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A Dutch artist says Ontario should be using his giant duck instead of a similar johnny-come-lately giant duck. But the skirmish raises bigger questions about copycats and public art.
June 3, 2017
Quidditch leapt from the screen to real-life muggle fields in 2005. Now, it's grown big enough to have a major league, and the intensity and athleticism involved is anything but fictional.
June 3, 2017
Yes, the president has grown more unpopular, but Bill Clinton's and Gerald Ford's spectacular early term plunges dwarf Trump's dip.
June 3, 2017
George Mwinnyaa didn't get high enough scores for admission in his homeland. So he put his dreams on hold. Here's how he came to earn his diploma at Johns Hopkins University.
June 3, 2017
Free college in Boston, and more news of the week, including the return of the IRS tool to help manage student loans.
June 3, 2017
China, a longtime friend of the North, joined the rest of the Security Council members in penalizing the country for its missile tests, adding over a dozen people and entities to a blacklist Friday.
June 2, 2017
Three men were stabbed, two fatally, after they confronted a train passenger hurling abuse at two teenage girls. The survivor, hailed as a hero, was worried that the young women were being forgotten.
June 2, 2017
The state's legal advocates are one sign of the emerging field of animal law. In 2000, nine law schools had courses in animal law; by 2015, that number was 151.
June 2, 2017
In January, Mike Sutter of the San Antonio Express-News began his great adventure by eating at a different joint every day for a year. And six months in, we thought we'd taco bout how it's going.
June 2, 2017
The children, all under age 5, died of severe sepsis and toxicity. How could something like this have happened?
June 2, 2017
States have long argued that they're losing millions of dollars in uncollected taxes from online sales. Massachusetts is now trying a very Internet answer to this Internet problem.
June 2, 2017
Journalist Chris Clayton writes for an audience filled with climate skeptics: farmers and leaders of agricultural businesses. He's telling them that a changing climate will disrupt their lives.
June 2, 2017
Locals in Jennerstown, Pa., are celebrating the grand opening of a coal mine and the estimated 70 jobs it brings. But the broad trends pushing the industry down are likely to continue, experts say.
June 2, 2017
My Neighbor Totoro has inspired a cult international following since its 1988 release. Now, Miyazaki's anime has inspired plans for a theme park, too — set to open in Japan in 2020.
June 2, 2017
NIH Director Francis Collins and Renée Fleming, who is Artistic Advisor at Large for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., discuss music and medicine. They also sing a duet.
June 2, 2017
The Italian mayor says hosing down the steps to discourage snackers and their litter is "gentler" than levying fines. The city's historic sites, he says, deserve "a little bit of respect."
June 2, 2017
These are the questions monopolizing the internet in India these days. It's all because of the unscientific comments of a retiring judge.
June 2, 2017
The former vice president launched a political action committee this week — the surest sign yet he intends to keep his toe dipped in the White House waters over the next few years.
June 2, 2017
Former President Graham Spanier and former Vice President Gary Schultz were given two months in jail; former Athletic Director Tim Curley, three months. They were convicted of child endangerment.
June 2, 2017
Demonstrators had been marching on the presidential palace, protesting government failures after Wednesday's massive bombing and demanding the Afghan president's ouster. Then, police began to fire.
June 2, 2017

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