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Is civilization on the brink of collapse? Every age has its seers who falsely claim that all is rotten. But it's also true, as a new study notes, that history is littered with examples of implosion.
March 19, 2014
The report found that the Navy did not properly evaluate and report the gunman's behavior before the rampage, which left 12 dead last September.
March 18, 2014
The new benchmarks in reading and math have been adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. But there's still plenty of confusion about what exactly the standards are, and what they mean for students.
March 18, 2014
See the link between family income and job choice for nurses, teachers, police officers and dozens of others.
March 18, 2014
Young people on the upper range of income eligible for subsidies are finding that they don't always qualify. That could influence the number of young adults who enroll.
March 18, 2014
Based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Washington Post reports the U.S. has the capability to record "100 percent" of a country's phone calls.
March 18, 2014
The Russian leader has approved legislation to draw that part of Ukraine into the Russian Federation — over the objections of the new leaders in Kiev and despite Western sanctions.
March 18, 2014
As the search for Flight 370 and the 239 people on board continues, investigators are pursing many possibilities. One question: Was the crew overcome by smoke?
March 18, 2014
Researchers say they have found direct evidence of a mysterious and ultrarapid expansion of the universe in the first sliver of a second after the Big Bang.
March 17, 2014
Cupcakes, cookies and beer dyed green may mean party time in America, but on the Emerald Isle, they harken back to a desperate past. Still, Ireland has learned to embrace the kitsch for the tourists.
March 17, 2014
President Obama says the U.S. will not recognize Crimea's moves to split from Ukraine. In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin signs an order recognizing Crimea as an independent state.
March 17, 2014
Garrett Peterson was born with a defective windpipe and every day he struggled to breathe. Now, thanks to a 3-D printer, his windpipe has been strengthened and Garrett should soon breathe normally.
March 17, 2014
The church's controversial founder, Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., is "on the edge of death," his son says. The pastor's death, he adds, would bring a crisis to his followers, who see death as God's judgment.
March 17, 2014
There's still no sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on March 8. Was the informal "good night" from the jet a sign it had been taken over or that the crew is involved?
March 17, 2014
Shark Tank is a very popular Friday-night show where inventors present their "great ideas" and try to get loud rich people to invest. We look at some of the silliest products in the show's history.
March 14, 2014
Crimeans vote Sunday on whether to split from Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies vow to penalize Russia if it continues to intervene. Secretary of State Kerry met with his Russian counterpart Friday.
March 14, 2014
The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.
March 14, 2014
Teenage boys are still the primary users of stimulant medications to treat ADHD, but increased use by adults, particularly young women, has fueled a 36 percent rise in prescriptions in five years.
March 14, 2014
A source familiar with the investigation says a satellite system was getting pings from the plane long after its last reported contact with controllers. The jet and 239 people disappeared a week ago.
March 14, 2014
An analysis of research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs shows that most side effects are no more common with them than with placebo drugs. But statins can raise the risk of diabetes.
March 13, 2014

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