An effort to strip the group of federal funding, which failed in the Senate on Monday, was only the opening volley in a larger funding battle to play out in September.
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Scientists are working on ways to train our brains away from deeply held prejudices — including hacking your subconscious while you sleep.
It may be August, but in the office it feels like January. And there's a mysterious man to blame.
Air conditioning standards are based on the needs of a 155-pound man. Researchers say it's time to admit that women don't need to be chilled as much and crank up the thermostat.
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Parents of children who are extremely finicky may find it useful to seek help, psychologists say, because some kids won't outgrow the behavior on their own. But don't make the table a battlefield.
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A product image provided by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals shows 750 mg and 1,000 mg Spritam tablets. The 3-D-printed pills have been approved by the FDA.
The company that makes Spritam says the pill, used to treat seizures, dissolves quickly, even at the highest doses.
Daniel Harmon, a veteran of the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq, looks out the window of his room at the Hollywood Veterans Center in Los Angeles. The facility provides housing to homeless vets.
In 2009, then-Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki declared that all homeless veterans would have housing by 2015. New Orleans has made big strides, but in Los Angeles, the problem persists.
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Perot speaks at the U.S. Capitol in the spring after the 1992 election.
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In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.
Each family will receive $93,750 apiece from a homeowner insurance policy that Nancy Lanza had on a Newtown, Conn., home she shared with her son Adam.
Sixteen families who sued the estate of shooter Adam Lanza's mother will receive nearly $94,000 apiece under the deal. The settlement still needs a judge's approval.
A coal scraper machine works on a pile of coal at American Electric Power's Mountaineer coal power plant in 2009 in New Haven, W. Va. The state, in which coal mining is a major industry, is one party planning to sue the Environmental Protection Agency regarding new power plant regulations announced on Monday.
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President Obama's plan puts new limits on greenhouse gases. One legal expert says the rules are in for a long ride — with a final stop in the next couple of years at the Supreme Court.
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Republican presidential candidates stand on the stage before the Voters First Forum in Manchester, N.H., on Monday.
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GOP presidential hopefuls got a chance to faceoff this week ahead of Thursday's first debate — but it felt a little more like speed-dating than a substantive showdown.
Final inspection of frozen blueberries at the Atlantic Blueberry Company.
In the past 10 years, the global blueberry crop has tripled. Yet the big, round commercial blueberry is a fairly recent innovation. It was created by breeders exactly 100 years ago, in New Jersey.
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The National Guard hopes new units to defend government systems from cyberattacks will keep troops with IT skills from leaving the service.
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Fireworks explode behind a skiing sculpture to celebrate Beijing being chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics last week.
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Many online commenters say the song crosses the line between inspiration and imitation. Compare them yourself.
Yaupon growing in the wild in east Texas. This evergreen holly was once valuable to Native American tribes in the southeastern U.S., which made a brew from its caffeinated leaves.
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It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Women are the blood and backbone of Adrienne Celt's debut novel, and at the heart is Lulu, who's revisiting family stories and legends as she comes to terms with her daughter's birth and an old curse.
The Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport was supposed to open in 2012, but has been delayed repeatedly and is now set to open in 2017. The cost overruns and delays have made airport the butt of frequent jokes.
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Berlin is one of Europe's premiere cities, yet it lacks an airport befitting its status due to years of delays and cost overruns. The new airport was supposed to open in 2012; now the target is 2017.
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is supposed to figure out which medical treatments work best. But there are sharp political and scientific disagreements over how to do that.