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U-2 spy planes are in danger of being retired due to defense budget cuts. Photo by Flickr user Bryce Edwards WASHINGTON — The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two...
Economic growth in the U.S. is as strong as or stronger than in many other countries –- but that growth benefits only a small percentage of American households. That’s the conclusion of a New York Times analysis, based upon 35 years’ worth of...
Four Muslim men who are U.S. residents have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, alleging that their rights were violated because they refused to spy on their local Muslim communities. They claim that the FBI put them on the no-fly list as...
The “Chandos” portrait of William Shakespeare. Today’s the day of poet Shakespeare’s birth Four hundred fifty years would be his age. With celebrations all around the Earth It is a fact that “all the world’s a stage” In honor of...
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday. More than 2,800...
This helix-shaped bacteria called Helicobacter pylori is disappearing from our modern stomachs. Once thought of as a “bad bug”, doctors are learning that this bacteria influences our immune system, our weight, and even our height. Photo...