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The $90 Light That Kills Bacteria in Your Kitchen Forever

Cleaning is still an excellent way to rid your kitchen of bacteria, but this LED light takes germ-killing to the next level.<p>There are only so many …

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Literature

Tormented over their looks? Bullied teens seek free plastic surgery from a NYC nonprofit

A nonprofit in New York has an admirable mission: to provide free plastic surgery for low-income children who have facial deformities. Some of the kids who apply to the Little Baby Face Foundation do so because they are being teased over their looks. But is plastic surgery a smart way to help …

The XX factor: Women to watch in '14

Women are front-and-center in some of the biggest races of 2014, and some of them bring serious star power to their contests.<p>Both Democratic and Republican party insiders are enthusiastic about several top-flight female recruits. Still, it’s too soon to say if the midterm results will match the …

Obama's deception on health care 'hurting the economy,' Romney says

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Sunday that President Obama’s deception in telling Americans that they could keep their existing health plans under ObamaCare goes beyond hurting families -- “It’s hurting the economy.”<p>In a wide-ranging interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Romney …

Greenland explores Arctic mineral riches amid fears for pristine region

London Mining, a British mineral company, is trying to attract Chinese and other international investors to build a £1.5bn iron ore mine just outside the Arctic Circle in Greenland.<p>The move comes as BP and Shell join others exploring for oil and gas in the pristine waters off Greenland, as concerns …

Dems seize on income inequality

Democrats aren’t wasting any time tackling an issue they are convinced will help them this election year: income inequality.<p>One of the Senate’s first votes upon returning to Washington from its holiday break Monday will be on a bill reviving emergency unemployment benefits that lapsed at the end of …

Oil and gas drilling pollutes well water, states confirm

PITTSBURGH — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such …