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The Chinese government announced Tuesday that it's investigating Zhou Yongkang, the former security czar. The move makes Zhou the most senior politician ever to face an investigation for corruption in China.
Wildfire season has intensified early in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon and Washington are turning to the federal government for assistance in fighting the fires and cleaning up the mess left behind.
A U.N. spokesman said Israeli tank shells hit the school Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90. The agency is housing scores of people displaced by the fighting in schools across Gaza.
Chicago police faced an epidemic of crime — and, with it, pressure to solve high-profile cases. Linda Wertheimer talks with reporter Nicholas Schmidle about a murder case and his New Yorker piece.
The Hanwha Eagles lost over 400 games in five years. But online fans have stayed true. Now remote fans can control robots at the stadium that are wearing jerseys, cheering and bearing the fans' faces.
The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.