Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum stands with his wife Karen Santorum as he announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election on Wednesday. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Rick Santorum Announces Presidential Run

The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania appeals to his party's social conservatives. Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucuses in 2012, but this time around he faces a crowded Republican field.

Controversy over childhood vaccines may make it too easy to embrace what appear to be new vaccine benefits. Dmitry Naumov/iStockphoto hide caption

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How A Claim That A Childhood Vaccine Prevents Leukemia Went Too Far

It seemed to make sense that the childhood Hib vaccine could cut leukemia risk by keeping the immune system in check. But proving there's cause and effect at work turns out to be a challenge.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch enters a packed news conference at the U.S. Attorneys Office of the Eastern District of New York following the early morning arrest of world soccer figures, including officials of FIFA, for racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud on Wednesday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Indicts 14 In FIFA Corruption Inquiry

Seven senior officials with soccer's international governing body were arrested in Switzerland on Wednesday. Announcing the charges, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the accused officials "corrupted the business of worldwide soccer" to enrich themselves.

Super PACs like Ready for Hillary — and the dark money that often comes with them — have inspired new dictionary entries. Here, volunteers for the Ready for Hillary Clinton for President 2016 Super PAC canvas people waiting in line to see Clinton discuss her new book, 'Hard Choices: A Memoir,' at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University June 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

How Politics Is Shaping Language: 'Dark Money' Added To Dictionary

Tech drives a lot of language-innovation in the U.S., but politics plays a pretty big role as well.

Should chimps have the same legal rights as these lawyers? Steven Wise, president of the Nonhuman Rights Foundation, who is representing Hercules and Leo, two research chimps, says yes. Assistant Attorney General Christopher Coulston disagrees. They both made their arguments today in Manhattan State Supreme Court in New York. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Research Chimps Get Their Day In Court In New York

But neither Hercules nor Leo, who are at the center of a legal battle over whether chimpanzees should have the same legal rights as people, were physically present in the Manhattan courtroom today.

After news broke in March of a private Facebook page that collected nude photos of women, protesters gathered outside Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State. The school has banned the chapter for three years. Abby Drey/TNS/Landov hide caption

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Penn State Bounces Fraternity For 3 Years Over Nude Photo Scandal

Penn State has shut down the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity chapter for three years, after an inquiry over a Facebook group page that collected pictures of nude women uncovered other transgressions.

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In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note-taking offers benefits a screen can't.

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After becoming homeless and jobless following her transition to being a woman, Ruby Corado got her act together and now helps others facing similar challenges. "We have a family here," she says.

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