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Top earners are usually paid when they stay home sick, but low-income workers are not. That has triggered a debate about fairness and risks to public health when incentives force sick people to work.
May 08, 2014
The violence is suspected to be the work of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, which has also claimed responsibility for abducting more than 250 girls from a school last month.
May 08, 2014
A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin told separatists in Ukraine they should postpone a referendum on secession, leaders of the group say they'll hold the vote this Sunday, as planned.
May 08, 2014
There's an assumption that women are more prone than men to collaborate. But as the number of women in Congress has increased, so has the partisanship and gridlock. Does a woman's touch actually help?
May 08, 2014
Executions are carried out by people. When things go wrong, those involved experience stressful, chaotic scenes. And even when they go right, it can take a lasting toll.
May 08, 2014
After a two-year renovation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is reopening with an exhibit on the work of Charles James, who is now obscure, but considered America's first couturier.
May 08, 2014
President Obama visited Arkansas on Wednesday, where he surveyed the damage of last month's tornado and met with residents. It's a task he and many presidents before him have had to do far too often.
May 08, 2014
When crops are surrounded by high levels of carbon dioxide, they produce more. But those crops have lower concentrations of some crucial nutrients, which could increase malnutrition in the future.
May 08, 2014
Andrea Turkalo spent 22 years in central Africa, studying rare forest elephants. Then civil war forced her to flee — and poachers killed many of the elephants she'd shared a life with.
May 08, 2014
A legal dispute between Chevron and Patton Boggs, a legendary Washington law firm, is settled. The case centers on allegations that Chevron is culpable for oil contamination in Ecuador's rain forest.
May 07, 2014
After setting aside a plan less than a week ago, the state's legislature approved a bill to give pot businesses access to banking services.
May 07, 2014
The rebels surrendered the city to President Bashar Assad's forces as part of an agreement that gave them safe passage.
May 07, 2014
On a largely party-line vote, Republicans approved the resolution that stems from the alleged targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
May 07, 2014
The digest of black life is ending its print offerings after more than 60 years. The once-influential publication was an oddity: both ubiquitous and easily overlooked.
May 07, 2014
A campaign in Africa to prevent HIV has convinced six million teens and men to get circumcised and aims to sign up another 14 million. To do so, health officials must appeal to male vanity.
May 07, 2014
Stanford will stop investing in coal companies, but coal is still in demand worldwide and probably will be for many years. As long as that's true, coal companies will likely find willing buyers.
May 07, 2014
Hanoi says two of its vessels were rammed by Chinese ships deploying an oil rig in disputed waters. It comes as the Philippines has seized Chinese fisherman for alleged poaching of sea turtles.
May 07, 2014
Stanford says it will its divest holdings in coal companies over climate change concerns. It's the most prominent of the roughly one dozen colleges that have decided to sell off fossil fuel holdings.
May 07, 2014
The U.S. is sending a team of experts to help find the nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls. But the nearly three-week delay means that the girls are likely scattered, making the search that much tougher.
May 07, 2014
Many North Carolina counties have no psychiatrists, so emergency rooms are experimenting with beaming in the doctor on video. The hospital can then provide needed treatment.
May 07, 2014

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