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The 27th Amendment had languished for nearly 200 years before a Texas student made passing it a personal cause. The amendment was ratified 25 years ago this weekend.
May 5, 2017
A report on the potential influence of alcohol or drug impairment on traffic fatalities points to the difficulty of comparing alcohol impairment standards to other drugs.
May 5, 2017
The C919 is the first large passenger jetliner made in China. The narrow-body plane will compete with single-aisle jets from Airbus and Boeing. The C919 was originally expected to fly in 2014.
May 5, 2017
Sometimes, the arc of the moral universe does bend toward justice, eventually.
May 5, 2017
Gov. Nathan Deal said previous opposition to the bill had to do with lawmakers failing to include exemptions for "sensitive places" on campus, including preschools and disciplinary hearings.
May 4, 2017
The Affordable Care Act was funded with a patchwork of taxes — mostly but not exclusively on the wealthy — which would be undone by the Republican repeal-and-replace bill.
May 4, 2017
Citing CCTV footage and DNA samples, two researchers say a female has migrated more than 340 miles from Germany to join a small group of wolves in the Jutland peninsula.
May 4, 2017
The duo behind a web-based food show is featuring personal, positive portraits of immigrant families. Their goal: to shift thinking outside the "liberal bubble" — by using targeted posts on Facebook.
May 4, 2017
"This must and will be a healing initiative," said owner Barbara Poma. It will commemorate the victims, survivors and rescue workers at the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
May 4, 2017
A government official said the blast occurred when workers changed the battery of a locomotive, creating a spark in a methane-filled tunnel. Many who died had rushed to help miners who were trapped.
May 4, 2017
Warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar rained rockets on the Afghan capital in the 1990s and was responsible for thousands of deaths. The country's president welcomed him back Thursday in the interest of peace.
May 4, 2017
Just three "no" votes by Senate Republicans would likely be enough to sink the GOP health bill. Democrats who lost the battle in the House are still convinced they can win the political war.
May 4, 2017
The executive order has drawn concern from some for not going far enough. Here's what what we know.
May 4, 2017
The version of the American Health Care Act passed by the House eliminates taxes on corporations and wealthy people and shrinks Medicaid coverage. A chart breaks down who would be affected and how.
May 4, 2017
The European Union's executive arm closed the investigation after accepting Amazon's promise to strip its publisher contracts of clauses that the commission feared were "harmful to consumers."
May 4, 2017
The case against Anita Krajnc, who founded the animal rights group Toronto Pig Save, has garnered international attention. She faced the possibility of jail time and thousands of dollars in fines.
May 4, 2017
The House GOP's bill to replace the Affordable Care Act would eliminate the requirement that people buy health insurance and shrink Medicaid coverage. It also cuts taxes for the wealthy.
May 4, 2017
Passage in the House is the first step in fulfilling the GOP's longtime pledge to dismantle Obamacare. The president praised House Speaker Ryan as a "genius" for engineering the legislative victory.
May 4, 2017
A new survey shows that cars, planes and other forms of noise pollution are rampant across the American wilderness. In many cases, human-made noise is drowning out the background sounds.
May 4, 2017
Mexico City can be unfriendly terrain for those in a wheelchair. But a new program aims to help them better navigate the city's bad traffic, broken pavement and oblivious pedestrians.
May 4, 2017

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