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A new coating makes ketchup slide out of the bottle and toothpaste slip out of a tube, right down to the last drop. So why not put the slick surface on an Ebola suit so the virus doesn't stick?
March 25, 2015
A damaged cockpit voice recorder and a time gap when the pilot lost contact are vital clues into what caused the plane to go down, killing all 150 people on board, officials said Wednesday
March 25, 2015
San Francisco 49ers player Chris Borland is retiring from the NFL after a single season to avoid potential brain injuries. Some see this as the beginning of the end of football's popularity.
March 25, 2015
The highest minimum wage in the nation just went into effect in Oakland, Calif. But what does that mean for young people and how are businesses making it work?
March 25, 2015
With record numbers fleeing the Middle East and Africa in overcrowded boats, the Catrambone family is conducting private rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.
March 25, 2015
Three spices that grow on Zanzibar are so common they might be flavoring your morning cup of coffee. But vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg have very different origins.
March 25, 2015
County jails that send inmates far away to serve short-term sentences can be a cost-saver to local governments. But it could have major consequences when prisoners are released.
March 25, 2015
The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal and oil-fired utility plants. They're being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.
March 25, 2015
The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal and oil-fired utility plants. They're being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.
March 25, 2015
Police departments around the county are under pressure to diversify. In Oakland, Calif., officials say police-community relations might improve by increasing the number of cops who live there.
March 24, 2015
General Motors and Volkswagen are closing plants and laying off workers in Russia. The country's economic problems have led to an estimated 30 percent drop in the once booming Russian car market.
March 24, 2015
Older women in China are known to gather in public spaces and dance, but reports say the practice has gotten too loud and the neighbors are complaining.
March 24, 2015
Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley is retiring after ten terms. "I sought this job," he said "mainly to help build a bridge between the African-American and the white community."
March 24, 2015
General Motors and Volkswagen are closing plants and laying off workers in Russia. The country's economic problems have led to an estimated 30 percent drop in the once booming Russian car market.
March 24, 2015
President Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that there will be no two-state solution. Obama said the U.S. now has to re-evaluate its Israeli-Palestinian policy.
March 24, 2015
Nearly 140 inmates, including Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez Villarreal, complain of dirty cells, spoiled food and filthy conjugal rooms at Mexico's maximum security prison.
March 24, 2015
A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.
March 24, 2015
Russia led an unsuccessful effort to overturn a plan to give benefits to the spouses of U.N. employees. Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt and 40 other nations also voted against the plan.
March 24, 2015
In a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, President Obama said Afghanistan "remains a very dangerous place," and the size of the U.S. troop presence in 2016 is yet to be decided.
March 24, 2015
Cuban baseball has been struggling. A lack of money means facilities are in disrepair. Defections mean some of the best players have left. But new relations with the U.S. may mean new opportunities.
March 24, 2015

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