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San Francisco is one of many U.S. cities rolling out incentives to grow food on unused land. But some San Franciscans argue that land should be used to address the acute affordable housing shortage.
September 09, 2014
The family held a news conference in Ferguson, Mo., where Officer Darren Wilson had a fatal confrontation with the unarmed Brown, 18, one month ago today.
September 09, 2014
The assault by former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on his then-fiancee was public knowledge. But new video released by TMZ on Monday defined the story, says NPR's David Folkenflik.
September 09, 2014
They were talented, idealistic risk takers, on the road to what they thought would be important medical discoveries. But when the funding for risk-takers dried up, these two academics called it quits.
September 09, 2014
Domestic cats, high-rises and vanishing habitat are taking a toll on more than 33 species of American birds, a comprehensive update reports. Still, wetland and coastal birds are faring better.
September 09, 2014
The farming town of Barkedu accounts for a fifth of Liberia's Ebola deaths. Residents have revved up anti-Ebola efforts. But the virus has swept away entire families, and there's no end in sight.
September 09, 2014
Apple unveiled its first new product line since 2010, a wearable computing device called the Apple Watch. But is it a game changer? You can't trust all the hype.
September 09, 2014
Many people think of measles as a mild childhood illness. But people who got the measles during outbreaks in the United Kingdom say they were so sick they missed two weeks of school or work.
September 09, 2014
Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterwards. That's one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.
September 09, 2014
Whisky requires grain, which attracts mice and birds, which is why we have distillery cats. These days, though, public relations is also a key part of the job. Take a look at these cat photos.
September 09, 2014
The Muslim convert and former Latin Kings gang member was sentenced seven years ago after his arrest in Chicago on terrorism-related charges.
September 09, 2014
Janay Rice says the media has sought to boost ratings by releasing a video that shows her being hit by her then-fiance, Ray Rice. The Baltimore Ravens ended Rice's contract Monday.
September 09, 2014
It's not fair to call this a "do nothing" Congress. It's just that the House and Senate each have very different "to do" lists.
September 09, 2014
The fate of Capt. Sir John Franklin and crew has been a mystery for more than 160 years, but now Canadian archaeologists believe they've found one of the expedition's two main vessels.
September 09, 2014
The seven-time Formula One champion has been recovering from a serious head injury during a December skiing accident in France.
September 09, 2014
Fear of the virus has raised worries about travel to Africa — for safaris in Tanzania, for school programs in South Africa. But London is closer to the outbreak's epicenter than Johannesburg is.
September 09, 2014
After months of rumors and dozens of fan-created images of what an Apple watch might look like, the tech giant will show us what it's been working on today.
September 09, 2014
The family of 96-year-old Edith Hill in Alexandria, Va., says her sudden marriage to 95-year-old Eddie Harrison puts her estate into question.
September 09, 2014
Maybe we should listen to the flight attendants to help us get through some turbulent times on the ground as well.
September 09, 2014
The health law's ban on pre-existing conditions doesn't mean you can buy a plan after you get sick. Most people have to wait for the open enrollment period.
September 09, 2014

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