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A controversial 2013 law, which will likely leave just nine clinics open in the state, is set to go into effect July 1. Abortion-rights supporters have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.
Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes, circa 1600. He published The Adventure...
Tests have confirmed the bones under a Madrid convent belong to Spain's most famous writer. He wished to be buried there because the nuns raised money and paid a ransom when he was captive in Africa.
An illustration of Pappochelys, based on its 240-million-year-old fossilized...
The ribs of a 240-million-year-old fossil hold clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to victims and the survivors of the 2013 attack during his sentencing hearing Wednesday.
President Obama announced Wednesday changes to U.S. government policy regarding Americans taken hostage overseas. Among the changes, families of hostages will no longer be subject to criminal prosecution if they decide to pay ransom to hostage takers.