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They came just weeks after rumors surfaced yet again that the former Cuban president, now 88, had died.
February 03, 2015
More than 50 years after the release of her classic — and only — novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee plans to publish a second. The newly unearthed book, Go Set a Watchman, will be published in July.
February 03, 2015
State's attorney general asks four major retailers to pull pills because they don't contain what they claim. Tests show supplements are often filled with cheap ingredients, including houseplants.
February 03, 2015
At least eight civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours and 22 wounded in fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian troops in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk.
February 03, 2015
Our Peace Corps correspondent discovers that Nepal is a country where everyone dances all the time. And you have no choice but to bust a move.
February 03, 2015
Aetna beneficiaries can reconsider their Part D choices after the insurer incorrectly identified some pharmacies as being in-network, dropped others and removed some from the preferred network.
February 03, 2015
Despite considerable effort to improve care for people who are dying, more people are are reporting pain and depression, a study finds. Medical treatments that lengthen the process may be one reason.
February 03, 2015
Contemporary log rollers believe that the historical practice provides today's athletes a good, balanced workout. And that it's as easy as, well, as falling off a log.
February 03, 2015
The new dress code is designed to ensure law enforcement looks professional and they don't fall on their backsides. But giving the cowboy outfit the boot goes against the state's cultural identity.
February 03, 2015
The not-so-secret activity quest of several Chicago teachers: running for office.
February 03, 2015
S&P parent company McGraw Hill Financial will make two payments of $687.5 million: one to the U.S. Justice Department and another to 19 states and the District of Columbia.
February 03, 2015
The conflict that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s included widespread violence, says the International Court of Justice. But it adds that the acts can't be deemed genocide.
February 03, 2015
While the technique is often referred to by the shorthand "three-parent baby," the controversial process uses nuclear DNA from two parents and the mitochondrial DNA of a third donor.
February 03, 2015
Many transportation and delivery companies began adding fuel surcharges when oil prices shot up a few years ago. Now, the cost of oil has plunged — but many of those fuel fees still linger.
February 03, 2015
The father of a young child who had leukemia has a plea for other parents: Please vaccinate your children because people with compromised immune systems, including his son, can't be vaccinated.
February 03, 2015
The Academy Awards are coming this month and if you're still trying to see all the nominated films, it may be easier to find them in China than the U.S. As long as you don't mind the pirated version.
February 03, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission will decide this month whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. In speeches, CEOs alternately have predicted a chilling effect or no impact.
February 03, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department decides not to prosecute Rupert Murdoch's media companies for their role in a cellphone voice mail hacking scandal.
February 03, 2015
The festival has become a launching pad for emerging filmmakers of color who face challenges in historically white, male-dominated Hollywood.
February 02, 2015
James Robertson began walking to and from work a decade ago after his car broke down. His plight has led to an outpouring of help from people across the U.S.
February 02, 2015

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