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Melting ice means more of the Arctic is accessible to exploration and shipping, and countries are racing to establish a presence. But they still need heavy icebreakers, and the U.S. is falling behind.
June 01, 2015
A herd of cattle is safe Monday, thanks to cowboys and volunteers who worked to move some 500 cows and calves that were threatened by the rising Trinity River.
June 01, 2015
Diets will rarely lead to significant or sustainable weight loss, Traci Mann argues in a new book. Instead, she suggests trying proven mental strategies for reaching your "leanest, livable weight."
June 01, 2015
Global sturgeon populations are collapsing — most notably in Russia, where caviar is known as black gold. That's fueling a market for illegal caviar and driving poachers to the Columbia River.
June 01, 2015
"It's not all that difficult, folks, to be compassionate when you've been the beneficiary of compassion in your lowest moments," Biden told Yale graduates in May.
June 01, 2015
Today's revelation came in Vanity Fair. The former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete revealed recently that "for all intents and purposes" he is a woman.
June 01, 2015
Samantha Elauf had applied for the sales job in Tulsa, Okla., and was recommended for hire by an interviewer. But Abercrombie has a "Look Policy" that bars the wearing of caps by its salespeople.
June 01, 2015
Graham, known as a defense hawk, enters the race as a distinct underdog, but an entertaining one.
June 01, 2015
The messages Anthony Elonis posted to Facebook prompted his now ex-wife to get a state protection order against him, and led his bosses to fire him.
June 01, 2015
The host of the award-winning programs State of the Re:Union and Reveal shares his ideas about making public radio sound more like America.
June 01, 2015
An effort to get doctors to improve their communication skills didn't reduce the number of new mothers hesitant about vaccines. But researchers say this is just a first try at a worthy concept.
June 01, 2015
Jack Warner's defense was presumably unintentional. He was one of 14 FIFA executives indicted by the U.S. last week on corruption charges.
June 01, 2015
The woman donated the computer last month, and it sold for $200,000. The company wants to give her half that sum. The computer, of which about 200 were made in 1976, is prized by collectors.
June 01, 2015
When word got out that England's Winnie Blagden would turn 100 Sunday and had no living relatives, thousands of people sent cards and gifts.
June 01, 2015
NPR's Frank Langfitt has been driving around Shanghai offering free rides to learn about real life in China. But he was recently a taxi passenger when something unusual happened.
June 01, 2015
The meeting in Bonn, Germany, comes a day after European energy companies urged countries to adopt a pricing system for carbon emissions.
June 01, 2015
More than 40 people were charged in connection with the collapse of the Rana Plaza that killed 1,137 people.
June 01, 2015
The rains gave the state its wettest May in history. Last week's flooding killed at least 25 people.
June 01, 2015
A central misunderstanding, Greg Toppo writes, is that game-based learning is somehow "easier." Often, he says, it's hard work, but students love the challenge.
June 01, 2015
The federal government spends $7 billion a year to incarcerate about 200,000 inmates. That's money Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says could pay for more FBI agents and local police.
June 01, 2015

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