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One aim of Obamacare was to ease the financial strain on nonprofit hospitals that provide medical care to people who lack insurance and can't pay their bills. That plan is working, hospitals say.
April 30, 2015
Fresno native Mark Arax has written about the war over water in his state for decades. "It used to be the farmers against the delta smelt fish, and now it's the urbanite against the almond," he says.
April 30, 2015
A woman who caught pneumonic plague in Colorado last summer likely contracted it from her friend or his dog. Antibiotics limited the outbreak to four people and cured them.
April 30, 2015
In the U.K., rapeseed is getting a royal treatment. It's called cold-pressing, and it's a method of processing the oilseed to bring out the best of its mustardy flavor.
April 30, 2015
The 2008 presidential race was the first in the post-YouTube era. Candidates tried all kinds of things to break through, including former Sen. Mike Gravel simply throwing a rock in water.
April 30, 2015
A Baltimore Police Department task force found the van transporting Gray made one more stop than originally thought.
April 30, 2015
Messenger was launched from Earth back in 2004. After 4,104 orbits of Mercury and billions of miles of space travel, the orbiter will end its mission with a quiet bang Thursday.
April 30, 2015
President Francois Hollande warns of consequences if the allegations about the abuse in the Central African Republic are true. The U.N. worker who publicly revealed the abuse has been suspended.
April 30, 2015
For at least a century or so, April flowers led to showers of May-baskets on the front-door knobs of American homes.
April 30, 2015
The Pap smear has dramatically decreased rates of cervical cancer, but testing too often has a downside, too. Many women say they aren't yet ready to follow new guidelines and skip the annual tests.
April 30, 2015
Dozens of writers have now signed an open letter that condemns the attacks on the French satirical magazine, but questions whether it deserves a free speech prize for its willingness to offend.
April 30, 2015
Insurers dispute that notion that the problems are widespread. Consumers and advocates have complained to insurers, and some policies have been changed.
April 30, 2015
There's gridlock at Nepal's international airport. That has complicated efforts to get goods and supplies into the country after Saturday's earthquake.
April 30, 2015
After four years of the ebbs and flows in Syria's civil war, rebel fighters are pushing back Assad's forces. He's having trouble replacing soldiers. And his allies may be providing less support.
April 30, 2015
One third of global deaths occur because people don't have access to safe surgery, a study finds. Dirty operating rooms and unskilled attendants make going under the knife extremely risky.
April 30, 2015
"He no longer interests me," Luz said in an interview. Militants attacked the magazine Jan. 7, killing editorial staff and others, in apparent retaliation for its depiction of their prophet.
April 30, 2015
There are no matadors, no swords and little gore, just two bulls butting heads at the country's annual bullfighting festival. In the end, neither creatures dies, they just "express their emotions."
April 30, 2015
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has sent 10 men to prison for 25-year terms for their roles in the near-fatal attack on activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012.
April 30, 2015
For five days, a teenager in Kathmandu was covered in the rubble of a seven-story building that was hit by Saturday's powerful tremor. On Thursday, rescue crews pulled him to safety.
April 30, 2015
New research calls for a fresh look at policies on jumping gifted students ahead.
April 30, 2015

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