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Hospitals have been fighting to block the rankings, but Medicare released them Wednesday. Of the 102 hospitals that got a 5-star rating, few are among those generally praised for great care.
July 27, 2016
Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.
July 27, 2016
Dozens of women and girls have reportedly been raped by South Sudanese soldiers near a U.N. compound in the capital. A U.N. spokesperson said they are taking the allegations "very seriously."
July 27, 2016
"Speaking Spanish doesn't mean that he understands the issues," one DNC attendee said. Others Latinos say his language ability reveals a deeper ability to understand issues important to them.
July 27, 2016
John Hinckley is being released from prison 35 years after he attempted to kill Ronald Reagan. He is one of several who aimed at a president and missed.
July 27, 2016
The search for lifesaving antibiotics is on. Scientists have turned up one promising candidate in an unlikely place — the human nose.
July 27, 2016
The Baltimore state's attorney has dropped all remaining charges related to the death of Freddie Gray, but she says she stands by the legitimacy of the criminal charges.
July 27, 2016
An animal control agency got a call from the sheriff's department about "a tortoise that was running down the street, and away from the fire zone."
July 27, 2016
A presidential candidate urging such a foreign breach is an unprecedented move. Clinton's campaign said it was a call for "espionage against his political opponent."
July 27, 2016
Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked presidential nominees in political history.
July 27, 2016
A massive study looks at how heights around the world have changed over the past century.
July 27, 2016
Think summer's hot on Earth? Space physicists tracking weather on Jupiter say the roar of the raging storm we call the Great Red Spot heats the outer atmosphere above it by more than 1,000 degrees F.
July 27, 2016
Ethan Dean spent a day riding in a garbage truck and wearing a hard-hat in Sacramento, Calif. at an event organized by the Make-a-Wish Foundation and local groups. Dean has cystic fibrosis.
July 27, 2016
Both countries have strong militaries wary of conservative Muslim politicians. But as a wealthier, more middle-class country, Turkey rose up when elements of the military tried to take over.
July 27, 2016
A high-profile honor killing has led to calls for stronger laws. But a gang-rape victim who's spent 14 years fighting for justice says laws are undercut by ages-old feudal traditions against women.
July 27, 2016
It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
July 27, 2016
At 17, boxer Claressa Shields won gold in the 2012 London Olympics. But it didn't change her life as much as she thought it would. After she returned home to Flint, Michigan, she thought: Now what?
July 27, 2016
The man who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981 was ordered released from a mental hospital on Wednesday to live with his mother in Williamsburg, Va. He's now 61.
July 27, 2016
Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all charges against the three officers who still faced trial in the death of Freddie Gray. Previous trials all ended in acquittals.
July 27, 2016
Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked politicians in political history.
July 27, 2016

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