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In Afghanistan, U.S. forces are a tenth of what they were at the height of the war. In addition, their lead combat role has given way to a training mission. How are Afghan security forces faring?
Republican state lawmaker Jerry Sexton, a former pastor, says he doesn't understand the criticism. He says the Bible is found in countless homes across the state.
It's been 1 year since a ferry accident in South Korea killed more than 300 people. Most of the victims were high school students on a field trip. The remembrances are going on amid political fallout.
Artworks by Japanese-Americans wrongfully imprisoned in World War II internment camps won't be sold to the highest bidder. The move comes after protests from descendants of the internees.
Teachers can become frustrated when students don't seem to try hard when it comes to schoolwork. There's a surprising explanation of why some students might not be putting their best effort forward.
Desalination facilities are under construction across California that would make ocean water drinkable. Environmentalists debate whether more plants would only worsen long-term water issues.