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Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is shown in a courtroom sketch on the first day of jury selection at the federal courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts January 5, 2015. Photo by Jane Flavell Collins/ReutersThe jury sentenced the...
On May 15, 1850, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis urged doctors at Vienna General Hospital to wash their hands. Photo via Wikimedia On this date in 1850, a prickly Hungarian obstetrician named Ignaz Semmelweis stepped up to the podium of the Vienna Medical...
Thirty-eight Cubans were taken aboard the Coast Guard cutter Vigilant, seen at right in this 1999 file photo. Photo via Reuters WASHINGTON — Thirty-eight Cuban migrants caught trying to sail to the U.S. are stranded aboard a U.S. Coast Guard...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioKARLA MURTHY: Loredana Quadro left Italy 19 years ago to pursue a career in science here in the U.S. LOREDANA QUADRO: The United States was always seen as the place to be a scientist because there were a lots of...
In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Barack Obama’s trade agenda back on course Thursday. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters This seems like a good week for one of my periodic diversions — discerning...
ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos said the $75,000 he donated to the Clinton Foundation were made to support the foundation’s work on global AIDS prevention and deforestation. He apologized for not disclosing his donations on “Good...