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The parcel, along with the company that owns it, is on the market for more than $300 million. To sweeten the deal, the buyer would also get about 160,000 head of cattle.
June 24, 2015
A survey says one quarter of adults lie to their dentist about flossing. That number seemed low to us. So we called up some periodontists. And they laughed.
June 24, 2015
Once tucked away in Google's "Labs" space for beta testing, the "Undo Send" option now gives users 5 to 30 seconds after sending an email to change their minds.
June 24, 2015
Jindal joins a crowded Republican field, and polls show him trailing the other presidential hopefuls.
June 24, 2015
As a region, the Americas fare quite well in Gallup's new global index of personal well-being — but the U.S. fell from No. 12 to No. 23 worldwide.
June 24, 2015
Tests have confirmed the bones under a Madrid convent belong to Spain's most famous writer. He wished to be buried there because the nuns raised money and paid a ransom when he was captive in Africa.
June 24, 2015
"I am sorry for the lives that I've taken, for the suffering that I've caused you, and the damage that I've done," Tsarnaev told the court today in Boston.
June 24, 2015
A new piece in The New Republic — written by a white woman — digs into how white femininity gets used as an excuse for white supremacy, with deadly consequences.
June 24, 2015
The ribs of a 240-million-year-old fossil holds clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.
June 24, 2015
The decision is part of a growing backlash against symbols of the Confederacy following last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a black church in South Carolina.
June 24, 2015
The Obama administration says the U.S. will continue to try to prevent hostage situations — and the Justice Department says it "does not intend to add to families' pain" if they pay ransoms.
June 24, 2015
Speaking about her mother at a church on Tuesday, Clinton said what had kept her mother going was "kindness along the way from someone who believed she mattered. All lives matter."
June 24, 2015
Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.
June 24, 2015
Breweries are grappling with more weather extremes — heat waves, snowy winters, heavy rains and drought. Many are coming up with creative ways to adjust to their changing environments.
June 24, 2015
New prosperity brings new problems. For example: What does a government do when aid money for condom handouts is dwindling?
June 24, 2015
Cubs fan Keith Hartley got a round of applause for focusing on making the catch – and not disturbing his infant son Isaac, who kept enjoying his bottle while his dad lunged over the rain tarp.
June 24, 2015
A small but growing number of employers tie financial incentives to losing weight and exercising. The cost of nonparticipation can be so high that critics question whether workers have a true choice.
June 24, 2015
The death of Baltimore man Freddie Gray was a homicide due to a "high-energy injury" to his spine that resulted from "acts of omission" by the police, according to The Baltimore Sun.
June 24, 2015
Children as young as 3 years old will step in to right the wrong if they see someone being mistreated, a study finds. But they aren't as keen as 5-year-olds to dole out punishment.
June 24, 2015
The thousands of tons of meat has an estimated value of more than $480 million – but it also posed serious health risks, officials said.
June 24, 2015

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