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The Armslist website, and others like it, are coming under increased scrutiny by law enforcement, gun control advocates and researchers as debate over access to these kinds of weapons heats up.
June 17, 2016
Part of what makes a wine-growing region special may be its microbes. A study finds that the collection of bacteria and fungi on pressed grapes can help predict the flavor profile of a finished wine.
June 17, 2016
Republicans have long charged the agency gave conservative groups applying for nonprofit status extra scrutiny. Now, the agency has finally released a list showing those claims were justified.
June 17, 2016
Beijing's intellectual property authorities have ruled that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus too closely resemble a smartphone by the Chinese company Shenzhen Baili.
June 17, 2016
Situated 11 stories above Gaza City, Level Up is the only restaurant in the war-torn Palestinian territory that offers a taste of luxury. But operating a high-end joint in this area is not easy.
June 17, 2016
Temperatures in Phoenix are forecast to go as high as 120 degrees. A massive high-pressure system has prompted excessive-heat warnings for parts of five states in the Southwest and the Plains.
June 17, 2016
After days of fierce fighting, Iraqi forces say they've wrested control of Fallujah's main government building from ISIS militants. ISIS has controlled the city for the past 2 1/2 years.
June 17, 2016
June is Pride month for the LGBT community and several larger cities will hold events over the next two weekends. Some would-be participants are debating whether they'll stay home this year.
June 17, 2016
Track and field's world governing body is set to decide whether Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in the upcoming summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro amid a major doping scandal.
June 17, 2016
One British performance artist does live shows about living with a constant compulsion to say the word "biscuit." Onstage and online, people with Tourette syndrome are reaching out to clear the air.
June 17, 2016
The aid group explained the decision by criticizing the EU's deal with Turkey to deport migrants who reach Europe. "We cannot take funds from those who do so much harm," the organization tweeted.
June 17, 2016
Counselors nationwide have helped 7 million people choose Medicare plans, challenge coverage denials and get subsidies. But some senators just voted to spend the money on other causes.
June 17, 2016
About 50 State Department officials have signed an internal memo that reportedly calls for targeted military strikes against Bashar Assad's regime to push him toward the negotiating table.
June 17, 2016
The recovery might feel slow to many U.S. workers. But the United States is in far better shape than other developed countries, according to an organization that tracks global growth.
June 17, 2016
What's the key to helping a child born in poverty make it to the middle class? Some say it's good preschool, others — a college diploma. For one advocate, the time to help is at the end of college.
June 17, 2016
A day after recovering the plane's cockpit voice recorder, a ship has found and retrieved the flight data recorder as well, Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority says.
June 17, 2016
The outcome of Monday's gun legislation votes may surprise no one, but some Senate Democrats are convinced their talk-a-thon has prompted colleagues on the other side to brainstorm workable solutions.
June 17, 2016
What happens when a billionaire businessman and politician teams up with a moms-against-gun-violence group with millions of supporters?
June 17, 2016
When McDonald's came to the Soviet Union in 1990, it insisted that workers smile. That didn't come easy. But customers grew to like it — and workers did, too. What happens when you change a norm?
June 17, 2016
Tommy Chreene saw a man die while working on a Gulf oil rig — and went right back to work. Then the oil company decided that for the workplace be safer, the roughnecks needed to share their feelings.
June 17, 2016

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