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Under new EPA rule, Clean Water Act protections will cover all active tributaries

The Obama administration finalized new regulations Wednesday that it says will protect streams, rivers and wetlands that provide drinking water to more than 117 million Americans.<p>The Clean Water Rule, drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, extends the Clean …

The Chinese government’s new censorship target: itself

First, 11 Chinese students studying abroad in Australia, the US, and the UK wrote an open letter to the people of China, enumerating the horrors of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre—which has its 26th anniversary next month—and calling upon the Communist Party to put those responsible on …

Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21

HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas …

Iconic images by documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who has died at 75

Photo: Mary Ellen Mark.<p>Mary Ellen Mark: March 20, 1940 - May 25, 2015.<p>The documentary photographer who is best known for her haunting portraits of …

Surveillance Video Shown in Canadian Body Parts Trial

A Canadian jury this week was shown chilling video in the case of Luka Magnotta, the former gay-porn star who is accused of killing a Chinese student and chopping his body up before leading investigators on an international manhunt.<p>Surveillance video played in court Monday shows Magnotta, 32, and …

September 28, 2014: Meeting A Mountain Legend, Skiing First-Descents in Greenland and More

Human Journey<p>The view of Italy’s Dolomites from the roof of Reinhold Messner’s Mountain Museum in Sulden am Ortler devoted to ice in all of its forms. (photo by Boyd Matson)<p>Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most …

China, Russia and US test the boundaries of international airspace

A recent spate of dangerous mid-air encounters between American military aircraft and Chinese and Russian planes over the Pacific Ocean are the result of increasingly assertive strategies by both US adversaries to project power far beyond their borders, according to the top US Air Force commander …

Mark Your Calendars: The Next Blood Moon Will Take Place Wednesday, October 8th

For those of you who missed the blood moon this past April, have no fear, Mother Nature is giving you a second chance. On Wednesday, October 8th, the …

Almost Every Single Detail About Apple's Next iPad May Have Just Leaked

The report closely lines up with rumors we've heard about Apple's coming iPad, which is expected to debut on Oct. 16. Andrew didn't publish the pictures, but he did describe some of the design differences in as much detail as possible. Here's an overview of the changes outlined in his post:<p>The new …

In virtual mega-drought, California avoids defeat

A few years ago a group of researchers used computer modeling to put California through a nightmare scenario: Seven decades of unrelenting mega-drought similar to those that dried out the state in past millennia.<p>"The results were surprising," said Jay Lund, one of the academics who conducted the …

Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia arrived Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he will be …

Japan Volcano Victims Leave Haunting Photos of Last Moments

Photographs taken by hikers in the moments before Mount Ontake volcano erupted in Japan last month have been made public by the victims’ families. More than 50 people died in the unexpected eruption on Sept. 27 in the country's deadliest volcanic eruption since World War II.<p>The victims included …

How she went from a schoolteacher to an ISIS member

The petite 25-year-old tentatively opens the door to the hotel room where we've agreed to meet. Her face is covered, but her body language betrays her anxiety.<p>She slowly lifts her niqab, revealing her young, heart-shaped face. Her large brown eyes, filled with guilt and turmoil, are delicately made …

Why Finland's schools are top-notch (Opinion) - CNN.com

Education in the United States is too much defined by testing and data, says Pasi Sahlberg.<p><i>Editor's note: Pasi Sahlberg is visiting professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education and former director general in the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Follow him on Twitter:</i> …