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At least as early as Colonial times, Americans were drinking iced tea, though early alcohol-laden recipes had more in common with the cocktail from Long Island than the stuff sold by Lipton.
June 09, 2015
The national graduation rate has hit a remarkable 81 percent. Why the steep rise in recent years? Exhibit A: Iowa.
June 09, 2015
In a series of tweets with fans, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling confirmed that Americans have their own version of the legendary school of witchcraft and wizardry.
June 09, 2015
The protest came after the town's police department said that it's investigating Friday's incident. An officer who forced a teenage girl to the ground and briefly drew his gun is on leave.
June 09, 2015
In letters of support, Republicans and Democrats pleaded with a judge to keep Gen. David Petraeus from jail, after he pleaded guilty to revealing government secrets to his biographer.
June 09, 2015
A review of the medical evidence finds that therapy can break the cycle of chronic sleeplessness by addressing the anxieties that cause many people to stay awake.
June 09, 2015
The legal battle over Sweet Briar's fate has been fast-moving — the private women's school is slated to close on Aug. 25.
June 09, 2015
The Obama administration might soon make millions of workers newly eligible for overtime, but experts disagree over how the new rules should look.
June 09, 2015
Refused at first as a re-enactor, J.R. Hardman turned to historic, real-life pioneers for inspiration.
June 09, 2015
After the 1969 murder of actress Sharon Tate and six others thrust Bugliosi into the spotlight, he won convictions against Charles Manson and his followers.
June 09, 2015
Albert Woodfox has spent four decades in solitary confinement after he was convicted in the stabbing death of a prison guard. Woodfox's conviction was overturned.
June 09, 2015
From Texas to New Jersey, we found a mix of approaches: questionable quick fixes and powerful long-term strategies.
June 09, 2015
Hastert was indicted by a federal grand jury in May over allegations of paying hush money and lying to the FBI. This would be his first public appearance since the charges became public.
June 09, 2015
A Supreme Court ruling could threaten health insurance subsidies in about three dozen states. But many states aren't sharing contingency plans lest they be seen as supporting Obamacare.
June 09, 2015
Twenty-one million kids eat free and reduced-price meals throughout the school year, but getting them fed during the summer is a challenge.
June 09, 2015
Years of drought have taken a toll on agriculture, particularly cattle ranching. Now instead of too little water, there's too much. But the rains may revive pastures and allow rebuilding of herds.
June 09, 2015
Baltimore, the state of Maryland and nonprofits are trying to get money quickly to almost 400 businesses affected by recent unrest to reopen or recoup their losses. But the aid is coming in slowly.
June 09, 2015
Black Lives Matter has become a leading force in protests against alleged police abuse of African-Americans. Michel Martin learns more about the movement from one of its founders Patrisse Cullors.
June 09, 2015
The likely 2016 candidate hopes to avoid the mistakes that have haunted his other presidential rivals while separating himself from his brother.
June 08, 2015
Ryan Callahan, Ondrej Palat and Cedric Paquette scored as Tampa Bay used its second straight win to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Wednesday night.
June 08, 2015

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