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Many species have gone extinct because humans hunted them into oblivion for their meat. But there's another group of animals that are endangered because we've lost interest in breeding them.
Giving an update about how Gray was injured, police said they still have many gaps to fill, but the picture is becoming clearer. Police now know that Gray was never buckled into the police van.
Once embraced by cities for its beautiful white flowers, disease resistance and ability to grow just about anywhere, the Callery pear is now considered a nuisance due to its smell and invasive nature.
Palestinians often buy and sell land without title deeds, or proof of ownership. That's because most of the land doesn't have them. It a problem dating back generations.
The Supreme Court hears arguments over same-sex marriage on Tuesday. But laws still exist in many states that allow discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations.
In the wake of several police shootings of unarmed black men, many police departments are holding community forums to talk to residents about policing.
Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?
Hearing the NPR story of a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.
The newly discovered chamber is 4.5 times larger than the shallow reservoir already known and it contains enough partially molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times.
Mahmud ran the city's Second Floor café, which she designed as a community space for open dialogue. It had just hosted an event on the political situation in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
Hundreds of people showed up at the campus of Valdosta University to fly American flags, after other protesters desecrated a flag last week.
The U.S. epidemic of injected opioid use could lead to severe outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C like those now occurring in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention said Friday.
The clash at Gallipoli was one of the most memorable fights of World War I — and one of the most consequential. Its reverberations are still felt to this day in the chaotic Middle East.
In tests of anti-malarial pills and antibiotics, 9 to 41 percent didn't meet quality standards. And the world does a crummy job chasing criminals who reap $75 billion a year from counterfeit meds.
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the heroin-smuggling ring, are expected to get execution dates on Saturday. Indonesian law requires they receive 72 hours notice.
From Goya to Banksy, artists through the century have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.
The magazine said Corliss died Thursday night in New York following a stroke he suffered a week ago. Corliss reviewed films for the magazine for 35 years.
At the site of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, families gathered to remember their loved ones and call for better working conditions. Changes have been made but there's a long way to go.
The movie is the The Ridiculous Six, an apparent spoof of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The Native American actors say the movie's script insults native women, elders and Apaches.