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A host of studies and popular reports tout the cognitive benefits of being bilingual. Is that because being bilingual has mental benefits, or because the science is biased?
Israeli singer Asaf Avidan is little known in the U.S., but his new release is expected to change that. His new album, Gold Shadow is his first official release in North America.
The group No More has been using public service announcements to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, the first non-lawyer to head the committee, gets his turn in the spotlight as he leads the hearing on President Obama's choice for attorney general Loretta Lynch.
The brothers who ran one of the largest drug networks ever have been sentenced to 14 years in prison. They had received life sentences but will serve 14 years instead.
All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.