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My Hometown: What Detroit’s Demise Says About America

My an­cest­ors helped build De­troit. The Fourniers were fur-trap­pers and farm­ers liv­ing hard by the De­troit River un­til the fledgling auto …

Rubio weighs 20-week abortion bill

Sen. Marco Rubio is being asked to introduce legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks, an adviser to the Florida Republican confirmed to POLITICO.<p>“The pro-life groups have asked him to introduce the bill in the Senate,” the adviser said. “He had not made a final decision before leaving on …

'Comet of the century' ISON takes summer sabbatical

Scientists around the world have been tracking the promising Comet ISON because of its potential to star in a spectacular celestial show later this year, but from now through Aug. 8 the comet is on a "summer sabbatical."<p>Comet ISON — which some have hailed as the next "comet of the century" — is …

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Incredible Flood Damage Across Northern India

NSA: 'Over 50' Terror Plots Foiled by Data Dragnets

The director of the National Security Administration today told Congress that more than 50 potential terrorist attacks have been thwarted by two …

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'GMA' Hot List: Firefighters rescue a St. Bernard trapped on a roof<p>Modified game of Russian roulette suspected in teen's death<p>ICE allegedly takes …

Federal Judge To Face Rare Review Over Controversial Remarks

The story of U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Edith Jones involves a controversial speech to the Federalist Society, calls of racism, last-ditch efforts to stop an execution and now a rare formal disciplinary review by the Judicial Council of the District of Columbia Circuit.<p>The case has been …

White children nearly a minority, says US census

<b>For the first time, half (49.9%) of American children under the age of five are of a racial or ethnic minority, according to the US Census Bureau.</b><p>The agency projected that in the US, whites would become a minority in the under-five age group this year or next.<p>The 2012 data also found that for the …

U.S. Congress reopens debate over replacing dollar bills with coins

A bipartisan group of senators is reviving an old idea: ditching the U.S. dollar bill.<p>The idea was re-introduced in Congress on Thursday, with a coalition arguing it’s time the U.S. caught up with the rest of the world.<p>If you’ve spent any time traveling abroad recently, you’ve likely noticed the …

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Australian swimmer latest to attempt perilous swim from Cuba to Florida

Australian Chloe McCardel will battle exposure, swift sea currents, stinging jellyfish, sharp-toothed sharks and her own physical limits when she attempts a record swim from Cuba to Florida this week.<p>The 29-year-old, who is bidding to become the first person to make the 100-mile Straits of Florida …

Many Agree Bridges Are Unsafe, But Few Agree On Fixes

As you head out for summer vacation, ponder this: There's a 1 in 9 chance that the bridge you're crossing has been deemed structurally deficient or basically in bad shape by the federal government.<p>The collapse of the I-5 bridge in Washington last week has once again raised questions about the state …

Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …

Advocates Struggle To Reach Growing Ranks Of Suburban Poor

Poverty has grown everywhere in the U.S. in recent years, but mostly in the suburbs. During the 2000s, it grew twice as fast in suburban areas as in cities, with more than 16 million poor people now living in the nation's suburbs — more than in urban or rural areas.<p>Elizabeth Kneebone, a fellow with …

Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll

As the country awaits two important Supreme Court decisions involving state laws on same-sex marriage, a small but consistent body of research suggests that laws that ban gay marriage — or approve it — can affect the mental health of gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans. When several states passed …

The Ultimate ‘Office’ Blooper Video

<i>The Office</i> ended its nine-season run last night, and now its fans are wondering what they’ll do without the Dunder Mifflin gang in their lives. Never …

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Why fear of 3D-printed guns is overblown

Despite politicians lining up to regulate 3D printed guns, and a new directive from the U.S. State Department arguing that disseminating 3D files for such weapons may violate weapons export rules, some think that it may all be much ado about nothing.<p>On Thursday, Forbes reported, the State …

Guns

Houses In California Are Mysteriously Sinking Into The Ground

In this photo taken Monday, May 6, 2013 Robin and Scott Spivey walk past the wreckage of their Tudor-style dream home they had to abandon when the ground gave way causing it to drop 10 feet below the street in Lakeport, Calif. Officials believe that water that has bubbled to the surface is playing …

Stunning Satellite Images Show A Changing Globe

Google has released a stunning cache of satellite images that show how the globe has changed in recent decades. Thursday's announcement came from the search giant's official blog:<p>"Working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME, we're releasing more than a quarter-century of images of …

Tornado activity hits 60-year low

Quiet tornado season forecast to last into next week, at least.<p>The USA in the past 12 months has seen the fewest number of tornadoes since at least 1954, and the death tolls from the dangerous storms have dropped dramatically since 2011.<p>Just two years after a ferocious series of tornado outbreaks …

Diabetes: dirty air 'may raise' insulin resistance risk

<b>Children's exposure to air traffic pollution could increase their risk of insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes in adults, suggests a study in Diabetologia.</b><p>German research on 397 10-year-olds found that living close to a major road increased resistance by 7% per 500m.<p>Air pollutants are …

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