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In the early 20th century, Chinese athletes in America sometimes found social liberation on the basketball courts.
June 04, 2015
Proponents claim the Food and Drug Administration is applying a double standard to its review of a drug some call the female Viagra. Critics say flibanserin hasn't been proved safe or effective.
June 04, 2015
The world has a lot of sad stories. But as a blog called "Goats and Soda," we feel it is our duty to bring you a minute (and three seconds) of relief with the latest viral goat video.
June 04, 2015
Indoor tanning boosts the risk of skin cancer, yet half of apartments close to the University of Texas, Austin, offer free use of tanning beds. Many let minors use the machines, which is illegal.
June 04, 2015
The Republican, whose 2012 run for president imploded after an "oops" moment during a televised debate, touts his 14 years as Texas governor.
June 04, 2015
Usaama Rahim, 26, who was shot and killed on Tuesday after he lunged at authorities with a large, military-style knife, had been plotting to attack "boys in blue," according to an affidavit.
June 04, 2015
Climate change has made some soil in Bangladesh more salty. Many farmers have to leave fields fallow. But what if there were rice varieties that could naturally tolerate the salty conditions?
June 04, 2015
In the NFL, something that behaves like Pluto's football-shaped moons might be called a wobbly duck. NASA calls them astonishing.
June 04, 2015
Algebra teacher Sarah Hagan, of Drumright, Okla., was one of our 50 Great Teachers. And now she has a key to the city.
June 04, 2015
Rescue teams have now cut holes through parts of the overturned ship's hull, but they've found no more survivors from the ship that carried more than 450 people.
June 04, 2015
Under the USA Freedom Act, the NSA can no longer collect phone call metadata without a court order. Metadata remain with private phone carriers but can be subpoenaed by the government.
June 04, 2015
The trial could come down to whether James Holmes was sane during the shooting. A court-appointed psychologist who examined him told jurors he was. But experts hired by the defense say the opposite.
June 04, 2015
Minnesota, Colorado and Connecticut are figuring out how to continue running their health insurance marketplaces as federal start-up funding runs out.
June 04, 2015
Rick Perry is giving it another try for the GOP presidential nomination. Did you know he was once an Al Gore Democrat, he and George W. Bush have a checkered past and he used to be a cheerleader?
June 04, 2015
The league is teaming up with Yahoo to offer the first national Internet-only game.
June 03, 2015
At the American Teachers Federation, the union's interns are putting their foot down. After about a year of negotiating, they have voted to form their own union.
June 03, 2015
The country's in crisis. But Fortunate Nyakupinda manages to earn a living by selling secondhand clothes. Although she'll be the first to tell you: A $10 profit disappears in a flash.
June 03, 2015
The former Republican and independent faces long odds as he seeks the Democratic nomination for president.
June 03, 2015
The state's farmers could be out $2.7 billion dollars and more than 18,000 jobs, with 564,000 acres fallowed by the end of 2015, researchers at UC Davis write in a new report.
June 03, 2015
It doesn't have a lot of high-tech companies, but the city is interested in attracting young tech entrepreneurs. Detroit's rents are far more affordable, but then there are the brutally cold winters.
June 03, 2015

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