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The two oilfield-services companies faced pressure from U.S. and European regulators concerned that a merger would stifle competition. The Justice Department filed suit in April to stop the deal.
May 2, 2016
The public school district says it won't be able to pay employees past June under the current funding plan — even for work already done. A longer-term spending bill is stuck in the state Legislature.
May 2, 2016
It wasn't the only unfortunate incident that befell Ted Cruz's campaign over the weekend as he's struggling to catch Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday's crucial vote.
May 2, 2016
Misty Copeland says she played with Barbie dolls until she was 13 — the same year she started ballet.
May 2, 2016
A hands-on tour of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market includes time to appreciate the scents and sounds — and opportunities to sample the district's delicious chocolate, cheeses and fresh pastas.
May 2, 2016
Federal programs that collect money from farmers in order to promote pork, beef and eggs have been under attack. They now want to exempt their documents from the Freedom of Information Act.
May 2, 2016
The blood-testing startup led by Elizabeth Holmes soared on hype and celebrity boosters. Now it's under federal scrutiny. It could show that Silicon Valley's success model doesn't work in biotech.
May 2, 2016
It was the first time Clinton has raised more money than Sanders in months - a sign the momentum is shifting toward a general election fight.
May 2, 2016
"I've decided that your basic needs come before anything else," Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said, adding that he will not close hospitals in order to pay the island's debt.
May 2, 2016
In the years after the 2003 U.S. invasion, the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr emerged as a powerful anti-government force. Now he's reinvented himself. What role will he play in Iraq's future?
May 2, 2016
Over the weekend, the runner completed the 100-meter dash in 1 minute and 17.33 seconds, the fastest time recorded for a centenarian. Keeling has some advice for the rest of us.
May 2, 2016
Scientists say each of these planets has one searingly hot side that's always facing the star and one frigidly cold side that's always facing away. But the regions in between might be cozy.
May 2, 2016
Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011. The Internet isn't sure that reconstructing the raid through tweets was the best idea. However you remember that day, here are some things to keep in mind.
May 2, 2016
In the world of animal rights, one activist compares it to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The original plan called for phasing out elephants' role in the circus by 2018.
May 2, 2016
In a vote of confidence for citizen science, researchers who created an online RNA-folding game launched the project's first challenge aimed at a disease — creating a better tuberculosis test.
May 2, 2016
Craig Wright, 45, is an entrepreneur whose name has often been mentioned in conversations about Bitcoin's creator; in recent months, he was also investigated by tax authorities.
May 2, 2016
Beyond the prospect of winning the actual nomination, each of these men sees a chance to frame the issues and politics of the general election — and to influence party dynamics for years to come.
May 2, 2016
A new study breaks down 1.4 million nights of sleep on college campuses. The results are surprising.
May 2, 2016
Illinois, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania top list of Senate seats most likely to change hands — and they're all currently Republican-controlled.
May 2, 2016
Police allege Lonnie Franklin Jr. terrorized LA for decades, targeting mostly young black women. As his trial wraps up, critics wonder if racial bias caused the investigation to take so long.
May 2, 2016

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