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Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts (R) is fiercely defending his seat against Greg Orman (I) in one of the most closely-followed Senate races this cycle. Photo by Stephen Koranda, KPR Editor’s Note: In an election season when party control of the U.S....
Photo by Wikimedia user Mangoman88 Editor’s Note: Voters in Colorado this fall are contemplating a “personhood” amendment, legislation defining life as beginning at conception. Such measures would outlaw abortion, but advocates on either side of the...
The EPA Wednesday approved use for the use of a new herbicide for genetically modified plants. Photo by Flickr user Lindsay Eyink The Environmental Protection Agency today gave the green light to an herbicide designed for use with new genetically...
Image by Brian Regal Around 100,000 years ago, the diversity of large kangaroo species went beyond the grey or red mammal you are most familiar with today. A study released Wednesday in the journal PLOS One examined the extinct Sthenurine kangaroo...
Norman Lear, the man behind “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” talks about writing comedy and his favorite show right now in this online exclusive. Television writer and producer Norman Lear had so many hit sitcoms on...
The stock market declined sharply Wednesday afternoon, with all three major indexes now experiencing dips that put them into negative territory for the year. As of 2:45 p.m., the Standard & Poor’s 500 was down 2.3 percent, or 44 points,...