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The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.
June 03, 2014
According to a detective, the crimes sound like the work of an "organized syndicate" that might be specifically targeting the interlocking toys.
June 03, 2014
The new Palestinian unity government includes the militant group Hamas, which Israel and the U.S. view as a terrorist organization.
June 03, 2014
Shulgin's contributions to research into psychedelic compounds is immense. By his own count, he created nearly 200 psychedelic compounds, often testing them on himself.
June 03, 2014
President Obama said that regardless of the circumstances of the Army sergeant's capture by the Afghan Taliban, "we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity."
June 03, 2014
Federal law seeks to keep sexual assault victims from paying for forensic exams, but in some states they may have to cover tests and treatment for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.
June 03, 2014
Only residents in areas controlled by President Bashar Assad's regime are allowed to vote.
June 03, 2014
His comments in Europe come amid simmering tensions with Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
June 03, 2014
Measurable gains, yet a sense of loss.
June 03, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing new attention to the threat from homegrown, lone wolf radicals. He's pulling together a group of prosecutors and FBI agents to address domestic terrorism.
June 03, 2014
By testing for radiation, detectives showed that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.
June 03, 2014
States and school districts are struggling to navigate the flood of new materials claiming to be Common Core-aligned.
June 03, 2014
Seattle council passes $15 minimum wage
June 02, 2014
King Juan Carlos announced he would abdicate in favor of his son, sparking a fierce debate over whether he should be allowed to pass on the crown — or if the monarchy should be abolished altogether.
June 02, 2014
In coal-producing Kentucky and West Virginia, Democrats can't put enough distance between themselves and the Obama administration.
June 02, 2014
Smuggling Haitians has become a big — and deadly — business. In recent days, several groups of migrants have been abandoned by smugglers on uninhabited islands in the Caribbean.
June 02, 2014
Furor is growing over the girls' murder by men from their area's dominant caste. Protesters and politicians are lashing out at delays and indifference in a case that is creating a political maelstrom.
June 02, 2014
People are less likely to seek shelter or otherwise prepare for storms given female names, researchers say. As a result, such storms result in nearly twice as many deaths as those with male names.
June 02, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency wants power plants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent. Analysts say the impact on consumers will hinge on how individual states move to meet the standards.
June 02, 2014
Scientists seem to have answered a fundamental question about the nature of memory. They have found compelling evidence that memories are made by strengthening connections between certain brain cells.
June 02, 2014

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