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In some fancy hotels, Christmas tea has become a refined respite for harried shoppers. But the tradition's roots are much rowdier: efforts to fight public drunkenness.
Dec. 22, 2015
Fashion models feel pressured to be dangerously thin, and France has passed a law to fine fashion houses for hiring underweight models. Researchers say it's a workplace health issue in the U.S., too.
Dec. 22, 2015
It's hard for anyone to get enough of the sunshine vitamin in the wintry North, and dark-skinned teens may be especially prone to a deficiency, doctors find. But a weekly supplement can help.
Dec. 22, 2015
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that a band — called "The Slants" — should be issued a trademark despite their offensive name. Their speech is protected by the First Amendment.
Dec. 22, 2015
Turns out the tradition of leaving cookies and milk for Santa hasn't left much of a trail of crumbs to trace through history. But it might start with the early cookies of 13th-century Europe.
Dec. 22, 2015
The Iraqi military has encircled the city since last month. Now, with U.S. air support, it's pushing into the ISIS stronghold in the city center.
Dec. 22, 2015
The SpaceX team just lost it after one of their rockets launched satellites to space and then landed back on Earth upright.
Dec. 22, 2015
Most of them are from Syria, Africa and South Asia. The International Organization for Migration says this is the highest migration flow since World War II.
Dec. 22, 2015
Everyone has a set of genes that keeps the body on a 24-hour rhythm. As we get older, though, the main clock can malfunction. Researchers say a backup clock may try to compensate.
Dec. 22, 2015
The hanging death of 28-year-old Bland in her jail cell was ruled a suicide but family and activists challenge that claim.
Dec. 22, 2015
It's the first launch since a Falcon 9 rocket exploded in June, and the first recovery of a spent booster for SpaceX. Previous attempts were close but ended in failure.
Dec. 22, 2015
The landslide of mud and construction materials is the latest in a string of disasters in China that were caused by human error.
Dec. 21, 2015
The move by the Fish and Wildlife Service will mean stricter regulation of lion parts and sport-hunting trophies.
Dec. 21, 2015
Local police and emergency services in the U.S. have been preparing for a new reality: a strategic attack by terrorists who use diversionary tactics to maximize chaos and death.
Dec. 21, 2015
In an NPR interview, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi also calls on the U.S. to focus more firepower on Iraq's western border with Syria, saying Islamic State fighters can enter his country too easily.
Dec. 21, 2015
Many kids reject or cough up the bitter adult-size pills for TB. The new ones dissolve in water and come in precise kid-size doses.
Dec. 21, 2015
Last week, a hung jury failed to come to an agreement on whether the officer was guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Freddie Gray.
Dec. 21, 2015
Spain's ruling conservatives won the most votes in Sunday's elections but fell far short of a majority. Whether Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will be able to remain in office is unclear.
Dec. 21, 2015
Are you a wise global giver? Take our quiz and see how much you do (and don't) know.
Dec. 21, 2015
Now that recreational use of marijuana is legal in four states, law enforcement officials are looking for quicker ways to test drivers for excessive pot use. Entrepreneurs are taking on the challenge.
Dec. 21, 2015

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