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Democrats Slam NRA’s Response To School Shooting

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Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association's executive vice president, speaks in response to the Connecticut school shootings, at a news conference in Washington on Friday.Enlarge image i

Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president, speaks in response to the Connecticut school shootings, at a news ...

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The Joy Of Salt Licking: Contest Turns Farm Animals Into Fine Artists

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Sculptures entered in the Great Salt Lick Contest await the judging and auction.

Sculptures entered in the Great Salt Lick Contest await the judging and auction.


Taki Telonidis

Whit Deschner stands in the middle of a pasture outside of Baker, Ore., ...

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Immigrants Welcomed: A City Sees Economic Promise

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If there’s one common language that some recent immigrants in Dayton, Ohio, seem to share, it’s soccer.

The first Dayton World Soccer Games kicked off earlier this year, an initiative hosted by the city to welcome an influx of immigrants. On the field, a rainbow of brightly colored jerseys represented nearly 20 of the different immigrant communities in the city.

“I’ve been really surprised to see that there’s a lot of soccer going on in Dayton,” says Adolphe Bizwinayo, who left Rwanda ...

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Medicare Starts To Reward Quality, Not Quantity, Of Care

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In a push to improve quality, Medicare will pay some hospitals more and others, including Boston's Massachusetts General, less.Enlarge image i

In a push to improve quality, Medicare will pay some hospitals more and others, including Boston’s Massachusetts General, less.


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Why Some Kids Have An Inflated Sense Of Their Science Skills

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If you’re a student at the halfway point of the academic year, and you’ve just taken stock of your performance, perhaps you have reason to feel proud of yourself.

But a recent study suggests some of the pride you feel at having done well — especially in science — may be unfounded. Or at least your sense of your performance may not be a very accurate picture of how good you actually are.

A massive analysis of some 350,000 students at nearly ...

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When The Doctor Works For The Insurance Company

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Some insurance companies are taking a page out of their own history books: running their own doctors’ offices and clinics. Though the strategy previously had mixed results, insurers think that by providing primary care for patients, they might reduce costly diseases and hospital stays in the long run.

Dr. Michael Byrne spent eight years working for a Brooklyn hospital and he saw firsthand why the United States spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world.

“I would regularly see ...

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Maya Expert: The ‘End Of Times’ Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients’

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Tourists are seen in front of the Gran Jaguar Mayan temple at the Tikal archaeological site in Guatemala, where ceremonies will be held to celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Baktun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era on December 21.Enlarge image i

Maya Expert: The ‘End Of Times’ Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients’

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Tourists are seen in front of the Gran Jaguar Mayan temple at the Tikal archaeological site in Guatemala, where ceremonies will be held to celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Baktun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era on December 21.Enlarge image i

In A French Village, Protection From The Apocalypse

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Doomsayers claim the French village of Bugarach, population 200, will be spared when the world supposedly ends Friday.Enlarge image i

Doomsayers claim the French village of Bugarach, population 200, will be spared when the world supposedly ends Friday.


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In A French Village, Protection From The Apocalypse

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Doomsayers claim the French village of Bugarach, population 200, will be spared when the world supposedly ends Friday.Enlarge image i

Doomsayers claim the French village of Bugarach, population 200, will be spared when the world supposedly ends Friday.


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The Paradox And Mystery Of Our Taste For Salt

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Bali sea salt and a spoonful of Hawaiian red alae salt.Enlarge image i

Bali sea salt and a spoonful of Hawaiian red alae salt.


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The Paradox And Mystery Of Our Taste For Salt

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Bali sea salt and a spoonful of Hawaiian red alae salt.Enlarge image i

Bali sea salt and a spoonful of Hawaiian red alae salt.


Jim Noelker/AP

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