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A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved.

A rash of incidents involving guards' use of violence against prisoners, sometimes caught on video, is fueling calls for accountability. Others say the focus should be on increasingly violent inmates.

This Friday the U.N. holds a star-studded ceremony to appoint Wonder Woman its "Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls." Many women's rights advocates are in uproar.

She sells clothes from the back of her car. But business is dropping. Like many Zimbabweans, she faces a crippled economy, high unemployment and a shortage of cash.

Syria and Russia have paused the bombing of the Syrian city and told fighters to leave. But it's seen as part of a brutal strategy used elsewhere in Syria.

Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine talks with Steve Inskeep about Wednesday's presidential debate, including Donald Trump's comments on the election outcome, Russia and the Clinton and Trump foundations.

Californians are saving less and less water as the state enters what may be its sixth year of drought, in part because they say they're hearing a less-than-clear message about the drought.

Last year, Americans logged more than 3.1 trillion miles and 35,092 people died on the nation's roadways. Now, there's a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities within 30 years.

Health officials hoped giving more people health insurance would curtail their use of expensive emergency rooms for routine medical care. But data from Oregon suggest their overall ER use didn't drop.

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