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Too many patients only learn after they get the bill that their insurer won't cover some medical services provided in the hospital. New laws in several states aim to stop those nasty surprises.
Jul. 15, 2015
Battery problems on the Solar Impulse, the airplane that's been flying around the world using only the sun's-power, have grounded it until next spring.
Jul. 15, 2015
The nuclear negotiations were complicated. Tuesday's deal has created a whole new set of issues that will require Iran to scale back its program and the international community to ease sanctions.
Jul. 15, 2015
The media often depicts it as a land of suffering souls. Now a group of young Africans are using the hashtag #The AfricaThe MediaNeverShowsYou to share "amazing people" and "amazing places."
Jul. 15, 2015
The latest cholesterol guideline identifies more people as candidates for treatment with statins. But the decision about taking a daily pill to reduce heart disease risk is more personal than ever.
Jul. 15, 2015
The video shows Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán walking around his cell and eventually dipping below a wall in his shower. That was the last time guards saw the notorious drug lord.
Jul. 15, 2015
Insulin can be expensive even with insurance, and millions of people need it to stay alive. Proponents of the biohacking movement say it should be possible to make it safely and cheaply.
Jul. 15, 2015
In an interview with NPR, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the nuclear deal reached with Iran will allow it to attain a nuclear bomb even if Iran complies with the terms.
Jul. 15, 2015
Making yogurt requires bacteria — but which strains of bacteria? There are dozens to choose from, and that choice affects yogurt's tartness and texture.
Jul. 15, 2015
U.S. authorities had wanted Joaquin Guzman extradited, in part over fears that he would get out again. Mexican authorities refused. His escape likely will deepen distrust between the countries.
Jul. 15, 2015
The American League beat the National League 6-3 Tuesday night in a game that started with a homer right off the bat.
Jul. 14, 2015
An Indian immigrant in Oklahoma missed the yogurt she'd grown up with. So when she traveled to India, she brought some back to use to make it herself. Forty years later, that yogurt lives on.
Jul. 14, 2015
The museum says the exhibition is "fundamentally about the artworks and the artists who created them, not Mr. Cosby." The move comes amid allegations of sexual assault against the comedian.
Jul. 14, 2015
From high-heeled kicks to Air Jordans, a traveling exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum encourages us to look at everyday footwear as exquisite objects of desire, and see "sneakerheads" as the historians.
Jul. 14, 2015
The first lady spoke to 200-plus girls gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Girl Up Leadership Summit. Was she inspirational? Need we even ask?
Jul. 14, 2015
The city dumped cleared snow in unused parking lots this winter, creating piles it called "snow farms." This one was once 75 feet high. It finally became a puddle Tuesday.
Jul. 14, 2015
The HPV vaccine has failed to gain market share compared to other new vaccines, even though it's great at preventing cancer. Concerns about teen promiscuity and attempts to require it may be why.
Jul. 14, 2015
Those detained include a former Marine, a pastor and a Washington Post reporter. The missing man is a former FBI agent. The U.S. says Iran should "make a humanitarian gesture and bring" them home.
Jul. 14, 2015
The deal is comprehensive and technical, but here's a quick write-up that explains sanctions, centrifuges, breakout time and enrichment.
Jul. 14, 2015
Dr. David Casarett used to think of medical marijuana as "a joke." But, after taking a deeper look, he's changed his mind. Casarett's new book is Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana.
Jul. 14, 2015

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