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Social scientists have learned you can't always believe what people tell you. An analysis of 3 places in the Muslim world examines whether peoples' reports of religious behavior match what they do.
In Pakistan, it's too dangerous to print your opinion. So it may be surprising that 2 Pakistani musicians are Internet celebrities after releasing songs lambasting the nation's mullahs and military.
New Yorkers pride themselves on being pretty tough. But one morning this week, commuters could not keep their cool when a rat joined them in their subway car.
Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, churned out hits in the 1970s before leaving pop music after a conversion to Islam. He's among this year's inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
A postcard stuffed into a beer bottle was thrown into the water in 1913. It was pulled out of the water last month, and it's thought to be the world's oldest message in a bottle.
Comcast and Time Warner executives ran into stiff opposition as they pitched their proposed merger to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The deal would give the combined company a large share of both pay TV and broadband internet service markets. In both cases, lawmakers wanted to know how consumers would be affected.