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Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Our society lags behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, violence and more<p>Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies …

China Is Launching the Most Impressive Water Pipeline Project Ever

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>BEIJING—On a Saturday morning in late August, about a dozen university students, professors, and …

Associated Press News

'Memory Wound' To Honor Victims of Norway Massacre

A memorial to the 77 people slain three years ago by a lone-wolf terrorist in Norway will cut right through the heart — and straight through an island.<p>Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg was unanimously selected to design two public art installations that will memorialize the victims killed July 22, 2011 …

Norway

Found: Mysterious asteroid falling apart at a rate of 1 mile per hour

Peering deep into the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, scientists have spotted the first disintegrating space rock ever observed.<p>The rock is crumbing slowly -- its disparate pieces gliding gently away from each other at the sluggish rate of one mile an hour, slower than human walking …

Obama Administration

Only 10 Percent of Uninsured People Have Signed Up for Obamacare

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two surveys released Thursday found that only ten percent of uninsured people who qualify for …

One-Fourth of Uninsured Adults Don’t Know About Obamacare’s Exchanges

Nearly one quarter of un­in­sured adults don’t know about Obama­care’s health in­sur­ance ex­changes, ac­cord­ing to a re­cent study.<p>Some 23 per­cent …

The true lives of low-level drug dealers: “What’s the point of surviving if you can’t live?”

“Breaking Bad” this ain’t: The real world of drug dealing is less flashy than TV — and much more complicated<p>Quality cocaine has a sheen to it, like the paint on a lowrider. Shorts, a drug dealer in Albuquerque, flicks a clump with his nail to show me.<p>"See?" he says. "Like fish scales." I'm watching …

Louisiana's Coastline Is Disappearing Too Quickly for Mappers to Keep Up

Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Deciphered After 1,800 Years

A newly deciphered letter home dating back around 1,800 years reveals the pleas of a young Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion who was serving, probably as a volunteer, in a Roman legion in Europe.<p>In the letter, written mainly in Greek, Polion tells his family that he is desperate to hear from …

Nasa finds new neighbours but no Planet X

Nasa’s Space Telescope finds no evidence of so-called Planet X on the fringes of the solar system but discovers 3,500 new neighbours in the sun’s backyard<p>A sweep of the skies has discovered that thousands of stars – including failed stars known as “brown dwarves” are far closer to the solar system …

Marine Who Was Severely Injured Protecting Friend To Receive Highest Military Honor: Sources

For risking his life and incurring severe injuries to protect his friend in Afghanistan, Marine Corps. veteran William Kyle Carpenter will receive the nation’s highest military recognition, the Medal of Honor, sources told the Marine Corps Times.<p>While standing guard on a rooftop in the Marjah …

Twin cyclones expected to hit northern Queensland

Warnings of heavy rain and flash flooding after almost 80 per cent of the state is declared to be drought affected<p>Two cyclones are predicted to form on either side of Queensland and hit land within days.<br>The Bureau of Meteorology has issued warnings for two tropical lows, each on either side of the …

Sister: Mother who drove with children into ocean thought there were 'demons'

She was trying to get help for her sister.<p>Help for a woman who was distraught and uneven, having driven to Florida to get away from her husband. Who had gone, at her sister's urging, to a hospital only to sign herself out earlier in the day. A woman who was "talking about Jesus and that there's …

FBI Investigates Company Running 'Gladiator School' Prison

The FBI has launched an investigation of the Corrections Corporation of America over the company's running of an Idaho prison with a reputation so violent that inmates dubbed it "Gladiator School."<p>The Nashville, Tenn.-based CCA has operated Idaho's largest prison for more than a decade, but last …

Idaho

U.S. veteran honored 70 years after saying 'no thanks' to Purple Heart | Reuters

AUBURN, New York (Reuters) - An 89-year-old U.S. World War Two veteran who was wounded when his plane crashed in occupied France in 1944 received a Purple Heart medal on Saturday, an honor he declined 70 years ago.<p>World War II veteran Richard "Dick" Faulkner (L), is presented the Purple Heart by …

This 530-Pound “Exosuit” Will Help Find Undiscovered Life 1,000 Feet Under The Sea

Mike Lombardi is taking this “one-man submarine for your body” to the deepest depths of the ocean. There’s no telling what he’ll find.<p>Eighteen years ago, Mike Lombardi started his diving career as a high school student looking for lost wallets and keys off the coast of Rhode Island. But this July, …

Rhode Island

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

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The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Brooklyn Photographer Makes $15,000 in a Single Day Selling Prints on Instagram

Still think Instagram isn’t for you? If you’re a professional photographer, you might want to reconsider, because there’s some serious marketing …