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Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina is in a tight race with state House speaker Thom Tillis, one of four southern Senate contests that could determine control of Congress next year, according to a New York Times poll. Photo by Mary Knox...
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images TOKYO — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Hundreds of people in South Sudan have been killed in what the United Nations is calling ethnic slaughter. U.N. human rights officials say rebels from the ethnic Nuer group seized the city of Bentiu...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Affirmative action made its reappearance at the Supreme Court today, as the justices weighed in on a Michigan ballot initiative that banned public colleges from using race as a factor in admissions....
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: For more on the arguments behind today’s arguments on the Aereo case, we turn things over to Jeffrey Brown. RELATED LINKSDoes a Mich. amendment prohibiting affirmative action violate equal...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: And now, a story on this Earth Day that seems lifted from science fiction. Researchers and entrepreneurs, many in California, are trying to bring back extinct species. Some scientists believe it’...