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The state hasn't carried out an execution in more than a decade, but its supply of the sedative midazolam expires at the end of April. So it plans to execute eight men over 11 days.
March 31, 2017
Buy an unhealthy snack and these vending machines take away 25 seconds of your life you'll never get back. Healthy fare drops instantly. Research suggests this "time tax" helps us make better choices.
March 31, 2017
Bubba became an Internet star after Paul Milham posted a video of his daughter's tortoise scampering after a ball like a determined puppy.
March 31, 2017
Busy week per always: resistance to deportations, black women get Spicy with the White House press secretary, and Muslim Latinas. Yeah, really.
March 31, 2017
If white people are informed that they are also harmed by America's pervasive racial segregation, will they be moved to try to decrease it?
March 31, 2017
The shutdown affects a roughly three-mile portion of I-85, blocking a major artery that runs through the heart of Atlanta.
March 31, 2017
Malaysian diplomats were also allowed to leave North Korea, in a swap that seemingly ends the standoff over the murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother.
March 31, 2017
President Trump and congressional Republicans are lobbing insults and blame at one another, as some Republicans consider working more closely with Democrats to get things done.
March 31, 2017
Donald Trump won the backing of the NRA and many gun owners by opposing limits to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, but his election hasn't been good for the gun business.
March 31, 2017
The next loan you get may depend less on your credit score and more on what a program thinks of your habits. Digital lenders say the process will be more fair, but others worry about unintended bias.
March 31, 2017
Traveling U.S. presidents get a flight restriction with a radius that spans 30 nautical miles. When pilots fly inside that airspace, they risk being intercepted by the Air Force.
March 31, 2017
Many health care aides were able to get insurance through the Affordable Care Act. But with the law's future uncertain, they don't know how their jobs or their doctor bills will be affected.
March 31, 2017
For centuries, dengbej songs served as news bulletin, history lesson and evening's entertainment all in one. Master singers continue to perform. But efforts to preserve Kurdish culture have suffered.
March 31, 2017
Luka Maksimovic has made wild promises and offered cash for votes. "Life must be really bad for us if we are voting for a young comedian running for president under a fake persona," says a supporter.
March 31, 2017
Senate and House panels are investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections, and Flynn's lawyer says his client "certainly has a story to tell" in a "politicized witch hunt environment."
March 30, 2017
The number of pedestrians killed in traffic jumped 11 percent in 2016, the highest year over year increase — in terms of percentage and the number of fatalities — since data has been collected.
March 30, 2017
The move is widely seen as bid by President Nicolas Maduro to consolidate his power in the face of a multi-layered crisis.
March 30, 2017
The last known Tasmanian tiger died more than eight decades ago. It has become the stuff of textbook sketches and yellowing photographs. But now, researchers are launching a new search.
March 30, 2017
During the election campaign President Trump threatened to pull out of NAFTA, which he called the worst trade deal in U.S. history. But he may take a more temperate approach.
March 30, 2017
The time has come to say goodbye to Dandelion, one of two yellow crayons in Crayola's 24-count pack. It will go into retirement and the Crayola Hall of Fame.
March 30, 2017

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