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The NBA has banned L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life after tapes revealed racist comments he made to girlfriend V. Stiviano. The Beautyshop ladies weigh in.
April 30, 2014
Asking preschoolers to be helpers is more effective than asking them to help, a study suggests. The noun-based approach works with adults, too, psychologists say, but don't take it too far.
April 30, 2014
The failure of the lethal injection used on Clayton Lockett and problems in other states have sparked calls for a reassessment.
April 30, 2014
Cincinnati had a history of discrimination against gays, but all that has changed. The LGBT community has been embraced by politicians and corporations and now feels much safer than it used to.
April 30, 2014
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's party appears to be the strongest going into Wednesday's polls. In a country plagued by bloodshed and sectarian divisions, the vote is testing Iraq to the limits.
April 30, 2014
The military's reliance on cyberspace is outpacing its ability to defend against cyberattacks, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Here's how cyber warriors are being trained.
April 30, 2014
Government has been part of the business of medicine at least since the 1940s, when Washington began appropriating billions of dollars to build private and government hospitals.
April 30, 2014
It's not clear whether the opposition, whose boycott of February elections caused the vote to be invalidated, will participate in the new balloting, set for July.
April 30, 2014
He was best known for films such as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mona Lisa. Hoskins' agent confirmed his death, which was from pneumonia.
April 30, 2014
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's party appears to be the strongest going into Wednesday's polls. In a country plagued by bloodshed and sectarian divisions, the vote is testing Iraq to the limits.
April 30, 2014
First quarter GDP fell to just 0.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which blamed much of the slowing on weather-related factors.
April 30, 2014
A marine exploration firm says it has found what may be debris from the missing plane in the Bay of Bengal. But the head of search efforts off Australia says his team is "looking in the right place."
April 30, 2014
As the Donald Sterling controversy unfolds, commentator Frank Deford recalls scandals surrounding other team owners, and penalties they did or didn't pay.
April 30, 2014
Following this week's twisters that killed at least 35 people in six states, the weather system is dumping heavy rain in the East and parts of the South.
April 30, 2014
This new kitchen tool promises to scramble egg whites and the yolk to create delicious culinary creations, and save you from washing a whisk. A soft cradle keeps the egg from breaking.
April 30, 2014
Colleges are teaching students what's known as bystander intervention, based on the idea that both men and women can intervene to interrupt behaviors that could lead to sexual assault.
April 30, 2014
Afghanistan is not just a world leader in producing drugs. It's also a leading consumer. Drug users addicted to heroin, and more recently, crystal meth, are everywhere in the western town of Herat.
April 30, 2014
One community has lost so many men that it's now called the Island of Widows. Researchers are struggling to figure out the cause of the disease. Some suspect a popular herbicide.
April 30, 2014
The Los Angeles Clippers lead the Golden State Warriors 3-2 in the series. The Clippers won Game 5, 113-103 at the Staples Center Tuesday night. Game 6 will be played Thursday night in Oakland.
April 29, 2014
Scientists noticed the phenomenon when mice and rats did not react to pain in the presence of men. They ran an experiment and found it had to do with certain pheromones produced by men.
April 29, 2014

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