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Gallup has released its list of the most Democratic and most Republican states in the nation. We'll look at which states made the list and why.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, appears to be popping up across the Middle East and beyond. Is ISIS growing in strength or is something else taking place?
The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism focuses on the homeland. Minneapolis unveils its plan Wednesday. Its Somali-American community has lost dozens of men to terrorist recruiters.
New psychological research explores a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. We hear why people like to create their own entourages.
In Nova Scotia, Gerald Whitman crashed his car in a blizzard. Charlie Parker was shoveling snow, and at first thought he saw a seal. He found Whitman face down and brought him inside to wait for help.
Britain wants a bigger share of the market for Chinese tourists. The tourist board VisitBritain held a a contest on Chinese social media to give Chinese names to British landmarks.