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In the port of Mariel, Cuba is creating a huge enterprise zone intended to encourage trade and welcome foreign businesses. Some companies are eager to jump in. The Americans sound a bit skeptical.

A new university in Berlin is exclusively geared to refugees. Kiron University relies on existing online courses and aims to be tuition-free and accessible to asylum seekers worldwide.

Renowned astronomer Geoffrey Marcy resigned Wednesday after it became public that he sexually harassed students for years. Researchers are asking why so little is done to stop harassment in science.

Russia's intervention in Syria's civil war could end up helping Islamic militants, the secretary of state told NPR's Steve Inskeep. "That would be absurd, it would be a farce," Kerry said.

Vitter was re-elected easily, even after he was caught up in the "D.C. Madam" prostitution scandal. But now that he's running for governor, it's coming back to haunt him.

Russia says its commitment there is limited, but some analysts are skeptical and warn Russia may find it increasingly difficult and expensive to maintain its Syrian operation.

As campuses crack down on sexual assaults, some have said the rights of the accused have been trampled. Recently, courts have slammed some schools for systems they say are stacked against the accused.

The electric car company Tesla is now becoming the self-driving car maker. Today it releases software to tens of thousands of Model S owners, to automate steering, lane change and parallel parking.

The next fight about the Affordable Care Act unites business leaders, politicians and many unions against leading economists. Will the 2018 tax reduce health costs or just shift the costs to patients?

They're defying the rules that girls shouldn't get a higher education. But there are obstacles ahead, from pressure to marry young to the lack of slots in the country's universities.




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