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Elon Musk, the big-thinking founder of PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX, believes establishing a self-sustaining colony on Mars will be the only way humans will survive long-term, and he’s outlined a plan for making his vision a reality.

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We have discovered during decades of travel that nearly every community, however small, has a story worth telling. It may be a tale about an individual who once resided there or a long ago battle fought nearby. Perhaps it is a bridge with a rich history or a house where something of consequence took place. Unique museums, monuments, stores and people offer insight about a community’s character and history. Discovering these stories makes travel more enjoyable.

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. –– Parents across the country constantly must decide how old is enough to be a baby sitter. Few states have laws on the issue, and those that do emphasize the importance of parental judgement. 

Americans in rural areas and small towns see the world a lot differently from those living in and around cities, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll that the newspaper has been reporting on this week.

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WASHINGTON — Opposition by unified Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans to the GOP leadership’s health care plan could doom it unless horse-trading changes occur before an up-or-down vote.

ATLANTA — Kevin Webb grew increasingly wary of Democrat Jon Ossoff as the candidate’s war chest swelled from the support of donors across the country. 

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WASHINGTON - The words leapt from President Donald Trump's mind to Twitter at 8:26 a.m. on the Friday after he fired FBI Director James Comey, setting off a cascade of activity inside and outside of the federal government to figure out what, exactly, he meant.

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The current insurance situation does not help...

Experts Warn Medical Debt Could Greatly Damage Credit

Study Shows Medical Debt Is Still A Concern

New Survey Shows High-Deductible Health Plans Not Satisfying Customers

AUSTIN, Texas — Lone State lawmakers recently OK’d a resolution calling for a convention of states to consider amending the U.S. Constitution, but a recent poll shows that most Texans dislike the idea.

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WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Thursday morning plan to release a health-care bill that would curtail federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the wealthy and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood as part of an effort to fulfill a years-long promise to undo Barack Obama's signature health-care law.

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WARSAW, Ind. - Each day at Zimmer Biomet headquarters, machinists on one robot-assisted factory floor churn out about 3,000 metallic knee parts. They are facing pressure to crank up the pace as the population ages and demand soars.

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s timing on his restrictive policy toward relations with Cuba could not have been worse for Kevin Paap, president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau. .

AUSTIN — Texans may not have less access to government information, but media advocates didn’t win any big 85th Legislature transparency victories either.

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Airplanes can already take off, cruise and land using onboard computers, but can they fly without the human touch? That's what the world's largest aircraft manufacturer will find out as Boeing begins testing autonomous flying technology in cockpit simulators this summer.

Forrest Fenn's promised secret bronze treasure chest - filled with $2 million in gold and jewels - has been luring wide-eyed adventure seekers to the Rocky Mountains since 2010, when the millionaire antiquities dealer penned a mysterious, clue-filled poem he claimed would lead its witty decoder to the elusive riches.

People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. Some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t.