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Lawyer for Jodi Arias: She will speak to jury Tuesday

PHOENIX — The sentencing hearing for convicted killer Jodi Arias ground to a halt Monday when her lawyers refused to call any witnesses and a judge refused their requests for a mistrial and to withdraw from the case.<p>Judge Sherry Stephens stopped the proceedings and released the jury for the day, …

Nutty finding: Olive oil, nuts can protect your brain

It might seem against all logic, but adding a little olive oil or a handful of nuts to your diet each day may help keep your mind clear, researchers reported on Monday. It’s the same diet that’s also been shown to reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes.<p>The researchers found that people who …

At least 51 killed, including 20 children, as tornado tears through Oklahoma

At least 51 people, including 20 children, were among the victims of an enormous tornado that roared through the suburbs of Oklahoma City Monday, pulverizing entire city blocks and leaving behind miles of mangled cars and splintered wood.<p>Officials warned the death toll was likely to climb, making …

Tornadoes tear through Kansas, Oklahoma

People in two states took shelter amid wailing warning sirens Sunday as tornadoes touched down in Kansas and Oklahoma as part of an extreme weather system plowing through the nation's midsection.<p>The system, which stretched from North Texas to Minnesota, also heaved hail -- dime- to softball-sized …

‘Who’s going to jail’ over IRS scandal? Probably nobody.

By Aaron Blake<p>Aaron Blake<p>Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wants to know "who's going to jail" over the IRS scandal.<p>But ousted acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller says no laws were violated when the agency targeted conservative …

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Viable Human Embryonic Stem Cells Created By Cloning

A paper in this week’s Cell describes how a team in Oregon finally achieved what many scientists have expected–and many others have dreaded: they derived embryonic stem cells from human embryos that they created in the lab themselves.<p>Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his team at Oregon Health and Science …

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Scientists agree on climate change. So why doesn’t everyone else?

By Brad Plumer<p>Here's a finding that shouldn't be all that surprising: Since 1991, roughly 97 percent of all published scientific papers that take a position on the question agree that humans are warming the planet.<p>That stat comes from this extensive new survey led by John Cook and Dana Nuccitelli, …

Prominent North Korean Defector Arrested For Spying After Sister Testifies Against Him

"I don't know why my sister has done this," Yoo Woo-sung, 32, told The Post, adding that he feels "totally helpless."<p>Court documents reveal Yoo's sister told South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) that Yoo, a Chinese citizen who was born in North Korea, was working for the North's secret …

Dan Pfeiffer Explains the IRS Scandal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>White House senior adviser <b>Dan Pfeiffer</b> did a tour of the sunday shows to try and calm everyone down …

What We've Learned About the Cincinnati Team at the Heart of the IRS Scandal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The IRS' office of Exempt Organizations sounds like a terrible place to work. Piling on to the …