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In the experiment, kids get a treat. If they don't eat it for, say, 10 minutes, they're promised a second treat. What would Williams do? What do most kids do?
Jan. 11, 2018
Writer Moira Donegan says she created the list of accused sexual harassers and assaulters "for women to share their stories of harassment and assault without being needlessly discredited or judged."
Jan. 11, 2018
President Trump took aim at a controversial surveillance law hours after the White House issued a statement calling for Congress to reauthorize it. The politics are fraught.
Jan. 11, 2018
A land reclamation project that uses vast amounts of garbage extends hundreds of feet into the sea. "We are fishing plastic," says a fisherman. The country has long struggled to manage its waste.
Jan. 11, 2018
The retail giant says the changes are a way to share tax savings with hourly workers. Starting wages will rise from $10 to $11 an hour, and employees will also be eligible for one-time bonuses.
Jan. 11, 2018
Ten states have already asked the Trump administration to add work requirements to the popular health insurance program for low-income people. But many recipients are already working.
Jan. 11, 2018
More than a week after Paul removed a post showing him laughing beside an apparent suicide victim, YouTube has pulled the star from its top-tier advertising program and shelved his original projects.
Jan. 11, 2018
Barley, the "king of malt," needs a precise recipe of water and sunshine to thrive — too much of either will cause it to wither and die. And amid a changing climate, that's exactly what's happening.
Jan. 11, 2018
Also: Searchers are frantically looking for people trapped in California mudslides; protests continue in Tunisia against price hikes; and a Frank Lloyd Wright building is demolished in Montana.
Jan. 11, 2018
Prices on gasoline and taxes have gone up since the start of the new year. Clashes between security forces and demonstrators have occurred in at least 20 cities and towns over multiple days.
Jan. 11, 2018
The San Diego Republican and former chairman of the House oversight committee, played a key role in GOP-led probes of the Benghazi attacks and IRS targeting of conservative groups.
Jan. 11, 2018
"When we come across these kids, or some are older than just kids, then deport them," Joe Arpaio told NPR. "They can do a lot of good in those countries."
Jan. 11, 2018
Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee say the U.S. is ignoring danger at its peril, but they despair about the prospects for serious action in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 11, 2018
The nine-year period ending in 2014 saw a sharp increase in the U.S. of alcohol-related visits to emergency rooms, a study finds. And binge-drinking doesn't completely explain it.
Jan. 11, 2018
Immigration agents arrested 21 people on suspicion of being in the country illegally. They promised more raids to go after employers who hire unauthorized immigrants.
Jan. 11, 2018
The judge ruled the state makes photo identification cards needed to cast a ballot equally available to every citizen who wants one. Civil rights groups argued the law was racially discriminatory.
Jan. 10, 2018
In December, the couple reportedly told police in Nebraska they intended to give the pot as gifts. On Tuesday, they were pulled over not far away on suspicion of possessing $18,000 in drug money.
Jan. 10, 2018
The 2011 death of a girl adopted from Ethiopia by U.S. parents seems to have spurred the decision.
Jan. 10, 2018
Sweltering temperatures killed bats outside Sydney over the weekend as temperatures soared up to 117 Fahrenheit, the hottest it's been since 1939.
Jan. 10, 2018
Like many reptiles, the sex of a turtle is determined by how warm the egg is as it's being incubated. And small temperature differences can cause dramatic changes in the male-to-female ratio.
Jan. 10, 2018

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