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Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.
Nov. 12, 2014
There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.
Nov. 12, 2014
Carol Ann Susi died on Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer, said her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas. Susi played Howard Wolowitz's mom Debbie on the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory.
Nov. 12, 2014
The unexpected breakthrough by the world's two largest polluters reflected both nations' desire to display a united front, and could inspire other reluctant developing countries to follow suit.
Nov. 11, 2014
The Court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.
Nov. 11, 2014
A top civil rights lawyer for the Justice Department in the turbulent 1960s, John Doar made his mark fighting racial discrimination.
Nov. 11, 2014
The jury could hand down its decision in the teen's death as early as this weekend, and both protesters and authorities are preparing for that moment.
Nov. 11, 2014
A day meant to celebrate being single has turned in to the world's largest shopping event. But it's unlikely to catch on in the U.S.
Nov. 11, 2014
The prosthetics industry is rapidly growing, allowing patients to better customize their devices and even regain a sense of touch.
Nov. 11, 2014
More than 1 million public school students in the U.S. don't have permanent homes. Most live doubled up with family or friends, but many live in motels, emergency shelters, campgrounds — even cars.
Nov. 11, 2014
To qualify for coverage, patients would have to first meet with a doctor to talk through the pros and cons of scans, which involve a low-dose of radiation.
Nov. 11, 2014
Those who use two of the world's most popular websites can easily donate to charities working to stem Ebola's spread in West Africa. The money will help, but aid groups say awareness is important too.
Nov. 11, 2014
The federal government is shutting down cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine for the next six months. But fishermen, who now face an uncertain future, dispute the government's cod counts.
Nov. 11, 2014
When Jennifer Hopper's husband was hit in the eye with a baseball, she rushed him to a hospital she knew was within their insurance plan. Then the ER doctor sent her an extra bill for more than $700.
Nov. 11, 2014
The Church of Latter-day Saints never denied polygamy was part of its history. But in a series of new essays, it describes the now-banned practice in detail.
Nov. 11, 2014
A British Army private died of dysentery 99 years ago. A sample of the bug that killed him may help researchers develop a vaccine for this antibiotic-resistant disease, a top killer of young kids.
Nov. 11, 2014
Journalist David Wood says "almost everyone" in war has suffered a violation of their sense of right and wrong. As a result, Wood tells Fresh Air, veterans deal with grief, numbness or guilt.
Nov. 11, 2014
The Common Core State Standards have led to big changes in the way many teachers approach reading instruction.
Nov. 11, 2014
Researchers admit their estimates that the comet was "potato-shaped" were way off. Luck may now be the deciding factor in the attempt for a soft landing early Wednesday.
Nov. 11, 2014
Alaska's wrestling tournament for small schools will be held next month — but not at Anchorage Christian Schools. A complaint about an introductory prayer led to a request to stop the practice.
Nov. 11, 2014

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