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Even Syrians who made their way to Russia long before their country's civil war are finding life tougher since the war started, with employers exploiting their desperation for a safe home.

In Washington, D.C., a local commissioner is working to get Sen. Francis Newlands' name removed from a fountain. Newlands was an outspoken white supremacist who tried to repeal the 15th Amendment.

To help end the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michael Sharp sits among the banana trees and talks with the fighters about memories of the past and dreams for their children.

Scientists are growing mock organs made of human cells to better study diseases and to help test drugs. Researchers at Johns Hopkins are working on a gut-on-a-chip.

Will Republicans have to prove they can govern and will Democrats be totally irrelevant? Will the president's veto pen get a workout? Here's a second look at some wisdom about the next Congress.

Millions of people use apps to share their homes and their cars. Now Peerby, an app developed in the Netherlands, helps people to share things like power drills and bicycle pumps with people nearby.

In Berlin, street fashion's trendiest figure is Ali Akdeniz, age 85. His dapper attire is the focus of a blog that went viral. Its creator, Zoe Spawton, won Germany's most prestigious design prize.

A handful of ecologists knew for years that West Africa was at risk for an Ebola outbreak. Now they're figuring out where else in the world the virus could be hiding. Many signs point to Asia.

Mario Cuomo, who served as governor of New York from 1983 to 1994 and who was considered for a time a leading Democratic presidential option, died Thursday at the age of 82.

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church observes Christmas on Jan. 7, and the 40 days prior are observed as a vegan fast. That means no dairy and no meat until the traditional dish of doro wat on Christmas Day.

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