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A century and a half ago, the poet and philosopher headed to New York's Adirondack Mountains with some notable pals. Today, we follow his journey with a new crew, the help of a painting and a book.
July 24, 2015
California's ongoing drought has forced many almond growers to use groundwater on the thirsty crop. The problem: That water is high in salt, and it's killing almond trees.
July 24, 2015
The visit has a personal resonance for the president, whose father was born there. He is expected to discuss trade and security issues.
July 24, 2015
The first vaccine against a parasite — one that causes malaria — was recommended for approval. It's not as effective as researchers had hoped. But they still think it could make a big difference.
July 24, 2015
WWE said it's "committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers, and fans worldwide."
July 24, 2015
The FDA wants to revamp the Nutrition Facts panels on foods. The labels would have to list how much added sugar the foods contain — and how much it counts against your recommended daily allowance.
July 24, 2015
Also this week, the world's most famous DJ you've probably never heard.
July 24, 2015
And to CNN, too (which called Kenya "a hotbed of terror"). And to each other. It's one of Africa's tweetiest countries.
July 24, 2015
We know that a gene can determine how strongly we experience bitter flavors. Scientists wanted to know if this was also true for sweet. Their study shows genetics may affect our taste for sugar, too.
July 24, 2015
The marine mammal was spotted in the narrow canal that connects the Chesapeake and Delaware bays just a few days after one was seen in an estuary of the Potomac River.
July 24, 2015
Those jeans you bought at Walmart? They might have been made in Kenya. Here's a look at the country's leading exports.
July 24, 2015
Teachers Jena Meaux and Ali Martin survived the attack, but both reportedly suffered gunshot wounds.
July 24, 2015
Friday honors the arrival of Mormon settlers at Salt Lake Valley in 1847 while non-Mormons celebrate Pie and Beer Day. And 37 other states also celebrate these unique holidays.
July 24, 2015
Think binge drinking, and college students downing cheap beer from red cups come into mind. But healthy affluent adults over 50 are more likely to drink dangerously than their peers.
July 24, 2015
Charges have been recommended for more than 100 people after the discovery of mass graves containing the remains of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar.
July 24, 2015
Both Sky News and journalist Ashish Joshi have confirmed that the report never aired on the channel, deflating some of the buzz about a magical stunt.
July 24, 2015
The $48 billion deal would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment.
July 24, 2015
The combined company would have an estimated revenue of $115 billion and cover 53 million people in the U.S.
July 24, 2015
Police say John Russel Houser unloaded at least 13 rounds inside the theater, killing two people and then himself. Police said they still don't understand Houser's motive.
July 24, 2015
The New York Times reports that two inspectors general want the Justice Department to investigate whether classified information was mishandled.
July 24, 2015

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