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Jacobus Van Nierop performed "useless and painful procedures" on more than 100 people in a rural French town, the prosecutor argued. He won't be practicing dentistry again.
April 26, 2016
More than 36,000 online votes were cast in the competition to name the two young eagles, the American Eagle Foundation says. Names such as Cherry and Blossom lost out.
April 26, 2016
The killings of gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and his friend are the latest in a recent string of grisly attacks in the country.
April 26, 2016
Dust mite allergies are a common trigger for asthma. A new form of immunotherapy that relies on oral tablets rather than shots reduces the risk of a moderate or severe asthma attack, a study finds.
April 26, 2016
A Dallas County grand jury indicted the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner after an ex-girlfriend accused him of hitting her and rupturing her eardrum earlier this year.
April 26, 2016
Media companies in Russia aren't sure how far they can go without risking government reprisals. But even in such an uncertain climate, many independent news outlets have resisted censoring themselves.
April 26, 2016
A new study finds 33 percent of American children between 2 and 19 are overweight, and 17 percent are obese. But researchers say they hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.
April 26, 2016
Half of states require that women who get mammograms be notified if they have dense breasts because it increases cancer risk. But the letters are often jargony and hard to understand, a study finds.
April 26, 2016
A study finds the HIV infection — or the treatment for it — can have an impact on the way the body ages.
April 26, 2016
The findings contradict what had stood as the official explanation: that Liverpool fans died in the 1989 incident because of an accident that was worsened by their own behavior.
April 26, 2016
After Stanford scientist Lee Herzenberg gave birth to a son with Down syndrome, she and her husband worked to find a noninvasive test that would help mothers learn about the health of the fetus.
April 26, 2016
In their order, the judges said Australia and Papua New Guinea must "take all steps necessary" to stop the "unconstitutional and illegal detention of the asylum seekers."
April 26, 2016
In 1990, Kentucky did something no other state had ever done: It completely changed the way its public schools were governed and funded. Despite big gains, poor districts still struggle to catch up.
April 26, 2016
Five delegate-rich states on the East Coast's "Acela corridor" vote Tuesday. Can frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton wrap up their respective nominations?
April 26, 2016
Bernie Sanders is drawing large, energetic crowds, but that hasn't translated into wins in large states. It turns out there is often a disconnect between big rallies and winning elections.
April 26, 2016
When the state overhauled the school funding system by pouring resources into low-income districts, schools in Massachusetts went from the middle of the pack to first place.
April 26, 2016
The city has long suffered a dearth of decent housing. The recent collapse of vacant buildings — there are 17,000 in the city — including one death, have increased the urgency of finding a solution.
April 26, 2016
Sleep researchers say about 30 percent of employees at big firms are so tired they're making as many mistakes as if they were coming to work drunk. Some offices now have "napping pods."
April 26, 2016
A Pennsylvania Democratic primary will affect the general election, the Maryland Senate race turns on race and gender, a $12.4 million congressional race and two House incumbents face tough primaries.
April 26, 2016
Poll finds just 17 percent of millennials view GOP presidential candidate Donald positively. While Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders is the only candidate with a positive net favorable rating.
April 25, 2016

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