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The disparities in naming are partly because of translation difficulties, and partly a sign of a propaganda war. The group would like to be called IS; the Obama administration is sticking with ISIL.

House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.

In 1994, Congress passed the most significant crime fighting legislation in a generation. Now, policymakers are dialing back Clinton's tough-on-crime policies.

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But trade is thriving.

Newly released court documents reveal details of a battle between Yahoo and the Obama administration. The government pressured Yahoo to disclose some users' data for a secret NSA surveillance program.

It roamed land and sea and snacked on giant fish. The first few spinosaurus bones were discovered a century ago, but destroyed in WWII. A more complete, second specimen reveals a terrifying predator.

The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.

Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.

Some say our military has a big role to play in bringing Ebola under control. But sending in troops is trickier than it sounds.

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