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Aug. 6, 2015
Malaysian officials say the fragment is from the missing Flight MH370; French investigators say they're almost — but not quite — certain.
Aug. 6, 2015
Ahead of Thursday's debates, some presidential hopefuls posted videos asking their rivals some tough — and not so tough — questions.
Aug. 6, 2015
Processed and fast food have become status symbols in Brazil, while some are frowning on local fruits and vegetables. Bela Gil is trying to change the conversation.
Aug. 6, 2015
Doctors hate online rankings, saying patients don't get the nuances of medicine. But health care reviews on Yelp are more positive overall than they are for restaurants and other services.
Aug. 6, 2015
Male humpback whales create 'songs' together, scientists say. Katy Payne was the first to hear the shifts in pitch and pattern in the collective calls as complex music — haunting, evolving tunes.
Aug. 6, 2015
For decades virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg played his prized Stradivarius around the world. Then one day in 1980 it was snatched. Gone. But in June the FBI called his daughter with news.
Aug. 6, 2015
Seventy years ago today, an atomic bomb wiped a city off the map. The men who picked the target knew the destruction would be awful, but hoped it could end the war and stop future use of such bombs.
Aug. 6, 2015
State officials say years of deregulation have made it nearly impossible for authorities to find out details from telecom companies.
Aug. 5, 2015
The museum devoted to the news says the set will become a part of its collection for future display.
Aug. 5, 2015
A two-year bipartisan Senate investigation found the agency needs to cut through bureaucratic red tape and institute better communication and management.
Aug. 5, 2015
In a unanimous vote the 5th Circuit ruled that the law, considered one of the toughest in the country, discriminated against minority voters.
Aug. 5, 2015
It's been nearly two decades since Pabst Blue Ribbon left the city whose reputation it helped craft. Now, the longtime brewer is returning to its old stomping grounds with a new microbrewery.
Aug. 5, 2015
Jesse Benton runs the superPAC backing Ron Paul's son, Rand Paul, in his presidential bid. But Paul's campaign pointed fingers at the "Obama Justice Department" for the timing of its release.
Aug. 5, 2015
The government spends $500 million a year on Planned Parenthood. Here's where that money goes, where it comes from and how it's used.
Aug. 5, 2015
A former steel mill in New Jersey is getting a new lease on life as an indoor farm. AeroFarms is betting it can turn a profit growing greens with lights, using far less water than a traditional farm.
Aug. 5, 2015
A spokesman for the Metro Nashville Police said the suspect was armed with a hatchet and a gun.
Aug. 5, 2015
It's easy to spot what Alzheimer's patients have lost — memory, communication skills and more. But a study that sent medical students and dementia patients to art classes opened new vistas for all.
Aug. 5, 2015
The government move against more than 850 websites, most of them pornographic, sparked a firestorm on social media this week. After just four days, the government on Wednesday reversed course.
Aug. 5, 2015
He'd never drawn before. Then he was asked to depict the Colombian rainforest he knew so well. Naturalists cherish the ink-and-watercolor works of Abel Rodriguez. And so do art lovers.
Aug. 5, 2015

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