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2 killed, 16 wounded at Houston-area house party
A house party in suburban Houston to celebrate a girl’s 18th birthday erupted into gunfire that killed two teens, wounded many others, and caused some partygoers to flee for their lives through second-story windows, authorities said Sunday.
The shutdown’s surprise effect on jobs numbers
The government shutdown may have affected October’s jobs numbers. But not how you think.
WWII reunions poignant for dwindling veterans
Paul Young rarely talked about his service during World War II — about the B-25 bomber he piloted, about his 57 missions, about the dangers he faced or the fears he overcame.
Experts hope sugar, salt are next on FDA target list
Now that the Food and Drug Administration has moved to banish most trans fats from the nation’s diet, some public health advocates are hopeful that two other beloved ingredients - sugar and salt - will be subject to similar scrutiny.
Huh? It’s a universal word
Humans speak many languages, but we may be united in our confusion. A new study examined languages from around the world and discovered what they say could be a universal word: “Huh?”
Obama’s approval ratings continue to slide
President Barack Obama’s second-term approval ratings continue to slide, with a majority now disapproving of his job performance, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
National report finds Ohio reading scores stagnant
State education leaders point to Ohio’s performance in a national report as evidence that a tough new reading requirement for third-graders is justified.
Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination
Reflecting Americans’ increasing acceptance of gays, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Obama says he’s sorry Americans are losing insurance
President Barack Obama says he’s sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep under his signature health care law. But the president stopped short of apologizing for making those promises in the first place.
Russian fireball shows meteor risk may be bigger
Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought.
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