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  • iStock_000014098259XSmall.jpg Is weight-loss surgery the right answer for overweight teenagers?

    What should parents do when eating right and exercising aren't  enough, and a teen's obesity problem goes from something that can be self-managed to something that’s out of control?

    January 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • flip_this_house_medium.jpg House 'flipping' is back

    According to real estate portal RealtyPin.com, the number of flips rose 25% nationwide in the first six months of 2012, compared to the same period of 2011. How can that be?

    January 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2013-01-22 at 11.11.17 AM.png VIDEO: Woman rescued after subway fall

    CCTV footage captures the moment a woman faints and falls onto the tracks at a Madrid underground station. An off-duty police officer jumping onto the rails to rescue her, pulling her to the opposite side of the tracks as a train approaches.

    January 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2013-01-22 at 2.40.37 PM.png VIDEO: Officials say 3 people wounded in Lone Star College shooting

    A law enforcement official says Texas authorities have at least one person in custody after a shooting at Houston's Lone Star College campus. Multiple injuries have been reported, amid fears there is a second shooter.

    January 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • Great Recession, technology killed middle-class jobs

     

    Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over.

     

    January 23, 2013

  • Roe v. Wade proponents mark 40th anniversary of law

    Abortion opponents marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision Tuesday with workshops, prayers and calls for more limits on the rights established by the Supreme Court in the landmark ruling that still defines one of the nation’s most intractable debates.

    January 23, 2013

  • computer.jpg Keeping the Internet free

    Internet freedom is not something to be taken lightly, as anyone who has tried to gain access to forbidden sites in China will tell you.

    January 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • iStock_000014646227XSmall.jpg Here's why your paycheck just shrank

    Many Americans just received their first paycheck of 2013. That sound you hear is the collective "What the . . ." they have emitted upon looking at their pay stub.

    January 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • PINBALL102.jpg Slate: Can this man save pinball?

    Pinball is just barely alive. For a small-business man from New Jersey, there was only one thing to do: Create history's greatest pinball machine, one that would introduce a new generation to the pleasures of a well-struck ramp shot.

    January 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • PHOTOS: Satellites take artistic views of Earth

    The accompanying images were taken by NASA satellites and a joint NASA/U.S. Geological Survey satellite, which orbits about 440 miles above Earth collecting data that are used to study changes in land cover, forest growth, water resources and the atmosphere.

    January 22, 2013

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