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A man watches a TV news program showing a file image of missile launch conducted by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 20. The U.S. military said it detected a failed North Korean missile launch that day. The U.S. Strategic Command issued a statement late Wednesday saying it presumed the missile was a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile.

Even With Failures, North Korea's Nuclear Program Races Ahead

In a cavernous, dimly-lit auditorium in Washington last month, three officials took the stage.

They settled themselves into tan, leather armchairs and fielded questions, including this one: Name a global flashpoint you're looking to with concern?

"North Korea," came the reply from one. "And how the United States and China deal with that situation."

The exchange is worth noting because the three people on stage were current or former CIA officials.

Karen Lorne, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in July, volunteers weekly with her certified therapy dog, Bailey, at the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Simplified Study Aims To Quickly Test A Long-Shot ALS Treatment

Researchers have launched an innovative medical experiment that's designed to provide quick answers while meeting the needs of patients, rather than drug companies.

Traditional studies can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and can take many years. But patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease don't have the time to wait. This progressive muscle-wasting disease is usually fatal within a few years.

Cori Bargmann is applying her training as a neuroscientist to shaping the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's ambitious agenda.

Applying A Silicon Valley Approach To Jumpstart Medical Research

Cori Bargmann's new job description includes "to help cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century." That's quite a lofty goal.

Bargmann is a neuroscientist and president of science for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the joint venture of pediatrician Priscilla Chan and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The couple pledged $3 billion to solve major medical problems by helping scientists and engineers collaborate long term, over 25, 50, even 80 years.

Many Republicans now think that Missouri Democratic Senate candidate, Secretary of State Jason Kander, will prevail over Republican Sen. Roy Blunt.

Two Weeks Out: Democrats Have The Edge In The Fight For The Senate

Two weeks from Election Day, it looks more likely than ever that Democrats will win control of the Senate.

Many 'Worn Out' By Campaign, Survey Of Social Media Users Shows

In case you needed more evidence of the toll this divisive campaign is taking on America, a new survey says more than a third of social media users are "worn out" by the amount of political content they encounter.

Ratnaram Diwala, 70, colors traditional earthern oil lamps at Kumbharwada. She's part of the potters colony — some 500 families — living inside the Dhavari slum area in central Mumbai.

The Story Behind The Indian Lamp That Donald Trump Lit

Business is booming for India's potters, who make the ceremonial lamps that are lit during the upcoming Diwali festival, officially celebrated on October 30 this year.

Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, is set up for Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

Indians Or Cubs, The World Series Will Put An End To One Team's Drought

The World Series opens Tuesday night between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs — essentially a matchup of long-suffering vs. longer-suffering.

You can watch coverage of Game 1 in Cleveland starting at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

The Indians last won a World Series in 1948, and the Cubs haven't won since 1908. Fans and sportswriters are positively buzzing with excitement.

Linguist Geoff Nunberg argues that the media's decision to bleep or otherwise block out a particular word can result in concealing information the public needs to know.

Not Fit To Print? When Politicians Talk Dirty, Media Scramble To Sanitize

It has become a familiar story in a world bristling with live mics. A public figure is caught out using a vulgarity, and the media have to decide how to report the remark. Web media tend to be explicit, but the traditional media are more circumspect.

Rigging An Election? It's Not So Easy, Voting Law Expert Says

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The columbarium where cremated remains are kept at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

Vatican: Don't Scatter Cremation Ashes, And Don't Keep Them At Home

The Vatican has issued new guidelines recommending that the cremated remains of Catholics be buried in cemeteries, rather than scattered or kept at home.

"Following the most ancient Christian tradition, the Church insistently recommends that the bodies of the deceased be buried in cemeteries or other sacred places," state the guidelines released Tuesday by the Vatican.