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This Is the No. 1 Cause of Disability Worldwide

Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on lower back pain, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), …

Kenyan women want justice over post-election sexual violence

Six years after being gang-raped and beaten in front of her husband and four-year-old child during a wave of post-election violence in Kenya, Nancy is still awaiting justice.<p>If it were left to the country's director of public prosecutions, Keriako Tobiko, she would never see it. Last month, Tobiko …

Poll: 68 Percent More Likely to Turn Out If Measure to Legalize Pot Is on the Ballot

A new poll, con­duc­ted by a Demo­crat­ic and Re­pub­lic­an polling firm in part­ner­ship with George Wash­ing­ton Uni­versity, sug­gests voters …

Snowden effect: Reforms proposed

Nine months after the world learned his name, Edward Snowden and his leaks made their biggest splash yet in the capital Tuesday.<p>NSA reform efforts as a result of his surveillance revelations moved closer to reality as reports surfaced of a coalescing White House plan to end the government’s bulk …

Study: Mental health care lacking in some counties

WASHINGTON — Some of the nation's counties have only one mental health provider per 55,989 people, a study released Wednesday shows. The shortage complicates efforts to fight stigma and get help for those most segregated by mental health issues.<p>In other counties, there's one therapist for every 72 …

Secret Service Agents Recalled From Overseas For Drinking

Another embarrassing episode for the Secret Service: The latest involves reports of three agents being recalled from the Netherlands for a night of drinking ahead of President Obama's arrival there this week for a two-day summit.<p>This follows the dismissal nearly two years ago of three agents …

Video Shows Chicago Commuter Train Derailing, Charging Up Escalator

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Yesterday, an eight-car commuter train derailed in Chicago's O'Hare airport, crossing a platform and …

Spelling mistake let Boston bomber slip by U.S. intelligence

Misspelling of “Tsarnaev” in a cable reminds us that human error haunts even the fiercest national security state<p>Natasha Lennard<p>March 26, 2014 4:40pm (UTC)<p>A new congressional report addresses how the Tsarnaev brothers -- responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings -- were able to evade FBI …

The Knighthood Makes a Comeback in Australia

Why has the country's prime minister revived an old imperial institution?<p>Australia will create knights and dames this year for the first time in the 21st century, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced in a surprise move on Tuesday. A staunch monarchist, Abbott plans to name up to four …

Distant new world may point to undiscovered planets in solar system

We learned today that our solar system is larger than we had previously known. A newly discovered, extremely distant dwarf planet with the tentative name of 2012 VP113 was announced. It appears as nothing more than a dot on images but we know a few things about it.<p>For a start, it is approximately …

Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for …

Mozambicans march against law protecting child rapists

In April, Mozambican MPs will debate and approve a long-overdue review of the penal code: finally, the country is getting rid of the colonial law which dates from 1886.<p>The world has advanced in giant leaps in terms of human rights since then, 127 years ago. The laws of a young country should …

Hawaii Police Won't Get to Have Sex With Prostitutes Anymore

Cops in Hawaii working prostitution busts can’t have sex with their targets anymore.<p>Police in The Aloha State signaled this week that they’re willing …

Secret Service Issues Extend Beyond Amsterdam

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Following up on yesterday’s report of Secret Service agents getting sloshed in Amsterdam, another …

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Gardening Spring Cleaning Tips, Ideas, Pictures

I’m getting ready to begin some major spring cleaning at my house! Kate here, and when it comes to refreshing my space, I often start with the …

10 Ways to Upcycle an Old Dresser

Dressers are an essential part of every home, but some of the options available are fairly plain and boring. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to add …