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The organization has announced a program called Digital Cookies that allows Girl Scouts to sell Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Samoas and other cookies through personalized websites or a mobile app.
December 01, 2014
Two tribes in Namibia played with computers and looked at maps. The results of these tests shed light on why guys who are expert navigators might father more children than men who get lost.
December 01, 2014
Reneging on a weeks-long understanding with the government, students tried to storm the chief executive's headquarters. Police were able to push back protesters.
December 01, 2014
A White House official says President Obama will also meet with his cabinet to discuss a federal program that provides equipment to local police. Obama ordered a review of the program earlier.
December 01, 2014
Now a fixture on the education landscape, TFA faces new challenges — from inside and out.
December 01, 2014
Congress returns from recess Monday, tasked with funding the government past Dec. 11. Some in the GOP want to tie it to halting Obama's immigration plan, while others aim to avoid a damaging shutdown.
December 01, 2014
The Supreme Court is tackling a question of increasing importance in the age of social media and the internet after a man was convicted of posting threats against his estranged wife and an FBI agent.
December 01, 2014
Twenty percent of people who fall and break a hip after age 50 die within a year, and women are at greatest risk. But you can reduce the odds of falling. Here's how.
December 01, 2014
In a country that strives to protect work-life balance, there are calls to ban employers from sending work email after business hours. Some big companies already observe it.
December 01, 2014
Unlike other exhaustive guides to Mexico's diverse regional foods, Mexico: The Cookbook was written by a Mexican. Margarita Carrillo's recipes aim for simplicity to lure American readers to explore.
December 01, 2014
Many millennials say they find traditional notions of gender too confining. And they are rewriting the rules and refashioning clothes so that they can dress and accessorize in whatever way they want.
November 30, 2014
A student missing since Wednesday was found dead Sunday, apparently from a self-inflicted wound. After he went missing, his mother told police he'd sent a text citing his concussions, the AP reports.
November 30, 2014
The student-led demonstrations calling for greater freedom in the Chinese territory have been going on for more than two months with no sign of compromise from Beijing.
November 30, 2014
Uruguay's audacious new law not only legalizes pot, it mandates that government grow and distribute it. Some say the government has pinched more than it can roll.
November 30, 2014
Millions are downloading and listening to podcasts. It's the source of original material and growing ad revenue. Apple's iTunes has 1 billion subscribers, and advertisers are seeing dollar signs.
November 30, 2014
The resignation of Gen. Zahir Zahir came after a series of attacks against foreigners in the capital that are attributed to the Taliban.
November 30, 2014
They were young men when they went to prison in 1975 for a murder they did not commit. The last two of them were freed this month, releasing a joy they could finally savor together.
November 30, 2014
More shopping on Thanksgiving Day diluted the Black Friday numbers somewhat, according to a ShopperTrak survey. A separate survey by IBM showed a nearly 10 percent increase in online sales.
November 30, 2014
The protests came after the 86-year-old former strongman saw charges of murder against him overturned by an appeals court.
November 30, 2014
Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown in August but was not indicted by a grand jury last week, has tendered his resignation from the force.
November 30, 2014

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