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America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor [MAPS]

At the county level, America is a tremendously unequal place. The median household income in the poorest county (Wilcox County, Alabama) was $22,126 in 2012. In Falls Church, Virginia, where highly educated defense contractors and federal government workers cluster, the median income last year was …

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Indian villagers to get 'water ATM' network

A network of "water ATM machines" to bring clean drinking water to some of the world's poorest people is being launched in India.<p>For the equivalent of one penny a time, thousands villagers whose own supplies have been contaminated by sewage will be provided with 10 litres of drinking water that is …

Mysterious mummy found in German attic by 10-year-old boy

A mummy that would seemingly be of Egyptian origin has been discovered a long way from its apparent home. A 10-year-old boy found the sarcophagus along with a mummified body in the attic of his house in Diepholz, Germany last month, reports the AFP. But while the sarcophagus is inscribed with …

Obama warns of more chemical-weapon attacks if world stays passive

Obama, who has been criticized for saying that any use of chemical weapons by Syria would cross a red line and “change his calculus,” said that he didn't draw that line.<p>"I didn’t set a red line," Obama said. "The world set a red line."<p>He invoked the Holocaust as a example of what is at stake in the …

Energy Industry: Let Us Frack or the Economy Will Suffer

The boom in Amer­ic­an oil and nat­ur­al gas is help­ing the U.S. eco­nomy and its con­tri­bu­tions could sub­stan­tially in­crease by the end of the …

So McCain Plays Games On His Phone When He's Bored; Do You?

We were <i>shocked, shocked</i> to see a photo taken by <i>The Washington Post</i>'s Melina Mara of Sen. John McCain playing poker on his phone during Tuesday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing about whether to take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.<p>The Arizona Republican and …

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Cleveland kidnappings: Ariel Castro 'hanged himself with bedsheet'

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man sentenced to life in prison last month for imprisoning and raping three young women for a decade, hanged himself with a bedsheet in his prison cell, according to preliminary autopsy results.<p>Castro’s lawyers criticised the Ohio prison authorities after it emerged that …

Texans Warned About Whooping Cough

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Robotic surgery is growing, but complications might be underreported

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Intuitive Surgical<p>Robots can make better surgeons than humans, especially when it comes to accessing hard-to-reach …

College Enrollment Drops Overall, But Spikes Among Latinos

Here's the latest dispatch from our country's changing classrooms: Overall, there were half a million fewer students nationwide enrolled in colleges between 2011 and 2012, but the number of Latinos enrolled in college over the same period <i>jumped</i> by 447,000. The numbers come from a recent U.S. Census …

As many as 13 may have been exposed to rare brain disease that killed NH patient

Public health officials believe one person in New Hampshire has died of a rare, degenerative brain disease, and say there's a remote chance up to 13 others in multiple states were exposed to the fatal illness through surgical equipment.<p>Dr. Joseph Pepe, president of Catholic Medical Center in …