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The buses were carrying nearly 140 people who had reportedly crossed the border in Texas. The protest drew a counterprotest by advocates for immigrants.
July 02, 2014
Digital mammograms are sharper and aid diagnosis, radiologists say. But these scans aren't significantly better than film scans in finding tumors in older women, a study finds. And they cost more.
July 02, 2014
In a major labor law decision, the Supreme Court stopped short of preventing public employee unions from collecting compulsory dues. But some justices might be willing to take that step soon.
July 02, 2014
When it comes to living at extreme altitudes, Tibetans may have gotten a leg up from Denisovans, a species of archaic humans that lived about 50,000 years ago.
July 02, 2014
StoryCorps, the team that brings you conversations between loved ones, is now highlighting voices of the LGBTQ community. 'OutLoud' brings a story about losing a partner while living in the closet.
July 02, 2014
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Michel Martin speaks with historians Charles Cobb and Taylor Branch about the legacy of the Act and what it accomplished.
July 02, 2014
Just one week after the Google Glass eyewear went on sale in the U.K., fears of movie piracy have led an industry group to call for a ban on the device in theaters.
July 02, 2014
Scientific papers that claimed stem cells could be made in the laboratory simply by dipping regular cells in acid didn't hold up under scrutiny. Now the work is being retracted because of errors.
July 02, 2014
A plastic jar of animal crackers was too enticing for a young bear in New Jersey, which got its head irretrievably wedged
July 02, 2014
Is frozen yogurt a weak link in our quest for sustenance and gastronomic pleasure? A Washington, D.C., start-up thinks so, and has just launched a frozen yogurt vending machine to make fro-yo easier.
July 02, 2014
Adm. Michelle Howard says that when she called a Navy office to order the women's four-star shoulder boards, she was told that they didn't exist.
July 02, 2014
As Monday's second-quarter FEC reporting deadline approached, candidates flooded email inboxes across the land with forecasts of impending doom.
July 02, 2014
As Monday's second-quarter FEC reporting deadline approached, candidates flooded email inboxes across the land with forecasts of impending doom.
July 02, 2014
"Hyper-local micro-schools" bring the tiny school into the digital age.
July 02, 2014
After a wrenching loss to Belgium, fans are touting the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard, Photoshopping his head onto U.S. currency and (briefly) naming him Secretary of Defense on Wikipedia.
July 02, 2014
How it was made and what it means today—commentary on the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.
July 02, 2014
Carol Zachary was 9 when her grandfather gave her an invitation to a hanging he attended in 1917. She peppered him with questions, but the meaning of his gesture still remains a mystery, even today.
July 02, 2014
In Jerusalem, violence follows the discovery of a body believed to be that of an abducted Palestinian teen. The crime is being seen as a possible act of retribution for the deaths of three Israelis.
July 02, 2014
It's got big iron teeth and a powerful jaw. When it finds a 30-foot tree it goes to the top, opens its mouth and — watch this.
July 02, 2014
It's got big iron teeth and a powerful jaw. When it finds a 30-foot tree it goes to the top, opens its mouth and — watch this.
July 02, 2014

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