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Long-Sought Peace Accord Is Signed In Colombia

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:52pm

It's designed to end 50 years of bloody conflict between the Colombian government and the rebel group FARC that has killed more than 220,000 people.

What To Do If You're Struggling To Sleep

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:40pm

Chronic insomnia affects about 8 to 10 percent of Americans, and alters how people feel and perform during the day.

For Every Homeowner That Moves To California, More Than 2 Leave

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:33pm

Homeowners are fleeing high-cost states like California for cheaper states like Arizona and Texas.

The Long, Strange History Of Campaign Endorsement Songs

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:28pm

From "Nixon's The One" To "El Corrido de Hillary Clinton," an odd subgenre of music raises its head every four years: the endorsement song. It's part commercial jingle, part aspirational anthem.

Making His Debut At 63, Bluesman Says 'Age Don't Mean A Thing'

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:20pm

Unable to continue work as a carpenter after his eyesight started to deteriorate, Robert Finley fell back on his dream: singing and playing guitar.

How Native Students Can Succeed In College: 'Be As Tough As The Land That Made You'

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:17pm

Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of students in college. Many say they feel invisible, without access to elite campuses. One program helps them leverage their heritage and identity.

'Deepwater Horizon' Director On The BP Oil Spill And The 'Addictive Dance' For Fuel

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:11pm

Peter Berg discusses his new film, which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster.

Angel Olsen Sings With Fierceness And Fatalism On 'My Woman'

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:11pm

Though Olsen sets pain and frustration to music in her latest album, critic Ken Tucker says it's clear that the singer is "very much in control of her emotions and her life."

They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:59am

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.

Ex-Wells Fargo Employees Sue, Allege They Were Punished For Not Breaking Law

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:57am

Wells Fargo staff secretly opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet lofty sales targets. A class-action suit has been filed on behalf of employees who obeyed the law and failed to meet quotas.

FBI: Murders Up Nearly 11 Percent In 2015; Violent Crime Rose Slightly

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 8:53am

FBI data show seven cities are largely responsible for the increase in murders last year. Experts said homicides and other violence remain at low rates compared with a crime wave from 20 years ago.




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