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11/20/2014 - 2:51pm

    The two men in the rented red Nissan Altima were poker players traveling through Iowa on their way to Las Vegas. The police were state troopers on the hunt for criminals, contraband and cash.

    They intersected last year on a rural stretch of...

11/13/2014 - 3:55pm

    Nurse Kaci Hickox is still at large, despite efforts by two governors to put her back in captivity.

    As such, she has become a threat to public health or a hero to the cause of freedom, science...

11/13/2014 - 3:54pm

    Here’s a typical scene in any American checkup: The doctor walks in to find the patient sitting on the table. “Well, your cholesterol is too high,” the doctor tells the patient. “I can prescribe something for it, but the real...

11/13/2014 - 3:47pm

    James Gustave Speth garnishes reflections on his many accomplishments with self-deprecating humor.

    And the man who helped establish two influential environmental organizations, piloted a United...

11/13/2014 - 3:46pm

    At a popular sit-down restaurant in Independence, Missouri, Allison waits tables for $3.60 an hour — the going rate for servers at her restaurant.

    Advocates of raising the federal hourly...

11/13/2014 - 3:26pm

    Maintenance workers at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., airport shot and killed a bear and her three cubs.

    The bears had crawled under a perimeter fence and were just lying around, several hundred...

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