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Actress/activist Ruby Dee dies at 91
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My sister inspired The Fault in Our Stars
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Scientists are observing large oxygen-depleted zones in East Coast waterways as pollution curbs falter.
The viral campaign has raised nearly $100 million. Now, the ALS Association is asking for something else: Trademarks.
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Study finds that people who reduced carbs saw bigger drop in risk factors for heart disease.
— Nancy Szokan
A medical student thinks mentoring can people help manage chronic disease better than threats.
Andrea Peterson, Emily Yahr and Joby Warrick
As racy photos of Hollywood stars circulate online, security experts ask whether “cloud” sites are truly secure.
Despite report that most STEM graduates don’t go into related jobs, many think it is a solid foundation.
Paul Schwartzman and Susan Svrluga
A 15-year-old was killed and two other Sherwood High School students hurt in weekend crash.
How do you decide between a pasta sauce with “reduced sodium” and another with “low sodium”?
Suzanne Allard Levingston
When puberty begins, parents should prepare their kids for some private conversations.
You need to watch over your child’s health care, and here’s how to do it. Oh, and step aside when it’s time.
Seriously, a math humor columnist writes a novel about a zombie attack on a liberal arts college.
Experts say the human brain changes dramatically until the mid-20s, and much of that change affects behavior.
Jill U. Adams
Hard evidence is scant. If you are worried, try to avoid products with fragrance added.
Now immobilized, Steve Gleason uses special technology to type, speak, pay bills and e-mail.
The company was hacked, potentially exposing
the records of thousands of government employees.
The San Domingo, Maryland, building opened in 1919 as a Rosenwald school for African American children.
Jillian Rose Lim
A study finds metabolic changes linked to heart disease and stroke for twice-weekly consumption of ramen.
The read about weed branches out into partnerships, a phone app and even a private equity fund.
The expansion highlights the growing U.S. counterterrorism cooperation in the region with France.
MACH37 was created last year to help establish the commonwealth as a hotbed for the cybersecurity sector.
Personal details are for Facebook “friends.” Don’t look, if you’re not interested.
A rare disease first seen in a captive penguin chick in 2006 is showing up in the wild.
Alliances are key to any U.S. strategy for defeating the Islamic State and its radical extremism.
Yes. And the effect is especially noticeable for teenagers. Think about that as school begins.
T. Rees Shapiro
As nearly 400,000 students in D.C.’s Virginia suburbs start school, Fairfax focuses on “portrait of a graduate.”
Fewer political parties means less support for costly measures to restrain climate change and lower gasoline prices.
Jonathan H. Adler
Some factual claims made in amicus briefs are poorly sourced and may not be accurate. Yet they can still find their way into Supreme Court opinions.
The Sixth Circuit reversed the hate crime convictions for improper jury instructions, avoiding the underlying federalism issues in the case.
Despite shrinking influence, labor unions and their money will be key to Democratic prospects this November.
Adia Benton and Kim Yi Dionne
What potential harms arise when raising alarm about Ebola?
Is a Dutch website arranging for the supply of drugs for “medical abortions” around the world (including in places where those drugs are illegal) breaking the law, or not? Who decides that?
An ‘unauthorized’ tweet was sent from the governor’s account Sunday night.
More tech firms and fashion brands are working together to make devices consumers actually want to wear.
Board members expressed concerns.
“Wouldn’t it be great if the activists who have those traditional feminist platforms took seriously the right to raise a child as they did their right to have birth control?“
An economy on the mend means more customers, higher sales and more jobs — but also higher taxes.
The Clintons keep Arkansas network engaged, but near-daily e-mails deliver word of deaths and illnesses.
Prisoner presses for right to grow a beard for his faith, but Arkansas officials raise security issues.
Wesley Lowery and Darryl Fears
Now a key witness, Dorian Johnson had recently bonded with Brown over shared struggles and a love of music.
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