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Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.
April 07, 2015
More than a century ago, the Brontosaurus was deemed too similar to the dinosaur Apatosaurus. Recent research finds there is enough difference between the two creatures after all.
April 07, 2015
In the first-quarter of 2015, the ride-sharing service accounted for 46 percent of rides expensed by workers, according to a report. Its market share in the same period last year was 15 percent.
April 07, 2015
The university said Aaron Leetch and Torrey Ward were returning from the NCAA basketball championship game in Indianapolis. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
April 07, 2015
In Seattle — one of the nation's wealthiest cities — homelessness has surged over the past decade. More people are now homeless in Seattle than anywhere except New York City, Los Angeles or Las Vegas.
April 07, 2015
As the 51-year-old civil war in Colombia winds down, efforts to find and destroy the many mines are underway.
April 07, 2015
Nearly 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Rather than go to emergency rooms or city hospitals, some get free care from students in medical school.
April 07, 2015
Thousands of people trapped in the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in southern Damascus. The area has been under Syrian military siege and is now threatened by militants with the self-styled Islamic State.
April 07, 2015
From Rand Paul's "NSA spy cam blockers" to the RNC's George H.W. Bush socks, political swag is already getting creative ahead of the 2016 race.
April 07, 2015
As the jurors start deliberations Tuesday whether to convict Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Masha Gessen says there are still some "gaping holes" in the case. Her new book is The Brothers.
April 07, 2015
A new study finds Mexican-American toddlers are lagging behind their white counterparts.
April 07, 2015
For Notre Dame, tonight brings a chance for to overcome years of frustration. In three of the past four years, the team has lost in the championship game.
April 07, 2015
In certain places in American history, showing a little leg has been illegal — for men and women.
April 07, 2015
Several government buildings, including the Capitol and the State Department were without power. The local power company, Pepco, reported major problems throughout the D.C. area.
April 07, 2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's conviction is almost certain — given his lawyer acknowledged he participated in the deadly 2013 attack. If he is convicted, the jury will decide if Tsarnaev should be executed.
April 07, 2015
A proposal to nearly triple the maximum compensation for workers who lose a limb follows an investigation that showed Alabama to have the lowest permanent partial disability benefits in the country.
April 07, 2015
Obamacare added millions of new customers whose incomes hover near the Medicaid line. When their earnings rise or fall, their health insurance could lapse while they're switching plans.
April 07, 2015
President Obama has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Four legal experts debate whether he had the constitutional power to do so.
April 07, 2015
A new generation of cheese-makers is culturing the milk of nuts like almond and cashew with bacteria. The idea is to give the cheese more umami taste than what many other vegan products have.
April 07, 2015
"I take full responsibility for 'Scary Lucy,' " artist Dave Poulin says, adding that he didn't mean "to disparage in any way the memories of the iconic Lucy image."
April 07, 2015

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