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Photo illustration by Getty ImagesPremiums for job-based insurance rose modestly for the third consecutive year, reflecting slowed spending, even as key elements of the federal health care law went into effect. Family premiums rose 3 percent in 2014...
More Americans are signed up to donate organs than regularly volunteer their time or donate money. Photo by Flickr user Mark Coggins. Editor’s Note: In the wake of the ubiquitous Ice Bucket Challenge, Americans looked like a fairly generous...
To study black holes, scientists flock to the ALMA Observatory atop a mountain in the middle of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile to get a better look at the sky. Time-lapse video by Joshua Barajas and Rebecca Jacobson/PBS NewsHour The most...
Iraqi Kurdish forces prepare to fight Islamic State militants on June 29 in the village of Bashir, south of Kirkuk. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — The Islamic State group doesn’t pose an immediate threat of an attack in the...
Visit Tumblr, Netflix or Etsy today and you’ll find a spinning wheel at the top of your computer screen. These Web sites, among others, are participating in “Internet Slowdown Day” in an effort to raise awareness of net neutrality as the...
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Intel Free PressIn Long Island, drivers hooked on their phones could soon see new penalties for distracted driving. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has proposed the use of a “kill switch” to disable the...