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November 03, 2014
Ryan Boyette arrived Sudan's Nuba Mountains more than a decade ago has made it his mission to document abuses he says the government carries out with regularity.
November 03, 2014
With some 1,500 heirloom fruits and vegetables under cultivation, Appalachia is the most diverse foodshed in the U.S., Canada and northern Mexico. Among them is a beloved corn called Bloody Butcher.
November 03, 2014
People who choose assisted suicide tend to be over 65, white and well-educated. And they want to feel in control of their fate. When a young person chooses that route, it draws fresh questions.
November 03, 2014
Farmers want tomato varieties that yield more fruit. Consumers want tastier ones. How to resolve that tension? A new genetic toolkit could help growers maximize the best of both worlds.
November 03, 2014
The companies misstated how efficient 1.2 million of its cars were. The Justice Department, which brought complaints under the Clean Air Act, called the settlement "unprecedented."
November 03, 2014
Now unemployed, he tells The New York Times that what begun as one of the most remarkable days of his life turned into a "nightmare."
November 03, 2014
Scientists working to create the perfect atomic clock have a fundamental problem: Right now, on the ceiling, time is passing just a bit faster than it is on the floor.
November 03, 2014
The changes came about because authorities are concerned about people who hold Western passports but may have become radicalized.
November 03, 2014
The 29-year-old was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor and moved to Oregon because it allows terminally ill people to end their lives with the assistance of a doctor.
November 03, 2014
The election outlook is promising for the GOP. But there are a few scenarios that could have America waiting well beyond Nov. 4 to know which party controls the Senate.
November 03, 2014
If the GOP takes over the Senate, the man expected to become majority leader is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But first, he has to win a sixth term in a state where his popularity has been sagging.
November 03, 2014
The Virgin Galactic spacecraft deployed a "feathering" system, designed to help it descend back to Earth, was deployed too early. The crash killed one pilot and injured another.
November 03, 2014
President Obama rallied supporters in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The last-minute swing was unusual for a president who's kept a relatively low profile on the campaign trail this year.
November 03, 2014
College freshman Lauren Hill has a rare form of brain cancer. One of her dying wishes was to play college basketball, and the NCAA allowed a game to be moved up by two weeks so she could.
November 03, 2014
Drugs can tamp down the hallucinations and delusions associated with schizophrenia, but at a cost. A newer approach to treatment aims to teach people to tune out the distractions instead.
November 03, 2014
For the second time, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that combines Middle East policy with the dueling foreign policy roles of the president and Congress.
November 03, 2014
It began with a bus crash and protests over the team's name and ended with a 29-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
November 02, 2014
A new report says that if human-produced, heat-trapping gases aren't phased out by the end of the century, there will be "severe, pervasive and irreversible" consequences.
November 02, 2014
Iranian officials are lashing out at U.N. report portraying Iranians as suffering from an opaque justice system, regular oppression of women and religious persecution under President Hassan Rouhani.
November 02, 2014

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