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Yes, health officials in Florida have reported nine cases of leprosy so far this year. And yes, armadillos can transmit leprosy. But scientists say we needn't fear the armored mammals.
July 22, 2015
The manuscript is one of the earliest versions of Islam's holy book to survive. Radiocarbon analysis dates the parchment on which the text is written to between the years 568 and 645.
July 22, 2015
Rand Paul burned and used a wood chipper and chainsaw on a stack of paper representing the federal tax code. But he's hardly the first candidate to attack what he sees as an offensive pile of paper.
July 22, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration had sought a 1 percent cap on Uber's growth within New York City, pending a study. Uber had opposed the measure.
July 22, 2015
The national egg shortage is hitting bakers hard. Some are replacing eggs with highly engineered ingredients that promise to work just as well.
July 22, 2015
Asia Bibi, a 50-year-old mother of five sentenced to death in 2010 for insulting Islam, has been granted a reprieve — for now. Pakistan's Supreme Court will hear her appeal, but no date has been set.
July 22, 2015
The beloved ice pops were born of a young boy's tinkering with sugary soda powder and water on a cold night. But the end of this tale for Frank Epperson was not as sweet as his treat.
July 22, 2015
The young anti-abortion activist who planned the recent sting videos on Planned Parenthood staff members has ties to larger group that oppose abortion.
July 22, 2015
The bureau says it's treating Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez as a "homegrown violent extremist." Abdulazeez attacked two military facilities last week and killed five service members.
July 22, 2015
Researchers found that although the use of durable powers of attorney increased, so, too, has the number of people who received all possible care at the end of life.
July 22, 2015
Though endocrinologists have been treating trans youths with hormones for about a decade, it's not clear how starting that process in adolescence affects health. A study aims to find out.
July 22, 2015
The Justice Department plans to unveil federal charges against Dylann Roof Wednesday.
July 22, 2015
A long-time contributor to the Archie franchise has died in his hometown of El Paso.
July 22, 2015
Attempts to regulate chemicals in marijuana production often hit another problem: the plant's wide range of uses sets it apart from many traditional food crops.
July 22, 2015
Psychologists are working on an online training program that draws on principles of in-person behavioral therapy to help patients with Tourette syndrome manage their tics.
July 22, 2015
The dash cam shows police stopping and arresting Sandra Bland, who was later found hanged in her jail cell. The video, however, loops and jumps at some point without explanation.
July 22, 2015
Several Senate amendments aim a weed-whacker at the thicket of standardized tests.
July 22, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took more swipes at his campaign rivals, including Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry, as he appeared before a large crowd in South Carolina.
July 22, 2015
Authorities had seized Ai's passport in apparent retaliation for his social and political work. Ai's work is often fiercely critical of the Chinese government.
July 22, 2015
They protested against the Assad regime in 2011, hoping for democracy. Now they're in exile, fighting extremists for their country's future and trying to provide a lifeline for others back in Syria.
July 22, 2015

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