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SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but sends a clear message.
Aug. 27, 2015
The aerospace giant is moving to settle a suit accusing it of mishandling its plan. The case is part of a legal assault by an attorney to stop firms from offering workers high-cost retirement plans.
Aug. 27, 2015
The president said that what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."
Aug. 27, 2015
The Oxford English Dictionary was updated with a number of new words, so, naturally, we held a contest to see who could use the most in a single sentence.
Aug. 27, 2015
There were scenes of fast-moving water in the streets on the island of Dominica after the storm dumped 9 inches of rain in a few hours. It could hit Florida as a Category 1 hurricane next week.
Aug. 27, 2015
Conservative groups want the gallery to take down the bust of Margaret Sanger, who they say was racist because of her support for eugenics.
Aug. 27, 2015
Dawkins played 13 seasons in the NBA after being drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers. At 6 feet, 11 inches and more than 250 pounds, he broke two glass backboards in one month.
Aug. 27, 2015
Given two choices of attractive mates, female frogs pick the top vocalist. But add a third, inferior male to the mix, and females go for No. 2. The "decoy effect" shapes some human choices, too.
Aug. 27, 2015
Simmons College in Boston has announced it will transition its brick-and-mortar program to an online-only degree.
Aug. 27, 2015
Senegalese percussionist Doudou N'Diaye Rose has died at age 85. He mastered his local drum language and brought it to the world, creating rhythms for the likes of Miles Davis and the Rolling Stones.
Aug. 27, 2015
Donald Trump has put immigration front and center in his campaign. This has placed renewed focus on the confusing question of how to refer to people from Latin America, including those now in the U.S.
Aug. 27, 2015
Unless a cigarette is safer than others it can't be labeled "natural" or "additive-free", the Food and Drug Administration told three manufacturers.
Aug. 27, 2015
The natural disaster of Katrina and the man-made tragedy that followed catapulted local figures and obscure federal officials into the spotlight.
Aug. 27, 2015
That's the longest span for one individual to excrete the live virus in history. It's not the norm, that's for certain. But how much of a concern is it in the war to wipe out polio?
Aug. 27, 2015
In a new report sent to Congress, the organization says controversial videos alleging the sale of fetal tissue are "heavily edited" to "significantly distort" actual events and conversations.
Aug. 27, 2015
The incident happened at the World Athletics Championships, where a highly anticipated match-up had pitted the Jamaican against America's Justin Gatlin.
Aug. 27, 2015
For 35 years, Dr. Bill Mahon has tended newborns and broken bones, given kids checkups and spinal taps. But luring new doctors with big debt and urban dreams to the redwoods is harder than it sounds.
Aug. 27, 2015
A same-sex couple was denied a license Thursday morning, even after a federal appeals court denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' bid to refuse to issue marriage licenses for religious reasons.
Aug. 27, 2015
In a case of mistaken identity, builders in the Galicia region confused a Neolithic tomb for a broken stone table and replaced it with a new concrete one.
Aug. 27, 2015
Two think tanks estimate that Islamabad could have 350 warheads in the next several year, pushing past rival India and several other nations.
Aug. 27, 2015

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