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Photo by Getty Images 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. Moeller is a research fellow...
The Brays Bayou flows after massive flooding in Houston. Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images. Texas and Oklahoma aren’t alone when it comes to recent catastrophic rainfall. According to a new report from Climate Central, heavy downpours have steadily...
How crucial is failing to helping a young student learn? Photo by Flickr user KT King If you’re at all like me, somewhere in your home you have at least one can of WD-40®, because the stuff works wonders. If you teach science, I believe that you...
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is expected to announce his run for the White House Wednesday. Virginia-born and Pennsylvania-raised, Rick Santorum was a lawyer who defended the World Wrestling Foundation, he’s a former congressman who...
Olivia Hajicek of Goshen, Indiana, spells the word “chrysophyte” during the third round of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor, Maryland May 27, 2015. Spellers in the 88th annual bee range in age from nine to...
Leg shackles are seen on the floor at Camp 6 detention center, at the U.S. Naval Base, in Guantanamo Bay. Photo by Brennan Linsley/Reuters WASHINGTON — Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in...