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No one is against devoted dads
Father's Day is Sunday, which means that it's time for pundits and politicians to scold the American public - with special ire reserved for black members of the American public - for our supposed indifference to the wonder and awe of fatherhood.
College World Series finally onto baseball-like scores
College baseball deadened its aluminum bats three years ago, deflating the game's offense and dialing back runaway scores. Fans who watch this year's College World Series may actually catch a shutout, or even a pitchers' duel.
Tough scrape: Inmate faces new charges after failed escape try
An inmate at a Georgia detention center could spend more time behind bars after officials said he tried to use a piece of metal to cut through his cell wall in an apparent escape attempt.
Facebook making big changes to its advertisements
Facebook is making significant changes to the advertisements on its network, and said Thursday that it will give users more control over which ads they see on its network.
An explanation for hiccups? Don't hold your breath
We all get hiccups from time to time. Perhaps you ate too quickly, got too excited or drank something carbonated. Or you are coming out of anesthesia after an operation. But often there's no clear trigger. Doctors don't know what purpose they serve, nor do they know how to make them go away. In other words, the humble hiccup remains largely a mystery. And just as theories abound on causes and cures, so do home remedies.
Spaceflight report says NASA strategy can't get humans to Mars
A sweeping review of NASA's human spaceflight program has concluded that the agency has an unsustainable and unsafe strategy that will prevent the U.S. from achieving a human landing on Mars in the foreseeable future.
This is why it's so hard to define unemployment
Calculating the number of people who are unemployed seems like a pretty straightforward task. But the years since the Great Recession have highlighted the complexities of one of the country's the most critical economic indicators.
It's back! The world's cheapest airline flies again
his week the relaunched version of People Express, the somewhat iconic 1980s-era discount carrier, began selling tickets for the first time in more than two decades for flights in markets that the major carriers have abandoned.
Google unveils company-designed driverless vehicle prototypes
Google has designed its own self-driving vehicles that transport passengers at the push of a button as it aims to spread the new automotive technology, co- founder Sergey Brin said.
New Orleans does away with traditional public schools
The second-graders paraded to the Dumpster in the rear parking lot, where they chucked boxes of old work sheets, notebooks and other detritus into the trash, emptying their school for good.
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