The Hamilton County prosecutor said the shooting of Sam Dubose was "asinine" and "totally unwarranted." Officer Ray Tensing, the prosecutor said, should have never been an officer.
The bridges are held together with giant globs of epoxy. The half-wagon wheel design was a popular option.
A summer program at Johns Hopkins University puts high-schoolers' ingenuity to the test — building bridges out of nothing but spaghetti and glue.
Undated photo reportedly showing Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
Reports of the death of the Taliban's spiritual leader have swirled in the past and have been unreliable. Today, the Afghan government said Omar died in Pakistan, citing "credible information."
SpaceShip 2 is seen just before the craft began to come apart. A new federal report found that last October's accident stemmed from human error.
SpaceShipTwo broke apart soon after it reached supersonic speeds and an altitude of around 50,000 feet. Its pilot says his parachute opened in a "gentlemanly" fashion, after he had fallen for a while.
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Carol McMullen-Pettit (right), a Premier Tutor at The Princeton Review, goes over SAT test preparation with 11th-grader Suzane Nazir in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
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White God is about a dog who is separated from his owner (Zsófia Psotta) when her father forces her to give him up. Teresa Ann Miller worked as a trainer for the Hungarian film.
Teresa Ann Miller often works with distracted performers, but the Hungarian film White God was especially challenging. "The dogs just thought it was a party," she says of the film's dog-pack scene.
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Good thing that coat is coffee-colored.
People who text while walking change their pace and seem to walk more cautiously, a study says. But that doesn't mean you're not a menace to yourself and others.
Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, on July 18.
Veteran strategists say that while Trump has staffed up in early states, the Republican is missing the long-term campaign infrastructure and approach to go the distance.
Comedian Wyatt Cenac performs onstage at the Vulture Festival Presents: Comedy Night at The Bell House on May 31 in Brooklyn, New York.
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Wyatt Cenac's much-publicized confrontation with Jon Stewart says a lot about the pitfalls of being The Only One In The Room. But turns out there's some interesting social science behind it, too.
A meta-analysis found that people on vegetarian diets lost around 4.4 pounds more than the control group (who had no change in diet), while those who went vegan dropped 5.5 pounds more.
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A meta-analysis found that people on vegetarian diets lost around 4.4 pounds more than the control group who had no change in diet. Those who tried a vegan diet dropped 5.5 pounds more.
Tourists on safari watch three young lions in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.
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Cecil the lion died in an apparently illegal hunt in Zimbabwe. But legal trophy hunting can bring in big bucks for Africa nations. The chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force thinks tourism is a far more profitable venture.
Customers try out cellphones and tablets in a store in Tehran, in 2012. Financial sanctions make it difficult for U.S. firms to do business in Iran, analysts say.
With a young, well-educated population, Iran has the potential to be a boom market for tech. But sanctions and negative political implications for doing business there seem to limit prospects.
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At a camp for overweight children in Beijing, students stretch after taking a swim.
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A new study shows that children in China who are mainly cared for by grandparents instead of mom and dad are twice as likely to be overweight — contributing to the country's obesity epidemic.
Unity is a film from the writer and director of Earthlings.
The upcoming documentary Unity is a wake-up call to humanity on the moral duty to respect the diversity of life, which is born from the same seed, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., D-Pa., speaks in Philadelphia on May 7.
The Justice Department alleges that the Democrat from Philadelphia was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.
NPR's Ann Powers interviews Ashley Monroe in The Greene Space in New York City.
The singer and songwriter, whose The Blade is one of the most acclaimed country albums of the year, talks to NPR's Ann Powers about genre expectations, famous collaborators and country radio.
Astronaut holding American flag in space mural by Robert McCall, National Air and Space Museum.
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Three college professors respond to questions about the evolving challenges of teaching the history of a complex nation.
Anti-abortion activists held a rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood in front of the Capitol on Tuesday.
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Several Republican candidates denounced Planned Parenthood at a rally in Washington this week after a series of sting videos were released. But it's a trickier issue for Democrats.
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