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The law required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The measure is similar to legislation in 10 other states.
August 04, 2014
Dr. Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for Ebola in the U.S., arrived in Atlanta Saturday, while the outbreak in West Africa continues to spread. Nigeria says a doctor there has the virus.
August 04, 2014
Are we going back to the bad old days of big increases in health care spending or is the modest boost of recent years here to stay? It really depends on who you ask — insurers or hospitals.
August 04, 2014
After Sam Bompas roasted marshmallows over lava at a volcano in Japan, he wanted to recreate the experience. So he asked a geologist and sculptor who'd built an artificial volcano to host a barbecue.
August 04, 2014
A generation ago, Israelis and Palestinians routinely rubbed shoulders. But they have become increasingly segregated and the current fighting has only added to the friction between Arab and Jews.
August 04, 2014
The earthquake that hit Yunnan Province on Sunday afternoon has killed nearly 400 people. It displaced about 230,000 people, and more than 57,000 may still be waiting for rescue.
August 04, 2014
One person was killed Sunday when a mudslide buried a car. Officials told people in two communities and in a campground to shelter in place.
August 04, 2014
Israel also declared a seven-hour, humanitarian cease-fire, but there were still no signs that a long-lasting peace was at hand.
August 04, 2014
For three days, northwest Ohio has told residents not to use city water, because it had been contaminated by toxins most likely produced by blooming algae in Lake Erie.
August 04, 2014
Mayor D. Michael Collins said early Monday that tests done by the state and federal authorities and the city show a positive trend, but that more testing will be done because some concerns remain.
August 04, 2014
An Israeli airstrike killed a militant leader in the Gaza Strip on Monday, just hours ahead of an expected seven-hour truce announced by Israel that was meant to open a "humanitarian window" for aid.
August 04, 2014
Developers and the Navajo Nation are negotiating to bring a tourist complex — and jobs — to the edge of the Grand Canyon. But some Native Americans say the project would tread on sacred land.
August 04, 2014
A small town in Japan is celebrating the American president — with lots and lots of kitsch. But Obama Onsen has a rich history in its own right.
August 04, 2014
In modern buildings, stairs are often stuck in a corner, ugly and hard to find. Now some architects want to return to the days when stairways were grand — focal points that people wanted to climb.
August 04, 2014
Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.
August 04, 2014
A pair of mothers and daughters — one Arab, one Jewish — show the increased separation and lack of interaction between two peoples. Where they once mingled regularly, personal contact has decreased.
August 04, 2014
Sometimes seemingly nonsensical moves — like most of what happens behind the scenes on Capitol Hill — are deftly calculated plays for political survival.
August 04, 2014
Americans are much less active in their leisure time than they were 20 years ago; that's true even for young people. Up to half of people say they're completely sedentary. Desk jobs don't help.
August 04, 2014
In one predominantly Latino neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C., young people are working instead of going to school at four times the national average.
August 04, 2014
Scores of African leaders gather in Washington this week at an unprecedented summit organized by President Obama. The goal: Get the U.S. invested in Africa, and shape a new narrative along the way.
August 03, 2014

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