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McDonald's USA says that within 10 years, it will buy all of its eggs from chickens that have some freedom to roam. It's another signal that the egg industry is abandoning traditional cages.

Deep inside a rocky chamber, reached by a narrow crevice, researchers found more than 1,500 fossilized bones of what may be the gravesite of a creature never before identified by science.

Sound gets into our brains and processed so quickly that it shapes all other perceptions, says neuroscientist Seth Horowitz. "You hear anywhere from 20 to 100 times faster than you see."

If a venomous snake bites you in Africa, you're likely to survive when you're near a hospital. That might not be the case next year.

Many people spend summertime in the great outdoors, enjoying simpler living. Reporter Fred Mogul took his city dog to a farm in Pennsylvania to see if she might enjoy exploring her shepherding roots.

Fatal overdoses are rising among an estimated 19,000 people who use heroin in Baltimore. To curb deaths, the city's health commissioner aims to make an antidote widely available to drug users.

How do families decide what kind of college to attend: Private? Public? Community college? Three college students explain why they went for the local community college: Montgomery College.

Harvard Business School has transformed a television studio in Boston into a sleek online classroom. Some say it's a breakthrough in virtual learning.

About 40 percent of U.S. Catholics are foreign-born or the children of immigrants. The change is having profound effects, from reviving dying parishes and shifting the church's geographical center.

A new report by criminal defense lawyers finds judges involved in the cases of people who are unable to pay for attorneys too often put their own fingers on the scales.

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