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The McCaugheys inspired awe and debate over fertility treatment when they were born more than 18 years ago. Now that they have graduated, the siblings plan to take different paths.
May 23, 2016
The justices ruled against a white jury in a Georgia murder case; for minority plaintiffs who challenged voting districts in Virginia; and for a postal employee who said he lost his job due to race.
May 23, 2016
The Oversight Committee has criticized TSA for giving Kelly Hoggan bonuses despite security problems under his leadership. The agency has also been under fire for long screening lines for travelers.
May 23, 2016
Handmade poppies and take-home tips are hallmarks of this year's Chelsea Flower Show. The Royal Horticultural Society wants to use the show to promote the benefits of digging in the dirt.
May 23, 2016
International trade of rhino horns is still banned, though illicit trade continues. South Africa has the world's largest rhino population; more than 1,000 were killed by poachers last year.
May 23, 2016
The crash last week of an EgyptAir passenger plane flying from Paris to Cairo is not likely to help Egypt's battered tourism industry.
May 23, 2016
With more department stores closing, some owners are trying to make malls "more experiential," adding gyms and theaters. One developer is targeting Hispanics with regular concerts and festivities.
May 23, 2016
Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, offered congratulations for victories on the health front — and words of serious concern about the future.
May 23, 2016
An appeals court says the government didn't prove that Countrywide intended to defraud investors.
May 23, 2016
Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
May 23, 2016
A refrigerator-sized machine could someday make lifesaving drugs on site when outbreaks occur or where medicine is in short supply, like on the battlefield.
May 23, 2016
Most antibiotics can't tell the difference between good and bad bacteria. That means medicines can kill helpful bacteria in your gut while they're obliterating the ones microbes making you sick.
May 23, 2016
When Candice Hoyes sings, she's channeling a legacy of black women in jazz. Her debut album, On a Turquoise Cloud, celebrates the genre's storied roots.
May 23, 2016
German chemical company Bayer makes a strong offer to buy the giant U.S. agricultural firm.
May 23, 2016
Retired economics professor Alexander Van der Bellen edged out anti-immigrant populist candidate Norbert Hofer by just more than 31,000 votes — 0.6 percent of the vote.
May 23, 2016
It's been nearly 30 years since the high court set new rules to counter race discrimination in the seating of juries. But in some jurisdictions, the propensity to bar black jurors has persisted.
May 23, 2016
Western states like Colorado are balancing competing demands for waterways. When recreation, agriculture and civic interests find themselves at odds, how can water resources be divided fairly?
May 23, 2016
Holding torturers to account requires evidence, the kind that doctors are learning to compile from countries at war, like Syria. But there are many challenges.
May 23, 2016
Good weather has helped hundreds of people summit Mount Everest since May 11. But over the weekend, three people died in three days, dashing hopes for a safe season after two years of tragedy.
May 23, 2016
Officer Edward Nero had faced multiple misdemeanors in connection with the arrest and subsequent death of Gray in April 2015.
May 23, 2016

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