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The majority of earth’s land and water mass is either warmer than average, much warmer than average or hitting a record warm. Image courtesy of NOAA/NCDC. Though most of the United States still shivers with memories of the polar vortex, 2014...
This annotated image shows where features seen in an observation by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been interpreted as hardware from the Dec. 25, 2003, arrival at Mars of the United Kingdom’s Beagle 2 Lander. The image was taken...
Students fill a hallway at Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C., between classes May 1, 2014. Coolidge opened as a whites-only school in 1940, today it’s students are almost exclusively African-American and Latino and from low-income...
WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday he’s concerned that terrorists might use the visa waiver program to get into the United States through countries with which the U.S. has friendly relations, and his department is...
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 25, 2011. Photo by Jim Young/ReutersWASHINGTON — The State of the Union just isn’t what it used to be....
Belgium has the most liberal euthanasia law in the world. And although the country is predominantly Roman Catholic, national surveys show overwhelming support in Belgium for the right to die by euthanasia. Since the law passed in 2002, the number...