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More disabled workers paid just pennies an hour

A national charity whose executives earn six-figure salaries used a legal loophole to pay disabled workers as little as three and four cents an hour, according to documents obtained exclusively by NBC News.<p>An NBC News investigation recently revealed that Goodwill Industries, which is among the …

AT&T lowers Next device pricing, just happens to trump Verizon

Competition can be a beautiful thing. AT&T's Next upgrade pricing hasn't looked good when compared against Verizon Edge in the weeks since launch, but today is a different story: the carrier has quietly lowered the monthly payments for some devices. While the company hasn't said which hardware is …

8 Things You Might Not Know About the Louvre

For many American historians, the Civil War is the climax in the story of how the United States came to be what it is today. But it's also a source …

What’s the Longest Prison Sentence Ever Received?

Late last week, Ariel Castro—who kidnapped Amanda Berry, Georgina "Gina" DeJesus and Michelle Knight and kept them prisoner in his Cleveland home and …

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Elmo is the only non-human to testify before Congress. http://t.co/9vlGsVYn7Q

Are Dogs Empathetic? It Depends on the Individual Dog

In another post, we were talking about what happens to spiders and their webs when scientists give them a little bit of marijuana and other drugs. …

10 Artists Who Hate Their Biggest Hit

Sinead O'Connor announced earlier this year that she'll no longer sing "Nothing Compares 2 U" because she doesn't emotionally identify with the song. …

6 Angry Letters Kids Sent Neil deGrasse Tyson About Pluto

In 2000, the Rose Center for Earth and Space opened with a giant model of the solar system as its centerpiece. But something was different about the …

The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existence

Thomas Edison once said, “An average American loves his family. If he has any love left over for some other person, he generally selects Mark …

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Steven Spielberg

Balmy Arctic Weather Just Shrunk Sweden’s Highest Peak by 13 Feet

It's no secret that a lot of things in nature want to kill you. You're surely familiar with some of Mother Nature's more aggressive weapons: the …

11 Things You Might Not Know About Charles Lindbergh

In 1947, the seemingly everyday, innocent thoughts of a teen girl were published. But they weren’t so everyday: they were the thoughts of Anne Frank, …

Literature