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It's not just kombucha and yogurt: Probiotics are now showing up in dozens of packaged foods. But what exactly do these designer foods with friendly flora actually offer — besides a high price tag?
April 19, 2016
The awards, which honor excellence in electronic media, are given to journalism as well as entertainment programs.
April 19, 2016
In 1973, in a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled there's no right to equal school funding in the Constitution. But plaintiff Demetrio Rodriguez's legacy lives on — in his daughter, a teacher.
April 19, 2016
The state was considering a bill that would have required transgender students to use the bathrooms of their sex at birth. The sponsor now says she wants to revise it and reintroduce it next year.
April 19, 2016
An 18-year-old woman is accused of broadcasting the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend online. The prosecutor said she told police she continued streaming because she "got caught up in the likes."
April 19, 2016
Although many people thought the federal health law would reduce the need for free clinics, low-income people with high deductibles and copays still frequent the clinics for routine care.
April 19, 2016
Germany recently agreed, at Turkey's request, to investigate a comedian who mocked the Turkish prime minister. A journalist in the U.K. is responding in filthy mocking rhyme — and wants your help.
April 19, 2016
Hour by hour, chances dwindle that rescue workers will be able to save those who may be trapped in the ruins of the catastrophic quake that struck on Saturday. Noisy generators add to the challenge.
April 19, 2016
When Britain's Natural Environment Research Council launched a poll to help name a new research ship, one suggestion caught on: Boaty McBoatface. But Science Minister Jo Johnson says it's unsuitable.
April 19, 2016
Twenty-one years ago, Garland — now nominated to the Supreme Court — supervised the investigation following the bombing that killed 168 people.
April 19, 2016
Since Sunday night, up to 20 inches of rain have fallen on Southeast Texas. In the state's biggest city, schools are closed and subdivisions have flooded. More rain is predicted for Tuesday.
April 19, 2016
Some teachers worry the heated rhetoric is causing stress, especially among immigrant and minority students. Others are trying to channel the political interest into learning opportunities.
April 19, 2016
The stakes are high for both Clinton and Trump. Clinton hopes New York can help make it clear she will be the nominee. Trump needs a big day to get closer to his magic delegate number.
April 19, 2016
A suicide bomber was followed by gunmen who staged an attack which continued into Tuesday morning. The death toll is expected to rise.
April 19, 2016
An 18-year-old woman in Ohio is accused of live-streaming the rape of her 17-year-old friend. The prosecutor said she told police she continued streaming because she "got caught up in the likes."
April 19, 2016
The "Samsung SAT" is the South Korean company's aptitude test that features a gauntlet of 160 questions in 140 minutes. Test yourself with a few practice questions.
April 19, 2016
Samsung's rigorous aptitude test underscores the company's near-mythical status in Korean society. "I think this is only the way to be successful," says a test-taker before braving the entrance exam.
April 19, 2016
A third party helped the FBI unlock a phone linked to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Should Apple know how they managed to hack the phone or can the third party sell that information?
April 19, 2016
President Obama departs Tuesday for Saudi Arabia, where he'll meet with King Salman and leaders of neighboring states. There's plenty to talk about: Relations have been strained on a number of fronts.
April 19, 2016
The saxophonist, flutist and beyond-jazz composer says the epic work frees up a method he'd developed over 15 years with his working ensemble Zooid.
April 18, 2016

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