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A former head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory has worked with Russia for years on securing loose nukes and upgrading facilities in the former Soviet Union. Siegfried Hecker is now writing a book about two decades of of nuclear cooperation.
In Asia, President Obama is trying to exert U.S. influence in the region. But will his message be undermined by his political weakness at home?
Robert Siegel talks to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald about how he's been addressing problems at the agency.
Josh Kronberg-Rasner was the only openly gay employee at a food service comp...
Workplace discrimination against gay people is legal in 29 states. So some LGBT people have filed discrimination claims using a legal argument from a 1989 Supreme Court case about gender stereotypes.
Audie Cornish talks to professor Arwan Kraidy, who studies TV and social media in the Arab world, about the slapstick sketches and music videos that poke fun at ISIS in sometimes bizarre ways.
Ramatu Usman, shown here with one of her sons, is a 37-year-old mother of 8....
The Islamist extremists have seized a string of towns in the northeast, displacing hundreds of thousands and creating a humanitarian crisis. Monday's attack on a boys' school killed up to 50 students.