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President Obama bestowed the nation's highest honor for battlefield bravery to the Union officer, who was killed defending a key ridge against Pickett's charge.
November 06, 2014
In a new collection, a mixed martial arts fighter-turned-poet exposes the social and medical challenges caused by malaria in Bangkok, Thailand.
November 06, 2014
A huge crowd gathered at the wall the night of Nov. 9, 1989. Border guard Harald Jaeger was told not to let anyone through. But he was worried it could turn violent. So he opened the gate.
November 06, 2014
Forecasts are for Nuri to lose its tropical features and then crash into a mountain of cold air in the Bering Sea, causing its pressure to plunge to record territory and bring strong winds to Alaska.
November 06, 2014
The channel promises to air an episode featuring a man in a protective suit who is swallowed alive by a giant green anaconda.
November 06, 2014
After three years of a tuition freeze, UC President Janet Napolitano will propose a plan to hike tuition by as much as 5 percent each year for the next five years.
November 06, 2014
It's common for some clinics in rural America to consult medical specialists by video for difficult cases. Dartmouth is testing a robot that connects trainers to a neurologist who is miles away.
November 06, 2014
Authorities say Phil Rudd, 60, tried to have two men killed. He appeared in court, but was released on bail.
November 06, 2014
Pakistan's Army chief was also in Kabul visiting newly-sworn-in President Ashraf Ghani, who has been making a concerted effort to mend fences with international leaders.
November 06, 2014
GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is set to head the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It can be easier for her oil-reliant state to adapt to the changing climate rather than address its causes.
November 06, 2014
Composer BJ Leiderman talks about writing the show's theme music and sings some of the lyrics that accompany that catchy tune.
November 06, 2014
Apprenticeship programs have been in decline, but South Carolina is bucking the trend. Nearly 11,000 apprentices have been trained there since 2007 in fields ranging from manufacturing to nursing.
November 06, 2014
The call for Catalan independence was long led by those who suffered under Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Younger Catalans are now championing the cause.
November 06, 2014
Discovered in Montana in 1988, the Wankel T. Rex is prize find — a nearly complete skeleton, now bound for display at the Smithsonian, in Washington, D.C. But first, those old bones need some work.
November 06, 2014
Tuesday's elections weren't just bad news for Democrats. Oil giant Chevron got clobbered in a city election in Richmond, Calif., that was widely seen as a referendum on the company itself.
November 05, 2014
A Supreme Court case argued Wednesday is about obstruction of justice — and fish. The prosecution says the law used to convict its client only bars document destruction. The justices aren't so sure.
November 05, 2014
There are currently 13,042 confirmed or suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus in six countries, the World Health Organization says.
November 05, 2014
Running back Marcus Lattimore, 23, retired from the NFL Wednesday. He says he chose a higher quality of life, citing a lingering knee injury. Lattimore reportedly has a $1.7 million insurance policy.
November 05, 2014
The American Beverage Association poured tons of cash into the effort to defeat the penny-per-ounce sugary drink tax. But the effort to pass the tax also got cash infusions from some big-name donors.
November 05, 2014
Activist Gregg Gonsalves issues a call to action in an essay in this week's New England Journal of Medicine: "Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health — The AIDS Epidemic's Lessons for Ebola."
November 05, 2014

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