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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...
Former Massachusetts Governor and two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield weigh-in before their charity match in Holladay, Utah Thursday. The two will box on Friday to benefit the medical...