Energy boom spurs more diversity in rural American West


In the Western U.S., the energy boom has increased the diversity of some of the country’s historically whitest states.
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Dalai Lama’s doctor preaches compassion in medicine


Californian Dr. Barry Kerzin traveled to India nearly 30 years ago after he heard the Dalai Lama wanted a Western physician to help train traditional Tibetan doctors. Continue reading

U.S. Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Heritage Action for America presidential candidate forum in Greenville, South Carolina September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTS1TKA

Republican outsiders maintain lead in presidential race


In the Republican presidential primary race, poll numbers in the states with the earliest primaries now appear to show candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson running neck-and-neck. Continue reading

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President Obama says schools should test less


The president and the U.S. Department of Education have called on states to cut back on the number of standardized tests students take. Continue reading

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when Clinton was the secretary of state.         REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTS5PBG

Hillary Clinton defends response to 2012 Benghazi attack


Hillary Clinton was in the hot seat in the U.S. Capitol Thursday, testifying before the Select Committee on Benghazi about the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya.
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