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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: In other news of the day: The U.S. Embassy in Yemen closed to the public as unrest roiled the Arab nation. Street protests stretched into a second week in the capital city, Sanaa. Demonstrators are...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSOnly a little bit hotter, but 2014’s record temperatures continue long-term trend News Wrap: First major snowstorm of 2014 shuts down Midwest cities 5 things you should know about the freaky Buffalo...
A pipeline leak near Williston, North Dakota, that began January 6 has spilled 3 million gallons of brine — a byproduct of hydraulic fracturing. The leak has reached the Missouri River, the Associated Press reported on Friday. It’s the...
In November, 466 people were treated in English hospitals for the effects of female genital mutilation, according to a recent analysis by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. These numbers are similar to September’s, when hospitals...
Comcast agreed to buy Time Warner Cable in an all-stock $45-billion deal announced Thursday that will allow the company more control over the U.S. market’s television, broadband Internet and phone services. While the Federal Communications...
Scientists have found the on and off switches in the brains of mice that trigger thirst. Using light, they were able to stop dehydrated mice from drinking and make well-hydrated mice consume water anyway. Photo by Flickr user Didriks Thirsty?...