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It's been 25 years since people could light up with impunity on domestic airline flights. But that doesn't mean they're not still trying. And e-cigarettes are reviving conflict over clean air aloft.
February 24, 2015
The ambitious Silicon Valley giant is looking to stay dominant in our technological future. But can it adapt quickly to a changing marketplace?
February 24, 2015
Attorney General Eric Holder said while the case didn't meet the threshold for a hate crime prosecution, it still called for a dialogue about the tensions that led to the killing of Trayvon Martin.
February 24, 2015
The London teenagers boarded a flight to Istanbul on Feb. 17. Police believe they were radicalized online.
February 24, 2015
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the GOP-controlled Congress had sent the bill to the White House this morning. Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the threatened veto.
February 24, 2015
The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.
February 24, 2015
Radio 1, the radio arm of broadcaster Yle, will begin reading Islam's holy book on March 7 in 60 installments. Fewer than 50,000 Muslims live in Finland, which has a population of about 5 million.
February 24, 2015
The College Board redesigned the framework for its Advanced Placement U.S. history course, and many conservative lawmakers aren't happy about it.
February 24, 2015
The Greek plan would keep Athens' budget under control while spending more on social programs. European ministers agreed to extend financial assistance by four months, but the IMF was more skeptical.
February 24, 2015
Scientists interviewed more than a thousand men, women and children who were forced into sex work and hard labor. The result is the largest study to detail the health of human trafficking survivors.
February 24, 2015
Our Peace Corps correspondent meets the giant ball of carbs that floats in many a Ghanaian stew. She takes a pinch (using her right hand only). And she learns to almost love it.
February 24, 2015
Emergency crews are working among several Metrolink train cars that were thrown onto their sides by a powerful collision near Oxnard, California.
February 24, 2015
Rajendra K. Pachauri's departure from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a big embarrassment for the group, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore.
February 24, 2015
Did daring stories of fugitive slaves perhaps move the national political needle toward abolition?
February 24, 2015
The manatees swam into the warm waters of the drainpipe after a recent cold snap, but were unable to turn around to get out.
February 24, 2015
Soccer's World Cup is typically played over the summer, but temperatures in Qatar during that season can exceed 110 degrees. But a winter tournament would coincide with the European club season.
February 24, 2015
The story drew attention late Monday, weeks after McDonald, an Army veteran and West Point graduate, made the claim during a conversation with a homeless veteran.
February 24, 2015
In a claim that's meeting with skepticism in Kiev, Russian-backed separatists say they've started to withdraw heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, as required by a recent cease-fire.
February 24, 2015
The mass abduction took place in rural villages in a portion of Syria that's less than 150 miles west of Mosul, Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
February 24, 2015
The new law means people over age 21 can consume small amounts of pot — if they can find it. It's still illegal to sell marijuana in Alaska.
February 24, 2015

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