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Pentagon ends ban on women in combat
The Pentagon’s decision to end the ban on women in combat does not necessarily mean that all battlefront jobs will be open to women, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Thursday.
Why everyone Is rushing to mine asteroids in outer space
Last year, a startup called Planetary Resources backed by a bunch of billionaires announced plans to send robotic ships into outer space to mine asteroids.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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