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WASHINGTON — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still...
File photo of protests in Ferguson by Scott Olson, Getty Images News What does a 21st century protest song sound like? If you’re folk musician Ezra Furman, it has echoes of Bob Dylan. If you’re legendary songwriter Lauryn Hill, it...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioMARK LITKE: It’s 8 a.m. at the Jose Favella hospital in the Philippine capital, Manila. In the past 12 hours there have been about 40 births, a fairly average night for one of the world’s busiest maternity wards. DR...
University of Missouri students guide a quad-copter drone off the ground at Columbia’s Hinkson Field. Journalists, businesses and many entrepreneurs are eagerly awaiting FAA rules for the commercial use of drones. Photo by David Eulitt/Kansas...
Trucks part of a Russian humanitarian convoy are parked near a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border in the Rostov region on Aug. 20. Photo by Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images Updated at 12:30 p.m. EDT with NATO statement: Russia went ahead without...
Members of the social network Diaspora team. Photo by Henrik Moltke via Flickr creative commons The Islamic State extremist group began using a social networking website with less restrictions on users after other social media sites, Twitter and...