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This car race involved years of training, feats of engineering, high-profile sponsorships, competitors from around the world and a racetrack made of gold. And it's invisible to the naked eye.
May 2, 2017
Matthew Bryce paddled out Sunday, but by Monday he still hadn't returned. So coast guard teams launched a dramatic rescue effort — and hours later, plucked a needle from a haystack 13 miles off-shore.
May 2, 2017
The former South Carolina senator has been ousted as president of the Heritage Foundation, amid growing concerns over the direction of the influential conservative think tank.
May 2, 2017
Nine U.S. chains have filed for bankruptcy this year. Store closures are accelerating, and 89,000 retail jobs have been lost since October. "The disruption is just unfolding," a former executive says.
May 2, 2017
In her most frank comments to date after losing to Donald Trump, the Democratic nominee said that events in the final 10 days of the campaign ultimately cost her the White House.
May 2, 2017
Michael Slager pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights charge for using excessive force in attempting to arrest Scott in 2015. As part of the plea deal, the state will drop a pending murder charge.
May 2, 2017
If you want to travel on the Shiki-Shima train, you'll need to plan ahead: despite starting at nearly $3,000, tickets are sold out through next spring.
May 2, 2017
At a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on airline customer service, representatives expressed their personal frustrations with the vagaries of flying on U.S. airlines.
May 2, 2017
When medication wasn't relieving her 3-year-old son's juvenile arthritis, Susannah Meadows started investigating non-medical treatments like diet and supplements.
May 2, 2017
The Trump administration has said it wants to remove burdensome regulation, and on Monday it served up a taste of what that looks like when it comes to two aspects of food policy.
May 2, 2017
Responding to a call to end visa-free travel for Americans who want to visit Europe, the EU said progress has been made toward full reciprocity.
May 2, 2017
A Kansas archbishop says Scouts shouldn't hold up women like Gloria Steinem as role models. He says American Heritage Girls troops are "based on Christian values" and are a better fit for parishes.
May 2, 2017
The CDC says the death rate for black Americans fell 25 percent over 17 years and was especially dramatic for those 65 and older. But young black people are still dying earlier than white Americans.
May 2, 2017
Park Geun-hye's lawyers denied the slew of corruption charges against her, which could put her away for life. Meanwhile, a generational divide could determine the impeached president's successor.
May 2, 2017
"Before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was," Kimmel said in an emotional monologue, "there was a good chance you'd never be able to get health insurance."
May 2, 2017
Doctors were more likely to choose generic drugs over pricier brand names when teaching hospitals limited access by pharmaceutical sales representatives, a study finds.
May 2, 2017
From Egypt to the Philippines, the president's praise of despotic and brutal leaders is raising eyebrows. He also has potential business conflicts in or related to all of the countries.
May 2, 2017
Rodrigue Katembo has quite a resume: child soldier, park ranger, undercover agent, friend of gorillas and elephants, and now Goldman Environmental Prize winner.
May 2, 2017
This year's "State of Black America" report took the unusual step of warning that the organization now has a new priority: protecting areas of progress from retrenchment during the next few years.
May 2, 2017
The American missile system has caused controversy, partly because President Trump suggested he would charge South Korea for it.
May 2, 2017

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