The laws are intended to reduce inappropriate prescribing of powerful antipsychotics to children and teens in foster care. Public health nurses will monitor medical records.
Red leaves cover a patch of cracked river clay in Digne-les-Bains, France. (Oct. 13, 2004)
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British artist Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures melt and decay. "It's not about art," he says. "It's just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last."
When Dr. Boie Jalloh got the call to join the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, his friends told him he'd be crazy to sign on. It's a good thing he didn't listen.
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He's a doctor, an imam and a millennial. His ideas about fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone are part of the reason that, this week, the three countries at the center of the epidemic reported no new cases.
Harry Nilsson at the piano in 1972.
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Bitch Planet takes place in a world dominated by men where offenses like being "noncompliant" can land a woman on a prison planet.
The SS United States ocean liner, currently docked in Philadelphia on Dec. 14, 2013. The SS United States is a luxury passenger liner built in 1952 for United States Lines designed to capture the trans-Atlantic speed record.
The ship's conservancy has retained a broker to explore the potential sale of "America's Flagship" to a responsible, U.S.-based metals recycler, if no investor comes forward by Oct. 31.
The city has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the family of the unarmed black man shot and killed by a white police officer in April.
McCarthy shocked Washington by dropping out of the speaker's race on Thursday.
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To be nominated for speaker, Kevin McCarthy would have needed just a majority of House Republicans' votes, but getting through a vote with the full House would have been a much higher hurdle.
Kroto displays a model of his discovery in 1996: a soccer-ball shaped carbon molecule that spawned a new field of study, and could act as a tiny cage to transport other chemicals.
Harold Kroto shared a Nobel in 1996 for finding a new type of carbon molecule that ignited the field of nanotechnology. Find a passion where — with hard work — you can be the best, he advises.
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A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.
Bull trout are running out of time in Montana as their traditional waters heat up, biologists say. By moving more than a hundred fish to higher elevations, fisheries scientists hope to save the species by seeding a new population in waters that will stay cooler longer.
Bull trout are dwindling in Montana as their home-waters warm, and invasive fish devour them. Scooping up threatened fish and moving them higher up the mountain could backfire. Is the risk worth it?
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Mars' massive Mount Sharp may have formed billions of years ago as water carried sand and silt into the center of a large crater.
A new study suggests the Red Planet had some blue on it around 3.5 billion years ago.
Valerie Nethery's LilyEmme Jewelry is among the first artisanal stores to be featured on Handmade, Amazon's new marketplace.
Amazon will require that the goods be factory-free — a direct swipe at Etsy, which now allows artisans to work with manufacturers to increase their sales.
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The artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center presents In My Mind, his personal re-imagining of a famous 1959 concert led by his piano hero. Watch highlights from the show.
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If you are the firstborn, you probably got a lot more Mom time. Does that mean you're also going to need glasses?
Firstborns in Britain are more likely to be nearsighted, a finding that matches other studies. Maybe it's because parents are more likely to push studying than they do with subsequent kids.
Chef Paul Prudhomme posed in the kitchen of a convention center in Jerusalem in 1996. He and 12 other chefs prepared a 12-course kosher feast as part of Jerusalem 3,000 celebrations.
The internationally renowned chef sparked a cooking craze and inspired other New Orleans restaurateurs. He was 75.
Son Little's new album, Son Little, comes out Oct. 16.
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The inventive singer doesn't bother adhering to the iconography of vintage soul, preferring instead to point his path toward the future.
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Madalitso Mulando studies at the Chinika Secondary School in Lusaka, Zambia. By 5th grade, the school dropout rate is three times higher for girls than for boys.
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Madalitso Mulando needed help. She didn't have the money to pay for her 10th-grade tuition. Then she learned the art of negotiation from the gurus at Harvard Business School.
Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal Thursday.
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Volkswagen has "withdrawn the application for certification of our model year 2016 vehicles," CEO Michael Horn says, adding that the company is still working with U.S. agencies.
Smoke rises after airstrikes hit Syria's rebel-held Idlib Province. Archaeologist Abdul Rahman al-Yehiya says residents in his area of Idlib were running their own schools, government and courts. But the airstrikes have set them back. Rebels backed by the U.S. say Russia has been carrying out daily airstrikes in territory they control.
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Syrians in opposition territory say they've been facing the worst of the regime's attacks. Now they are being targeted by even more powerful bombings from Russian planes.
A child is screened for leaked radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan's Fukushima prefecture on March 24, 2011.
The study claims rates of thyroid cancer are high for children who lived near the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Japan. But other scientists are skeptical of the findings.
This 2011 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Charles Warner. Warner was executed Thursday for the 1997 killing of his roommate's 11-month-old daughter.
This is the second botched execution in a row for the state. Clayton Lockett died of a heart attack last year after a phlebotomist misplaced an IV line.