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Parts of the Affordable Care Act seek to curb states from setting their own mandates requiring insurers to cover specific care. But many state legislators are trying to work around the restrictions.
September 16, 2014
When his homebrew tasted bad, a college student decided to pursue microbiology. After more than a decade as a scientist, he's going back to brewing — but this time, he's moving up to bourbon.
September 16, 2014
An initiative launched with Maria Shriver's input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff — and whether guests should be expected to tip.
September 16, 2014
Overall, there are fewer homeless veterans these days. But that good news is tempered by the growing number of homeless vets with families, including many women.
September 16, 2014
Some economists say this Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.
September 16, 2014
The air attacks on Islamic State forces were requested by Iraqi security forces engaged in combat south of Baghdad.
September 16, 2014
The parliament voted to strengthen economic ties with the EU beginning in 2016. It also approved a deal to allow self-rule in some separatist-held areas, a move likely to be rejected by the rebels.
September 16, 2014
But most Americans are far from clear as to what this "ISIL" monster is, other than a few shadowy, portentous figures on disturbing videotapes.
September 16, 2014
The Taliban is claiming credit for the attack on a military convoy traveling near the U.S. Embassy that also wounded 20 others, including more than a dozen civilians.
September 16, 2014
A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors to not only garnish wages, but take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.
September 16, 2014
While the police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Mo. has caused high tension among the city's residents, another shooting near Dayton, Ohio has been met with a more measured response.
September 16, 2014
For three centuries, Scotland has been part of the U.K. Until recently, it looked likely to stay that way. But some voters have changed their minds and recent polls show independence ahead by a nose.
September 16, 2014
Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift a ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. But those worried about the possibility of higher gas prices and climate change want to keep the ban in place.
September 16, 2014
Journalist Jeffrey Stern traveled to Guinea to find out why it took so long to figure out that the Ebola virus had struck. He tells a riveting and revealing tale in this month's "Vanity Fair."
September 16, 2014
Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.
September 16, 2014
A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.
September 16, 2014
So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.
September 16, 2014
The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.
September 15, 2014
The Obama administration is increasing its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis. The personnel will supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems.
September 15, 2014
The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.
September 15, 2014

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