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The men worked at the tobacco company for years. But after they were laid off, the only jobs they could find were as anti-smoking inspectors for the government. They do their new job with gusto.

The lofty target for the superPAC of not-quite-a-candidate Jeb Bush is one more sign of the cash gusher — and legal gray areas — opened up by recent campaign finance decisions.

Once closed to the public, adventure seekers can now explore a wild stretch of New York state's Hudson and Opalescent Rivers.

In Arabic, haqq is the word for truth. Muslim software designers gathered recently for a "haqqathon" to develop social media products that can compete with violent extremists online.

An officer's body camera captured his decision not to shoot a possibly armed suspect. He was praised for brave self-restraint, but some law enforcement officers say his reluctance was irresponsible.

Companies are assembling and churning out tailored stretches of DNA faster and more cheaply than ever before. The tool speeds research into diseases of plants and people. But what about eugenics?

Afraid of saying the wrong thing to someone with a serious illness? Now there are "empathy cards" that make fun of those well-meaning but tasteless remarks.

Through the library's website, you can listen to the recording of a former slave or millions of other items. But critics say the library needs to move more aggressively to adjust to the digital age.

Afghans are now in charge of the fight against the Taliban. But many civilians remain frustrated over a lack of basic services like water and electricity, which may still fuel support for extremists.

A risk-averse culture is making it a tough road for fresh ideas and fledgling Japanese startups. But venture backers are starting to see some signs of hope that new tech firms will take off.




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