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Findings on teen dating abuse startle researchers

NEW YORK — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.

October 23, 2014 1:28 pmLoading…
Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed over 500

Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed over 500

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

October 23, 2014 12:54 pmLoading…
Activists: Airstrikes in Syria have killed 500-plus

Activists: Airstrikes in Syria have killed 500-plus

MURSITPINAR, Turkey — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people — mainly Islamic militants — since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.

October 23, 2014 12:54 pmLoading…
Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanese Information Minister Ramzi Jreij makes a statement during a press conference at the government house in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Lebanese government said the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refugees except for what authorities deem to …

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 file photo, Syrian refugees stand outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. The Lebanese government said Thursday, Oct. 23, that the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refu…

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 file photo, Syrian refugees walk outside their tents at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. The Lebanese government said the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refugees except for what aut…

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 file photo, a Syrian refugee woman hangs laundry at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. The Lebanese government said Thursday, Oct. 23, that the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refugees…

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanese Information Minister Ramzi Jreij makes a statement during a press conference at the government house in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Lebanese government said the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refugees except for what authorities deem to …

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon announced on Thursday it will not accept any more refugees from neighboring war-torn Syria, except in what authorities deem to be "exceptional" cases — a move that could prevent tens of thousands of Syrians from escaping the civil war.

October 23, 2014 11:17 am Photos

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Closing kids' word gap about more than just numbers

Closing kids' word gap about more than just numbers

Quality of word interactions between parents, young children key to increased opportunity.

October 22, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

First sex and then sexting and now sext education

It can have life-changing ramifications.

October 21, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Why I don't breastfeed, if you must know

With my evil formula, I was disrupting the fellow yogis.

October 15, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Re-trial ordered after judge accused of drug abuse

Re-trial ordered after judge accused of drug abuse

Former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook exits the federal courthouse in East St. Louis Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann, File)

October 30, 2013 12:42 pmLoading…
Obama weighing executive action on guns

Obama weighing executive action on guns

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during the last news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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A chance to talk about drones and torture

The nomination of John Brennan as CIA director is getting somewhat lost in the controversy over the Chuck Hagel nomination. Brennan’s reported support for Bush-era torture programs — which he has denied — and his oversight of President Obama’s drone program are causing ripples, but mostly wi…

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Senators: Did CIA tell ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ filmmakers torture led to bin Laden?

WASHINGTON — The chairs of the Senate intelligence and armed services committees are looking into whether the CIA misled the makers of a movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden by telling them that “coercive interrogation” of suspected terrorists produced intelligence that led to the al-Qai…

January 03, 2013 6:09 pmLoading…
White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters following the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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