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"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried," NASA says, citing satellite photos from 2000 and 2014.
September 30, 2014
Rabies kills tens of thousands of people each year. Now scientists are hoping to mount a final siege against the virus globally. The trick? Getting all our four-legged friends to come for a shot.
September 30, 2014
Here's a government service: The Federal Trade Commission has told two companies to quit selling caffeinated women's undergarments because they don't actually slim your nether regions as advertised.
September 30, 2014
A federal website set to go live Tuesday will disclose drug and device companies' ties to doctors. The release marks a milestone, but the information will be incomplete and may be misleading.
September 30, 2014
The NFL sides with fans who criticized an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on a Muslim player who prostrated himself in the end zone Monday night.
September 30, 2014
The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.
September 30, 2014
Lawmakers on the House oversight committee will ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.
September 30, 2014
More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano, after new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.
September 30, 2014
Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.
September 30, 2014
According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher. That's almost twice the rate of their baby boomer parents.
September 30, 2014
One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process, while avoiding the traditional screen-time pitfalls.
September 30, 2014
New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.
September 30, 2014
The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.
September 30, 2014
Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.
September 30, 2014
In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.
September 30, 2014
The Justice Department called this the "first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app."
September 29, 2014
The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.
September 29, 2014
Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.
September 29, 2014
During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be "unique" because only men and boys are invited.
September 29, 2014
If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.
September 29, 2014

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