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Listen to Dan Chiasson read “The Flume” from his new collection “Bicentennial.” The Flume Here we go up again, up again, the mountain The men who have assembled it for years Assembled yesterday, so that you and I Headed who...
Venom from scorpions has been found to be effective in fighting cancerous tumors. Photo by Wikimedia user JAdams1776 When honeybees and scorpions sting, it is usually an act of defense — a painful one at that, thanks to the venom injected...
PBS NewsHour will live stream the statement at 4 p.m. EDT in the player above. WASHINGTON — Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in...
The start of school in Ferguson, Missouri has been delayed by three days. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images. School was supposed to start last Thursday for the kids of Ferguson, Missouri. But when rioting escalated Wednesday night, Ferguson-...
Photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty ImagesAs more Americans gain insurance under the federal health law, hospitals are rethinking their charity programs, with some scaling back help for those who could have signed up for coverage but didn’t. The move is...
AUSTIN, Texas — A warrant won’t be issued for the arrest of Gov. Rick Perry following his indictment on two felony charges of abuse of power. Linda Estrada, a grand Jury clerk in Travis County, said Monday that the judge overseeing the case...