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Unknown plague is killing West Coast sea stars
A mysterious killer is wiping out sea stars along the entire West Coast of North America, with 20 species affected.
Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs
President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Police: 9 shot on Bourbon St. in New Orleans
Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city’s always-crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who were critically wounded, police said.
Census shows Hispanic population growing in Ohio
Newly census estimates show Ohio added more than 32,000 Hispanic residents from 2010 to 2013.
VA review finds ‘significant and chronic’ failures
A review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concluded that medical care for veterans is beset by “significant and chronic system failures,” substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers and internal and congressional investigators.
FDA clears device that lets paraplegics walk again
A device designed by a quadriplegic Israeli entrepreneur to increase his own mobility, and in use already to get wounded U.S. military personnel up and walking again, has won clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for broad marketing in the United States.
You’re paying more for gasoline, and here’s why
Think you’re paying more than you should be for gasoline right now? You are.
T1red of psswords? Y0u re Nt lone!
Good thing she doesn’t need a password to get into heaven. That’s what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the growing list of letter-number-and-symbol codes she’s had to create to access her various online accounts.
Dallas, Cleveland finalists for GOP convention
Just two cities remain in the sweepstakes to host the Republican Party’s next presidential nominating convention.
Boehner says House plans to sue Obama
The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday.
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