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Mudslide region deals with 'mind-numbing' disaster
As hundreds of workers spent a fifth day digging through debris and wreckage, the death toll increased to 16 and was expected to keep rising; worse, no survivors have been found since Saturday, the day the landslide hit.
White House plan would end bulk collection of Americans' phone data
The Obama administration is preparing legislation that would end the National Security Agency's widespread collection of Americans' phone data while, officials say, preserving the government's ability to gain information about terrorists.
Poor aren't alone in living check to check
When you hear the term "paycheck to paycheck," you probably think of low-income households struggling to make ends meet. That's even the title of a new HBO documentary highlighting the plight of America's working poor.
The madness of college admissions
A booklet, as glossy as a fashion magazine, slipped out of the envelope and fell on the floor. Its title: "The Best and the Brightest. How America's Top Students Choose Their Ideal College."
VIDEO: Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84
Fred Phelps Sr., a minister known for his church's anti-gay protests at military funerals, has died at the age of 84.
Sailors looking out windows trump technology in jetliner search
Even in this high-tech age, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may rely on good luck and the oldest of sensors: the human eye.
Why didn't the missing airliner's passengers phone for help?
One of the most commonly asked questions we've received is: Why didn't the passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 use their cell phones to call for help?
I used to be terrified of the SATs. This is why I'm not anymore.
I tried. I really did. When the College Board announced its latest SAT changes and my e-mail box overflowed with analyses of their importance for the future of our republic, I tried to ignore them.
Electric-grid attack fuels sniper-versus-hacker threat debate
U.S. energy regulators' efforts to harden the power grid against snipers and terrorists are fueling a debate over whether they're diverting resources from other threats, like cyber attacks.
VIDEO: Two dead at SXSW after car hits crowd
A suspected drunken driver fleeing police crashed through barricades at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, slamming into a crowd outside a nightclub and killing a man and woman on a moped early Thursday, police said.
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