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Neurologist Oliver Sacks, author of 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,' dies at 82

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man... Read more »

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many... Read more »

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Rowing alone: Author channels life on water with kids' book

An Eastern Shore of Virginia native who grew up fishing and crabbing on Onancock Creek has authored a children's book celebrating life on the water and the creatures that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Read more »

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Beyond gumbo: New Orleans restaurants rebound post-Katrina

Talk to folks on the street about the "holy trinity" and you're as likely to get a lesson on onions, celery and peppers as you are Catholicism. That's New Orleans, a city where eating has long been... Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2015

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Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress

Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of... Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2015

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New hospital in Jordan treats worst of Mideast's war-wounded

They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East's multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off by a shell. A 15-year-old Iraqi boy who was severely burned... Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2015

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Hawaii officials reopen Waikiki beach after sewage spill

Hawaii officials on Wednesday reopened world-renowned Waikiki beach after water quality tests showed bacteria levels there declined since a large sewage spill nearby earlier this week. Read more »

Published Aug. 26, 2015

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Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a McWhopper

This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper." Read more »

Published Aug. 26, 2015

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IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury

Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2015

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500,000 gallons of sewage water spewing from manholes causes Waikiki to close

Most of the famed beach fronting Waikiki was closed after heavy rains triggered a half-million gallon sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district, officials said. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2015

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Teens are shopping more like their recession-scarred parents

Gone are the spending sprees. Teens are shopping like their parents during the back-to-school season, and that's putting a lot of pressure on retailers to change the way they market to them. More... Read more »

Published Aug. 24, 2015

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With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation

Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are, and how to remedy them. Read more »

Published Aug. 23, 2015

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It's panda-monium! National Zoo says Mei Xiang has twins

It's double trouble for the National Zoo after its adult female panda gave birth to twins. Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2015

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Nevada Museum of Art opens unique Lake Tahoe exhibit in Reno

The first major historical art survey of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra's infamous Donner Pass takes an ambitious trip through two centuries, highlighting the roles of Native Americans and railroad... Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2015

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Argentine family on road trip to see pope in Philadelphia

cked their bags and embarked on a months-long adventure through the Americas in a Volkswagen van they dubbed Francisca. Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2015

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Cancer forces Jimmy Carter to slow down but not stop work

Cancer in his brain is forcing Jimmy Carter to slow down, but the 90-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is insisting on keeping up with some of the humanitarian work that has sustained him since... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2015

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With humor and honesty, Carter talks about his cancer

With a broad smile and an upbeat attitude, former President Jimmy Carter told the world Thursday that he has cancer in his brain, and feels "perfectly at ease with whatever comes." Read more »

Published Aug. 20, 2015

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US consumer inflation slowed in July

Consumer inflation slowed in July following two months of slightly faster gains. The slowdown reflected in part the biggest drop in airline fares in nearly two decades. Read more »

Published Aug. 19, 2015

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Sierra Leone awaits countdown to Ebola-free declaration

It had been five months since an Ebola death when Musa Kamara traveled to his hometown for festivities to mark the end of Ramadan. Not long after his sudden death in this roadside village,... Read more »

Published Aug. 19, 2015

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Thai police issue arrest warrant for 'foreign' bomb suspect

Police in Thailand issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for an "unidentified foreign man" shown in a security video leaving behind a backpack just minutes before a deadly bombing at a Bangkok... Read more »

Published Aug. 19, 2015

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Imperfect test fuels alternative treatments for Lyme disease

Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. But far from a summertime nuisance, Lyme is a potentially debilitating disease -... Read more »

Published Aug. 17, 2015

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‘Star Wars’ finds space at Disneyland, Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida

A galaxy far, far away is coming to the happiest place on Earth. Walt Disney Co. announced Saturday that it will create 14-acre “Star Wars”-themed areas for Disneyland in Anaheim and... Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2015

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Travelers delayed as technical problems ground flights

Technical problems at an air traffic control center in Virginia left passengers stranded as hundreds of flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the Northeast were delayed or canceled. Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2015

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Last burst of summer fun for Tunisia's doomed beach hotels

The jet skis roar by the shore and the water is full of splashing children along the Tunisian Riviera, where despite the deadly attack that killed 38 tourists in June, the beaches are still full... Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2015

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Box office numbers: 'Straight Outta Compton' goes straight to the top; 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' struggles

The boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while the stylish "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." struggled to find its footing. Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2015

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