Dennis Whedbee, of Homer City, Pa., lost half of his left arm in a drilling accident in North Dakota in September 2012. Jeff Swensen for ProPublica hide caption

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Insult To Injury: America's Vanishing Worker Protections

'I Lost A Hand And This Is Workman's Comp. ... I Didn't Lose A Hook!'

Dennis Whedbee's experience illustrates the trade-offs for injured workers as states and insurance carriers seek to trim workers' comp by gaining more control over treatment decisions.

The Hooker 100-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory, just outside Los Angeles. Edwin Hubble's chair, on an elevating platform, is visible at left. A view from this scope first told Hubble our galaxy isn't the only one. Courtesy of The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science Collection at the Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif. hide caption

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Joe's Big Idea

Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World

Amid this week's hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don't forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe.

Migrants wait to disembark at the Catania harbor in southern Italy on April 24. In recent weeks, hundreds of migrants leaving Libya have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European countries, including Italy, Spain and Greece. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Flood Of Desperate Refugees Tests Spaniards' Tolerance

Arab and African migrants are landing on Spain's coast in a region with a 34 percent unemployment. That's created friction and prompted a debate about how best to help them.

A reporter stands outside the front door of a house registered to a trading company operated by Navinder Singh Sarao in Hounslow, west of London. on April 22, 2015. Sarao was arrested in connection with the Wall Street flash crash of 2010. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Business

Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.

Armenian Christian women pray at St. Giragos Church in southeastern Turkey. The restored church, reopened in 2011, is the largest Armenian church in the Middle East. Sertac Kayar/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Invisible For Generations, 'Hidden Armenians' Emerge In Turkey

Many Armenian Christians were slaughtered by the Ottomans a century ago, but some survivors were taken in by Muslim families. A growing number are now reclaiming their Armenian heritage.

Near Valletta, Malta, on Thursday there was a funeral service for 24 of the hundreds of migrants who died earlier in the week when the ship they were on capsized and sank. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

There's A Sad Reason 'Migrants,' Not 'Immigrants,' Is The Word Being Used

Hundreds of people died this month when an overloaded ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea. They were on the move, but never reached their destinations.

From left, Bruce Jenner, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend FOX's "The X Factor" Season 2 Top 10 Live Performance Show on Nov. 21, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Frank Micelotta/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Jenner: 'For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman'

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20", the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood.

Voices In Your Head, from the University of Chicago, performs their competition set. In the front, you can see Kari Wei — she's the one with the pitch pipe around her neck. Joe Martinez Photography hide caption

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Monkey See

The Hard Work And Close Bonds Of Competitive College A Cappella

Pitch Perfect may have made the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella look like a personality contest, but the real competition takes long hours and exacting musicianship.

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