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By a 6-2 vote, the Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved measure in Michigan that banned the use of race or gender in deciding admissions to the state's public universities.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is using a recent surge in popularity to crack down on opposition. Several proposed laws would strengthen penalties against protestors, and officials and local media alike are denouncing criticism of Putin as "unpatriotic."

During a visit to Kiev, Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia that it must help to reduce tensions in Ukraine. A recent international agreement intended to disarm militant groups seems to be failing.

As the search continues for the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, the exact number of those still missing is in dispute. Michelle Faul, Nigeria bureau chief for the Associated Press, explains more.

Many states are planning to expand early childhood education programs, but what constitutes a high-quality pre-K program? Researchers say the city of Tulsa, Okla., has come up with a winning formula.

The FDA is weighing the pros and cons of a drug that would, for the first time, combine morphine and oxycodone in a single pill. Critics warn it could launch a new wave of abuse.

A shadow campaign is underway, raising small donations by selling T-shirts and baby onesies and holding fundraisers, all just waiting for Clinton to say that, yes, she is running for president.

Street dogs and cats find treatment and get linked up with foreign adopters at a clinic that's helping lower the rabies threat in Kabul.

For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they'll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.

The Ballad of a Small Player is set in the murky underworld of Macau's casinos. Reviewer Tash Aw calls the novel a masterful and thrilling collision of old Asia and 21st century glamour.

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