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Syrian Refugees at the Turkish Border: Pictures

Paying Student Loans Is Hard. Do It Anyway.

Usually, when someone writes an essay about why they defaulted on their student loans, they strain to include details that evoke sympathy. The …

Manhunt for escaped killers expands to Vermont

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison may have headed across the border to Vermont, fearing the pressure of an intense manhunt in the neighboring state, authorities said Wednesday.<p>New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico said authorities are …

Crime

Why Is MERS So Contagious?

Amid an outbreak of the deadly virus in South Korea, virologists are piecing together an understanding of a new but familiar respiratory illness.<p>When you study something that is, in the strictest sense, invisible, answers to seemingly straightforward questions quickly become elusive.<p>Like: What …

Public Health

Mobile Phones Are Taking Over the World

They keep coming closer, but will just fail to make it again this year. The International Telecommunication Union estimated last week that there will …

Greece in last-ditch EU talks to break debt deadlock

Greece and its international creditors are at a critical phase in talks to reach a deal to unlock 7.2 billion euros ($8.0 billion) to help Athens make Friday's 300 million euro repayment to the IMF.<p>But months of fractious talks have been stalled over creditors' insistence that Athens undertake …

Europe

U.S. official: 10,000-plus ISIS fighters killed in 9-month campaign

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> The U.S.-led coalition against ISIS has recorded more than 10,000 ISIS deaths since the campaign against the extremist group began nine months ago, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken told France Inter radio.<p>Blinken's remarks came in an interview given Tuesday after coalition …

As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?

Last month, authorities in Dallas noticed an uptick in violence that threatened to spoil the city's decade-long drop in crime.<p>Police Chief David Brown, an architect of the historic decline, responded by redeploying more officers into high-crime areas, noting that there was still plenty of time to …

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

United States