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The failure of an experimental drug that targets clumps of protein inside the brains of Alzheimer's patients called into question one of the leading theories about the cause of the dementia.
Dec. 29, 2016
They've been run over with cars, exploded by fireworks, bombarded by cannons and squished under children's snow boots. But in Australia, these baked buildings are demolished for charity — and fun.
Dec. 29, 2016
The nationwide cease-fire is to begin at midnight local time. Russia and Turkey will act as guarantors. The agreement does not include areas under the control of ISIS.
Dec. 29, 2016
This was a big year in politics. But readers also devoured stories on avoiding mosquitoes, raising courageous kids, and why taking notes by hand is still your best bet.
Dec. 29, 2016
The college application process can be confusing and frustrating for prospective students. Here's a look at what happens behind the curtain.
Dec. 29, 2016
The 2016 election was divisive and nasty and full of insults and innuendo. But let's look at the brighter side — here are 10 lighter moments from 2016 that weren't so bad. Some are actually funny.
Dec. 29, 2016
It's taken years since the Great Recession, but wages are showing signs of climbing — though not very quickly. Economists say there are reasons to believe wage growth could continue into 2917.
Dec. 29, 2016
The U.N. endorsed the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine in 2005, calling on world powers to stop atrocities. But the secretary general says there's no longer global solidarity on the agreement.
Dec. 29, 2016
Many cops believe they're being targeted. But while more officers were killed in ambushes, statistically it is a small number. Still, as one former cop says, pulling up a spreadsheet doesn't help.
Dec. 29, 2016
Everyone knows about postpartum depression, but depression is actually most common among moms of middle schoolers, a study finds. Think surly kids, hormonal changes and skimpy support networks.
Dec. 29, 2016
The 84-year-old star of film, TV, Broadway and Las Vegas was reported to have signs of a stroke.
Dec. 28, 2016
Donald Trump announced plans for the creation of 8,000 jobs in the U.S. tied to the Japanese firm SoftBank, which pledged big investments in American jobs after Trump was elected.
Dec. 28, 2016
A new study tries to find out what happens when girls in the developing world are on their period. And it's complicated.
Dec. 28, 2016
Six Senators sent a letter Scott Pruitt, President-elect Trump's pick to run the EPA. They want lists of donors and details about meetings with Energy lobbyists ahead of his confirmation hearings.
Dec. 28, 2016
Migrants often have college degrees and extensive professional experience, but may still have to settle for a low-wage job. The U.S. nonprofit Upwardly Global is working to change that.
Dec. 28, 2016
The president-elect's comments on Israel, China and nuclear policy also highlight how reactionary comments on social media can immediately spur international concern and attention.
Dec. 28, 2016
Historian Free Egunfemi is working to preserve the history of the black community in Richmond, Va. She explores the basement of a local restaurant that she says was part of the Underground Railroad.
Dec. 28, 2016
It's an ancient scam, updated for modern times.
Dec. 28, 2016
But that's not the final word, caution pediatricians, including the Danish author. It's one of several recent studies with contradictory findings that suggest the supplements could help or hurt.
Dec. 28, 2016
Arkansas police have served a warrant to Amazon looking for possible recordings from a murder scene. Privacy advocates have predicted a wave of cases involving smart home devices and gadgets.
Dec. 28, 2016

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