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Not so long ago, Dr. Sampson Davis found himself in detention for a crime that could have sent his life in a completely different direction. He shares how his big break turned things around.
May 15, 2014
The 3-2 vote to push forward with proposed rules was a setback for advocates of "net neutrality," or equal Internet access for all. Public comments on the proposal are due by July 15.
May 15, 2014
Ras Baraka was elected mayor of New Jersey's largest city after criticizing the charter schools and corporate interests that thrived when Booker, the high-profile mayor-turned-senator, had the job.
May 15, 2014
At issue are accusations of delayed treatment and preventable deaths at the VA hospital in Phoenix. Eric Shinseki, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is testifying before a Senate panel.
May 15, 2014
A family's story of how their cat ran off a dog that had attacked their young son is making waves far beyond Bakersfield, Calif., as the incident was captured in a dramatic video.
May 15, 2014
More than a half-dozen wildfires are burning in the Southern California county. Thousands of residents have been evacuated. Renee Montagne speaks with reporter Erik Anderson of member station KPBS.
May 15, 2014
Plenty of primates laugh, but only humans fake it. So what are we getting out of that phony chuckle? Perhaps an unfair advantage at work and in social situations, researchers say.
May 15, 2014
After Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested such accidents are unavoidable, thousands of people held protests calling for his resignation.
May 15, 2014
More and more people are bicycle commuting, but many haven't mastered the intricacies of bike etiquette. What the heck is a sharrow? Knowing that can make for a safer trip by bicycle or (gasp) car.
May 15, 2014
Crude oil geysered 30 feet into the air in northern Los Angeles early this morning, creating a spill that fire officials say was knee-deep in some spots.
May 15, 2014
Johannes Kepler, one of the world's great mathematicians, decided to marry in 1611. He made a list of 11 women to interview and he wanted, of course, to choose the best. Here's the formula.
May 15, 2014
Prosecutors indicted the captain of the ferry and 3 crew members on homicide charges Thursday. Less serious indictments were issued against the 11 other crew members.
May 15, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday to unveil its proposed rules and begin the process of debate. There will be 2 months for comment and then another 2 months for revision.
May 15, 2014
Bicyclists account for a just a small percentage of commuters in the U.S., but their numbers have grown by nearly 60 percent over the last decade as cities become more bike-friendly.
May 15, 2014
After 53 years on television, ABC's Barbara Walters is retiring from her work on-camera. Steve Inskeep talks to the ground-breaking broadcaster about her life, career and impact on television news.
May 15, 2014
If an agent kills a Mexican across the border, what happens? Some argue not enough. It's hard to sue in these cases, and reports show the Border Patrol is rarely holding its own people accountable.
May 15, 2014
The move signals concerns over problems at the VA, particularly reports that hospital administrators in Phoenix kept a secret list to conceal delays as 40 veterans died waiting to get an appointment.
May 14, 2014
Explosions and gunfire rocked an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thai officials say.
May 14, 2014
The defense secretary confirmed that unmanned reconnaissance aircraft were being used to look for 270 girls abducted by Islamic militants last month.
May 14, 2014
In a string of commencement-speaker dropouts, would-be honorary guests are being pushed out by campus protests. Meanwhile, schools are trying to boost their reputations and promote diverse ideas.
May 14, 2014

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