Current House GOP leader John Boehner said he was withdrawing because, for Republicans to unite, "we probably need a fresh face." Now, leadership elections have been postponed.
A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.
If you are the firstborn, you probably got a lot more Mom time. Does that mean you're also going to need glasses?
Firstborns in Britain are more likely to be nearsighted, a finding that matches other studies. Maybe it's because parents are more likely to push studying than they do with subsequent kids.
Harry Nilsson at the piano in 1972.
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Bitch Planet takes place in a world dominated by men where offenses like being "noncompliant" can land a woman on a prison planet.
Madalitso Mulando studies at the Chinika Secondary School in Lusaka, Zambia. By 5th grade, the school dropout rate is three times higher for girls than for boys.
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Madalitso Mulando needed help. She didn't have the money to pay for her 10th-grade tuition. Then she learned the art of negotiation from the gurus at Harvard Business School.
This 2011 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Charles Warner. Warner was executed Thursday for the 1997 killing of his roommate's 11-month-old daughter.
This is the second botched execution in a row for the state. Clayton Lockett died of a heart attack last year after a phlebotomist misplaced an IV line.
Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal Thursday.
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Volkswagen has "withdrawn the application for certification of our model year 2016 vehicles," CEO Michael Horn says, adding that the company is still working with U.S. agencies.
A child is screened for leaked radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan's Fukushima prefecture on March 24, 2011.
The study claims rates of thyroid cancer are high for children who lived near the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Japan. But other scientists are skeptical of the findings.
Smoke rises after airstrikes hit Syria's rebel-held Idlib Province. Archaeologist Abdul Rahman al-Yehiya says residents in his area of Idlib were running their own schools, government and courts. But the airstrikes have set them back. Rebels backed by the U.S. say Russia has been carrying out daily airstrikes in territory they control.
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Syrians in opposition territory say they've been facing the worst of the regime's attacks. Now they are being targeted by even more powerful bombings from Russian planes.
Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich, during the ceremony for the German Book Trade Peace Prize, which she won in 2013.
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The investigative journalist is known for her in-depth exposes of the Soviet Union, letting eyewitness accounts shed an unsettling light on tragedies.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in his office at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 7, 2015.
In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke about the debt ceiling, raising wages and the new potential faces of the $10 bill.
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Escalators to the South Ferry subway station in Manhattan flooded in October 2012 by Superstorm Sandy.
New York City's transit authority wants to protect Lower Manhattan subway stations from storm flooding. It's racing to get technology tested and in place in time for the next big one.
FIFA's ethics committee has suspended President Sepp Blatter for 90 days, along with UEFA President and FIFA Vice President Michel Platini, and FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke.
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The 90-day suspensions go into effect immediately and could be extended, FIFA says. Along with President Blatter, the group banned one of his rivals for six years.
Josh Ritter's new album, Sermon On The Rocks, comes out Oct. 16.
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On his eighth album, Ritter delves into what he calls "messianic oracular honky-tonk." Fortunately, it's an approach that brings out some of the singer's slipperiest, nimblest wordplay.
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Janet Jackson accepts the ultimate icon: music dance visual award at the BET Awards June 28, 2015, in Los Angeles.
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More than 800 artists and music industry professionals vote on the inductees, who are announced in December.
Three novellas by some of Italy's best crime writers make up Judges. Andrea Camilleri, Carlo Lucarelli and Giancarlo De Cataldo weave tales of idealistic judges fighting crime and corruption.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (left) and Ranking Member Rep. John Conyers said their proposal comes after months of negotiations "to ensure our federal criminal laws and regulations appropriately punish wrongdoers ... and do not waste taxpayer dollars."
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The top Republican and Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee say the proposal comes after months of negotiations. It's billed as a "companion" to major Senate sentencing legislation released last week.