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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his proposal in an op-ed in Wired. The plan is backed by President Obama but strongly opposed by some cable companies and their lobbying firms.
February 04, 2015
A study, which tracked students enrolled in preschool and Smart Start programs in North Carolina, showed that the programs reduced the likelihood of ending up in special education later.
February 04, 2015
What's causing the ailment that has struck 20,000 farmhands in Nicaragua and El Salvador? Pesticides? Alcoholism? Rat pee spreading an infection? A study from Boston University provides some answers.
February 04, 2015
Even though eating cats is banned, "little tiger" remains a delicacy. Many are sourced from China and smuggled over the border.
February 04, 2015
The charges stem from comments he made on Facebook after the deadly attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The case has sparked debate in France about the limits of free speech in the country.
February 04, 2015
Charlie Sifford, the first black golfer to hold a PGA Tour card, has died at age 92. Decades after he started in golf as a caddy, he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
February 04, 2015
It happened last week in Afghanistan. It is illegal. But the mother felt she had no other way to support her family. It is the fourth case of baby-selling there in the past year.
February 04, 2015
Combined, the two office supply giants would have annual sales of some $39 billion. But their last attempt at a merger was blocked, back in 1996.
February 04, 2015
Jordan executed two prisoners in revenge for the horrific killing of the 26-year-old pilot, including the Iraqi woman who was sought by the so-called Islamic State for a hostage exchange.
February 04, 2015
After months of debate, discussion and culling four million comments from the public on "net neutrality," the Federal Communications Commission is due to propose new Internet regulations this week.
February 04, 2015
Juniper Russo wants what is best for her daughter Vivian, and she sometimes questions mainstream medicine. But after three years of soul searching, she decided what was best was vaccination.
February 04, 2015
Many of the 58 people on board remain unaccounted for after the twin-engine turboprop plane rolled and clipped an elevated roadway just after takeoff.
February 04, 2015
Twelve more passengers were seriously injured in the accident 15 miles north of New York City. It's the second major accident in 15 months for the rail line, which serves 280,000 passengers a day.
February 03, 2015
Enrique Peña Nieto asked a watchdog agency to look into the purchase of homes by himself, his wife, and his finance minister from contractors who were then awarded lucrative construction projects.
February 03, 2015
Carson, who is considering a run for president, tells NPR that science has proven the efficacy of vaccines, so "why would you even think about not doing it?"
February 03, 2015
Alberta's leader is in Washington to lobby Congress and the administration to push ahead with the controversial pipeline.
February 03, 2015
An expert panel says white potatoes "contribute useful quantities of potassium and fiber" to our diets. Reversing itself, the panel says spuds should be included in WIC, a food aid program.
February 03, 2015
Should kids get the measles vaccine or should parents be given a choice? Potential 2016 presidential candidates weigh in, and their views are all over the place.
February 03, 2015
Bayou State residents are upset about the health risks of EPA's plan, while government leaders are running against the clock to dispose of the unsafe and deteriorating artillery propellant.
February 03, 2015
The prices that gas stations charge for fuel can vary widely. Smaller, independent stations are able to sell the cheapest gas because they undercut competitors by buying unbranded gasoline.
February 03, 2015

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