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Ridership on U.S. bike-share programs was 10 times higher last year than it was in 2011 — and so far, only one traffic fatality is believed to have resulted from bike-share use.
March 9, 2017
The state's attorney general, Bob Ferguson, said Thursday that he will ask the federal judge who stayed Trump's first travel ban nationwide to extend that stay to the ban issued Monday.
March 9, 2017
An international consortium of researchers has synthesized about a third of the genetic code of baker's yeast. It's an important milestone in science's quest to create complex "synthetic life."
March 9, 2017
Journalist Emily Bazelon says the relationship between Bannon and Sessions predates the 2016 campaign, and that their anti-immigration policies come from fears of a growing minority population.
March 9, 2017
The electronics chain closed thousands of stores in 2015, and restructured the remaining business in attempt to stabilize sales. On Wednesday, the new parent company filed for bankruptcy.
March 9, 2017
Associations of doctors, nurses and hospitals say the bill, under review in Congress, will likely reduce coverage and hurt Americans' health. Among the critics is Medicaid's chief medical officer.
March 9, 2017
Chris Bertish set out from Morocco to become the first to make the crossing alone on a stand-up paddleboard. On Thursday, after 93 days, he paddled into the West Indies, with a whole ocean behind him.
March 9, 2017
WikiLeaks on Tuesday disclosed the hacking tools from the so-called Vault 7 series. Now Assange says his group will be working with big manufacturers to develop fixes.
March 9, 2017
The spiritual leader says he brought down Mongolia's rate of alcoholism by encouraging a switch from vodka to horse milk.
March 9, 2017
In an interview with CNBC, President Trump's EPA administrator said he did not believe carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global warming.
March 9, 2017
"We may rank number one in the world at the moment, but the job is not done still," Iceland's Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson says.
March 9, 2017
Politicians said they would not attend the event after parade organizers voted to exclude a group of LGBTQ military veterans, saying their rainbow logo was too sexually suggestive.
March 9, 2017
For years, Philippe Mora wondered how his father earned this nickname. A new documentary reveals the answer: He slathered passports in mayo and hid them in messy, hard-to-inspect baguettes.
March 9, 2017
Responding to reports of Jon Huntsman's selection, the Kremlin says it would welcome any U.S. ambassador who wants to create a dialogue with Russia.
March 9, 2017
The bill proposes big changes to state and federal Medicaid programs and tax advantages for people who can afford to safe up for health care costs.
March 9, 2017
What Trump's immigration crackdown means at one NYC school. Families shared their fears, and learned about their legal rights.
March 9, 2017
The THAAD missile defense system will go up in South Korea to help defend against North Korea's missile program. But it's causing a geopolitical tussle.
March 9, 2017
The revival of playwright Luis Valdez's "Zoot Suit" reminds us that clothes and garments have long been the site upon which bigots can project their prejudices and fears.
March 9, 2017
Valentin became one of the pre-eminent flutists in Latin jazz, known for his creative combination of fusion, pop and R&B. Valentin died on Wednesday of complications from a stroke, his manager said.
March 9, 2017
As part of President Trump's promised crackdown on illegal immigration, he wants to bolster a program former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio aggressively practiced.
March 9, 2017

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