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PED Use Is An Issue Again In Major League Baseball

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:33am

Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins has been suspended for 80 games this year after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

Congressional Republicans Line Up Behind Trump

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:56am

With Donald Trump all but assured the GOP nomination, congressional Republicans are reluctantly ready to support him.

A Long, Complicated Battle Over 9,000-Year-Old Bones Is Finally Over

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:48am

The 1996 discovery of Kennewick Man, one of the oldest North American human skeletons ever found, erupted in an unprecedented fight between scientists and Native American beliefs.

After Moore's Law: Predicting The Future Beyond Silicon Chips

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:29am

Scientists are preparing for the day when powerful computing can no longer rely on chips getting smaller and faster. One of them offers a sneak peek at some of the new/old ideas that may save the day.

U.S. To Ship Peanuts To Feed Haitian Kids. Aid Groups Say 'This Is Wrong'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:15am

On paper, the USDA's plan to send surplus peanuts to feed 140,000 malnourished Haitian school children sounds heroic. But aid groups say it could devastate Haiti's peanut farmers.

Colorado Springs Will Stop Jailing People Too Poor To Pay Court Fines

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:06am

The Colorado city and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado have announced a settlement that will end the practice. The city will even give payouts to people who were wrongly sent to jail.

California Raises Age Of Tobacco Purchase To 21 And Tightens Vaping Rules

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:58am

A package of tobacco bills signed into state law this week aims to cut the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes by adolescents and young adults, proponents say. Military personnel can still buy at age 18.

FDA Finalizes Rules On E-Cigarettes, Cigars And Hookahs

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:50am

The Food and Drug Administration released long-awaited plans Thursday. In addition to barring sales of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to people under age 18, the agency imposes other restrictions.

FDA Acts To Regulate E-Cigarettes And Cigars For The First Time

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:18am

The Food and Drug Administration has issued sweeping new rules that tighten its control over e-cigarettes, banning their sale to minors. The agency is also expanding its regulation of tobacco.

Songs We Love: The Grateful Dead, 'Samson And Delilah (Live, 1978)'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:00am

The Dead brings together the blues, the Bible and a dramatic tale of passion and power in an electrifying, unreleased performance.

Why Afghanistan Is Once Again On The Brink

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:37am

With a shaky government at the helm, Afghanistan confronts a tanking economy, a widening war with the Taliban, rampant corruption and the departure of thousands seeking a better life abroad.

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