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The Sanders campaign said its average contribution was $33.51, but reliance on small donors cuts both ways.
July 02, 2015
It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And like all unusual geographic names, it's got a story behind it.
July 02, 2015
Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell – a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.
July 02, 2015
The president's proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don't mean that employers will pay more.
July 02, 2015
The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.
July 02, 2015
Personal data of at least 18 million federal workers may have been accessed via the OPM computer system. Some officials quietly blame China; others want to avoid upsetting this major trade partner.
July 02, 2015
The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the confederacy.
July 02, 2015
Research on the psychological effects of racism, especially on people of color, is still in the early stages. But psychologists warn that events like the Charleston shooting can cause serious stress.
July 02, 2015
French public schools discourage any display of religious identity. But after an Islamist terror attack this year, a religious co-existence group has found a huge demand for its services.
July 02, 2015
A clump of a mammoth's fur bought on eBay led scientists to a long list of ways the extinct species was special. One specific gene likely played a role in helping mammoths thrive in icy weather.
July 02, 2015
Photos released by the Islamist extremist group show a 2,000-year-old stone sculpture of a lion being smashed by sledgehammers.
July 02, 2015
Just because you can get your children's genome sequenced doesn't mean it's going to do their health any good, a report finds. Most benefits from genetic medicine come from a tight focus.
July 02, 2015
Organic farmers say they need crop varieties that were bred specifically for conditions on their farms. Clif Bar & Company decided to back their cause with up to $10 million in grants.
July 02, 2015
Webb, 69, represented Virginia for a single term beginning in 2007. He says the country "needs a fresh approach to solving problems."
July 02, 2015
A clever device uses technology developed by the military to make chlorine quickly and cheaply. The goal is to give schools and hospitals around the world an easy way to purify water.
July 02, 2015
The four men were sentenced to death in May for their roles in the attack that killed a 28-year-old woman who was falsely accused of burning the Quran.
July 02, 2015
Pilots aboard flight GE235, which crashed shortly after takeoff in February, may have switched off their only operating engine moments before the disaster that killed 43 people.
July 02, 2015
Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the court's most recent session and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.
July 02, 2015
Democratic candidate Sanders drew an estimated 10,000 supporters in Madison, Wis. Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.
July 02, 2015
After a string of launch failures, NASA says astronauts have just four months of supplies left. A Russian rocket launching early Friday could provide relief.
July 02, 2015

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