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In a ballet world filled with white swans, Misty Copeland stands out. As the first African-American female to hold the rank of Soloist at American Ballet Theater in 20 years, Copeland has had an improbable rise. In her new memoir “Life in Motion:...
The average rate of economic growth has been faster under Democratic presidents than under Republicans. Photo by GEORGE BRIDGES/AFP/Getty Images 2016 is shaping up to be another presidential election about the economy. Democrats are previewing their...
The FCC wants to make it easier for people to contact emergency responders through text-to-911. Photo by Flickr user Jhaymesisviphotography The Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to require all of the U.S.’s cell phone carriers...
European perch. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. A study released on Friday revealed that young fish live longer after being exposed to anti-anxiety medicine concentrated in sewage runoffs. Past studies on the consequences of other compounds...
File photo of an F/A-18C aboard the USS George HW Bush U.S. Photo by Navy via Getty ImagesNEW DELHI — The U.S. launched its first airstrikes into Iraq Friday as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned the U.S. military has enough intelligence to...
WASHINGTON — Federal aviation authorities are prohibiting U.S. airlines and other commercial carriers from flying over Iraq, saying hostilities there could threaten safety. The FAA announced the ban Friday, citing the “potentially...