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Early voting makes casting your vote way easier, but it might not boost turnout at all.
Oct. 28, 2016
Some down-ballot candidates are really embracing the non-traditional feel of this election year, especially when it comes to their advertisements.
Oct. 28, 2016
The kids look so darned cute in that photo, it's hard not to post it online for all too see. But there are privacy risks to sharing children's images, and children often don't want the exposure.
Oct. 28, 2016
Martin Luther created one of Christianity's greatest rifts when he denounced the Catholic Church in 1517. But Pope Francis is taking part in the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Oct. 28, 2016
A runway is closed while investigators look into why the charter jet carrying Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and more than 40 others slid off the runway Thursday night while landing at LaGuardia Airport.
Oct. 28, 2016
Mike McQueary testified in the defamation case that he had reported seeing another former coach, Jerry Sandusky, abusing a boy. McQueary says he was fired in retaliation for helping investigators.
Oct. 27, 2016
Mike McQueary testified that he reported that he saw Jerry Sandusky abusing a boy in a team shower. He was later fired, which he says was in retaliation for helping investigators.
Oct. 27, 2016
Dharun Ravi accepted a plea deal after courts overturned his original conviction. Tyler Clementi killed himself after secret video taken by Ravi of Clementi kissing a man was shown to other students.
Oct. 27, 2016
Brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy still face charges stemming from an armed standoff in 2014 with federal agents at their father's ranch in Nevada.
Oct. 27, 2016
As people wait for the verdict of the Ammon Bundy wildlife refuge trial, Native Americans are refocusing national attention to the ancestral rights their tribes hold to federal lands in the West.
Oct. 27, 2016
The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.
Oct. 27, 2016
These birds fly from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, but they don't touch down on the continent. The researchers say new findings raise questions about "when and to what extent swifts need to sleep."
Oct. 27, 2016
Protecting decades-old systems from hackers is like "trying to put air bags into an old car," the government's chief information officer says. The administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades.
Oct. 27, 2016
Police officers, some of them in riot gear, confronted people protesting a pipeline in North Dakota after protesters refused to leave private land where the pipeline is supposed to be built.
Oct. 27, 2016
Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
Oct. 27, 2016
The news of Vine shutting down has sent a shockwave through the Internet. It had brought together a diverse slew of comedians, musicians, artists and amateur directors, preceding the live video craze.
Oct. 27, 2016
The WWF report asserts that wildlife populations have dropped by a startling percentage since 1970. The details and extent of that decline, however, are more complex than any one number can capture.
Oct. 27, 2016
Four years of too little water is killing millions of trees in the Sierra, yet some giant sequoias still thrive. Tree-climbing scientists are exploring sequoias branch by branch to find their secret.
Oct. 27, 2016
Internet service providers will have to ask consumers before collecting and selling their data. However, the new rules do not apply to Google, Facebook and other tech giants.
Oct. 27, 2016
Aid groups are falling short on some of the world's worst crises, says researcher Sara Pantuliano. There is a way to fix it — but it might not be popular.
Oct. 27, 2016

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