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Overheated lithium-ion batteries have been a problem for airplanes, cars and even "hoverboards." A chemical engineer at Stanford University thinks she has a solution to the problem.

Authors John Donvan and Caren Zucker say parents have been "unsung heroes" in spurring more research on autism, and in getting many more kids out of institutions and into schools.

The court said Tuesday it would rule by summer on the legality of President Obama's executive action granting temporary legal status to as many as 4.5 million people who entered the U.S. illegally.

Instead of pushing for new gun laws, anti-gun activists want supporters to pull big gun retailers like Wal-Mart from their investment portfolios. But experts say it might not be effective.

Popcorn has been around at least 4,000 years. The Aztecs even had a word for the sound of kernels popping — totopoca. On National Popcorn Day, ponder the story of this beloved snack.

Alaska may overhaul the way it spends its oil wealth. While the state has a lot of oil, the price of oil has dropped so much that the state now has a $3.5 billion deficit — two-thirds of its budget.

In Pakistan's capital, teenagers in a group called Route 66 get their kicks drag racing illegally on the city's wide avenues. They're worried more about punishment from their parents than from police.

The Spanish-language network gets a 40 percent, controlling stake in The Onion and related sites, including The A.V. Club and Clickhole. The move comes as Univision tries to reach more millennials.

The Supreme Court will ponder an unusual question Tuesday concerning free speech rights. It started when a police detective picked up a replacement campaign sign for his bedridden mother.

President Obama has spoken frankly about his regret at the broken politics in America, and he's not alone in his concern. There's no shortage of finger-pointing about the roots of the partisan rancor.

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