spellings was secretary of education under George W. Bush. She says Donald Trump's ambivalence about the federal role in education raises interesting questions.

Egyptian Court Rules Against Government Bid To Give Two Islands To Saudi Arabia

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:46:00 -0500

The ruling is an embarrassment for Egypt's government, and a cause for celebration for protesters who saw the proposed handover as an incursion on Egypt's sovereign territory.

Cabinet Nominees Will Face Scrutiny On Climate And Education Policy This Week

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:15:00 -0500

Confirmation hearings scheduled before Inauguration Day including Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos and Scott Pruitt, nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."

For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:43:00 -0500

More than a hundred female federal inmates, sentenced to long-term prison, have instead been stuck for years in a New York detention center where conditions violate international standards.

When The Brain Scrambles Names, It's Because You Love Them

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:42:00 -0500

If your mom had to run through the name of everyone in the family, including the dog, before hitting yours, it's probably because you're all in a mental folder labeled "loved ones."

An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:41:00 -0500

Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to lose an iceberg the size of Delaware. Scientists gathering in the U.K. are scratching their heads about why it's cracking off.