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A woman carries bags of food on her back at Dakamur camp, Somalia, in March.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:35

Relief organizations can barely cope with today's famine and refugee crises. Are they ready for the next era of humanitarian emergencies?

A Russian policeman stands in front of an entrance to the U.S. Embassy in downtown Moscow in 2013.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:07

The move is the latest in a tit-for-tat between Washington and Moscow triggered by U.S. sanctions on Russia for its interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

French forensic police officers gesture to pedestrians as they take images while searching a vehicle following a car crash in the southern Mediterranean city of Marseille on Monday.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:35

Authorities say the driver, who reportedly has a history of mental problems, has been taken into custody. They are not treating the incident as terrorism.

Damage to the port side is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers toward Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC on Monday.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:15

The Navy says the guided missile destroyer sustained "significant damage" in the collision east of the Strait of Malacca, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

South Korean soldiers participate in an anti-terror and anti-chemical terror exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise last year.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:12

The annual drill between U.S. and South Korean troops comes in the wake of a bitter back-and-forth between North Korea and President Trump.

Lillie Pete sifts the juniper ash before adding it to her blue corn mush.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:34

Most American Indians are lactose intolerant, which means they need to find nutrients outside of dairy sources. It turns out that a return to traditional cooking methods can be key to good health.

Rosendo Gil, a family support worker with the Imperial County, Calif., home visiting program, has visited Blas Lopez and his fiancée Lluvia Padilla dozens of times since their daughter was born three years ago.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:00

A program that provides $400 million in federal funds for the visits expires next month. Advocates and providers hope it will be reauthorized and even expanded, saying it's money well spent.

A group of protesters, made up mostly of women, rally against then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside of Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 3, 2016.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:00

Democratic and independent men are far less supportive of the idea of a Trump impeachment than Democratic and independent women. But Republicans are united across gender.

A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is removed from the University of Texas campus, early Monday morning in Austin.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:42

President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate figures from a main area of campus. The removals should be complete by mid-morning Monday.

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 22:15

Another five sailors are injured after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker, east of Singapore, the Navy says.

Jim Blair walks Saluki dogs past a solar eclipse exhibit on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. With approximately 2 minutes 40 seconds of totality the area in Southern Illinois will experience the longest duration of totality during the eclipse on August 21.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:48

A town of 26,000 will more than double in size as the Great American Eclipse takes place in August. From the local state university to longtime bakery, people are getting ready for it to get dark.

Dean Martin (center) sits with Lewis in 1953 at a boxing match.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:53

Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy.

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:10

The publicly low-key Finkelstein is credited with pioneering the use of aggressive ad campaigns, political action committees and turning the word "liberal" into a political pejorative.

Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle arrives at the Synod Hall on Oct. 8, 2014, in Vatican City, Vatican. Tagle has called for an end to the bloody war on drugs in the Philippines.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:18

Manila's cardinal and another senior cleric have harshly criticized what human rights groups call extrajudicial killings that have claimed more than 5,000 lives in the past 14 months.

In this July 10, 1945, photo provided by U.S. Navy media content operations, USS Indianapolis (CA 35) is shown off the Mare Island Navy Yard, in Northern California, 20 days before she was sunk by Japanese torpedoes.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 09:43

The cruiser was returning from a secret mission to deliver atomic bomb components when she was sunk by a Japanese submarine. The ensuing loss of life is the large in the history of the U.S. Navy.

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