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Women In Combat: Obstacles Remain As Exclusion Policy Ends

Wednesday's deadline for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to submit plans for ending the policy that keeps women from serving in ground combat positions will open up more than 200,000 positions in the military to them. But the change won't end questions about the role of women in the armed …

If women don't want to be raped they shouldn't drink too much, says Hong Kong official

Hong Kong's security minister came under fire today for saying that women should "not drink too much" if they wanted to avoid being raped.<p>Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok was presenting figures on crime in the city for the first quarter, which showed that rape cases soared 60 percent, when he …

A new Indian-made vaccine is proving successful in tackling the second-biggest cause of death in children

Almost seven million children under five died in 2011, according to the World Health Organization, but the biggest culprits are not, as you might expect, AIDS, malaria and measles. Pneumonia is the biggest killer globally. And, the number two threat—diarrhea—kills 100,000 children annually in India …

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Starbucks CEO Schultz on digital innovation

In USA TODAY's Innovators and Icons series, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discusses the importance of mobile and social media, sustainable growing practices and what coffee he drinks at money.usatoday.com. USA TODAY

Pictures: Extreme Algae Blooms Expanding Worldwide

Too much of a good thing? Excess nutrients, warmer temperatures, and an increasing population are causing explosions of algae worldwide.

LG’s first flexible OLED phone due before the year is out

LG plans to launch a flexible OLED smartphone before the end of the year, the company’s VP of mobile has confirmed, though it’s unclear to what …


Is There a Secret Nutella Black Market?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For some (tasty) reason, thieves in the German town of Bad Hersfeld spirited away some 5.5 tons of …