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WASHINGTON — Alan Gross emerged Wednesday from five years of captivity in Cuba praising the Cuban people and offering a lesson he said he learned: Freedom is not free. In his first public remarks after arriving in the U.S., Gross also spoke...
Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, seen in this February file photo, held her final news conference of the year Wednesday. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Federal Reserve turned financial commentators into would-be linguists...
A Shiite student of the Imamia Students Organization in Karachi, Pakistan, holds a poster during a protest on Dec. 17 against an attack by Taliban militants at an army-run school in Peshawar the previous day. Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images A...
Photo by Flickr user Tom Lin. Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller, who writes widely on health and retirement, is here to provide the Medicare answers you need in “Ask Phil, the Medicare Maven.” Send your questions to Phil. Medicare rules and...
Solo cups lined up for popular college drinking game beer pong. More than 1,800 students die each year from alcohol related incidents in the U.S. Photo by Flickr user Yogma. PBS NewsHour recently reported on efforts to stop dangerous drinking on...
A dried-out, eight-foot Christmas tree can light, blaze and burn to ash in less than a minute, causing considerable damage in the process, according to research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. ‘Tis the season for gigantic...