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NBC broadcast more than 6,000 hours from the Summer Olympics on various platforms and hailed it as a big triumph, even though TV ratings dropped off substantially from London in 2012.
Aug. 23, 2016
A retired corrections officer says he bought the painting from Doig in 1976, but Doig (now a famous artist) says that wasn't him. So the retiree lawyered up and went to court.
Aug. 23, 2016
The service member was on a training mission when a roadside bomb went off Tuesday near the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. It is the second U.S. combat death in Afghanistan since January.
Aug. 23, 2016
Although a CDC study released today found that 80 percent of cases develop outside the hospital or at a nursing home, many people still don't know about this lethal medical condition.
Aug. 23, 2016
Donald Trump had promised to identify and remove the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally. But the candidate wouldn't say whether his new comments are a policy shift.
Aug. 23, 2016
Repeated extensions of drug patents help fend off competitors, researchers say, keeping prices high. And the fact that Medicare and Medicaid can't negotiate for discounts doesn't help, either.
Aug. 23, 2016
Obama will visit a neighborhood in Baton Rouge more than a week after flooding hit southeastern Louisiana, killing at least 13 people and damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes.
Aug. 23, 2016
The only commercial tea plantation in the U.S. is located on Wadmalaw Island, S.C. It makes tea from bushes descended from plants first brought here in the 1700s. We chat with its tea taster.
Aug. 23, 2016
Klosterheide, population 280, is hosting 60 refugees. Some locals are wary. "Those who don't try have no chance to correct their bad prejudices," says a local official who coordinates refugee housing.
Aug. 23, 2016
Want to try to crack the code of the Voynich Manuscript, written in an unknown language with unrecognizable illustrations? You might soon be able to buy a precise copy of the book ... for some $8,000.
Aug. 23, 2016
Hundreds of pharmaceutical and medical device firms have paid doctors for their services even after the doctors were disciplined for serious misconduct by state medical boards, an analysis finds.
Aug. 23, 2016
Our series on Unsung Museums continues with a visit to the History of Pharmacy Museum in Tucson, Ariz.
Aug. 23, 2016
Detroit and Birmingham top a new, national list of school district boundaries that separate the Haves from the Have Nots.
Aug. 23, 2016
The two major-party presidential candidates will be taking different approaches to reaching voters this week. Trump has four rallies planned while Clinton is placing ads on television.
Aug. 23, 2016
Convenience is in the eye of the generation. Increasingly, corner markets in Japan target the 27 percent of residents over 65 — offering nursing care advice and home delivery of meals and groceries.
Aug. 23, 2016
Two new polls show contradictions and partisan divides in the public's opinion of education.
Aug. 23, 2016
The grito is a spontaneous burst of emotion — a shout — that is part of the mariachi tradition. Some younger Mexican-Americans are reclaiming the grito for a new generation.
Aug. 23, 2016
Social networks let users share without being impeded. But Nextdoor, a platform for neighborhoods, is moving to block posts for the first time when they appear to be racial profiling.
Aug. 23, 2016
The Belgian-American musician, also known for his guitar playing and whistling, performed with the stars of postwar jazz and was widely heard on film scores and commercial jingles. He was 94.
Aug. 22, 2016
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says felons have paid their debt to society and deserve enfranchisement. Republicans say he is trying to increase Democratic voter rolls for November.
Aug. 22, 2016

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