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It's tax season, which also means it's tax scam season. People around the country are getting phone calls from criminals pretending to be tax collectors. Here is one of them.
April 11, 2016
Rides on Air Force One and state dinners were lures the last time there was an open convention. What about cold, hard cash? Top Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg explains what's permissible and not.
April 11, 2016
The challenges show religion is "on the minds of many people," says Deborah Caldwell Stone of the American Library Association. Another reason people objected to books was explicit sexual content.
April 11, 2016
The Summer Games open Aug. 5 in Rio de Janiero, but the country's many problems seems to be turning off ticket buyers in Brazil and abroad.
April 11, 2016
A Medicare project will test a new approach for paying primary care doctors that could save money while encouraging physicians to explore alternative ways to serve patients.
April 11, 2016
Three players made history, teaming up to record three aces on a single hole on the same day for the first time ever at the Masters.
April 11, 2016
Laughter turns out to be a universal language in more ways than we realize.
April 11, 2016
Human skin has properties that are hard to mimic, but a Stanford engineer is working to create a type of artificial skin that can sense, heal and generate its own power.
April 11, 2016
Many of Kafka's darkest comedies appear rooted in the cowering relationship he had with his father. Their only true bonding was over beer.
April 11, 2016
U.S. officials say the firm sold mortgage-backed securities based on loans that were a lot riskier than they were supposed to be.
April 11, 2016
Kepler, the telescope that's nearly 75 million miles away from Earth, placed itself into Emergency Mode sometime in the middle of last week.
April 11, 2016
Riot police with tear gas and stun grenades faced off with fence-storming migrants and refugees at the border between Greece and Macedonia on Sunday. Tens of thousands of migrants are stranded there.
April 11, 2016
The White House hasn't announced any such plans. But Obama will be in Japan next month and a visit would be a grand symbolic gesture in keeping with his emphasis on nuclear non-proliferation.
April 11, 2016
Women may make up half the population but in the U.S., just 24.5 percent of state lawmakers are women.
April 11, 2016
Early in the 20th century, the world had more than 100,000 tigers in it, according to estimates. The number fell sharply — and has now risen for the first time in years.
April 11, 2016
The reason: He was born with a cleft, considered a curse in Ghana. His life was saved by a stroke of luck.
April 11, 2016
Lieutenant Commander Edward Lin is a native of Taiwan; he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1999, according to a profile written for the U.S. Navy's website.
April 11, 2016
Ultramarathoners can train for years and still get sidelined by blisters. Stanford researchers tested paper surgical tape during a 155-mile race and found it reduces blisters by 40 percent.
April 11, 2016
More than 3 million school children in the U.S. are classified as gifted. Thousands of others, however, are never identified as gifted because they start school not speaking English.
April 11, 2016
The military officer's defection follows the news of 13 North Korean restaurant workers who defected en masse last week.
April 11, 2016

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