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Thursday October 30, 2014
Looking to join a sorority? You’ll need time and money to spare. And don’t be late for meetings and events (there’s a fine for that).
A cargo rocket carrying supplies exploded soon after it rose into the sky from a NASA site in eastern Virginia, but no one was injured.
In 2012, Theo Padnos was kidnapped in Syria by the Nusra Front. After months of beatings and torture, he was certain he would be executed. Instead, he lived to tell this tale.
The investigator who led a review into the Secret Service’s 2012 prostitution scandal quit after he was implicated in his own prostitution episode.
Political discrimination is more prevalent than you would imagine, and its harmful effects haven’t been fully considered.
Using a law designed to help catch drug traffickers, racketeers and terrorists by tracking their cash, the government has gone after run-of-the-mill business owners and wage earners.
Gaming offers a wonderful variety of experience to a diverse audience. It’s no longer just a boys’ club.
The Cuomo administration has issued a set of guidelines that go beyond federal recommendations but seek to allow individuals to spend their isolation in a location of their choice.
Attorneys general have become the object of pursuit by lobbyists who use campaign contributions, personal appeals and other means to sway investigations or negotiate favorable deals, an investigation by The New York Times has found.
President Hassan Rouhani has pledged a bright economic future to follow the lifting of sanctions, but his promises are starting to ring hollow as talks stall.
The increase in acid reflux may partly be due to dinners after 8 p.m.
The Postal Service approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement agencies to secretly track the mail of ordinary Americans for use in criminal and national security investigations.
The singer has been named a Global Welcome Ambassador for New York, but to many, her depiction of the city is neither accurate nor enticing.
A year after it was fully in place, the Affordable Care Act has largely succeeded in delivering on President Obama’s main promises, even as it fell short in some ways and gave birth to a new and powerful conservative movement.
The actress's new look has received merciless scrutiny. But beauty resides in charm, not physical features.
There are parallels between the war in Vietnam and the conflict now in Iraq and Syria that haven’t been fully explored.
Liberia has far fewer people being treated for Ebola than anticipated, but health officials are hesitant to declare victory.
Some economists point to Denmark, where fast-food workers make more than twice what they would in the United States, in discussions about American wages.
A new data set provides a clearer picture of which people gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
After 80, some people don’t retire. They reign.
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