Shinichi Kuramoto of the Center for Deep Earth Exploration in Japan displays a replica of earthquake fault rock.
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September 28, 2013 Water pools, oilfields, undersea volcanoes. By exploring the planet's interior, we are making new, unexpected discoveries and learning more about life above the surface — and perhaps deep within ourselves.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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September 26, 2013 Discovering verse / in the midst of today's news / can be surprising.
A makeshift memorial hangs on a lamp post across the street from the Washington Navy Yard, on Sept. 20.
September 24, 2013 There have been more than 60 mass shootings in the U.S. since 1982; in only one instance was the shooter female. Researchers say that may be because men who want to harm people are more likely than women to use lethal weapons, like guns, and are more likely to blame others for their problems.
House Oversight Committee chairman and megamillionaire Darrell Issa is reportedly worth more than $355 million.
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September 19, 2013 More than 60 percent of the Senate and most members of the House of Representatives are millionaires. California Republican Darrell Issa tops the list, with an estimated net worth of more than $355 million. A public policy professor tells Americans how to put more working-class people in Congress.
September 18, 2013 Can we learn anything from the murderers who commit mass murder?
So a dog and a goat went surfing and...
September 14, 2013 The 8th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon near San Diego is a gnarly contest featuring bone-gnawing, teeth-gnashing surf dogs.
September 13, 2013 With the world changing so fast, there are always new things to be afraid of.
A lone bison in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, near where fracking has become standard practice.
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September 11, 2013 The U.S. Forest Service is set to decide whether to allow or forbid hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on national forest property in Virginia and West Virginia. The battle over public lands in America has been roiling for decades — and is likely to continue ad infinitum.
September 10, 2013 Finding poetry / in the news of the moment / can be rewarding.
September 9, 2013 Finally. A news story co-written by YOU about YOU that YOU can read to yourself.
Donald Trump says he is considering running for president in 2016.
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September 6, 2013 There is a history of well-heeled commanders in chief. "I still think it is possible for a person of modest means to become president — if the conditions are just right," one presidential historian says. "But wealth has always been a major qualifying factor for the presidency."
President Obama discusses Syria options in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday.
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September 4, 2013 Has the president lost his supporters?
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September 3, 2013 Known for bigness, Texas sometimes looks after the little things.
August 31, 2013 As we pause this Labor Day weekend to celebrate the Great American Worker, we can't help but wonder: Where have all the do-nothings gone? Like pay phones and video parlors, slackers seem to have disappeared.
August 29, 2013 Exploring the perils and promises of being a self-starter.
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