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Raising the cost of alcohol with taxes makes it less likely that teenagers will die in a drunk-driving accident, a study finds. Some teen-specific policies like graduated drivers licenses help, too.
April 30, 2016
Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, claim President Obama has slashed defense spending and will leave his successor with a weaker force. We break it down.
April 29, 2016
Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton was playing it this week. And then it seemed the entire Internet joined in the game.
April 29, 2016
Five years ago, Raed Al Saleh was a businessman. Now he heads the 3,000-strong Syrian Civil Defense, rescuing civilians from the rubble after air strikes.
April 29, 2016
Dylann Roof told Joey Meek about his plans to shoot people at a historically black church in South Carolina last year. Meek's possible eight-year sentence could be reduced if he helps the prosecution.
April 29, 2016
A country is declared Ebola-free. Then the virus flares up again. Doctors now know why.
April 29, 2016
Legislation adopting the bison as the U.S. National mammal passed the House and Senate this week. Now it's waiting for President Obama's signature.
April 29, 2016
The Pentagon's investigation says none of the military personnel involved knew they were attacking a hospital. It says the assault, which killed dozens of people, was caused by a series of errors.
April 29, 2016
Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama, made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
April 29, 2016
During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
April 29, 2016
Frito-Lay is upending its tradition of including a physical prize with the peanut-and-popcorn treat. Now you'll get a QR code to scan for "mobile digital experiences." Cracker Jack fans aren't amused.
April 29, 2016
Today, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam will be leading a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.
April 29, 2016
He started the company in the 1960s and struck gold pitching gadgets such as the Veg-O-Matic food slicer.
April 29, 2016
Pence says the GOP presidential candidate is dedicated to advancing the Reagan agenda.
April 29, 2016
The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is offline, following a run-in with a small mammal that munched on a power cord.
April 29, 2016
Just three months ago, Gordon signed a contract extension with the Miami Marlins that's worth $50 million over the next five years.
April 29, 2016
The steelmaker is asking a U.S. agency to investigate its claims that the Chinese government not only dumps steel at unfair prices, but also uses computer hackers to steal intellectual property.
April 29, 2016
To reduce recidivism and promote health, the Department of Health and Human Services is taking steps to make it easier for ex-prisoners to sign up for or restart Medicaid coverage.
April 29, 2016
Hundreds of protesters filled the streets outside the Pacific Amphitheater, where Trump spoke as his presidential campaign gets rolling ahead of California's June primary.
April 29, 2016
When a friend suffered what he called "a professional setback," Johannes Haushofer put together his "CV of failures." Haushofer says failure is an essential part of what is means to be a scientist.
April 29, 2016

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