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The Great American Junk Drawer is a scrap yard, a time capsule and a box of curiosities and memories. It can also be a Rorschachian reflection of your life.
August 15, 2014
The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.
August 15, 2014
A 19-year-old woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend are being held in connection with the brutal death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.
August 15, 2014
Future outbreaks of superbugs that resist treatment will test the American health care system's ability to respond. A prominent patient advocate says we need to be ready.
August 15, 2014
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force with no disciplinary actions on his record.
August 15, 2014
The alliance says it observed Russian military vehicles cross into Ukraine overnight, as a massive convoy purportedly carrying aid supplies is halted near the border awaiting inspection.
August 15, 2014
Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.
August 15, 2014
A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffett created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.
August 15, 2014
Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them. There have been reports that officials might reveal the name today of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
August 15, 2014
There are happy snails. There are lonely snails. And there are lost snails. This one is lost. Totally. But it sings.
August 15, 2014
A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.
August 15, 2014
Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.
August 15, 2014
Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.
August 15, 2014
A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffet created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.
August 15, 2014
After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night, with vigils held in cities nationwide.
August 14, 2014
Ground-breaking for 173-mile is set for December, but critics warn that the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage, and the government has withheld outside firms' assessments.
August 14, 2014
Nearly 2,000 cases have been reported, but staff in West Africa say there are likely many more. The World Health Organization is also coordinating a "massive scaling up" of the international response.
August 14, 2014
A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.
August 14, 2014
Rob Manfred, a labor lawyer who has worked for the league for 16 years, beat out Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner. Current commissioner Bud Selig says he'll retire in January.
August 14, 2014
As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.
August 14, 2014

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