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The Drug Enforcement Administration wants to hire prosecutors "to hold accountable the people who are facilitating addiction." Advocacy groups worry the move would exceed the DEA's legal authority.
May 4, 2017
By measuring fragments of genetic material in saliva, scientists were able to accurately predict whether a young person's concussion symptoms would last days or weeks.
May 4, 2017
The NYPD has completed its investigation into the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman on the New York Court of Appeals. The medical examiner will make a final ruling.
May 4, 2017
The move on the National Day of Prayer is among the promises Trump made on the campaign trail that would blur government lines that divide church and state.
May 3, 2017
The territory, which is ineligible for bankruptcy, filed to begin a similar procedure tailor-made for its more than $70 billion debt crisis, which is likely to dwarf Detroit's 2013 Chapter 9 filing.
May 3, 2017
The reason why: It's probably not legit. A vast phishing scam has been emailing malicious files masquerading as Google Docs. Does a recent edit invitation smell fishy to you? Just delete it.
May 3, 2017
The proposals to create federal high risk-pools will create another big group of people whose health care costs are paid for by the federal government.
May 3, 2017
A deadline is approaching for lawmakers to undo an Obama-era regulation that aims to limit the emissions of methane — a powerful greenhouse gas — from energy production sites on public lands.
May 3, 2017
Central bank policymakers provided little guidance on the timing of a rate hike. They said slow growth in the first quarter it is likely transitory and that inflation is close to a goal of 2 percent.
May 3, 2017
Two of the nation's top preparatory boarding schools, Phillips Exeter and Phillips Andover, are converting some dorm space to "all-gender" dorms to better meet the needs of transgender students.
May 3, 2017
State health officials are struggling to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened mostly Somali-American children. The vaccination rate is low in this tight community that's worried about autism.
May 3, 2017
Tony Kim, an accounting instructor in his 50s, was detained at Pyongyang's airport in April. At least two other Americans are known to be held in North Korea, sentenced to prison and hard labor.
May 3, 2017
A measles outbreak in Minnesota's Somali-American community is the latest example of the challenges public health officials face in addressing deeply ingrained concerns about vaccine safety.
May 3, 2017
The belief that more speech is the remedy for "bad" speech can be a principled stance. But racist hate speech may not be doing what free speech defenders think it is.
May 3, 2017
"I've always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Let's see if we can prove them wrong," he said alongside Palestinian leader Abbas.
May 3, 2017
The locks are estimated to cost from hundreds of dollars to around $10,000. They'll be sold in lots that range from small clusters to complete fence grids from the Pont des Arts.
May 3, 2017
The Center will be located in the Jackson Park neighborhood of Chicago's South side and it will include three buildings — a museum, forum and library that surround a public plaza.
May 3, 2017
The president has spent three days and nights in a frenzy of mixed messaging that amounts to counter-programming not only his rivals but his own administration, his own party and even himself.
May 3, 2017
A new apple variety is on its way. It's called Cosmic Crisp, and farmers in Washington state are planting these trees by the millions. They're making a risky bet that consumers will like it.
May 3, 2017
Nigerians are raising concerns about the health of Muhammadu Buhari, who hasn't been seen in public for more than a week and has missed his third straight cabinet meeting.
May 3, 2017

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